View Full Version : What's the edition no. of the Shawn Nagle Hellboy?
05-05-2006, 01:00 AM
I tried to look this up on hellboy.com but the merchandise section is down. Does anyone know how big the edition was on the Shawn Nagle Hellboy statue?
I was interviewed in Vice Magazine about comics and collecting and we discussed this but I couldn't remember the total number of statues made. Was it 18 or 23 or something like that? Or was it higher?
05-05-2006, 06:00 AM
Seem to remember the number 18 being the cut off.
05-05-2006, 10:59 AM
From the old site:
Hellboy Limited Edition Resin Model Kit
Summary and Notes: Sculpted by Shawn Nagle of Nagleworks. Model kit in eight solid resin parts, about one foot in height when assembled. Design based on the Hellboy cover for DHP #88. Limited to twenty-five retail kits, plus three kits given to people in the comics industry. A total of only twenty-eight kits produced worldwide. Box. The prototype statue was given away in a contest by Combo Magazine in 1997. Produced by Poydata. Released in 1996. $175.00 USD original retail price.
Purchase model kit at: [ebay]
- model kit is out of print -
(The production number came from Shawn Nagel via email.)
05-05-2006, 11:41 AM
Thanks a million Jonell!
THE REAL kirk
05-05-2006, 12:46 PM
25...one for everyone!
I remember seeing the prototype at SDCC. I asked them about it and they said it was going to retial for under $50 (?!) and would be available soon. I just wonder why it never got going. It looked fantastic. I assume it had to do woth the legalities of ownership and distribution but if we can have that Hellboy door hinge thing why would this be such a hassle? We could use a great Hellboy kit out there.
05-05-2006, 12:58 PM
I'm not 100% sure. But I always thought it was approved by Mignola.
Could be wrong though...
I also think I heard someone say there was some freak accident involved in the edition being that small. That it was planned to be bigger run but lots of kits disappeared or got destroyed or somesuch. That's what I heard way way back. Could be wrong through.
If anyone's got any actual info on this topic I'm very curious to hear about it.
05-05-2006, 01:26 PM
I also think I heard someone say there was some freak accident involved in the edition being that small. That it was planned to be bigger run but lots of kits disappeared or got destroyed or somesuch.
I think I remember that too-- something about Polydata was also going to do a large amount of Star Wars stuff at the time and everything was focused to that line?
(The Hellboy kit was solicited in either PREVIEWS or ADVANCE COMICS, I can't dig up the catalog right now, everything I own is in storage.)
THE REAL kirk
05-06-2006, 01:12 AM
Seems like they could rectify this by now if the desire was still there. Maybe the Hellboy license has grown too large and expensive for them to attempt it again (at the time I talked to them the first Bowen statue had just come out and I decided to not get the Bowen one and wait for the Nagle one since it was much more affordable).
So, yeah, I always wondered about the small edition size of this one. What a shame if it was all due to some odd fluke of nature...or the supernatural. ;)
12-23-2009, 08:29 AM
Some images I saw online recently, of note the box. Pics by imbrettsgirl.
12-23-2009, 08:46 AM
Jonell I just bought that one that you posted! Number 11 of 25!! After seeing the build and paint ups that Jakob and Mack have, this was a no brainer to grab it.
Actually - who else here on the board has one of these?
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