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Link: Bowen Bronze Rancor Statue on eBay (Starting at $14,000)

July 1, 2013

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This may be one of only a handful of Jabba-related collectibles that I will never own. Released in 1998, it was limited to 50 pieces and sold for $3,000. It’s up on eBay at the moment with a starting bid of $14,000 and a Buy-It-Now of $18,500. I feel these prices are totally insane, but I did hear about one of these statues selling for a similar amount a few years ago.

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It’s a very nicely sculpted piece, but I don’t think I would even buy it for the original price. One thing you can’t see well in the first picture above is how the bronze has been treated somehow to produce colors. (I’ve included a shot from “PrincessLee” on Statue Forum that lets you see this better.) It’s an interesting effect, but I don’t really care for it. It seems to cheapen the look, in my opinion. I think if you’re going to make a bronze statue, it should look like bronze — more like a classical statue.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2013 12:05 am

    Wow!!! I appreciate that this is a rare piece, but that’s an expensive item. 🙂

    I have heard of Bowen statues before and I think that they are generally expensive anyway. Doesn’t he normal do superhero type statues?

  2. WampaVsRancor permalink
    July 6, 2013 8:47 pm

    I’ve seen that auction for what seems like two years, off and on. Apparently no one is willing to spend a small fortune on it.

  3. Tim permalink
    July 13, 2013 7:35 pm

    The Gamorrean guard is not at all that color. The flash used in that picture by “Princess Lee” really brightened the colors…in real life the coloring is much, much more subtle. These pieces are impossible to find.

    • icruise permalink*
      July 13, 2013 10:14 pm

      Interesting. Flash can certainly change or accentuate colors. Still, I don’t really like the idea of having the metal colorized at all, even if it is subtle.

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