Thursday, August 23, 2007
A Frightening Encounter!
In the last few weeks, I've had the opportunity to finally display some pieces that have been long boxed. Some were displayed and then packed to make room for something new and some were never displayed :(
Two that fell in the latter category are Maurice with Lumiere and Beast. These two sculptures displayed together are amazing! I created the image at right to show how I have mine displayed, definitely A Frightening Encounter!
In our discussion on Scene Completer: Special Request(s) for Missing Characters, Koen mentioned the Side Table with Cogsworth, something a group of us discussed when Maurice was released. This would be a perfect scene completer for this grouping! My new campaign? :)
Beast was a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 4,000. Originally plan was to release this sculpture as the 2004 Spring Event Sculpture. After much consideration, it was decided Jessica Rabbit would be a more appropriate event vehicle and the Beast's appeal could be better maximized if introduced as an Open Edition item. Original event backstamp artwork was subsequently applied to the manufactured product. As a result, the sculpture has been produced as a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE). During manufacturing, a 'running change' to the backstamp was made to remove any reference to it being an Event Sculpture. Some early items will feature the event reference.
I couldn't help but marvel at this sculpture. Kent Melton did an amazing job in capturing the Beast's muscles within the folds of the fabric of his cape, making for a powerful and dynamic sculpture.
Maurice with Lumiere was released the following year, Limited to Production Year 2005. Maurice with Lumiere was sculpted by Dusty Horner.
Posted by DC Pop Fanatic at 9:45 AM