We loved last year’s Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and, geeky though it may be, we’re not afraid to announce that we’re suckers for a good gaming statue too. The trouble is, good quality gaming statues are few and far between. Those packaged in with special editions of games? Not always, but they’re often trash. Enter Mighty Jaxx, a company dedicated to making high-quality culture collectibles. We’ve had their Tiny Tina & Butt Stallion in the GameSpew HQ for a while, and we just can’t stop looking at it.
Rather than depicting Tina just as she looks in the game, Mighty Jaxx has taken a wee bit of artistic merit, creating a more cartoonish Tiny Tina and an angular, polygonal Butt Stallion. The pairing look perhaps more fantastic than ever, though: the moulding is perfect, made of high quality vinyl. It’s solid, colourful, smooth to the touch and there’s not a detail out of place. It really is a thing of beauty.
Tina’s slightly more chibi-like appearance makes the Borderlands franchise character look cuter than ever, but her mischievous and devilish personality still shines. She’s decorated with a witch hat and bunny ears – a look you’ll instantly recognise, if you’ve played Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands – and she’s holding what we can assume is her game lore book in her hands.
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She’s sat on the back of her trusty unicorn companion, Butt Stallion, who is as beautiful and elegant as ever. Butt Stallion’s hair is a vibrant gradient of blue, and it really pops. Together, the pair are stood on a rocky mound, decorated with a host of D&D style dice, really finishing the piece off.
Related: Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Review
The statue is surprisingly light, but that’s not a sign of poor quality. It’s sturdy and solid, and a set of rubberised feet on the bottom ensure that Tiny Tina will stay in place wherever you put her. The statue comes well packaged: it’s encased in plastic moulding within the outer box, and it comes with a certificate of authenticity as well as a card detailing some brief care instructions. The package also comes with an Epic Games Store key for the game. It’s a nice addition, but we sort-of feel like you’re only going to want the statue if you’ve already played? Well, gift the key to a friend, we suppose.
The only thing to give us pause abut Mighty Jaxx’s Tiny Tina & Butt Stallion statue is its price. It costs $199 – a lot of money for a piece of gaming memorabilia. But we can’t stress enough the quality of this thing: it really is a beautifully crafted model, and any fan of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (or the Borderlands franchise at large) is going to be proud of having this on their shelf. We certainly have been, for the short time we’ve had with the statue.
The Tiny Tina & Butt Stallion statue is available to purchase directly via Mighty Jaxx, with worldwide shipping available.
Thanks to Mighty Jaxx for providing us with a loaned sample of Tiny Tina & Butt Stallion for the purposes of this review.