By The Editor
June 17, 2009 - 14:42
UNCLE SCROOGE STATUETTE SELLS OUT IN ADVANCE OF RELEASE
Dark Horse Comics has announced that its forthcoming limited-edition statuette of Disney’s Uncle Scrooge character has sold out its edition.
The Oregon-based publisher is giving one of the comic book medium’s most revered casts of characters the Syroco-style treatment in a new series of sculpted statuettes based on Carl Bark’s Uncle Scrooge stories. There are six statuettes scheduled for the initial series.
Dark Horse has won countless accolades for this series of vintage-style statuettes featuring the best characters from comic books. 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.
Described by Craig Yoe as “primitive but charming,” the initial figures are limited to only 950 hand-numbered pieces per character. Uncle Scrooge arrives in August 2009, with the others following monthly. The second statuette will be of Donald Duck, with Gyro Gearloose, Magica De Spell, Gladstone Gander, and one of the Beagle Boys rounding out the program. The edition size will be reduced to an even more limited number after Donald Duck.
The Classic Uncle Scrooge Character series depicts the characters as they were originally presented in the comics. They are also somewhat more rough-hewn than is common, with features including nonslick surface textures, visible seam lines, and other slightly “distressed” aspects, for a vintage look and feel.
“We are delighted with the support from the collector marketplace,” Dark Horse product development head David Scroggy stated, “although it comes as no surprise given the worldwide collector base for Uncle Scrooge. Many consider these to be among the best comics ever produced, and we hope to equal that high standard with these pieces.”
Each hand-numbered statuette comes carefully packaged in a custom-tooled, full-color, litho-printed tin box. Also included is a small booklet about each character and a vintage-style pin-back button of the character.
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