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We posted over the weekend news of a forthcoming collaboration between Brian Muir and Regal Robot, and today Tom Spina brings us a sneak peek at their new CZ-3 life-sized prop replica bust Signature Edition, limited to 15 copies and their Numbered Edition which runs to 50 pieces.

Today we’re sharing a SNEAK PEEK at the two editions that make up our limited run of CZ-3™ life-sized prop replica busts. For this 1:1 prop recreation, we worked with a scan of the original droid™ costume to faithfully reproduce the wonderfully organic asymmetry in the costume’s mask, originally sculpted by legendary film sculptor, Brian Muir for Star Wars: A New Hope™. Each bust will be made in the U.S.A. and hand detailed by the FX artists in our New York studio.

Both editions will be available to order on July 13th starting at 12pm EST. Full details and photos will be posted on our site in one week, so keep an eye here and join our email newsletter to be alerted when that goes live and be in the know for this and all of our upcoming releases.

NUMBERED EDITION – $1499 – limited to 50 pieces. Both the bust and plaque will be hand numbered. Made in the U.S.A. and hand painted by our artists with authentic Star Wars style distressing.

SIGNATURE EDITION – $1799 – limited to just 15 pieces. Includes a plaque signed by original prop sculptor Brian Muir. Both the bust and plaques will be hand numbered. Made in the U.S.A. and hand painted by our artists with authentic Star Wars style distressing and additional layers of desert weathering and simulated “grease drips” to match CZ-3’s Mos Eisley scene.

Both editions will be offered with our new 3 easy payments Payment Plan via Partial.ly. See here for full details on that plan.

“As a fan of the making of our favorite films, I feel very fortunate that we had the chance to get hands-on and up-close with that original prop costume in our work to bring this replica to life. Our team spent hours examining, photographing and measuring the droid costume worn in the original trilogy and used high-detail laser scanning to capture every detail of the suit. Using that scan, we have faithfully reproduced the wonderfully organic asymmetry in the costume’s mask, originally sculpted by legendary film sculptor Brian Muir, and a bit of the bib area and collar to help turn this into a great overall character display. We took great lengths to maintain the integrity of the scan and vintage details to create the ultimate replica of this droid. Gordon Tarpley handled that digital task beautifully and I personally distressed the paint masters for these editions. Mr. Muir has graciously signed the plaques for the signature edition and our New York team is now preparing to produce this super limited run and hand paint each piece, capturing that classic Star Wars look and feel with layers of aging and weathering.” – Tom Spina (Regal Robot founder)

More details are coming next Monday 6th July, so be sure to check back for ordering details, payment plans and more images.

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