The unique depiction of the world famous cartoon character features him with lobster claws instead of normal hands, a nod to the popularity of lobsters in the Boston area.
“Lobsta Mickey” was originally commissioned by Disney as part of the 75th anniversary of Mickey Mouse in 2003. The company had artists in various regions make versions of the iconic mouse suited for specific regions, with the “lobsta” statue for Boston being displayed at Quincy Market until 2005.
Deon Point, creative director for the Boston sneaker store Concepts, told the Boston Globe he searched for the statue for years before finally finding it on eBay. Point says he hired an artist to refurbish the statue and placed the statue in the Concepts store in Newbury Street in Boston at the end of October.
Point said that customers were befuddled by the art installation at first.
“People were a little terrified,” Point said to the outlet. “People think we created this thing, which, of course, we didn’t.”
The statue will be on display at the Concepts store at least until the end of the holiday season before being relocated to a different place in the city, per the outlet.