STAR WARS - EP VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI

Admiral Ackbar Prototype Mask

Stock #139719

An Admiral Ackbar prototype mask from Richard Marquand's Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. While the final version of Ackbar's head appliance (as well as the Mon Calamari puppet used in different shots) was manufactured by Industrial Light & Magic's (ILM) "Monster Shop", this early prototype version was created by the U.K.-based creature team headed by Stuart Freeborn. Freeborn and Tippett collaborated on creature work for the film, and both were nominated for an Academy Award® for their work on the film.

This prototype for Ackbar's mask is constructed of foam latex painted in the Admiral's signature orange and inset with two bulbous urethane eyes. The mask is affixed to a black mannequin for stability. Due to careful preservation and storage, this lot is in excellent overall condition despite its age, with only minimal flaking and tearing to the foam. The mask originated from Stuart Freeborn's collection directly.

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

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