These "puppets" were used when the putties got hit in the chest, and the live action video would be overlayed with a visual effects shot, which was stop motion animation of these putties exploding on screen. It's made of oil based clay that is stiff after 26 years, but still pliable as oil based clay doesn't dry out or harden.
They were made with oil clay so they could be "recycled" for more shots. This "puppet" came directly from the Rick Shick, the Visual Effects artist from the show. It's amazing he has kept it intact all these years.
As I was told by Rick, it's just been stored in a glass cabinet since 1994. This is the LAST and ONLY one of these left in existence, as stated by Rick, himself. This putty comes with two hand signed letters of authenticity, from Rick Shick.
He also made me a short video of authenticity (last picture is a screenshot of that video), which shows this exact putty, and explains his background and some of the work he did on the show. He also states in both the letters and video that this is the last one he ever made. Rick is quoted and pictured in the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Ultimate Visual History book, where he talks about creating the shots of these putties exploding, and also animating the zords.
He talks about this in the video of authentication and shows that book. The second to last picture is an example of another puppet during one of the exploding scenes in Power Rangers. This one was used for the same type of effect. PLEASE NOTE, the head of this putty is also detached from the torso. It is just sitting on top in the pictures.The putty comes in 6 total pieces. The torso, two arms, two legs, and the head. This is literally a part of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers show and legacy, and it's the only surviving example of it in existence. Rare doesn't begin to define this piece. The item "MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS ORIGINAL, SCREEN USED PUTTY PATROL PUPPET FROM 1994" is in sale since Sunday, March 22, 2020.
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