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Old February 27 2013, 01:51 AM   #1
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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?






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Old February 27 2013, 03:16 AM   #2
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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.
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Old February 27 2013, 05:02 AM   #3
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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.
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Old February 27 2013, 05:34 AM   #4
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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.
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Old February 27 2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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Re: TOS "Props" on Pawn Stars

Is that supposed to be Shatner's toupee?
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Old February 27 2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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Is that supposed to be Shatner's toupee?
Bonk, Bonk! Bad kid!
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Old February 27 2013, 07:26 PM   #7
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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."
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.
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Old February 27 2013, 08:53 PM   #8
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I am sure that the members over at the RPF would know and be able to quickly identify them.
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Old February 27 2013, 09:40 PM   #9
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Is that supposed to be Shatner's toupee?
Definitely not the one from the Movies
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Old March 4 2013, 12:50 AM   #10
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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.
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Old March 4 2013, 01:10 AM   #11
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Re: TOS "Props" on Pawn Stars

It's not really a "prop" if it wasn't used on a show. It's a replica.
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Old March 4 2013, 02:52 AM   #12
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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.
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Old March 4 2013, 03:27 AM   #13
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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
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Old March 4 2013, 04:46 AM   #14
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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!
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Old March 4 2013, 06:10 AM   #15
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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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