It's not an Artist's Proof, but the actual, real final prototype. It is one of a kind, hand made and hand painted by a Sideshow artisan, not a factory worker. Since it is a prototype it is made of resin, NOT polystone and this makes it much lighter than you would expect from a polystone statue.You can see the resin in the final picture showing the bottom of the base. There are some paint rubs on the base (see pics), the figure is perfect. The figure's foot pegs are a little loose in the base holes - this is normal for a prototype. There are a few differences between this piece and the final production figure. Notice the "Buffy" logo is a different color than the final production statue.
Also the breasts were reduced on the production figure at the request of the licensor. The hair is slightly different - it turns up at the ends more than the hair on the production piece.
The base is also slightly taller than the production version. Since this is a prototype there is no art box or shipper. Or if you're in the Los Angeles area we can do local pick-up. If you need more assurances that this is what I say it is, please message me and I can tell you more about how I got this one-of-a-kind piece. I also have the prototype for the Spike premium format.
I have images comparing the prototype with the production figure - message me if you want to see them. The item "Sideshow BUFFY the VAMPIRE SLAYER Premium Format PROTOTYPE one of a kind" is in sale since Sunday, September 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science Fiction & Horror\Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The seller is "max_dewinter" and is located in North Hollywood, California. This item can be shipped to United States.