Posted by Jobi-Wan on August 22, 2022 at 04:25 PM CST
Greetings, Rebelscum! Our friends at Regal Robot are unveiling a new bust with details sourced straight from the Lucasfilm archives!
From Regal Robot:
This Tusken Raider™ life-sized prop replica bust signature edition is part of our Star Wars™ Archive Collection, a continuation and expansion of our work creating authentic replicas with impeccable lineage.
With hands-on access to the original film mask and costume artifacts and high resolution 3D scanning, our team crafted a faithful recreation of the original character from the film, capturing the wonderful asymmetry throughout.
Using that technology, the cast polyurethane resin “mouth” area of our bust captures every fold and wrinkle of the original. Hand paint and staining creates the look of real leather. The same scan allowed us to recreate the original prop mask’s metal parts in CNC machined aluminum for each bust.
Hand-dyed heavily distressed fabrics adorn the head and chest sections. Real leather bandoliers and resin neck breather are also hand-weathered, adding additional layers of detail to the display.
This special signature edition also includes a plaque hand-signed by performer Alan Fernandes, an elephant trainer who portrayed a Tusken Raider in the Bantha™ sequence of Star Wars: A New Hope™.
Each of the 150 pieces in this limited, signature edition will be made in the U.S.A. and hand finished by the FX artists in our New York studio.