3. Hand Puppet
Special-creature designer Stuart Freeborn sculpted the foam latex puppet for Yoda for V, and engineered the mechanisms to control its eyes, mouth, and ears. The aged Jedi Master was brought to life by puppeteer Frank Oz, who also supplied his voice.
For the prequel trilogy, Yoda, like many other Star Wars characters, was brought to life by CG and puppets were no longer used by Lucasfilm.