An animatronic Scorponok head from Michael Bay’s 2007 action blockbuster Transformers.
Two Cybertronian races, the Autobots and Decepticons, come to Earth and carry on their ancient war, with a clue to how to end it held in the hands of teenager Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf).
During Blackout’s attack on the US SOCCENT Forward Operations Base in Qatar, his symbiotic counterpart Scorponok was ejected. As the surviving soldiers trekked through the desert to safety, the Decepticon stalked the unit, eventually ambushing them outside a small Bedouin village. The arachnoid robot was brought to life on screen almost entirely using CGI; the only physical components made were the head and tail, built and operated by the talented crew at KNB EFX. It screen-matches to the moment when it raised its head above the sand to spy on the soldiers.
The head is constructed around a steel frame, with assorted hinges, springs and supports, and includes a variety of moving parts controlled with cables: two side panels can move in and out independently; a set of small and large mandibles can be made to pinch together; and the large forward-facing eyes can twitch left and right. Covering the surface are fibreglass panels decorated with rivets, scuffs and other distressed effects to make it appear battle-worn.
It is painted metallic grey and faux bronze, with black accents and splatter effect to add to the aged appearance. “USAF 680360” is stencilled in black paint on the left panel. Sand from the desert film set is still present, and a patch of gaffer tape is adhered to the top of the head, likely to achieve the trickling sand effect when the robot emerged from the ground. The piece remains in very good condition, with a custom-made mounting point to attach it to a secure wall surface.
Materials: Ferrous Metal, Fibreglass.
This item contains mechanical components. While every effort is made to describe them accurately, no guarantee or warranty is made as to the functionality, lifespan or safety of those components. It is entirely incumbent on the new owner to satisfy themselves as to their safe use and maintenance.Due to the large size of this piece, customers should request a shipping quote before ordering.
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