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Hot Toys :

We got another backstage sneak peek of Hot Toys’ upcoming “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition” Asia tour!
 In addition to Captain America, Hot Toys’ talented Korea artist team has also been hard at work on the life-size head sculpt of Thor! The life-size statues will officially debut very soon. Stay tuned!

Chinese town complains about theft of statue containing mummified monk

Residents of Yangchun, a town in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian, on Sunday complained that a statue of a Buddha containing the remains of a mummified monk and which are now in the hands of a Dutch collector, was stolen in 1995.

The town’s inhabitants have demanded the return of the statue, which appeared widely in the Chinese media a month ago when it was discovered that inside it were human remains about 1,000 years old, the Chinese press reported.

Images of the seated Buddha 1.2 meters (about 4 feet) high, which is regularly displayed in the Drents Museum in The Netherlands and now is part of an exhibition traveling through Europe, have circulated in recent weeks on the Chinese social networks. Read more.