Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Phil Tippett puppets, models, artwork and more up for auction...

Now's your chance to snap up some authentic artifacts from the archives of veteran effects artist and filmmaker Phil Tippett with Prop Store's latest online auction. With a phenomenal career working on films like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers, Ghostbusters 2, Willow, Dragonslayer and more fantasy and sci-fi films, this auction has over 400 collectable items for fans to bid on, from maquettes to concept artwork, screen-used models and props, plus movie memorabilia from many fan-favourite movies.

RoboCop 2 movie costume worn by Peter Weller
RoboCop 2 movie costume
An iconic costume which caught my eye was this RoboCop suit from the 1990 sequel, on which Phil Tippett served as Associate Producer and was credited with animated sequences in the futuristic sci-fi film. This cool robotic costume is expected to sell for $30,000-$50,000.

Duros Cantina mask from Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars Duros Cantina latex mask
Next up are two treats from 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope. I think the reason many fans reacted favorably to The Force Awakens was that it returned to the original trilogy's use of location filming, alien masks and animatronic creature effects, rather than overly relying on CGI effects.

The Duros featured in Star Wars iconic Mos Eisley cantina scene in a corner booth was made by Phil Tippett as part of Rick Baker's makeup department.

This latex creature mask from the classic film will likely set collectors back around $50,000-$70,000.

Trash Compactor Monster from Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars Dianoga trash compactor moster puppet
And finally, most fans will immediately recognise this creature, the infamous eyeball on a stalk that popped out of the water in the trash compactor on the Death Star when Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbecca were trying to escape from Darth Vader's forces.

This cool Dianoga puppet created by Phil Tippett is estimated to sell for $50,000-$70,000.

There are also many more affordable items for movie enthusiasts starting their collections, so be sure to click through to Prop Store to browse all the Phil Tippett items available before the auction closes on October 21, 2016.

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