As the band promised earlier this week, the special edition Tool Fetus in Skull Maquette is now available to preorder. It is US$500 for the regular one, and US$1000 for a signed copy (though these have sold out it appears). More detail on this item from the Toolband store:
Inspired by the 10,000 Days and Lateralus album artwork(s) by Alex Grey. Each collectible figure is cast in Polyresin, individually hand painted, and hand numbered, making each unit similar, but distinct from the next.
The Fetus in Skull Maquette is a beautiful, unique, piece of artwork for the Tool fan collector meant to be appreciated; but also to invoke thought, introspection, and conversation. Special accents can be found throughout the work including the third eye torch on the skull and sawblade base.
This hand-numbered collectible is extremely rare with only 3,100 units available Worldwide. 515 Signed by band members and 2585 Unsigned. Each unit comes with matching edition numbered base art, art box, secure shipping box, and Certificate of Authenticity. The base art is screen printed with seven colors. The art box and COA are printed with foil paper hits. Please use supplied soft cotton gloves for safe handling.
Directed by Adam Jones and Kellam Cunninghamhttps://store.toolband.com/dept/the-fetus-in-skull-half-scale-maquette
Personally, while the skull looks cool, it’s quite a bit more than I’m prepared to pay at this time (about AU$750 plus a further US$250 for shipping!). I’d rather spend this money on decent concert tickets or some Tool vinyl than something collecting dust on the shelf.
It’s not all bad news though, there’s a nice video to accompany it: