Prehistoric Beast

Lot #538 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Phil Tippett Collection: Stop-Motion Tyrannosaurus Puppet

Stock #127301

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 stop-motion Tyrannosaurus puppet from the production of Phil Tippett's stop-motion short film Prehistoric Beast. A docile monoceratops was hunted by a primeval carnivore throughout the film, the first ever produced by Tippett Studio. This lot comes from Tippett, who conceived of, supervised, and directed the film using the go-motion animation technique.

This full-body Tyrannosaurus stop-motion puppet is constructed of resin molded around an articulating metal armature and covered with hand-painted and textured foam skin. The puppet is mounted to a wood base inside an acrylic display case for protection from the elements. It exhibits severe wear from age, including fractured foam and exposed metal throughout, and remains fragile, in fair to poor condition. Includes a letter of authenticity from Phil Tippett.

Dimensions: 12" x 16 1/2" x 11" (30.5 cm x 42 cm x 28 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000

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

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