“He is called Necron 99. He is one of Blackwolf’s assassins. He travels the land destroying the believers of Magic.”
That is what the narrator (Susan Tyrrel) from Ralph Bakshi’s animated epic 1977 futuristic fantasy film Wizards tells us about the deadly Necron 99, who later thanks to Avatar the Great becomes known as Peace. He is a striking visual character and one that stuck with me when I watched the film at the 62 Drive-In as a kid, causing me to draw him over and over in my school notebooks through the years.
It was announced a few days ago that Bakshi Productions was releasing 15 limited edition 9″ tall sculptures of Peace/Necron 99 on ebay with a price tag of $375. As of my writing of this post there are three left to buy.
The good news is there will be smaller version made available later on, though those will be mass produced and not of the higher quality that you see from the ebay images above. Though it’s sadly out of my price range I can’t deny that it is truly a work of art!
[Via] Tobey Starburst