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. Tyrone

    Fake! nuff said.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hlub87

    must be that guy that wanted to pay 1 million for her story but instead he chosed this latex face to put on his blow doll.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jbyrd

    that mask looks just like her and its creepy lookin

    July 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • ya right

      lawsuit anytime soon ? lol

      the masks better be called lacey kranthony

      July 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • rainydays

      She looks like a monkey

      July 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dobro

    If this is really true, than a better use of the money (and probably millions more of dust-collecting money in that buyer's basement) would have been for the buyer to bail out the US.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bill

    I heard she is babysitting for the Octomom.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mamoon.

    Next they will sell a doll named Caylee with a duct tape covering her mouth. Shame on EBay for allowing these sales.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Thenextstep

    Definately Dr. Spock ears.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. FRAN

    Absolutely disgusting what is wrong with people a child was murdered a disgusting display of wealth you should be ashamed!

    July 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fundies

    ha, ha haa haa, they probably mistook the face for PeeWee Herman

    July 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jellylee2020

    It doesn't even look like her, there are no red horns coming out of her forehead.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. shoomy

    This is definitely the scariest mask I have ever seen in my life. For a Halloween costume if your going for the horror look this is definitely it.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Marla

    Sure, someone bid nearly 1M on it, but that doesn't mean they're going to pay. The article mistakenly says that someone "shelled out" for the mask, but the bidder has not yet paid and likely won't.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dann

    Looks as empty as the live one.

    July 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sharon

    Listen up!! Why doesn't all these haters and nuts have a problem with Andrea Yates–she drowned her 5 boys–a horrible death!! How come nonone is threatining her?? Cause she got off too-is it because she is BUT UGLY?? We are NOT the jury–I did not vote on her guilt or innoncence–so I guess we have to let the folks hired to do it have their say! Personally, that STUPID prosecutor was a jerk GO CASEY!!!

    July 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • rainydays

      Casey is butt ungly. Not sure why ppl think otherwise. yuck

      July 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. helloeyes

    Why on earth would anybody possibly want a mask of Casey Anthony. This has taken the national obsession to a whole new level. Besides, it doesn't look like her at all.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
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