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Ray Harryhausen has forever influenced medusa's image!
on February 16, 2013
Before the 1980's movie "Clash of the Titans" Medusa was allways portrayed with a human body or more like a Gargoyles body complete with bat like wings. Harryhausen was the first to portray her as having a snakes body & this is how Safari has chosen to portray her and they have done a awesome job!! The detail that Safari has put into there Mythical Realms figures are second to none!! Medusa stands 4.5 inches tall counting the highest point of her snake filled head a beautiful detailed bronze currase covers her waist where the snake fuses with human her waist flares looking much like a cobra's hood! The scales of her body are so detailed you can even see a center ridge on each inavidual scale. My wife has a snake phobia and she can not stomache looking at this figurine if that gives you any idea of the great detail that the sculpters & painters have put into this figure! If your a fan of greek mythology or sword & sorcery or Ray Harryhausen this is a must have figure, the detail that is put into all of Safari's figurines make me reluctant to call them toy's allthough they are sturdy enough to let the kids have a go at them I use them to decorate my flat spaces like others collect humming birds or dolphins I collect sword & sorcery figures. And you would be amazed at how many adult friends & famely tell me how much they like the mlittle diaramas set up around the house. I think no matter how old you are the amount of detail put into this figures never fail to ignite a persons imagination. Alot of people collect certain animals very few people have a full blown midevil battle on there entertainment center or wizards and mutants on there shelves.