Scrimp and Bulbous, the two missing Dejarik holochess pieces finally appeared onscreen in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, and the gang at Regal Robot are releasing replicas of them on May 4th, 2021 at 12pm EST. Here, they give some background on why the pieces were lost in A New Hope and found over 40 years later in Solo.
Original Star Wars™ animator and creature creature, Phil Tippett, notes, “We had made 10 characters… George [Lucas] started placing them and then there just wasn’t room for two of the characters, and so those got cut from the movie.”
Phil continued, “I made one, Jon [Berg] made one… I made the red guy, he made the green guy… and as kind of an appreciation for Dennis turning George onto us… we gave them to [him] as a thank you. When Ron Howard was doing his [film], we pitched to him the idea of bringing those characters back in. “
The original props survived to this day, and Phil’s team digitally scanned the puppets which had hand sculpted by he and fellow holochess animator Jon Berg. Our 1:1 replicas were prototyped using those same digital files used to bring Scrimp and Bulbous back to life for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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