New statues of Barks characters by Dark Horse – Scrooge already sold outPosted on July 7th 2009 in Carl Barks, Merchandise
Dark Horse is releasing some gorgeous Disney statuettes in the Syroco-style based on the artwork by Carl Barks. The statues will be released in a special litho-printed full-color tin with a vintage pin-back button and booklet and are limited to 950 numbered pieces. The statues can be pre-ordered at TFAW.com for $49.99 each, although the Scrooge statue has apparently already sold out (source: here and here).
There will be six statues in total: Uncle Scrooge (release date: September 16th), Donald Duck (September 9th), Gyro Gearloose and Helper (October 21st), Magica de Spell (October 7th), Gladstone Gander and one of the Beagle Boys. All except Donald are characters created by Carl Barks.
“Modeled after products that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s, these statuettes have been designed and manufactured to be consistent with earlier Syroco-style figures. These latest pieces, sculpted by Yoe! Studio, join the ever-growing collection of the world’s most famous characters from comic strips, books and, cartoons presented by Dark Horse in this unique style.”
How do you know scrooge has been sold out?
I saw several reports about the Scrooge statue selling out, such as here and here, but then it doesn’t say this on the TFAW website and you can still pre-order it, so I am not sure.
I heard “sold out” from Dark Horse, which means that all of the statues were ordered and distributed via Diamond Comics Distribution. This means that unless a customer placed an advance order, retailers will have some to sell to general customers.
Just as a comicbook can “sell out” yet still be available at comicbook stores, so too can a limited edition statue.
My advice? Order two, wait a year, then place the second on eBay.