This week at the New York Toy Fair, Dark Horse Comics unveiled a Bettie Page statue based on the work of Dave Stevens.
Dark Horse called on Daveâ€™s close friend and sometime collaborator Kent Melton, a top sculptor with whom he had always hoped to do a project of this sort. Dark Horse and Melton went over Stevensâ€™s many Bettie Page images, and the result is the most accurate representation of the pairâ€™s many conversations on the subject.
â€œWe have enormous respect for both Dave and Bettie, and we felt an obligation to make this piece a home run,â€ David Scroggy, Dark Horseâ€™s vice president of product development, remarked. â€œDave was a tough critic, especially when it came to his own work. We knew we had to satisfy him, so we were meticulous in every detail. I think we might have succeeded.â€
The limited edition statue stands 13-inches tall and includes a certificate of authenticity.Â The statue will arrive in August 2010, and carry a price tag of $150.