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