Sunday, November 15, 2015

Bix Puppet Prototype

Here is a one-of-a-kind prototype of a Bix puppet. It was made by Hasbro for a proposed line of Dinotopia toys that was stalled when the Hollywood film went into turnaround in 1997.

The front half of Bix emerges through a piece of black cloth behind an arched door. Her skin is molded in flexible latex or silicon over a skeletal framework.

The operator is able to control the movement of her mouth, the tilt of her head, and the movement of the eye ridges by means of a set of levers in the back.

You can watch a brief video of the prototype's movement on my Public Facebook or my Instagram page.

In previous blog posts you can see other prototypes from the Hasbro presentation, including action figures, a skybax toy, a Sylvia doll, and a strutter model.

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