STAR WARS: 1:1 HOLO CHESS SET, signed by key members of the film crew. Entire edition (of only 77 total!) sold out on first day of sale. Only 1 set available — SILENT AUCTION!
DELUXE SIGNATURE EDITION Holochess Prop Replicas (1:1 scale)
May 4, 2021
UPDATE: THE ENTIRE EDITION (77 sets) SOLD OUT IN UNDER AN HOUR!
This level of light speed, usually exclusive to the Millenium Falcon, even exceeded our expectations and made the chess set an instant and intensely desirable collectors item. Luckily, we were able to secure one set and are making it available here via silent auction, ending on May 31 at 11:59pm PST. Please submit your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org and, should the reserve be met, we will notify the winning bidder on the day the auction closes.
Thank you and: May the Fourth be with you!
See below for item description.
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EXPECTED TO SELL OUT VERY FAST! (orders begin 5/4/2021).
This incredible, extremely limited edition includes meticulously developed prop replicas of the original stop-motion puppets used in filming the Dejarik™ holochess sequences (click on link to view film scene) in the Star Wars™ Saga. Only 77 of this edition will be made, each with 10 hand-painted, static resin replicas that are 1:1 scale to the props, with lineage to those original puppets!
These replicas were prototyped using the digital files that Phil Tippett’s team created in 2015, when they used 3D scanning and photogrammetry of original props used in Star Wars: A New Hope™ to accurately recreate the wildly imaginative creatures he and Jon Berg hand-sculpted in 1977.
Using these files, along with reference provided by Lucasfilm and never-before-seen photos which Phil had saved from 1977, artists created incredibly detailed replicas, taking great care to maintain the integrity and lineage of each. Every piece in this edition will be crafted in the U.S.A..
The plaques for this deluxe set have been signed by the three legendary creators involved in the production of the original stop-motion Dejarik sequence: creature creators/animators Phil Tippett and Jon Berg, and miniature effects cinematographer, Dennis Muren.
This set also includes exclusive replicas of Scrimp™ and Bulbous™, which were characters created for the original Star Wars but not used in 1977. They would eventually be brought back for Solo: A Star Wars Story™
Read more about the creation of these replicas in the “character story” below!
- Deluxe Signature Edition Limited to just 77 sets.
- Developed with Lucasfilm 3D files and first-hand examination of original prop puppets
- Hand-numbered plaque, hand signed by Phil Tippett, Jon Berg and Dennis Muren
- Static resin replicas, 1:1 to the original prop puppets
- Includes TWO exclusive “lost” chess pieces, Scrimp & Bulbous
- Includes unique poses for the Mantellian Savrip & Kintan Strider
- Includes detached black museum-style bases, though figures are free-standing as well
- Made in the U.S.A. and hand painted by highly talented artists, making each a unique work of art
- Includes Lucasfilm Certificate of Authenticity
- Sets will be allocated based on the order checkout is completed. NOTE – we can not accommodate requested numbers
- Expected to start shipping January-March 2022
- These will be available to order 5/4/21!
IMPORTANT: Due to the highly restricted numbers in this edition, we will not make these available for immediate check-out in the store. To reserve, please contact us via email email@example.com and, if we are able to accommodate you, we will invoice you upon confirmation. Thank you.