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A stop-motion scorpion puppet from Joe Johnston's sci-fi adventure comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. A monstrous scorpion delivered one of the most tearful scenes in the film when it attacked Antie, ultimately killing the kids' beloved pet ant and mode of transportation. This lot comes from Phil Tippett, who created the intricate stop-motion puppets used for this epic creature face-off.
This puppet features a dense, reddish orange rubber shell with a foam underbelly that is fitted around a custom-made metal stop-motion armature.Two large claws are found on either side of the puppet along with eight legs, and dark beady eyes at the top of its head. A large, curved stinger curls from the back of the arachnid toward its head, and tiny hairs are found on the puppet's legs and body to further give it a life-like appearance.
The metal armature can be seen coming through the legs in some areas, but this puppet remains in good overall condition. Includes a letter of authenticity from Phil Tippett.
Dimensions: 24" x 16" x 10" (61 cm x 40.75 cm x 25.5 cm)
Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.