The Court of the Dead

The war between Heaven and Hell has raged for as long as anyone can remember, a savage conflict burning with a destructive fury that threatens to one day consume all of creation.

Only Death stands between these cataclysmic forces, positioned as the unlikely arbiter of Man’s souls –an energy source used to feed the gluttonous war machines on both sides of this unending struggle.

Seeking to bring balance to the afterlife, Death assembles the Court of the Dead, filling the Underworld with the souls he has diverted from their celestial destinations and reshaping them according to his vision.

These creations become his Queen. His generals. His assassins. His spies. And though the Court sits divided into the factions of Spirit, Bone, and Flesh, together against the destructive forces of Heaven and Hell they all stand as one. Together, the Court of the Dead shall…

Rise, Conquer, Rule

The Statue Collection

Friends and fellow souls,

It is with immense pleasure that we share the Court of the Dead with you.

For some time it has felt like these characters might never leave the inner confines of my own head, let alone our studio. Now they are delightfully exorcised, not only in ongoing effort of storytelling, but as part of the Court of the Dead Premium Format™ collection with fully realized works of art.

Bringing these characters into 3d reality has been a rewarding stage of development at the Sideshow Collectibles studio. Each member inhabiting the Court’s fantasy world of intrigue, deception, and war has been designed to take best advantage of the creative tools in our studio’s arsenal. From concept to production, artists on our waxworks sculpt team, in the paint shop, and costume designers have each had opportunities to bring their own flourishes to the projects as they developed. What unfolds in this new collection is one of our most genuine presentations to date, as these are truly from our imagination to you.

We look forward to sharing the seemingly dark world of the Court of the Dead with you, and hope you too will Rise, Conquer, and Rule.

– Tom Gilliland, Creative Director

Making of the Court of the Dead