Only somebody who’s gone completely Mimikyu would think about destroying an ultra-rare, $200,000 first edition holographic Charizard
North of the Border, a.k.a. Adam, recently posted his Charizard card statue to his YouTube channel. Adam, who draws inspiration from popular media, has made tons of beautifully crafted statues like this one previously. That includes statues of comic book characters and even Pickle Rick from
In the video above Adam shows how he created his Charizard statue, first duplicating the ultra-rare
After making his card, Adam proceeds to assemble and carve the statue itself. The 10 minute long time-lapse video shows the build from beginning to end, but suffice to say, it starts out looking like an abstract Loch Ness Monster but ends up as a flying (type) success. The flames at the base of the statue, surrounding the burned card, are an especially fun touch; they’re lit from beneath by real lights.
The maker and YouTuber reveals the final product at around 11 minutes into the video and it’s mega pretty. The flying Charizard looks flawless, and we could stare at that “burning” first edition card all day. Or, better yet, invite over collector friends to stare at it. And let them think for just a split second that around $200,000 has gone poof.