Set of (4) Audio-Animatronic Mechanical Components.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 1,000.00 USD
Set of (4) Audio-Animatronic Mechanical Components.
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This item SOLD at 2021 Dec 18 @ 11:29UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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(WED, c.1960s-90s) Following the introduction of Audio-Animatronics at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, Walt Disney planned for the large-scale use of Audio-Animatronics in many future attractions. As a result, WED Imagineering's MAPO division developed the casting system to take a "kit of parts" approach to producing Audio-Animatronic human figures, where individual parts could be swapped in or out to achieve a variety of functions and movements. This set of (4) authentic, MAPO-built Audio-Animatronic mechanical components come from the WDI casting system of the A-1 Audio-Animatronic line, and were designed so that the parts could be interchanged as necessary, to achieve a variety of functions and movements. Additionally, the A-1 series of components have been pivotal in the creation of some of the most iconic attractions of the Disney Parks spanning from the 1960s to the 1990s, including Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, and many other attractions at the Disney Parks around the globe. Composed of steel, this set of (4) included a hip joint, a sideways cylinder mount, and a sideways pivoting component. Also included is an A-6 cylinder mount for forward and side bending. These are museum-quality artifacts of Disney Parks history, and a testament to the ingenuity and artistry of Imagineers. The components measure between 3.5" and 6.5" tall. The condition is very good, with minor surface wear from use and age.