Warning: Escaped Delinquent Aliens
D.R. & Quinch statues hit the streets
It is with pride and a small amount of mind-numbing fear that we
announce that delinquent teenage alien duo Waldo 'D.R.' Dobbs and
Ernest Errol Quinch have been immortalised as statues by Robert Harrop
Designs' talented sculptor Matt Buckley. The statues, which stand
respectively 5½" (D.R.) and 9" (Quinch) high, are hand-painted
cold-cast figures representing the terrible twosome in classic poses
from their anarchic stories in 2000 AD, and are available for £39.95
(D.R.) & £44.95 (Quinch) each from Tharg's Future Shop.
D.R. & Quinch were created by comics legend Alan Moore (Watchmen, Halo
Jones, Skizz) and artist Alan Davis (Harry 20, X-Men), and first
appeared as a one-off story in 2000 AD in May 1983, describing how the
pair managed to change the Earth's history with just a thermo-nuclear
bazooka and a crate of shells. So popular was this story that Moore
went on to write a whole series of stories based on the characters,
which have become perennial favourites among 2000 AD readers and even
cultural icons, due to the classic 'Nuke Your Parents' D.R. & Quinch
t-shirt (D.R. & Quinch's complete adventures can be read in a Titan
Waldo 'D.R.' Dobbs was reported as saying, "So we dropped by this,
like, unbelievably insignificant blue-green planet cos we heard there
was like an awesome war going on, and Quinch had a load of new
warpedoes he wanted to try out. Turns out there was totally nothing
happening, man, but what do you know, these primitive dudes had made,
like, statues of us. I mean, to their tiny minds, we must have looked
like gods, so they were completely worshipping us".
Please note: D.R. & Quinch do not play well with others. Anyone who
puts these figures on a shelf with other statues, particularly of the
spandex-clad variety, does so at the risk of, like, total
thermonuclear death, man.
The good, the bad and the utterly evil!
In other news, we are pleased to announce that it is now possible to
buy the stunning Robert Harrop Designs statues of Judge Anderson,
Judge Dredd and Judge Death as a set from the Future Shop at a special discounted price of £120, including
UK delivery (for overseas prices, please visit the Future Shop).
This represents a substantial discount on the individual figure price
of £59.95 each, and a great opportunity for Dredd fans to pick up some
of the best ever three-dimensional models of Dredd, Anderson and Death
for a bargain price.