Tippett's portfolio of work includes designing props for the original Star Wars trilogy, Dragonslayer, Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom, the Robocop films, Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers, and countless others.

Tippett working on the famous AT-ATs on the set of The Empire Strikes Back Tippett working on the famous AT-ATs on the set of The Empire Strikes Back

Over 400 lots of Hollywood history will be going under the virtual gavel, including the Trash Compactor Monster from Star Wars, which is expected to be one of the highest selling lots, with a pre-sale estimate of £41 000-85 000 ($50 000-70 000.)

Trash Compactor Monster from Star Wars: A New Hope Trash Compactor Monster from Star Wars: A New Hope

Phil Tippett's professional career began as a stop-motion animator in the 1970s before being hired by George Lucas to produce the Millennium Falcon chess-game sequence for Star Wars. Tippett stayed on with ILM for several years, notably animating the Tauntauns for The Empire Strikes Back and developing ''go-motion'' technology for the memorable dragon Vermithrax in Dragonslayer.

Tippett founded Tippett Studio in 1984 and went on to produce or supervise visual effects for Robocop, Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers, and numerous other titles.

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store COO, commented on the upcoming auction: ''We’re very proud to be handling this collection of materials from Phil Tippett's amazing career in the film industry. In addition to the props, costumes, models and maquettes there is a vast collection of artwork and archival materials, many of which have never been seen before. If you’re a collector or a fan of the films Phil Tippett has been part of, this auction presents a wonderful chance to get a glimpse behind the curtain and become a caretaker of a small piece of film history.''

img01med-13 ‘Duros’ Cantina Mask from Star Wars: A New Hope
Estimate £41 000 – 57 000

img01med-14 Robocop Costume from Robocop 2
Estimate £25 000 – 41 000

Phil Tippett commented, ''It’s been a lot of fun to take another look at these materials, some of which I haven’t seen for years. I’m glad that fans will have a chance to get them, and I hope they’ll enjoy them and look after the materials for the future.''

The bidding on the sale will be available until 21st October. Check out the full catalogue here.

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