Posted by Dale Dassel from iax-minden-ppp0004.iamerica.net on June 25, 1998 at 12:03:56:
In Reply to: Re: A thanks..... posted by Michaelson on June 24, 1998 at 19:38:20:
: : I recently purchased at auction replicas of the staff of Ra medallion and the golden fertility idol that were made from the original molds. These items were not licensed by LucasFilm. However, propmakers from the movie presumably made extras for themselves or for sale.
: : I have compared the pieces I have to the photos in the book "From Star
: : Wars to Indiana Jones: The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives", and mine
: : match exactly, even down to the imperfections from the molds.
: : I have seen a number of Ra medallions offered at www.ebay.com and have the email address of a guy who claims he can get more.
: : As for the fertility idol, I have heard of one other being auctioned
: : online, but the seller refused to provide photos or any solid evidence
: : that he actually had a replica. He was also selling the prop because he was moving out of state and wanted to unload some items before he left. Sounded fishy all around.
: : The bottom line is that there may be more replicas out there for sale. Also the replicas offered by PITA Productions are poor duplicates of the real thing.
: Off subject here, but Thanks for the tip on this bid service. I checked it out today, and had a blast trying to bid on Indy products listed after registering. Didn't get a thing with success, but it was fun trying. Now, back to our program......Regard. Michaelson
There's something I should have told you guys long ago, but just
never got around to. When I was in California last December, I visited
the old part of Sacramento. While store shopping, I happened across
a Hollywood store that sells nothing but autographed photos and authentic
movie props (Icons, etc.) Well, In a glass case, with a stack of Raiders
movie cards spread around it was a beautiful, SHINY gold replica of
the Fertility Idol in Raiders. It was perfect down to the last detail,
the correct size, and it even had a certificate of authenticity with it.
Unfortunately, I didn't have $245 in cash handy to purchase it, otherwise
I would have!!! I know I should get twenty lashes with a bullwhip for
this, but I neglected to get the name of the company that produced it.
It was on the certificate, but I didn't get it. Sorry!!!
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