With firm steps and eyes focused on his objective, the moody gangster walks over the rustic and dirty floor of some hangar in England at the height of the Industrial Revolution, next to a crate with his family company name on it, with a horseshoe on top referencing the horse racing that is part of their business, he prepares himself to draw his gun from his leather armpit holster, hidden by his overcoat above his elegant suit from that time. With his traditional newsboy cap on his head, Iron Studios present the statue "Arthur Shelby - Peaky Blinders - Art Scale 1/10", bringing one of the main characters from the successful British crime-drama TV series Peaky Blinders, over a pedestal surrounded by old bricks with the logo on the front.
Created and written by Screenwriter and Director Steven Knight, the TV series Peaky Blinders tells the story of a criminal gang created by a Romani Irish catholic family in 1919, after the end of the First World War in the city of Birmingham, England. A strong member of the Peaky Blinders, England’s most powerful gang, and one of the most powerful gangs in the world, Arthur Shelby is the older brother of Thomas Shelby (the leader of the organization). They started as an illegal betting operation and branched out into the contraband of opium and Scotch malt whiskey, using legitimate businesses established as Shelby Company Limited to cover their criminal activities, with Arthur in the role of the company’s Deputy Vice President. Loyal to his family, Arthur has a strong temper, and for that reason, is capable of brutal acts, but he also carries some remorse for his actions. Arthur feels that he should be the head of the family business, but never had the necessary authority for that, Thomas slowly took over the leadership, and Arthur acts as his right hand. Arthur and Thomas fought together in World War I, digging treacherous tunnels to put explosives under the enemies’ positions, and that also strengthened the sense of trust between the two brothers.
Already available for Pre-Order, Arthur Shelby Art Scale 1/10 arrives to join the Thomas Shelby statue by Iron Studios, previously released on the same day that the series premiered its long-awaited last season worldwide on Netflix (10/06), a great successful release that introduced and brought many new fans to Iron Studios’ world of collecting. Presenting an incredible resemblance to the facial features of English actor Paul Anderson, this marvelous sculpture stands out with its realism of textures, colors, and details. Check out more Peaky Blinders news soon by Iron Studios.