Thursday, December 11, 2008

Updated Images of the Vultures from The Jungle Book!

I had the opportunity to see the prototype this past weekend at the Gallery of the Lakes signing event and liked this sculpture every bit as much (if not more) in person as I did when I first saw the pictures.

At left, is a back view of the sculpture which I've added to the Presentation Page (click on Vultures at left) plus a new front version, which better depicts the actual coloring of the final sculpt.

The Vultures were part of the 2009 members only assortment that included two releases from Disney's 1967 classic (and last film under Walt), The Jungle Book:
  • Members Only Limited Edition-Vultures
  • Villains Series-Shere Khan (unfortunately this prototype didn't arrive in time for the event)
The Vultures, rarely portrayed in any other medium mark not only their WDCC debut but the return of the Members Only Limited Edition. This Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 1,000, sculpted by Patrick Romandy-Simmons will be made available in February, 2009.

"Things Are Right Dead All Over" is plussed with pewter plant stalks and branches as well as the feathers on Flaps, Buzzie, Ziggy and Dizzy.


Matthew said...

This piece is very detailed and a lot of Fun!

I'm just so impressed with all these pieces!

Herc said...

This I don't want to miss out on. I like the grouping Don has done with Mowgli and Kaa as well as the new Villains Shere Khan and vultures. Budget aside, I will pick this one up as it is NLE and MO.