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Money is no object. Any and every prop imaginable is available.

What are the top three movie props You would love to have?

Would it be Indy’s hat from Raiders of the Lost Ark? Or the shower curtain from Psycho? Snow globe from Citizen Kane? Zagnut bar from Seems Like Old Times?

My top 3:

From the greatest movie ever made and I have watched thousands of times would be Doc’s mind-reading helmet from Back To The Future.

“You want Me to buy a subscription to the Saturday Evening Post.”

Next, from the greatest movie ever made and I have watched a thousand times would be the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle from Stripes.

“C’mon. It’s Czechoslovakia. We zip in, We pick ’em up, We zip Right out again. We’re not going to Moscow. It’s Czechoslovakia. It’s like We’re going into Wisconsin.”

And My top movie prop is from the greatest movie ever made and I have watched thousands of times would be Otto from Airplane!

“Elaine… Don’t panic. On the beltline of the automatic pilot there’s a hollow tube. Now, that’s the manual inflation nozzle. Pull it out and blow on it.”

Top 3 movie props You just have to have. Go!

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There are 62 comments.

  1. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    Galadriel and Arwen’s jewelry from Lord of the Rings.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 8:43 AM PST
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  2. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter Post author

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Galadriel and Arwen’s jewelry from Lord of the Rings.

    I think that’s more than 3 props. 

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    • November 7, 2019, at 8:49 AM PST
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  3. Brian Watt Member

    The maschinemensch (robot) from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. Only the original will do. 

    The Tumbler from Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.

    A life-size replica (or one of the original) EVA pods from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 9:19 AM PST
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  4. Bishop Wash Member

    I thought I read once that the 2001 monolith was destroyed, but you did say every prop is available in this hypothetical. That would be cool, but take up a lot of space.

    Another cool prop from Raiders would be the Ark.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 9:23 AM PST
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  5. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter Post author

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    The Tumbler from Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.

    Sweet. 

    Fourth on My list was the burned up car from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. 

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    • November 7, 2019, at 9:23 AM PST
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  6. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter Post author

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):
    every prop is available

    every prop

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    • November 7, 2019, at 9:24 AM PST
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  7. Hoyacon Member

    So I can give people the Bird:

    Because it would look good in my backyard:

    To find out what’s in it:

     

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    • November 7, 2019, at 9:48 AM PST
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  8. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter Post author

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Because it would look good in my backyard:

    That’s an actual movie prop? Not shot on location? 

    I’m thinking front yard… You know… So, the neighbors will think Yer judging Them. 

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    • November 7, 2019, at 9:58 AM PST
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  9. Bishop Wash Member

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    To find out what’s in it:

     

    That one crossed my mind, for the same reason.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 9:59 AM PST
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  10. Bishop Wash Member

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Because it would look good in my backyard:

    That’s an actual movie prop? Not shot on location?

    I’m thinking front yard… You know… So, the neighbors will think Yer judging Them.

    What’s the difference between a prop and a set? Would this fall into the later?

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    • November 7, 2019, at 10:02 AM PST
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  11. Hoyacon Member

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Because it would look good in my backyard:

    That’s an actual movie prop? Not shot on location?

    I’m thinking front yard… You know… So, the neighbors will think Yer judging Them.

    The climactic scenes were filmed on a soundstage AFAIK.

    If I put it in the front yard, I’d have to move the “Attention Thieves: Please Carry ID So We Can Notify Next of Kin” sign.

     

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    • November 7, 2019, at 10:06 AM PST
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  12. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter Post author

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):
    What’s the difference between a prop and a set?

    I’m thinking anything used to make a movie.

    For instance: the lightsaber. It wouldn’t be an actual operating lightsaber, it would be the prop the actors held in Their hands when making the movie. A keepsake You would have at Home.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 10:07 AM PST
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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey Member

    1:1 scale Death Star.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 10:11 AM PST
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  14. Songwriter Member

    The Bullit Mustang.

    Jim Rockford’s Firebird.

    Dirty Harry’s .44 Magnum

     

    • #14
    • November 7, 2019, at 10:11 AM PST
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  15. Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr. Coolidge

    Technically, Indy’s hat is costume, not props. You don’t want to get into union trouble.

