Stalin’s Monument (Prague, Czechoslovakia)

According to Wikipedia, Stalin’s monument was a 51-foot tall granite statue honoring Joseph Stalin that was located in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

It was unveiled on 1 May 1955 after more than 5-1/2¬†years of work, and was the world’s largest representation of Stalin. The sculpture was demolished in late 1962.

This is what the monument look like for the few years before it was destroyed.

Stalin's Monument (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Stalin’s Monument (Prague, Czechoslovakia)

Below is a photograph of the monument being blown up. Again, according to Wikipedia,

The process of de-Stalinization began shortly after the unveiling of the monument. The monument, therefore, became an increasing source of embarrassment to the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and was taken down with 800 kilograms (1,800 lb) of explosives.

Destruction of Stalin's Monument
Destruction of Stalin’s Monument

Marvel Comic Gallery VS Dark Phoenix PVC Statue

This is one of the better offerings from Diamond Select Toys’ line of Marvel Comic Gallery PVC statues. These 10-inch statues are designed to show Marvel characters in action, and this Dark Phoenix statue really hits that goal. (I’m not even a fan of X-Men, and I’d love to have this in my collection).

Marvel Comic Gallery VS Dark Phoenix PVC Diorama
Marvel Comic Gallery VS Dark Phoenix PVC Diorama