For the 2008 annual in-store event, Peter has carved a trio of bats, the first time he has carved this fascinating and ecologically vital species. Of the 751 box figurines ﾖ the smallest edition size to date for an annual in-store event ﾖ 530 feature brown bats with black wings and a pink sign reading ﾓBat Standing Contestﾔ. 1/5 along the base signifies that 20% of all mammals are bat species. Inscribed on the lid are ﾓChiropteraﾔ, the order that bats belong to; ﾓpupsﾔ, what baby bats are called; and ﾓBracken Caveﾔ, the site near San Antonio Texas that contains the worldﾒs largest bat population. Lift the lid to see a bat in flight. A rare 55 box figurines from the edition are painted black ﾖ the most difficult stain to apply. Few HK pieces are entirely black.165 pieces feature mold variations. Along the base are now two signs ﾖ ﾓDingbat Contestantsﾔ and ﾓGiant Constant Debtsﾔ. A third anagram on the lid ﾖ ﾓDonﾒt stab nesting catﾔ ﾖ has replaced ﾓpupsﾔ. The interior of the mold variation portrays a witch and cat on broomstick. All of the versions contain two of Peterﾒs hidden signature mice. But there is only 1 piece that is a mold variation, hand-painted by Peter, and encrusted with jewels.