Blizzarre Auctions – eBay March 3, 2014

Starting a fresh month, I browsed through eBay to check out what’s the latest hot Blizzard Licensed Products available and what a surprise to see a few of the rarest items among the listings.

Warcraft

An amazing piece of artwork by Glenn Rane is in auction by a third-party commissioned for the World of Warcraft TCG: The original World of Warcraft oil painting featuring Arthas the Lich King

The masonite board of this oil painting measures 18″ (W) x 24″ (H). It currently has a Buy it Now price of $3,500 and thus far 9 watchers interested, so hurry up. PayPal and Bill Me Later available. The posting ends on Feb 4, 2014 at 6:48pm PST.

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An UNOPENED extremely rare WETA Warcraft Orc Wolf Rider Statue originally gifted to Blizzard employees as part of a 2007 Christmas Holiday. This statue is marked as # 312 of 2986.

Worldwide shipping is available and the box weighs 27 pounds. Insurance will be included in shipping due to the size and value of the product. The eBay listing has a Buy it Now button for $1,000 and will continue to be listed until Mar 26, 2014 4:53pm PDT. This is a reference image of another statue for your viewing.

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The Blizzard-employees-exclusive World of Warcraft 2002 L-Silk Shirt is listed with a Buy it Now button for $429.

The bottom of the shirt reads Blizzard Entertainment and also has the artist’s signature. Justin Thavirat was a World of Warcraft (2004) lead artist and credited as an artist in StarCraft (1998), Diablo (1996), and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995) and their collective expansions. Justin also got a special thanks credit in the South Park (TV Series) Episode: Make Love, Not Warcraft (2006).

Treat the shirt as a piece of artwork rather than as something to wear. Frame it.

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The BlizzCon 2008 Sideshow Lich King Helm is listed for $219.97 as a Buy it Now. These were never sold directly by Sideshow Collectibles. These were produced for the BlizzCon 2008 Store at the Anaheim Convention Center. From what I have seen, these helms are similar in size to the Deathling, and fit on your hand and weigh like an apple.

The helm can be dismounted from its display stand.

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Diablo III

diablo-iii-treasure-goblin-statue-ebay-2This Blizzard Employee-Exclusive Diablo III Treasure Goblin statue was originally gifted by Blizzard during the 2012 Holiday Season. This item is very popular on eBay with only 4200 created. It has a Buy it Now price of $349 and ends on March 24, 2014 at 11:21pm PDT.

It is made of metal, 10-inches high, and contains two heads: with and without Santa Claus hat. Sculpted by Blizzard Entertainment Sculpting Lead Brian Fay (former McFarlane Toys sculptor). The item is listed as never opened. This is an old photo for reference purposes.

Absolutely a highly-sought statue for any decent self-proclaimed Diablo III fan and collector.

 

StarCraft II

The StarCraft II Hydralisk artwork by Brian Huang is still on sale, but at a lowered price. It’s now $1,999.

The listing says: “I have an ORIGINAL MUSEUM PIECE PRINT up for sale. The print is on a durable heavy duty canvas board medium attached to a black backing. Lighter weight overall. The queen of blades is 22″ tall by 17″ wide by 1/4″ thick. UV coated so it will not fade etc.

Background and statement from Mr. Thompson former Blizzard employee, current owner and consignor:

During SC2 crunch QA was expanded into the CS building, they moved the artwork from Blizzard HQ to decorate the CS walls on the second floor where we worked. At the end of SC2 QA was moved back to main campus for Cataclysm and we had our private launch party. Part of the party was a raffle and auction, This consisted of some exclusive collectibles and the concept art that was raffled for appreciation of our 6 months of 12 hours a day 6 day a week work schedule. I won the Queen of Blades and Hydrolisk art during the raffle. The Thor artwork was made specifically for SC2 QA it is not one of a kind there are about 70 of these that each person received. The other works are one of a kind made to decorate Blizzard HQ.”

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The Mr Jack "THOR & VULTURE" Signed Print is still on sale now with a lowered price of $999.99. Only 70 posters were made.

The listing says: “At 9″ tall by 15″ wide and 1/4” thick, this “Mr Jack” Luke Manicini Limited print of a Thos and Vulture made for the SC2 QA team only is a rare find. The print is on a durable heavy duty canvas board medium attached to a black backing. Lighter weight overall. UV coated so it will not fade etc.

Background and statement from Mr. Thompson former Blizzard employee, current owner and consignor:

During SC2 crunch QA was expanded into the CS building, they moved the artwork from Blizzard HQ to decorate the CS walls on the second floor where we worked. At the end of SC2 QA was moved back to main campus for Cataclysm and we had our private launch party. Part of the party was a raffle and auction, This consisted of some exclusive collectibles and the concept art that was raffled for appreciation of our 6 months of 12 hours a day 6 day a week work schedule. I won the Queen of Blades and Hydrolisk art during the raffle. The Thor artwork was made specifically for SC2 QA it is not one of a kind there are about 70 of these. Each person on the team received one. The other works are one-of-a-kind made to decorate Blizzard HQ.”

 

glenn-rane-queen-of-blades-ebay-auction-jan-15-2014-photo-3The Glenn Rane – Queen of Blades artwork print is still on sale by a third-party with a lowered price of $11,499.99. The sale ends on Mar 19, 2014. Here is the excerpt:

    “I have an ORIGINAL “MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE” PRINT up for sale

    This work of art truly belongs in a museum. It was THE inspiration for this HUGE franchise. Hung over the heads of Blizzard employees as inspiration for the massive world they were creating!!! The print is on a durable heavy duty canvas board medium attached to a black backing. Lighter weight overall. The queen of blades is 42″ tall by 22″ wide by 3/4″ thick. UV coated so it will not fade etc.

    Background and statement from Mr. Thompson former Blizzard employee, current owner and consignor:

    During SC2 crunch QA was expanded into the CS building, they moved the artwork from Blizzard HQ to decorate the CS walls on the second floor where we worked. At the end of SC2 QA was moved back to main campus for Cataclysm and we had our private launch party. Part of the party was a raffle and auction, This consisted of some exclusive collectibles and the concept art that was raffled for appreciation of our 6 months of 12 hours a day 6 day a week work schedule. I won the Queen of Blades and Hydrolisk art during the raffle. The Thor artwork was made specifically for SC2 QA it is not one of a kind there are about 70 of these that each person received. The other works are one of a kind made to decorate Blizzard HQ.”

 

There is a Sideshow StarCraft II Tychus Findlay Statue for $999.99. It is marked # 19 out of 1250 created. This was a very special edition exclusively sold on the Blizzard website shortly after Blizzard Entertainment revealed in South Korea that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was in development.

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Heroes of the Storm

This one isn’t exactly an official Heroes of the Storm merchandise, but it contains the Cute But Deadly – Kerrigan, Diablo, Arthas Figures originally sold at the BlizzCon 2013 store.

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