Tom Baker was an ingenious and very skillful animation model maker that used to advertise his wares in the back of certain monster magazines like Cinemagic and Starlog in the 1980’s. I knew Tom back in Charlotte, N.C., in the 1970’s when I produced a TV show called THOSE WERE THE YEARS on Channel 3, WBTV. We ran a film contest and Tom won with some unusual animated shorts. He also created a :30 TV spot in black and white set to the Max Steiner score where Kong comes through the trees, but instead of picking up Fay Wray, he picks up a sign for my show. It was very effective and got an amazing response from folks who thought they were watching a clip from Kong and were surprised with an ad for the show. Tom was great. This Cyclops animation model was based on the Harryhausen Cyclops from The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad. The model was a gift from Tom, and as I remember, one of the first models he created.
*Height is appx. 14 inches – size of original plywood base is 12 x 8 x 7 inches.
*Overall Condition is Fine I would say – arms, legs, jaw and just about everything is adjustable on this model – there are some chips to head horns and around head – imminently fixable by those who are handy with such materials. Don’t miss this beauty!
*Comes with COA from the Museum of Mom and Pop Culture / Adler Collection to ensure authenticity and provenance ~