These Gremlins movie prop “helmet puppets” were used to enable the on set puppeteers to handle three puppets at once during filming! This was a trick used by FX artist’s Chris Walas on Gremlins (1984) and again by Rick Baker’s Cinovation Studios in the sequel, The New Batch.
The green gremlin puppet was in fair condition, and only required minor conservation work. The client requested a themed display base. We took inspiration form the fictional Clamp Enterprises from the movie. We envisioned and then built a base reminiscent of the top of a New York City skyscraper, featuring the fictional company’s logo in faux metal.
A custom head shaped stand not only helped to carefully display the slightly irregular shaped puppet but also gives a glipmse into how the puppet was used on set during the production. The display base allowed the gremlin’s hands to hang freely without putting any pressure on the delicate foam latex. The finished display was covered in a custom acrylic display case.
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