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.
A piranha puppet from Joe Dante's horror comedy Piranha. A school of piranha were genetically engineered by the American military to eat flesh and were accidentally released into the water supply. This lot comes from the film's creature designer and animator, Phil Tippett.
This highly detailed puppet is constructed from urethane foam molded around a static wire armature and hand-painted blue and brown with bloodied white teeth and bloodshot yellow eyes.
It is in fair overall condition with several punctures at the base from use during production and exposed wire and cracked foam from age. Includes a letter of authenticity from Phil Tippett.
Dimensions: 12 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" (31.75 cm x 9 cm x 16.5 cm)
Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.