Lot # 328 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Gizmo Stand-In Puppet

Stock #108103

A Gizmo stand-in puppet from Joe Dante's comedy sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Six years after the events of the first film, Gizmo found himself captured by scientists working for the company Splice O' Life. While there, he was sprayed by a broken water fountain and spawned four Mogwai: George, Lenny, Daffy and Mohawk. The four bullied Gizmo and caused havoc throughout Clamp Tower.

The puppets for the film were designed and created by Rick Baker. 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 he changed his mind when director Dante said he could add his own features and personalities to the different Gremlins. This included minor modifications to Gizmo's appearance, manifesting in his head becoming flatter and his ears subtly changing shape.

Built by Baker's Cinovation Studio - whose work also includes Men In Black, Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes and Ron Howard's How The Grinch Stole Christmas - this particular puppet was used as a stand-in for the incredibly elaborate animatronic versions of Gizmo. The puppet's body is made of foam and covered in faux fur. Its ears, nose, hands and feet are bare, and the foam has been painted to resemble Mogwai skin. The head mounts to the body via a simple metal pole that fits inside the body. Attached to the back of the head is a simple flat grip, which allowed puppeteers to turn or pose it. This is not anchored in place. The piece shows minor wear due to production use and age, but remains in very good overall condition. Dimensions: 18 cm x 29 cm x 23 cm (7" x 11 1/2" x 9")

£8,000 - 10,000 M

Item size - 7.09" x 11.42" x 9.06" (18cm x 29cm x 23cm)

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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