Joseph Holley of Blizzard has been kind enough to put up an auction for an exceptionally rare employee-only item: A Warcraft Orc Statue designed by WETA and signed by executive art director Nick Carpenter.
This is an auction for a Orc Wolfrider statue. It measures approximately 20 inches from bottom of base to tip of axe, and about 20 inches along the long axis of the oval base, and about 10 inches along the short axis of the base. Although it’s a relatively small statue, it has the most fine detail of any piece of game memorabilia I’ve ever seen. I don’t know what the statue is made of (I assume some kind of heavy resin), but the base is definitely made of very heavy solid wood. This statue was never available for sale, and was a limited production of 2986 (of which this is numbered 286 on the bottom). It was made only for employees of Blizzard Entertainment in 2007. It was sculpted by Eden Small and Daniel Cockersell of WETA (of Lord of the Rings movie fame) in New Zealand. To my knowledge, only a couple of these have ever been auctioned before. This is your chance to have a very rare piece of Blizzard and Warcraft history and help Japan at the same time. 100% of the proceeds of this auction will go to the American Red Cross to aid in Japan relief. Please bid generously!
The auction will end on April 1 at 13:48:34 PDT. Blizzard will donate all proceeds from this sale to the American Red Cross.