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TLK collection: Unpainted Simba Prototype



Hi! I'm quite busy these days but hey! here I am! ^^
This is a thing that I overpayed. That's it. But it's not due to the item itself, that cost me 20$... The fact is that I had to add 30+$ shipping cost because the seller wanted to use ebay's global shipping program -.-
That's quite stupid, especially because with that program you can't combine shipping so even if wanted to buy more stuff from the same seller I couldn't because I didn't want to add 30 more dollars for something worth 9$ -.-

Aaaanyway, this is a Simba prototype, entirely made of clay and unpainted... I dunno who made this, but I'm quite sure it's authentic because I've never seen one like this before and also 'cause the same seller had many other prototypes that later became porcelain/ceramic Disney figurines =P
So I guess this was supposed to become a ceramic ornament or a picture frame or some sort, but I'm 100% sure that it was never mass produced.

This Simba's been on ebay for quite a while, together with other Lion King prototypes that were definitely too expensive for me and not as good as this one ^^ At first I was not sure if I wanted to buy this, but the sun behind him is gorgeous and the details are very well done! He has a few chips and a crack on his back but overall he's incredible. I think this might belong to Simba's Pride but I'm not sure: somehow I associate the sun symbol to SP...
However, the spiral sun is the symbol of the circle of life:
"The ancient spiral, thought to represent life, death, and rebirth, as the cycle of the sun, is incorporated in this version of the sun, a universal symbol of energy and light shared by many world cultures."
So who knows! :hug:

Have you ever seen a final product that looks similar to this one? Yes? Please let me know ù.ù
If you have any questions.. Or even if you just like this, feel free to comment! :3

Ps: This is my 100th deviation!! Hurray!! :la:
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Sep 2, 2014, 5:45:11 PM
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This is really cool! I saw a few of these types of figures on ebay a few months ago, and now I really want one. :3

I wonder why they were not made....?