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    Original screen-used stop-motion ball and socket articulated "Scout Trooper" armature from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Original screen-used stop-motion ball and socket articulated "Scout Trooper" armature from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. (TCF, 1984) This ball and socket armature was built at Industrial Light & Magic and stands approximately 18 in. tall (1:4 scale to a 6-foot tall human). The head, chest, pelvis and knees are machined out of 2024 aluminum; all of the ball and socket joints used to articulate the puppet are machined from tool steel and chrome plated. These include the neck, shoulders, arms, torso, legs and feet; all the joints have Allen set screws to allow for adjusting and posing. This armature was screen-used on the Forest Moon of Endor sequence and was inside the "Scout Trooper" puppet during the Imperial Speeder Bike chase with rod-puppeted by Tom St. Amand, among others. The unique identifying factor differentiating this armature from those used for "Luke" and "Leia" is the added hand-shaped aluminum face-plate that was screwed on to accommodate the shape of the "Scout Trooper" helmet. Also, this puppet is larger than those of "Luke and Leia". An added bonus is the fact that this puppet was screen-used only one other time: it was originally built and animated by Tom St. Amand for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) in the iconic bicycle flying sequences. This puppet was used only for the tallest boy ("Michael"), who was Elliot's older brother. In excellent condition and is a one-of-a-kind. Comes with a signed letter of authenticity by Tom St. Amand who fabricated and animated this armature in both Return of the Jedi and E.T. A fantastic relic, providing a fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at the magic of movie making. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2013
    28th Sunday
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