After many years of searching and envying others 1984 Gremlins Original Puppets (you know who you are ;-) I finally have one of my very own!
About me, I am a die-hard Gremlins 1984 fan! I can remember being 5 and my mother taking me to see it in the theaters and being completely FREAKED out by it! It is the reason why I have a twisted sense of humor and it is the origin of my love for horror/Sci-Fi films in general.
So, when this little guy showed up on a Premier Props auction this past December (in very bad shape btw) I jumped at the chance to own him. MORE AMAZINGLY he came from Joe Dante's personal collection!
I was also in contact with Chris Walas (via email) who was able to provide me with some even more AWESOME info about the puppet. Specifically, what scenes he was used in and additional information about notations that were written inside the puppet. Freaking cool, I know!
Anyway, when he finally arrived, the poor guys head was detached and he was in bad shape. See orignal auction photos here Joe Dante Screen Used Gremlin from Gremlins : Lot 230
I knew I had to take him to Tom Spina (www.tomspinadesigns.com) to fix him up for me. Special thanks to Mike Thomas who was able to accurately match textures/coloring. Great JOB! The end result is what you see here.