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Doctor Octopus' (Alfred Molina) tentacle from Sam Raimi's superhero sequel Spider-Man 2. Four large robotic tentacle arms were permanently merged to scientist Otto Octavius during a demonstration that went awry, transforming him into the supervillain Doctor Octopus. This tentacle was controlled by a team of puppeteers during filming and used for scenes when the claw section remained closed.
The fiberglass and metal arm consists of vertebrae-like pieces with a closed claw. Three flexible cables are encased within that were connected to control levers and allowed puppeteers to operate the piece. The tentacle comes on a custom-built display featuring the film title on the front, and a switch at the base's rear illuminates the title. The tentacle exhibits intentional distressing and a small damaged section at the top but remains in good overall condition. Dimensions: (displayed) 11.75" x 11.75" x 52.25" (30 cm x 30 cm x 133 cm)
Contains mechanical components and electronics; see notice in the Buyer's Guide
Estimate: $15,000 - 20,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.