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    "Luke Skywalker" screen used go-motion puppet and production made "Taun Taun" puppet from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. (TCF, 1980) Vintage original puppet components from the iconic opening scenes of the 2nd installment in the Star Wars franchise. Constructed of cast foam latex over posable animation armature, fabric costuming, and other materials expertly assembled and painted to hyper realistic effect, the "Luke Skywalker" puppet body is a screen used original piece animated by legendary animator Phil Tippett. Luke's head, along with the jacket, miniature lightsaber, Taun Taun saddle and bag were sympathetically recreated by a former ILM employee using archive photos and first-hand comparisons to the original. The Taun Taun is an original production casting of the go-motion puppet which has had genuine calf fur meticulously attached by a former ILM artisan, just as the screen used Taun Taun was made. Comes affixed to a professional 16.5 x 11 x 5 in. display stand themed to represent the icy landscape of Hoth, where the unforgettable scene featuring these animated components takes place. Luke on Taun Taun figure measure 14 x 16 x 6 in. Accompanied by an LOA from a veteran FX artist on ILM stationery. It is widely believed that the Taun Taun animation sequence was responsible for The Empire Strikes Back winning the Best Visual Effects Oscar, as it achieved the most fluid puppet animation ever seen on screen.

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    June, 2017
    26th Monday
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