I’m a huge fan of Sideshow Collectibles, which makes relatively affordable, high-quality statues of pop-culture figures, but its most recent addition baffles me. It’s a German paratrooper from World War II’s Battle of Crete.
Seriously, a statue of a Nazi? I understand adding evil fictional characters, such as Darth Vader, to your statue collection. Or even real killers that became famous due to folklore, such as Vlad the Impaler or Billy the Kid. But a Nazi? Seriously, too soon.
Sideshow, why would you do this? I still like you too much to abandon you, but I really want an explanation as to why you think it’s appropriate to make a statue of a Nazi. I’d rather throw out $325.
Here’s what you have to say about this:
The Battle of Crete: German Paratrooper Premium Format figure is a stunning 1:4 scale museum quality piece, celebrating the determination and spirit of the soldiers of the Second World War.
…the Battle of Crete: German Paratrooper Premium Format Figure is an outstanding addition to any display, a true tribute to the heroes of World War II.
Celebrating the determination and spirit of the soldiers? A true tribute to heroes?
Am I missing something here? Is this serious?