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ItsGreen February 27 2013 01:51 AM

TOS "Props" on Pawn Stars
 
A lady brought into the pawn shop some Star Trek props she thought were used in the show. She bought them at a garage sale and there was no provenance to their history. Johnny "the toy expert" stated they were not mass produced toys but could be props, but because there was no history on these items he said they could be sold only as "prop replicas" with a value of $700-800, they bought the 3 items for $500. Now I know these are not actual TV props, but does anyone know who the manufacturer is on these? and what they might acutally be worth?

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9...starstrek3.jpg
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/3...starstrek1.jpg
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/2...starstrek2.jpg


http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9...starstrek4.jpg

TREK_GOD_1 February 27 2013 03:16 AM

Re: TOS "Props" on Pawn Stars
 
YouTube has plenty of videos with detailed analysis of the Playmates and Art Asylum TOS landing party equipment. That said, at first glance, the items in the photos look like toys from either company, not any of the rough or "hero" props made for TOS.

Admiral Buzzkill February 27 2013 05:02 AM

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The communicator looks like it could have been built up from the prop kits that were sold in the 1970s and early 80s by a guy who claimed his name was (no kidding) "James T. Kirk."

The phaser looks like a casting taken off of a very old small-run fan-made prop or prop kit - we saw a lot of those phasers with installed lights and that square red Radio Shack contact switch for a trigger.

Kamdan February 27 2013 05:34 AM

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I saw this episode and I thought those props resembled something that you'd find at a convention in the 1970's. Even though they said they don't take scripts, I'd be very interested in that first draft script of Star Trek IV. That's probably the draft that had Eddie Murphy in it.

Merry Christmas February 27 2013 08:25 AM

Re: TOS "Props" on Pawn Stars
 
Is that supposed to be Shatner's toupee?

TREK_GOD_1 February 27 2013 07:16 PM

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Quote:

T'Girl wrote: (Post 7738246)
Is that supposed to be Shatner's toupee?

Bonk, Bonk! Bad kid!

TREK_GOD_1 February 27 2013 07:26 PM

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My Name Is Legion wrote: (Post 7737691)
The communicator looks like it could have been built up from the prop kits that were sold in the 1970s and early 80s by a guy who claimed his name was (no kidding) "James T. Kirk."

Good call...it has that rough look of amateur casting, much like the expensive Phasers sold at 70s cons.

I don't know how the TV show ended up, but the "experts" seemed to be spouting off, rather than being familiar with such a well known piece of TV history.

CaptainDave1701 February 27 2013 08:53 PM

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I am sure that the members over at the RPF would know and be able to quickly identify them.

Sindatur February 27 2013 09:40 PM

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Quote:

T'Girl wrote: (Post 7738246)
Is that supposed to be Shatner's toupee?

Definitely not the one from the Movies ;)

sbk1234 March 4 2013 12:50 AM

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I hate to say it, but that communicator looks almost EXACTLY like a prop I bought at a convention in the mid-1980s. The lid was even slightly askew like the one in the photo. While I think it's a pretty good reproduction, I don't think it was used on the show. I know mine wasn't.

MauriceNavidad March 4 2013 01:10 AM

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It's not really a "prop" if it wasn't used on a show. It's a replica.

GSchnitzer March 4 2013 02:52 AM

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Maurice wrote: (Post 7756945)
It's not really a "prop" if it wasn't used on a show. It's a replica.

Well, I guess they have been used on the show Pawn Stars now.

MauriceNavidad March 4 2013 03:27 AM

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GSchnitzer wrote: (Post 7757197)
Quote:

Maurice wrote: (Post 7756945)
It's not really a "prop" if it wasn't used on a show. It's a replica.

Well, I guess they have been used on the show Pawn Stars now.

That hardly qualifies. lol

22 Stars March 4 2013 04:46 AM

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That is fun, I am a huge Trek prop guy, and I was wondering when some stuff would show up on Pawn Stars!

sbk1234 March 4 2013 06:10 AM

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Ok, "replica." point being, the one I have has never been in any production of Star Trek, as far as I know, and I don't think the one pictured above has, either.


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