The movie's prologue, inspired by a TV show that the young Hellboy (Montse RibÃ©) is seen watching, uses a wide range of puppets to tell the story of how the Golden Army came to be and how peace returned to humanity and the magical creatures of the forests. The sequence, designed by Guillermo del Toro and Hellboy comic artist Mike Mignola during production in Budapest, is a wonderfully expressive and creative solution to a big-budget live-action retelling, and in Mignola's words - â€œThey are probably my favourite things I did for the film.â€
To create the sequence, a host of maquettes and prototypes were made to show how all the characters would appear. Sculpted and cast in resin with biscuit foam filling for stability and weight reduction, this bust is of a human soldier involved in the fighting against the magical kingdom.
Cleaned up with some minor wear at the base from use during the production, the bust is in a very good, production-used condition, measuring approximately 15.5cm (6.25â€) tall.
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.