Life-sized Tusken Raider™ Prop Replica Bust – Signature Edition
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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.
Read more about the creation of this replica in the “Recreating an Artifact” section below!
- Limited Signature Edition of just 150 pieces
- 1:1 to the original, mix of resin, metal, leather and fabric elements.
- Part of our Archive Collection, mastered from a high-resolution 3D scan of the original artifact
- Developed with extensive research and first-hand examination of the the original prop mask and costume
- Includes hand-numbered, metal plaque signed by original performer Alan Fernandes
- Made in the U.S.A. and hand-painted and distressed by our talented FX artists, making each a unique work of art
- Includes display base, head is poseable and can rotate left and right.
- Ships in a double corrugated box with die-cut EPS foam insert
- Includes Lucasfilm Certificate of Authenticity
- Edition numbers will be allocated based on the order checkout is completed.
- Special up-to-12-Month Payment Plan (with adjustable down payment and term options) available!
- To take advantage of the Payment Plan option, please click the “Order Today” button and follow the prompts
- We expect shipping to begin in late Q1 2023/ early Q2 2023 and continue through the year, shipping in small waves as each is hand finished.
Display piece only, not a wearable mask. Continental US shipping is $99. A signature will be required for delivery. Please contact us before ordering for a quote for shipping to AK, HI, military bases outside of the continental US, Puerto Rico or Guam . The size of this item will incur additional shipping cost to those locations.
We are only permitted to ship Star Wars products to addresses within the US, US military bases, Puerto Rico and Guam.
The Archive Collection - Recreating an Artifact
“The Tusken Raiders endure. Decades after their introduction to the Star Wars mythos, they’ve been featured again and again in the various films and series. So much of that has to to do with the classic, mysterious-yet-menacing design. To be face-to-face with the original masks and costumes from the 1977 film was a moving experience. We spent an extraordinary amount of time with those artifacts. From measurements and color matching, to the high-tech wizardry of the 3D scanning, we used every tool we could to make our recreation as faithful as we could to the look and details of these iconic originals.” – Tom Spina (Regal Robot founder)
Research on this prop replica bust began several years ago, beginning with first-hand examination of the original masks and costumes from the film. From there, hunting for elements, including the closest possible match to the unique woven head wrap fabrics, a search that literally spanned the globe to find a weaver crafting fabric in the right look. We crafted numerous test dye lots that we then brought to the original prop masks to compare until we knew we had it right.
Every element of these busts is its own challenge and producing these busts for fans is something our years of experience as an FX studio has uniquely prepared us for. The aging of the fabrics, the machining of metal parts, the 3D digital work, making resin look like leather, and making new leather look like old leather… all came came together and we cant wait for fans to bring these home into their collections.
We are excited to share this new Archive Collection and look forward to sharing our latest art and characters with you. Be sure to follow @RegalRobot on social media to keep up with all of the new collectibles we have in the works.
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Approximate Product Measurements:
Height with stand – 23.5″
Width – 15.5″
Depth – 13.5″
Approximate Product Weight: 10 pounds
Materials – Polyurethane resin, leather, fabric, aluminum, plastic.
Shipping Box Approximate Measurements:
Height – TBD
Width – TBD
Depth – TBD
Star Wars products may only ship to addresses within the US and US Territories.
Made in the USA
Non-wearable display bust. Not a costume. Not a toy.
Accessories shown in lifestyle images must be purchased separately.
Not a toy, not intended for children.
Each bust is hand painted. Expect some natural variation from piece to piece.