The Phantom Pistol Sculptures were produced by The Bradford Exchange in Australia in 2014. Fully licensed by King Features Syndicate, the Sculptures were exclusively marketed and sold in Australia and New Zealand.
The Bradford Exchange was established by J. Roderick MacArthur in 1973, a Chicago, USA based businessman and philanthropist. Initially focusing on providing limited-edition collector plates in the 1970’s, The Bradford Exchange quickly expanded it’s offering and not only provide limited-edition collectables, but a vast array of merchandise including dolls, figurines, home décor, fine Jewellery and even apparel. Today, The Bradford Exchange operates in 15 countries across Europe, New Zealand and Australia.
The Phantom Pistol Sculptures measures 19cm long, the Sculptures feature illustrations by Douglas Klauba and are cast by hand in artist’s resin. The pistol handle and holster clip feature the Phantom’s Skull and Good ring marks as a raised silver finish relief, with the wording ‘The Phantom’ also prominent on the holster.
The Phantom Pistol Sculptures were individually titled, ‘The Phantom’s Legend Pistol’ can be seen below on the left, whilst ‘The Phantom’s Attack Pistol’ can be seen below on the right.
The Phantom Pistol Sculptures have a flexible strap attached at the top, designed to display in a hanging position. On the rear of the Sculptures we find wording relating to the title of the piece, plus licensing rights.
The Sculptures were designed as display items only, and don’t function as a toy to be played with.