"You can be sure of one thing. Whatever it was, it was very powerful." - Dr. Matos
News from the Factory Entertainment site:
"Factory Entertainment is proud to make available, for the first time ever, a limited edition prop replica of the fossilized Creature hand, as seen in the Universal Monsters classic 1954 film, “The Creature from the Black Lagoon."
Like other props from this era of the silver screen, some mystery surrounds the original artifact and much of its past has been shrouded by the mists of time. Needless to say, some archaeological digging was required! To help uncover the facts, we turned to Creature expert and general all around Universal Monsters-aficionado, collector-extraordinaire, Bob Burns.
Lurking in Bob’s basement were some rare behind the scenes photographs featuring the sculptor of the original prop, Chris Mueller. It is only with these detailed photos and Bob’s encyclopedic knowledge of the film that we were able to recreate this piece with the highest level of accuracy using advanced 3-D modeling techniques.
Each replica is cast in heavyweight stone effect polyresin and then hand-painted to create an aged fossil effect. Support bars are permanently molded into the wrist bones to create stability and a durable replica suitable for display, mirroring the “specimen” presentation style seen in the film during the scenes when the fossil is examined at the marine biology institute."
The CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON prop replica is limited to 500 pieces. It is scheduled for release on April 8 with a retail price of $299.99.