Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Truly Gruesome Gathering: This is Halloween!

Collectors were treated to a preview of a Fourth Quarter 2008 release, featuring the Pumpkin King (actually Jack Skellington in his rarely seen costume) riding through the night being pulled my monstrous Behemoth.

"All Hail the Pumpkin King!" is a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 500 sculpted by Ruben Procopio. This amazing sculpture will be launching at the Disney Theme Parks with an event in the fall celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the film. A portion of the edition size will then be made available after that event through select Authorized Walt Disney Classics Collection Dealers in a very limited supply.

Elaborately plussed with over twenty-five separate elements of pewter, resin, metal, metal wire and rope. Several elements are resin to provide the necessary texture that would smooth out if done in porcelain.

Also announced was the Third Quarter 2008 release of the Mummy Boy and the Witches. The Mummy Boy and Witches gather around the eerily elaborate Drinking Fountain joining the Werewolf, Corpse Child and Jack Skellington as they celebrate the most horrible Halloween ever! Both the Mummy Boy and the Witches (sold as a set) were sculpted by Patrick Romandy-Simmons and are Limited to Production Year 2008. Patrick also sculpted the Drinking Fountain Scene which was released in 2007.

Below is a short clip (courtesy of from the opening sequence of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas:

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is ©Disney, ©Tim Burton Productions and ©Touchstone Pictures


Babette said...

Wow, truly an amazing sculpt. Ruben has captured every detail. Love the pumpkins on the fence posts towards the back of the piece...this is always a part of the decoration of the NBC Haunted Mansion at Disneyland that Iloved looking at, all the different faces on each "pumpkin on a stick".

Behr said...

Don't quite understand the price point on this one. When you look at the detail and intricacy of the sleigh and it was $495 seems a bit extreme to be $750 on this one. Anyone else feel this way or is it just me?

Herc said...

Consider these pieces and then look again at the new Pumpkin King. The first Chernabog was $750 at 1500 pieces, Snow White and Prince A Kiss Brings Love Anew was $750 at 1650 pieces, Willie the Giant was $750 at 1250 pieces.
There is also alot of detail on this huge piece. And at 16 inches high, it's a mammoth!

Behr said...

Herc thanks for bringing it into perspective, you are right, it is quite large, didn't realize it was that big. Where in world am I going to put all of these pieces. LOL

Babette said...

Ruben posted final sculpt pictures and concept drawings of the piece on his website.