Tom Spina Designs – Han Solo in Carbonite Desk

February 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

While this isn’t an original prop-related article, I thought it was a neat piece and worth making a note of, especially since Tom Spina is an important figure in the hobby, as a driving force in preservation and restoration of props (see OPB Featured Interview).

Tom and Richard Riley of Tom Spina Designs created a really cool “one off” piece of functional film art – a desk designed and fabricated for the home theater/office of Mark Hall, lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns. The desk features the iconic Han Solo in Carbonite from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Read more

Guernsey’s Pugliese Pop Culture Collection Auction: HD Images from Today Show Feature

February 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Here are a few HD screencaps from the Today Show broadcast aired this morning (see prior article for videos). This is only from the second segment, as I don’t believe the first segment airs in my market. All are 1920×1080 (click for high resolution). Read more

Guernsey’s Pugliese Pop Culture Collection Auction: Featured on the Today Show

February 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The broadcast of The Today Show featured a preview of Guernsey’s Pugliese Prop Culture Collection auction, to be held at the Palm in Las Vegas March 15-16, 2008.

Here are links to the two video segments hosted on the Today Show website: Read more

Barret-Jackson Collector Car Auction Event: Palm Beach, FL – March 26-30, 2008

February 28, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Barrett-Jackson is holding a Collector Car Event in Palm Beach, Florida from March 26-30, 2008. This auction will include 600 vehicles at auction, all no reserve, and will be broadcast on Speed.

This auction will include some cars used in television programs, including 13 cars from The Sopranos and “Super KITT” and “Attack Mode KITT” from the recent Knight Rider NBC special which aired this month. Read more

Star Trek TOS Original Series Tricorder Prop – eBay Seller Response

February 26, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

As written in yesterday’s article, “eBay Auction: Star Trek TOS Original Series Tricorder Prop“, an item was listed on eBay yesterday, marketed as an original tricorder prop from Star Trek: The Original Series, with an opening bid amount of $12,000, which has raised some concerns in the Star Trek collecting community as to it’s authenticity: “Star Trek TOS Original Series Tricorder Prop (1966-69)” (eBay Item #280203748990).

Alec Peters of the Star Trek Prop, Costume, and Auction Blog wrote an article about this auction on his blog today, “Alledged TOS Tricorder on ebay – Mark English replica?“. Read more

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