July 28th, 2011
10:39 AM ET

Latex Casey Anthony mask fetches almost $1 million on eBay

A big spender on eBay shelled out almost $1 million to get inside Casey Anthony's head.

A Los Angeles eBay user called "prophunter" wound up with six rubber renderings of Anthony's face that had been used in a parody video and put one of them up for auction on eBay. That first mask  garnered a winning bid of $999,900 Wednesday. It beat out 104 other bids that started at $25 on  Monday.

In the description field for the item, the seller billed it as "possibly the most frightening mask on the planet."

The mask's expression is, well, expressionless, capturing the image that became a national obsession over the course of Anthony's almost six-week trial for the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Anthony was acquitted on July 5, drawing the vocal ire of crowds outside the courthouse, social media users and television personalities nationwide.

On HLN's Showbiz News Tonight on Wednesday, Popeater.com columnist Rob Shuter pronounced then-active bidding "tasteless, but it is capitalism."

For comparison's sake, the most expensive set of Charlton Heston's stone tablets from "The Ten Commandments" fetched $87,000 at Christie's in 1995, which would be a little more than $120,000 today.

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  1. langdu1

    this mask cost much less than $1 million to make........ what an idiot!

    July 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. matt

    this better be for charity, if someone just made a million dollars off a little girls murder.........

    July 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Camille Toh

      WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

      July 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jt_flyer

    Halloween is all about monsters. Even semi-hot monsters.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • USArmyOverLord

      Indeed she is kinda hot for a monster... LOL

      July 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Toolbox

    Do they make a Casey Anthony Blow Up Doll yet? Now I'd pay 1 mil for that!

    July 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • USArmyOverLord

      Ha for a million you can have Casey Anthony herself... LOL just use a condom. 😉

      July 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Camille Toh

      I here the REAL DOLL company bought the mask to create a line of real dolls with her face

      July 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Matt

    I wish they would report on what these things REALLY sell for. Almost all of the bids on the mask were fake and nobody is paying $1,000,000 for this thing. In fact I know there were people who purposely bid on this auction with the intention of not paying so they could sabotage the auction. I think that's awesome.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Camille Toh

      Oh how the F^&K do you know that for a fact... IDIOT

      July 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Actually, the bidder had to be pre-qualified to bid that amount, and bidding on ebay is a legally binding contract. But thanks for coming out.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Money Money

    Too bad she didn't copyright her name. (snaps) Who knows. Maybe her lawyer can pull another one off and get her royalties from the sales.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim38462

    Its ebay. Selling is one thing but actually getting paid almost 1 million is another. I think its just gag. Think of what the seller fees will be if the high bidder was bogus.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. winky84

    It's gonna be a scary Halloween this year for sure!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kirk

    What about a Casey Anthony fleshlight?

    July 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. iamthefredman

    The mask really doesn't look exactly like her. They could have done a better job. For a Million $$ they could have bought the real person. Casey will take the money.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Clint

    I didn't know Nancy Grace's ebay user name was 'prophunter'.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Angel

    Something is wrong in today's society.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. n8Dog

    What twisted POS purchased this?

    July 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joe BS

    We found SPOCKS Sister.. Enterprise beam us up!

    July 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. wordsandthoughtspjs

    I have seen everything now!

    July 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
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