Regal Robot has done it again, and the timing couldn’t have been better. Having just talked about the two legged (armed?) puppet of Max Rebo in Jabba’s Palace with artist Chris Trevas on the Talkin’ Tauntauns podcast, Regal Robot goes and drops this awesome maquette depicting the original concept for Max Rebo that was eventually created into the puppet the we see as the keyboard artist in for Return of the Jedi and Book of Boba Fett.
With hands-on access to the original film artifact and high resolution 3D scanning, the Regal team crafted a faithful recreation of the Phil Tippett concept sculpture of this fan-favorite character from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Each 5 3/8″ tall (including the display base) statue is cast in heavy polyurethane resin. Made in the U.S.A., every replica in this edition was meticulously hand painted by the FX artists in their New York studio, making each a unique tribute to the artistry involved behind the scenes of our favorite films!
There are two versions of the maquette that will be available. The signature edition, exclusively available at Star Wars Celebration, and a non-signature edition available starting June 7th on Regal Robot’s Website.
Available exclusively in-person at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim (at the Regal Robot booth, #2518), and limited to just 83 pieces, the Max Rebo™ Concept Maquette Replica – Signature Edition is the debut item in the company’s newly unveiled Star Wars™ Archive Collection, a continuation and expansion of their work creating authentic replicas with impeccable lineage.
Priced at $449, each statue in this signature edition of 83 pieces includes a hand-numbered metal plaque signed by original sculptor, Phil Tippett. They come hand packed in a gloss black box with die-cut foam insert and Regal Robot COA.
While the signature edition will be available exclusively at Star Wars Celebration, a Numbered Edition of 250 pieces will be available for pre-order in June. Fans can reserve those on the Regal Robot website starting June 7th.
Regal has much more to share ahead of Star Wars Celebration, so check back often as they reveal their other show exclusives and give fans a sneak peek at their upcoming releases!
Learn how you can bring the archive to your collection by joining the Regal Robot email newsletter ( https://regalrobot.com/newsletter/ ) or checking out their site ( https://regalrobot.com/starwars )!
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