well it doesn't get much better as far as 3d life images. I do think you need to use the eyes to make visual contact with "viewer" as it completes the life like connection. Other wise a really excellent creation.
I wonder what your pics would look like in the Cycles render engine. The staff doesn't seem to have reflections, and neither does the shiny leather.. so I figure you're using Blender internal, right? It's not hard to set up a Cycles material