All photos by Carolyn Teo/Coconuts
A Singaporean design studio is bringing screen and comic book superheroes to life with a collection of collectibles.
Hundreds of high-end, detailed and striking action figures are sold in the new XM Studios store at the Kitchener Complex, all taken from the worlds of top comic and animation studios.
Collected in the decade since the studio was founded, the prized action figures had been stored out of sight in warehouses and are now on view for the public in a 19,000 square foot space on the third floor. from the shopping center.
The studio bases its licensed models on studios such as Marvel, DC, Disney, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Hasbro, Godzilla, Ultraman and Sanrio. Figures sell for between S$199 and thousands of dollars.
They’re organized by studio and franchise with sections for Marvel, Avengers, DC, Transformers, and Godzilla, with even an upcoming Batcave.
The DC area is home to the store’s exclusive Samurai line which includes Batman Shogun, Joker Orochi, and Catwoman. They are designed in collaboration with comic artists from Warner Bros.
The Marvel Module features fan favorites like Professor X, Magneto, and Wolverine from the X-Men series, as well as Avengers characters. One of the store’s largest statues on display is that of War Machine.
The Transformers section features XM’s latest Optimus Prime and Megatron busts which stand nearly a meter tall and, at S$5,399 (US$3,980), are among the priciest items.
The space also includes a cafe serving coffee and gelato by 99. It has flavors such as Sorrel, Creme Fraiche & Yuzu Jelly, and Dulcey Chocolate & Seasalt is topped with a glass of whiskey.
The store also offers never-before-seen collectibles, such as comic book series Spider-Man – Absolute Carnagethe highly anticipated Avengers-Maestro and DC’s series Death Metal – Batman Who Laughs.
In addition to its collectibles, the space has an event space dedicated to hosting pop-ups, meetings, and product launches. Until the end of April, there will be an exhibition of pop culture-inspired sneakers by street brand Culture Cartel, and the Puma clothing collection by The Batman series.
Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Level 3, Kitchener Complex, 809 French Road
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