When I saw this, I just had to take a look at this Cowboy Spike Bank. Real? Fake? One look at the seller was enough for me to declare it genuine. Find out who in the full Patreon article.
What I love – That mustache! Spike in cowboy gear is just a delight. Such attention to detail and a wild color scheme. What’s not to love?!
You may have looked at that price tag of $700 and think that’s a crazy price. It could be. But you’re getting this from one of the top beagles in Peanuts collecting.
Back to the bank. It’s a prototype! Prototypes are pre-production pieces for figuring out what a product should be. You never know how many prototypes survived since companies may have wanted them destroyed. Luckily, this one has a piece of its history tell us it’s the final prototype from 1982. As far as I know, Determined Productions never made it. This could be the only example in existence. If only Spike could talk!
When buying prototypes, you want something that proves it’s a prototype and not just some craft project. That piece of history really helps establish what it is. Without it, you may not quite know what you have. When you don’t have that proof, keep your expectations, and buying price, low.
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