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Yoda on-set rehearsal puppet from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Currency:USD Category:Memorabilia Start Price:6,000.00 USD Estimated At:6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD
Yoda on-set rehearsal puppet from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
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Yoda on-set rehearsal puppet from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back - (TCF, 1980) Yoda puppet used as a prototype on set while the real puppet was being built over a period of several months and also, more importantly, to give Frank Oz a chance to develop the character of Yoda. Establishing a realistic movement, with believable body characteristics was important in developing the character to its full potential. Frank Oz wished to have as much time as required with the puppet in order to experiment with it. The puppet also served as a lighting double to the actual Yoda puppet on set. Constructed of polyfoam head with clear-coated eyes, limbs and body are polyfoam over sewn cotton stuffed with buckwheat. Measures approx. 32 in. long. The rough woven costume was taken from the original sketches of Yoda before it was decided he should wear a Jedi robe. Exhibits slight loss of foam at the arms, but remains in remarkable condition given its age and intended use. Accompanied by a LOA from Wendy Froud (credited as Wendy Midener), who worked under Stuart Freeborn as Yoda sculptor and puppeteer, and operated Yoda’s cables during filming. A fantastic artifact that heavily contributed to the creation of one of the most beloved and revered characters in film history.

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