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Lot 8 Aliens - ¼ Scale Alien Queen Puppet

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A ¼-scale puppet of the Alien Queen from James Cameron’s action sci-fi sequel Aliens. This puppet was used for the model miniature shots during the scene in which Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) drops the beast into the Sulaco’s airlock, only to be dragged down with it. Conceived by director James Cameron and brought to life by Stan Winston Studios, the puppet is made of multiple components built around a metal armature for strength and was designed to be dropped to accommodate the shot. The head, crown and body of the puppet are made in dense urethane. The Queen’s teeth are cast in translucent resin to match the detail of the full-size creation. The arms are made of foam latex with urethane used for the tail, while the legs are made from latex and polyfoam. Due to their age, the outer limbs have deteriorated. Wire runs down the length of the tail and down the arms in order for the limbs to hang freely for the fall. The Queen’s carapace is finished in black with blue highlights to match the lighting of shots within the Sulaco hangar. Due to the age of the piece, the foam latex components have stiffened and become brittle, crumbling at the extremities and points of stress. However, the head and crown remain in very good condition. The puppet is supplied with a custom-made display stand. Dimensions: 73 cm x 46 cm x 74 cm (28¾” x 18” x 29¼”) The Prop Store Live Auction in partnership with Vue Cinemas 375 original film props and costumes available at live auction For more info visit www.propstore.com/liveauction