I agree, it's trying to cater for the discerning collectors who want high brow art from a real artist. However, it's neither priced high enough for that, nor made of expensive enough materials, nor unique and interesting enough to warrant a purchase from most of us. We just want realistic interpretations, as accurate as possible, not some mass produced half realistic, half abstract artI get the sense that the vast majority of the collecting community is mostly interested in screen accuracy when it comes to statues and such. I feel that pieces such as these, the Mythos line from Sideshow, the metallic Hot Toys Storm Troopers/Neon Iron Man, etc., they are only appealing to a relatively small subset of collectors who enjoy artist's takes on the original. So I really don't think something like this is supposed to appeal to the masses; I think it's for a small niche market. I'm one of those niche collectors who does see something like this and appreciate the oddness of it, the fact that it's not 'correct', or screen accurate, etc. One of my favorite Alien statues to date is the Sideshow Mythos Alien Warrior, painted in brown tones, with hands for feet, an oddly shaped head, short back tubes, and extra set of arms, etc. I like the Midas (gold) Mark VI repaint, etc. Maybe I'll pick this up and stick it in an acrylic case, just for something different to look at, kind of thing. But I think trying to "make sense" of it or make it somehow fit isn't the right way to approach this. I think it's merely supposed to be appreciated for a unique artist's interpretation of the original.
To me it feels like "we are out of ideas, so we are going to do something really simple we don't have to paint, and milk that license". Don't remember who did the all white statue of Wonder Woman but it feels like that.LOL...when I said I don't get it, I meant that I don't get the appeal. I know what they were supposed to represent...I just don't understand the tie-in to Star Wars. Feels very forced.