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Firefox original screenused prop missile 

  
Growing up the very first adult rated movie I ever saw was at a movie theater in my home town in England called Firefox. The poster above dragged my attention like a ragged claw. Eastwood in black…a mysterious fighter plane…I begged my mother to see it. 

I’ve kept my eyes open for items from the film it apart from a few model pieces very little has surfaced. 

A few months back items from Hunter Gratzner effects were sold by Premiere Props and this missile was one of those lots having been sold by Grant McCune before his death in 2010. 

 
First made for Firefox the missile was later painted black for use in Executive Decision. One purchased an extensive renovation was done to remove the top coat, restore the white and red underneath and retain the Russian lettering on the original model.

 

 Thanks to Dan at Pittsburghprops for all his hard work with this project 

The best of the Screenused.com summer icollector sale (part 1)

Unusually many of the top items on Screenuseds auction this summer already have high bids on them so I thought I would look through all the items that didn’t and pull out the items that are great deals or just aren’t as flashy for various reasons as the expensive pieces although deserving of attention.

  
First up this Spirit costume from the film of the same name is a very fair $1500. I’ve seen hats sell for $500 and this is a complete costume with the uber rare mask which there are very few in private hands. The movie has aged well…check it out.

  
Next up from the Bruce Willis scifi film “Looper” this is a near complete Old Joe costume with leather jacket, shirt and trousers. 

  
These have rarely come to market and the film has cemented itself as one of the best scifi films of recent years. A fantastic piece.

Next up we have some always propose “Lost” TV show props. These lots include one if the original golf clubs purchased from profiles in history in 2010, a chair back with the show logo, some of Charlie’s drug baggies and the best item one of Season fives original Ajira airline tickets that was used by Hurley to get back to the island.

  
From the 1980 movie Flash Gordon we have a very rare hawkwoman headress that  is only the second to come to auction ever. One of the dresses alone sold this year for $2000 so this is a great deal at the price.

  

This very rare gambling chip from Casino Royale already has a bid of $750 but it’s such a nice and rare prop I have to mention it. The 60’s movie has had very little stuff available so bid on this if Bond is your thing. 

  
From the movie series “The smurfs” comes a couple of stunt wands used by Gargamel. 

  
One lights up and one is a rubber stunt piece. This is a great hero prop as the wands were heavily used in the film.

  
There are a bunch of really cool xfiles costumes for Mulder. A full suit and various shirts etc. 

  

  
Lastly from “Blade Runner” a true piece of propart this is the original brass cast gun missing for many years having been in the collection of one of the films propmasters. This was used to make the holsters from the film and one if only 10 guns made for the film, the other being rubber stunt pistols and the sole working hero gun sold for $250,000 a few years ago. 

Part 2 with more lots tomorrow 

Screenused.com “Banshee” auction on icollector.com Saturday 21 May 10am: The best of…

  
This Saturday at 10 am pacific screenused.com will sell 250 plus props and wardrobe pieces from the hit Cinemax show. Currently about 25% of the items have early bids but here are some cool deals on pieces that have been missed!
Bear in mind many of these items have been bookmarked so people ARE aware of them and may bid them up on the day of the sale….but if they forget or have connection problems you could get an amazing deal on these pieces of Banshee TV show history.
   
 
First up is the blade used by The Albino, one of the mini villains of Season 1. This is when Banshee as a tv show took off for me. An amazing prop that when people know the scene and the character will make fans jaws hit the flaw!

Second is this.

   
 This knife is used by one of the secondary characters Alex long shadow and is his personal ancestral blade used in a key scene. A great character and a strong piece to frame up!

Next is Burtons suit. He is the heavy in the four seasons of Proctor and let his glasses come off and his real demeanor show at your peril 

   
 
If you don’t get this get his tomahawk. That’s an incredible piece of weaponry used in the fight people say defined the show.

Next up 

   

Carries costume from the season 2 finale. Great character…awesome outfit. Nuff said.

  
Chayton necklace. One of the best villains on Banshee. Worn a lot. Great piece.

   
 
Colonel Stowe, the villain from season 3 and screen capped to the episode he loses his finger. 

Lastly jobs custom computer screen is a cool hand made prop!

  
There are a load of other items from all the main characters and this is your only chance to buy this much stuff in one place all with a screenused coa. 

Bidding is open now so get your prebids in!

Good luck.

 

The best of the Screenused.com Banshee TV show sale Saturday 21 May 

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This Saturday at 10 am pacific screenused.com will sell 250 plus props and wardrobe pieces from the hit Cinemax show. Currently about 25% of the items have early bids but here are some cool deals on pieces that have been missed!

Bear in mind many of these items have been bookmarked so people ARE aware of them and may bid them up on the day of the sale….but if they forget or have connection problems you could get an amazing deal on these pieces of Banshee TV show history.

 

Home Alone 2 prop newspaper 

Acquired recently this newspaper was obtained from the propmaster on the project and is printed on real newsprint.

  
The paper can be seen in the movie in the early parts of the film.

  

Here are some more screenshots 
  
In 27 years of collecting and all available auction records this is the only one to ever come up for sale.

The paper was adapted and also used as inspiration for the movie poster below.

  

Original H.R. Giger “Alien” artwork to celebrate 4/26 Alien day reveal

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HR Giger in his studio at Shepperton

This is the original oil pastel “rough” art created by H.R. Giger in 1978 during his stay at Shepperton studios during the preproduction of the film “Alien” for director Ridley Scott.

Found abandoned in 1980 after “Alien” had wrapped production in the studio by an employee on “Superman 2” this represents almost the final vision of Gigers famous creation before the final airbrushed version was completed. Giger denied that he worked in the form of pastel and after much research was completed over the last 20 years, several pieces from his early years came to light and it was discovered that he did work in the medium (including several published calendar images from the early 1970’s) and and at the prototype stage instead of pencils.

In this version of the art the head has been shortened from its original size, the hands repositioned with the arm and several other minor alterations.The red stenciled ALIEN 78 logo is visible on the bottom of the art such as this facehugger concept below.

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In this picture taken in 1993 the art is in a plastic protection sleeve and due to being stored poorly the image of the alien had burned through over several years onto the backing paper. It has since been stored behind archival glass as a beautiful example of the production process of one of films most famous creatures.

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The final airbrushed version of the artwork is presented below.

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