2008 Maquette October 14, 2010Posted by John D. Moore in Merchandise.
Before the rush of excitement around Darkwing Duck’s new comic book incarnation this summer, in 2008 a company named Electric Tiki produced a limited collector’s edition maquette featuring D.W. standing on a sidewalk, and a banana peel. It was an extremely small run–only 250 numbered units–and moderately expensive (about $90-100 U.S.D.). Sadly, I never got around to picking it up myself (and though you can still find them for sale online, the price has increased). But I remember thinking at the time that it was really some special kind of awesome to see a serious Darkwing Duck collector’s item appear 16 years after the show ceased production.
Though they (sadly) no longer have the maquette in stock, Sideshow Collectibles has a page with several nifty views of the statue.
Almost more attractive than the maquette itself is this pretty keen design illustration for it:
[Source @ ElectricTiki.com]