    The obvious one that comes to mind is Luke’s lightsaber from Star Wars. The one that fell down the Cloud City ventilation shaft along with Luke’s severed hand.

    And speaking of severed hands, the skeletal Terminator hand from Terminator 2: Judgment Day would be pretty cool to have on the shelf.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 10:14 AM PST
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  16. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    The B 36 from “Strategic Air Command.” I might not have room but Pima Air Museum is just down the road and has one already.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FJVxtTNjJk

    “Six turning, four burning”

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    • November 7, 2019, at 10:15 AM PST
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  17. I. M. Fine Lincoln

    Alec Baldwin’s brass balls from Glengarry Glen Ross.

    Jack Lemmon’s spaghetti-straining tennis racket from The Apartment.

    Charlie Chaplin’s cane.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 10:18 AM PST
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  18. The Great Adventure! Member

    Songwriter (View Comment):

    The Bullit Mustang.

    Jim Rockford’s Firebird.

    Dirty Harry’s .44 Magnum

     

    But how could you forget…

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    • November 7, 2019, at 10:28 AM PST
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  19. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter Post author

    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey (View Comment):

    1:1 scale Death Star.

    I’m no movie historian, but I’m guessing They used some kind of magical special effects and models to create the Death Star.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 10:42 AM PST
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  20. DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey Member

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey (View Comment):

    1:1 scale Death Star.

    I’m no movie historian, but I’m guessing They used some kind of magical special effects and models to create the Death Star.

    I’ve been lied to!

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    • November 7, 2019, at 10:49 AM PST
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  21. Jim O Member

    There is really only one answer to this question!

    James Bond’s Aston Martin from Goldfinger.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 11:16 AM PST
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  22. Susan Quinn Contributor

    I’d like to own Dorothy’s ruby slippers!

    • #22
    • November 7, 2019, at 11:33 AM PST
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  23. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter Post author

    Jim O (View Comment):

    There is really only one answer to this question!

    James Bond’s Aston Martin from Goldfinger.

    Eh… it’s alright, I guess. I heard it recently sold at auction for like… $3000 or somewhere around there. 

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    • November 7, 2019, at 11:57 AM PST
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  24. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter Post author

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    I’d like to own Dorothy’s ruby slippers!

    And not the big, emerald curtain?

    You could have so much more fun with that curtain hanging in living room when guests are over. 

    “Pay no attention….” 

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    • November 7, 2019, at 11:59 AM PST
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  25. Susan Quinn Contributor

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    I’d like to own Dorothy’s ruby slippers!

    And not the big, emerald curtain?

    You could have so much more fun with that curtain hanging in living room when guests are over.

    “Pay no attention….”

    H.m.mm…. maybe I’ll reconsider . . .

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    • November 7, 2019, at 12:00 PM PST
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  26. DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey Member

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    I’d like to own Dorothy’s ruby slippers!

    Wouldn’t Glinda’s travel-bubble be more practical?

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    • November 7, 2019, at 12:02 PM PST
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  27. Susan in Seattle Member

    I, too, would like Dorothy’s ruby slippers but the emerald curtain is intriguing.

    Also, the Hogwarts Sorting Hat. Only two for me. Maybe I’ll figure out a third.

    Edited to add: I thought of my third. Herbie the Love Bug!

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    • November 7, 2019, at 1:02 PM PST
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  28. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    The Sword of Gryffindor.

    Or, since I’m in Slytherin, the Locket that was a Horcrux.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 5:21 PM PST
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  29. TalkGOP Member
    1.  A phaser from Star Trek
    2.  The Maltese Falcoln
    3.  Oscillator Overthruster from Buckaro Bonzai (which happens to look a lot like a flux capacitor)

     

     

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    • November 7, 2019, at 6:39 PM PST
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  30. Mountie Member

    One of the Spanish Air Force BF 109’s used in the 1968 “The Battle of Britain”

    The actual Model 29 44 Mag used by Eastwood in Dirty Harry (currently in the NRA Museum)

    Wyatt’s Capt American bike from Easy Rider (if price really is no barrier then I would need to build a time machine to get the bike before it was destroyed after the movie). 

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    • November 7, 2019, at 7:37 PM PST
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