Men In Black II

Lot #486 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Oversized Worm Guy Animatronic Insert Puppet

Stock #101889

This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 27th (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.

An oversized Worm Guy animatronic insert puppet from Barry Sonnenfeld's sci-fi comedy sequel Men in Black II. As key characters in the film, multiple puppets were created for the Worm Guys, including this insert piece, designed by special makeup effects artist Rick Baker at three times the normal size of the aliens for use in inserts.

This intricately built, hand-painted puppet is constructed with brown foam latex skin over a metal and resin skeleton with an array of manual and electrical cables, wires, and controls concealed within. These controls include puppeteering rods and handles extending from the back of both elbows which operate the wrists and fingers, as well as a large, front-mounted lever that controls the head. Other groups of cables and wires lead to the back mechanisms and to a small wooden control box containing servos and the puppet's on/off switch.

This Worm Guy is supported by two metal poles that connect to a wooden base. Due to exposure to the elements, the latex exhibits some stiffening, but the puppet remains in good overall condition. Dimensions: 40" x 30" x 64" (101.75 cm x 76.25 cm x 162.75 cm)

Contains electronics; see electronics notice in the Buyer's Guide; Contains mechanical components; see notice in the Buyer's Guide; Special shipping required; see notice in the Buyer's Guide

Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000

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

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