Officially Licensed Models
In 1997, sculptor Matt Falls realised Barker's pen and ink sketch
Demon Putting Out His Eyes in three dimensions. The sculpture (which
described itself as 1/4 scale, although how you tell how big an
original demon is is beyond us...) was available in two versions, a
vinyl kit retailing at $60 and a 'fine art' bronze piece limited to 20
copies, mounted on a marble base and with a certificate signed by both
Barker and Falls - at a cool $1,250...
Many thanks to Marcel Juegel for the image of the bronze figure.
We've seen a prototype, also sculpted by Matt Falls, of a second model
based on a Barker sketch, this time of A Boy And His Dragon but, to our
knowledge, it was never commercially released...
The weighty $350 price tag and the postage cost of its equally weighty solid
wood display base didn't stop the advertising for this 1995 bust
describing it as "a must-have for the serious collector". Limited to 250
copies, each was numbered and signed in silver ink on the wooden base
by both Barker and makeup creator Steve Johnson...