On September 26, 2017, 12pm BST, PropStore London/LA held a live Entertainment Memorabilia Auction. One of the items offered was the animatronic head of Tavros the Minotaur—played by New Zealand actor Shane Rangi—from The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). Bidding could be done in person, via Prop Store’s online auction platform, or telephone. The asking price: £3,000 – 5,000.
The webpage describes the head thusly: “The mask is constructed to be worn like a helmet. It features a foam-padded fibreglass shell; resin horns, gums and teeth; acrylic eyes; foam tongue; and foam skin with hair both glued and hand-punched throughout. The helmet contains a number of electronic components, including servos and receivers, which were operated by radio control during the production. The servos controlled two main articulation points, which included the jaw and eyes.
“The piece shows minor wear due to production use, but remains in very fine condition. Dimensions: 41 cm x 46 cm x 41 cm (16” x 18” x 16”)”
But the head went unsold and the lot was closed. Perhaps PropStore will offer it again at a later date.
Meanwhile, here are images of Tavros on display. Beauty, eh?