A Mahar creature from Kevin Connor's 1976 fantasy adventure At the Earth's Core.
A Victorian scientist and his assistant test their ‘Iron Mole’ drilling machine and end up at the centre of the Earth, which is ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of other monsters.
The Mahar were a species of telepathic flying reptiles who lived deep in a Welsh mountain, and were discovered by Dr. Perry (Peter Cushing) and David Innes (Doug McClure). During one memorable sequence, a Mahar swooped down from its perch and picked up one of its human slaves.
This puppet is made from latex over a heavy steel armature, with metal wires protruding from the back and hooks on the wings for use during flying shots. It is hand-painted for additional detailing, including faux blood over the claws and beak, as well as the outline of a ribcage on the chest. There is some considerable wear from production use and age. The rubber latex has cracked and broken away in some areas, revealing the metal skeleton. The left foot is no longer present.
Materials: Latex, Ferrous Metals.
Item size - 43.31" x 22.05" x 37.8" (110cm x 56cm x 96cm)
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