ILM (Industrial Light and Magic)

Lot # 496 - Live Auction 2017 - Sparky the Robot Miniature Crew Gift and Brochure

Stock #71131

A Sparky the Robot crew gift made for those involved with building the practical Sparky puppets for the late-1980s Panasonic advertisement campaign. Sparky was designed by veteran Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie for the campaign, and appeared alongside George Lucas in a series of advertisements that ran in Japan as well as a live promotional tour. The sparky puppets and the crew gift were built by Industrial Light and Magic; this piece is a casting of the original design maquette and was issued to a member of the Sparky build team.

The head, torso, and base are made of resin and fit into each other without locking in place. The antennae, ears, and arms are made of aluminium, and the arms are poseable. Also included is a Japanese Panasonic brochure, introducing Sparky the Robot in his joint venture with Lucasfilm. The lot shows minor wear due to production use, but remains in very fine condition. Dimensions (Sparky): 17 cm x 14 cm x 29 cm (6 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 11 1/2"); (brochure): 29 cm x 21 cm (11 1/2" x 8 1/4")

£1,000 - 1,500

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

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