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Rik
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:59 am    Post subject: New hobby for me! Movie props! Reply with quote

Just in case this tiny, undocumented change to the main page of the Museum was missed, I've posted up a page with all of my original screen-used movie props. I've always kind of been interested in them, but usually the things I really want either aren't available or cost $1000's. But, I finally managed to pick up some things that only cost $100's. Yessss! Most of the collection I obtained at an auction last week, so it's only the beginning...

(But don't worry, I'm still after handheld games, and the museum isn't going anywhere. Mr. Green Mr. Green )

props.handheldmuseum.com

Anyone else here have any movie props? (real or replica)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting hobby Rik! As you say it sounds like it could be very expensive!

I'm sorry to say I don't think I have heard of many of the films you have props from and I haven't any of my own to show you, but I think I can help you out on one small detail. The red 'European car' in your collection seems to be a Renault 4 of around 1984 vintage

http://www.renault4.co.uk/renault-4-restoration-completed.htm

I look forward to seeing what else you find Smile

The R2-D2 looks like quite a challenge! I don't know where you find the time for everything Surprised . It proves once again, you are indeed a man of many talents.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, thanks for the car info... I thought it looked like a slightly modified Mini or something, but it's definitely a Renault 4... Thanks, now I can update the description (and I know what kind of logo to look for to put on the front grill.)

Yeah, R2 will take some time... Especially when I don't really _have_ time for everything. Rolling Eyes Hopefully by the end of the year he will at least be presentable.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik, I was looking throught Chickeneaters games and I came across this. You could use it when your working on your new project Wink

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1997-TIG.....dZViewItem

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Rik!!
I think that this kind of hobby can keep you busy for decades ,it has no limits!!!I think that it can give you a special feeling when you see an object in a movie that is seen by milions across the world , and that object is yours,right there beside you!!!
Don't shift your interests!!We need you here!!! Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I'm not going anywhere... But at least most of the people that sell movie props have the common sense to let an auction end normally. Mr. Green

And besides, there's handheld games that ARE movie props... I'll have to get at least one of those...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik,sorry to ask but what does "props" stands for?Is it a contraction of some sort?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It probably stands for 'property'. As in 'movie property'. Basically, it just refers to any item used during the filming of a movie (used on screen, that is). So, when that Galaxian game was used by an actor in the Doom movie:
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Movies/Doom.htm
It became a 'movie prop'. I could just buy any Futuretronics Galaxian game and have a 'replica movie prop', or I could try to hunt down the one that was actually used and have a 'screen-used movie prop'.

But I think 'Prop' is just a word by itself these days...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spot on, Rik, that is indeed the etymology!

(I looked it up!)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik, our newest member sounds like he might be a good contact for your hobby Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I noticed that... I'm very familiar with Elstree Props- They've worked on Star Wars, the Indy movies, and lots of others...

I was kind of surprised to see that they registered here... Mr. Green There's a link to the Forum on my Movie Prop page, I suspect that's how they found it... Not much prop talk here though. Hehe...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi rik!

nice collection there!

there is a guy here in switzerland called roman guettinger! he has the biggest movie props collection worldwide i think..he's allways a good start for a prop collector...he even has a store where he sells stuff...check out:

http://www.movieprops.ch/home.php#

have fun!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OUCH!! Someone stole R2D2 from his collection!! Shocked
I think Linda pointed out a year ago the problem of NOT publicising too much on the internet and being afraid personally ,and in second hand,for the collection, about some "strange and unsolicited encounters".
There is a famous guy here in Italy which is , if I don't recall wrong the first or second biggest collector of the world of everything gaming related to Japan. A collection of over 10.000 games .Well I now understand why he has his entire collection in a secret and guarded caveau.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi alex

yes that's a very big ouch! an original r2d2 must be the coolest prop ever! and as far as i know it wasn't the first time they stole him stuff!

making your collection online always pushes your connections and therefor your collection, but at the same time it's a big risk! like walking on razors edge!

but after buying that much games theres just no money left for a big vault! Confused

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting hobby, sounds like it could be lucrative down the road . cheers


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