During the making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™, some shots of the Wampa™ were made with a costumed actor, however, the dramatic first close-ups of the creature when it attacks Luke on his Tauntaun were actually achieved with a puppet crafted by legendary creature maker, Phil Tippett!

Our static resin and mixed media bust is a faithful replica of that puppet and was created with a highly detailed laser scan and extensive, hands-on research of the original prop artifact used in the film

This Phil Tippett Legacy Edition goes beyond a signature edition to provide each owner with a truly unique work-of-art!

Limited to just 100 pieces, each hand-finished replica in this Legacy Edition will include a premium expanded plaque including a one-of-a-kind Wampa scene sketch, each one dreamed-up and hand-drawn by legendary creature creator Phil Tippett!  The fearured 3 5/8” wide sketch comes beautifully matted within an 5”x7” frame that also houses a hand-numbered metal nameplate, hand-signed by Tippett. That frame can either stand on a table top or hang on a wall.

At approximately 13” tall x 19.25” wide (including the oak wood display base), each Wampa  replica is 100% made in the U.S.A. Each resin replica in this edition is meticulously hand assembled and hand painted by the artists in our New York studio, making each a unique tribute to the artistry involved behind the scenes of our favorite films! They’re further enhanced with hand-applied fur, hand-laid hair, custom glass eyes, and the same fur treatment used in the film’s production to simulate ice.  

This prop replica will be packed in a cardboard shipper box with die-cut foam insert and COA.

Do not miss this extraordinary opportunity to bring home not just an authentic replica, recreated from the original artifact, but also an original work of art with a direct connection to the artists that inspire us!

  • Legacy Edition is Limited to only 100 pieces
  • Expanded plaque features a sleek black wood 5”x7” frame with beautifully matted sketch & signed metal nameplate
  • Each will include a unique, original Wampa scene sketch, hand-drawn by Phil Tippett
  • Sketches will be randomly allocated throughout the edition (requesting specific sketches can not be accommodated)
  • Plaques are hand-signed by Tippett, then hand numbered
  • Includes wood display base
  • Static resin and mixed media replica, 1:1 scale to the original prop puppet
  • Part of our Archive Collection, mastered from a high-resolution 3D scan of the original artifact
  • Hand painted and hand haired, making each a unique work of art
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Includes Regal Robot COA
  • Special up-to-12-Month Payment Plan (with adjustable down payment and length options) available! See here for full payment plan details.
  • Edition numbers will be allocated based on the order checkout is completed.
  • This item is in production and paid-in-full orders will begin shipping in small waves starting in Q2 2024, continuing in small batches through Q1 of 2025 as our production and payment plans complete.

Continental US shipping cost is $49. A signature will be required for delivery.  Additional shipping fees may be due after checkout when shipping to AK, HI, Military bases outside of the continental US, Puerto Rico or Guam. Please feel free to contact us before ordering for a shipping estimate. At this time, STAR WARS™ products may only be shipped to addresses within the US, Puerto Rico, Guam and US Military Bases.

SKU: SW530L-WL-1 Category:
Wampa Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back bust

The Archive Collection - Recreating an Artifact

“When Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back debuted I was captivated by the scenes on Hoth and how they were achieved. Behind-the-scenes documentaries discussed the Wampa costume designed for the film but later I learned about the much smaller puppet crafted by Phil Tippett that was used for the close-up looks at the beast when it attacked Luke Skywalker and his Tauntaun! Once again, ILM used their wizardry to create something larger than life.

Eventually seeing this original bust puppet in the prop archives was an eye opening experience. I’d seen photos of it in classic prop books and studied them for years… but to be face-to-face with the creature revealed so many details.  We spent an extraordinary amount of time hands-on with that original prop, over the course of several visits, using photography, 3D laser-scanning and even a borescope to help with our research of the original artifact for this edition. 

Over the course of many months, we redesigned our prototype several times to work in new discoveries the original prop revealed to us. I’m especially proud of the work that Regal Robot’s lead digital artist, Christian Maggi did on this project and I personally did the finish work on the first prototypes and designed the paint work. The end result is a static resin replica that I believe really captures the feeling I had when looking at the original prop.

We’ve been so fortunate to work with original creature sculptor, Phil Tippett, on this special Legacy Edition for which he hand-sketched 100 completely unique drawings so that every collector that brings one of this replicas into their homes has something absolutely original and extraordinary. 

We’re all so proud of this special prop replica, and I can’t wait to see it in the collections of discerning prop and statue fans and Star Wars collectors!”

– Tom Spina (Regal Robot founder)

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 Measurements, including display base:

Height – 13″

Width – 19.25″

Depth – 12″

Approximate Product Weight:  9 pounds

Materials – Polyurethane resin, wood display base and frame, metal plaque, acrylic faux hair

Package Size:

Shipping Approximate Dimensions: 22″ x 16″ x 18″

Approximate Shipping Weight: 14 pounds

Delivery & Other Details

STAR WARS products may only ship to addresses within the US and US Territories.

Made in the USA

Accessories shown in lifestyle images and other maquettes shown must be purchased separately.

Not a toy, not intended for children.

Hand painted item, expect some variations in the surface and finish.

Item is packaged in a corrugated shipping box and hand-wrapped bust inside of a die-cut styrofoam insert.

Includes Regal Robot COA.

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