A Lo Pan (James Hong) puppet from John Carpenter's 1986 martial arts comedy Big Trouble in Little China.
Caught between two warring clans when a routine airport pick-up goes awry, trucker Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) winds up fighting powerful sorcerers and ancient spirits. Can Jack save the girl, stop a wedding and save the world from Lo Pan?
Lo Pan was an ancient Chinese warrior wizard, who needed to find a green-eyed woman to sacrifice in order to break his curse. In one sequence, created using puppets, Lo Pan transforms from an elderly man into his more youthful wizard guise. The puppet is constructed from translucent latex skin over a resin-and-acrylic skull, with resin eyes and teeth. The back of the skull, hidden behind the artificial hair, is open, revealing the cabling and light bulb used to create the glow as he transforms. The puppet is dressed in a blue pinstripe suit with a red patterned tie and white shirt. A blanket and shoes similar to those used in the film have been added to complete the display.
The puppet has some wear from production use. The silicone has browned and sagged around the mouth and eyes as a result of age, and the clothes have become discoloured. Considering the age of the piece it remains in an excellent, production-used condition.
Materials: Latex, Resin, Ferrous Metals, Man-Made Woven Fibres.
As this item contains electronic components, every effort has been made to describe them accurately. However, no guarantee or warranty is made as to the functionality, lifespan or safety of those components. It is entirely incumbent on the new owner to satisfy themselves as to their safe use and maintenance.
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