Lot # 325 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Melting Gremlin Puppet

Stock #108104

A melting Gremlin puppet from Joe Dante's comedy sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch. The mischievous Gremlins were ultimately defeated and began to melt after being doused in water and electrocuted.

The puppets for the film were designed and created by Rick Baker and his team at Cinovation Studio. Baker, who has won seven Academy Awards for Best Makeup and been nominated for a further three, initially turned down Gremlins 2 as he did not want to work on something 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.

Made of foam latex over a metal and resin armature, the Gremlin features acrylic eyes and claws, and has been constructed with skin that looks as though it is melting away. A newborn Gremlin is protruding from a bullet ball on the puppet's back, while the other bullet balls appear melted. Extending from the Gremlin's underside are numerous cable controls and tubes, which allowed the puppet to ooze as it melted.

The Gremlin is mounted on its original, production-made wooden stand. The puppet has undergone sympathetic restoration to preserve its materials, and shows minor wear due to production use and age, with parts of the foam hardening and cracking. Several of the small ridges on the top of the head have come away, revealing the foam beneath. Dimensions: 30 cm x 41 cm x 79 cm (12" x 16" x 31")

£6,000 - 8,000 M

*Contains mechanics; see mechanics notice in the Buyer's Guide

Item size - 11.81" x 16.14" x 31.1" (30cm x 41cm x 79cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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