Over the first two weeks of February, three pieces making up the ‘Mechtitan Suite’ by Victor Adame Minguez sold on the MTG Art Market for a combined $17,300. On February 3rd, his Mechtitan Core sold for $5,400.

Mechtitan Core by Victor Adame Minguez, oils on gessoboard, 16.5 x 12.5 image area on 14 x 18 board.

A few days later on February 7th, 2022, the associated Mechtitan Token sold for $11,000. And three days following that the final piece, a maquette used in the creation of the Mechtitan token, sold for $900.

Mechtitan Token by Victor Adame Minguez, oils on gessoboard, 16.5 x 12.5 image area on 14 x 18 board.

Mechtitan Core and its Mechtitan Token by Victor Adame Minguez are works of oil on gessoboard, each with an image size of 12.5 inches by 16.5 inches on slightly larger 14 inch by 18 inch board. Both were commissioned for Magic’s newest set, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, and reflect the setting’s reimagined and futuristic mech population, complete with the masterful atmospheric stylings of Minguez.

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Both auctions were run by the artist himself on the MTG Art Market on Facebook. Mechtitan Core was sold first, and garnered both public and private bids before ultimately selling to a private collector bidding by direct message.

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The Mechtitan token bidding was a bit more frequent, fast and furious throughout the auction duration. It was almost missed by its eventual winner, known collector and the Gobfather himself, Will Larson, who got in at the very end and won the day.

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The final piece to be sold was the maquette:

Mechtitan (Maquette), super sculpey, 7.5” x 12”

Minguez described it as such:

“This is the maquette for the Mechtitan cards, it was a long and arduous process, but this sculpt gave me all the information I needed to create the painting. I wanted to make every limb removable but that would have affected the stability when standing, so I just made the arms and wings detach, it was still a lot of work and thought to make the pegs out of sculpey.”

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This piece was also won by Larson at $900, and he intends to display it alongside the final work in his collection.

This pair of works is beautifully representative of this new subclass of creature that Magic is exploring on a reimagined Kamigawa. The Mechtitan itself was featured in my Grand Art Tour earlier this month, and is one of my absolute favorite pieces of the entire set. Now well over 100 cards for Magic, Minguez has cemented himself as one of Magic’s very best, and both fans and collectors alike are waiting to see what he creates next.

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