The puppets were designed and created by Rick Baker. Baker, the winner of seven Academy Awards for Best Makeup, initially turned down the offer to work on the film as he did not want to spend time on creatures he had not originated himself, but changed his mind when director Dante said he could add his own features and personalities to the different Gremlins. Gizmo's appearance was also changed slightly by Baker, who gave him a flatter head and made subtle changes to the shape of his ears.
This puppet is an upscaled version of Gizmo used for close-up shots, and as a result is more expressive than the smaller versions. It features a red Rambo-like bandana, which Gizmo puts on after he trains to defeat his enemies and goes to war. Gizmo's body is made of foam and covered in faux fur. His ears, nose, hands and feet has been painted to resemble Mogwai skin.
The puppet is mounted to a pole which enters its lower back, along with a large collection of control wires, which were used to animate Gizmo during filming. The pole is attached to a large wooden cable housing, which contains wires, electronics and levers for movement. The lot is accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Rick Baker himself. The puppet displays some wear from production use and age. The foam latex has started to crack slightly around the mouth and eyes, most notably in the corner of Gizmo's right eye. Dimensions (Gizmo): 30 cm x 50 cm x 55 cm (12" x 19 3/4" x 21 3/4"); (Gizmo with control stand): 65.5 cm x 77 cm x 140 cm (25 1/2" x 30 1/4" x 55")
£20,000 - 30,000 M
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This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.