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Hehe yeah, it’s a long story so here is the summary. :lol

Basically my interest and priorities has changed a lot the past 3 years since getting my life back on track. I’ve been on the fence of selling many times during that period (constantly asked to sell by collectors) because I could use the money for more important things than expensive fragile pieces of art that I was constantly paranoid of owning even though I loved them. In the early days I didn’t care because I loved them so much and would’ve kept them until they turn to dust, but as reality and life catches up I realize that is not realistic or smart to do.

After selling the Ice and Sonar cowl in late 2015 / early 2016 I felt a big relief which told me it was the right time to do it. I kept the Clooney and Panther cowl since they were still my favorites but early 2016 were very eventful for me, both good and bad. I sold off the Clooney cowl (and gloves) over the summer when I moved to my own place and after that I didn’t have the same feelings for the Panther cowl as I did before. It’s hard to describe but I guess the relief I got from letting go of the other cowls told me it was time to let it go as well even though it’s my favorite. I also wanted a new car which pushed me over the edge. :wink

I haven’t given up on collecting though. I will get a replica Panther cowl when I find one good enough and I still have some cool stuff from my favorite film, Gladiator as well as BvS that can take more of a beating and that doesn’t take up a whole room.

While it’s bittersweet, I don’t regret this at all. I have tons and tons of pictures of the pieces I have owned over the years and I have to pinch myself that I’ve had the honor to have been the caretaker of such amazing pieces. In the future when I’m completely finished with my studies I will most likely try to get my hands on a screen used Panther cowl again.

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I definitely understand where you're coming from Markus. I've passed a few higher end items out of my collection over the last few years for fear that they would deteriorate in my place and become of no value. So what I've done is pass the higher end things on and maintaining the lesser value items (still good stuff) that keeps my cave top notch but if things get destroyed at least they aren't the more expensive things. And I've been able to put my recouped money back into my pockets :wink

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Thanks for sharing the story. Makes perfect sense.

I just didn't think you would EVER sell the Panther cowl.
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Yeah that's pretty much what I did as well Ed. The pieces I have left now, while not as cool as the batcowls or as valuable they’re made of aluminum and what not and will last a lifetime. A lot less stressful to not have to worry as much.


I know Tony, I never thought I would either but I'll adress this again at the end of this post. The relief I got from letting the other cowls go and the fact that the overall condition of the Panther (while good for what it is) was far worse off compared to the other ones. I felt it was the best time to do it now. If I kept it, I would probably only have kept it for another year and who knows how the market will be then. Batman stuff sold like butter this year.

I actually could have gotten a lot more for the Panther cowl but I didn't want to ship it overseas for its own sake and I was far happier to see it end up with the same owner who had bought a few other cowls from me and who knows how to take care of foam latex properly. I basically said no to thousands of dollars to ensure the cowl last as long as possible without having to undergo any preservation work. :lol

At the end of the day. I love the Panther cowl for it's looks, not whether it was used in the film or not. The reason I started collecting original cowls in the first place was because no replica at the time (even if it's cast from the batshop molds) looked like its on screen counterpart. The only way to replicate the on screen look as close as possible is to mold a screen used foam latex cowl and that is what I will replace it with eventually.

I will never count myself out from getting another original Panther cowl in the future though. But it would have to be in great condition. I know a collector who has a production made one, never used but basically in brand new condition. That one would be perfect for me. :)
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. But it would have to be in great condition. I know a collector who has a production made one, never used but basically in brand new condition. That one would be perfect for me. :)



You need to break in to Ironhead, Jose has a panther cowl on display there that's as perfect as the day it came out of the mould haha

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Hehe I'm on it, but I'd probably try and grab the master copy they did the final mold from instead.
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He still has that? Wow. I really need to get to LA....

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I don't know but one can hope. :p
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