Top Cow Productions, Inc. in conjunction with CS Moore Studio is pleased to announce that all 500 units of the Aphrodite IX Statue Artist Proof edition have sold out from the manufacturer. The statue is a new Artist Proof of the incredibly popular original Aphrodite IX statue released several years ago. It features a brand new paint scheme, new base, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The certificate will come with an original sketch by Marc Silvestri and will be signed by both Silvestri and the sculptor, Clayburn S. Moore.
“We’ve been incredibly pleased with the response from fans and our distributors with the Aphrodite IX artist proof. Even with the production run increased from 350 to 500 copies we still sold out immediately,” commented Clayburn S. Moore.
“We still have fans come up to us at conventions on a regular basis asking how they can get the original Aphrodite IX statue, so we knew the demand for this cool new edition was going to be intense. We couldn’t be happier with the response,” said Filip Sablik, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Top Cow.
In addition, Top Cow Productions Inc. and Clayburn S. Moore are also pleased to announce a second release with the Witchblade “School Girl” Statue. This highly anticipated release is based on the classic Marc Silvestri image and is featured in the October, 2006 Previews. “We expect this to be one of our top selling statues of the year,” remarked Chris Schaff, Domestic Toy Brand Manager, “I’d be willing to bet we’ll be looking at another instant sellout.”
About Top Cow
Top Cow was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri who co-founded Image Comics in the same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and 2 licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise Witchblade was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and role playing games.