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VIP Fan Auctions Launches Official Paramount Pictures Movie Prop & Costume Auctions and Website

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Longtime movie and television prop and costume studio reseller VIP Fan Auctions has launched a series of official Paramount Pictures listings on eBay, along with a new website.   Studio assets are currently being offered for sale on eBay from G.I. Joe, She’s Out of My League, Shutter Island, and Up in the AirRead more

NOTICE: “The Original Prop Blog” Has No Affiliation With New Website “The Prop Blog” (Screaming Sports? Propworx?)

April 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There is a new website called “The Prop Blog”.  In that this can cause confusion for anyone searching for “The Original Prop Blog” – since the name is nearly the identical – I thought it would be appropriate to publish a public notice and statement of the fact that “The Prop Blog” has no connection nor affiliation whatsoever with “The Original Prop Blog”.  However, based on my research, I would like to pose an open question:  Is there a relationship between “The Prop Blog” and “Propworx” or its principals? Read more

Premiere Props Response To Better Business Bureau Rating, Consignment Checks Returned “NSF”

February 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday’s feature reported on the Better Business Bureau having dropped their rating for Premiere Props to a score of “D”.  Based on my research, it appears to have been the result of complaints filed against the studio prop reseller by one of their consignors and customers, David Brandon of HorrorDomain.com, and a dispute which involved consignment checks returned to him by the bank stamped “NSF” (Not Sufficient Funds). Read more

Premiere Props ‘Better Business Bureau’ Rating Score Drops to “D”

February 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Premiere Props, known in the hobby as a “studio reseller” (a company that sells original film and television assets on behalf of various studios) has recently had a significant drop in their Better Business Bureau rating.  Their current BBB score is a “D” (with only two possible lower grades, a “D-” and an “F”).  Read more

Annual Holiday Warning About Buying Fake and Fraudulent Movie Props, Costumes, and Memorabilia as Gifts

November 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Since today is “Black Friday”, I thought it would be appropriate to republish an editorial that I posted last year as the holiday season approached, warning consumers against the purchase of television and movie props, costumes, and other assets as gifts for loved ones.  Read more

Disney To Acquire Marvel Entertainment In $4 Billion Deal; Future Impact on “Studio Reseller” Deals?

August 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Disney announced today that it is in the process of buying Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion dollars in cash and stock.  This acquisition will include ownership over Marvel’s thousands of characters as well as Marvel Studios, which is responsible for film franchises such as Iron Man, The Avengers, Thor, and Captain America. Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2009: Event Recap, Impressions, Experiences, Perspectives

July 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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As with last year’s event, I thought I’d share my own personal impressions and experiences about Comic-Con International 2009 in San Diego, to close out my series of articles and features on the event (see San Diego Comic Con 2009).  Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2009: Video Interview with Alec Peters, PropWorx

July 27, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

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I had an opportunity to meet and chat with Alec Peters, CEO of PropWorx, while attending San Diego Comic Con.  The video interview includes a recap of the Battlestar Galactica auction (past and future), a “state of the hobby” review, talk about competition among other dealers/resellers and auction houses, a discussion of issues in the hobby, and news about the future of PropWorx. Read more

Battlestar Galactica Original Prop Auction II Update – Shipping and Fulfillment Costs/Details

May 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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One of the few missteps with the first Battlestar Galactica auction concerned post auction shipping costs and fulfillment (see Propworx/Battlestar Galactica: Post Auction Event Update).  With this second event just days away, PropWorx CEO Alec Peters has published the details concerning shipping and fulfillment for this next event, so all interested bidders are armed with very clear and detailed information.  Read more

Battlestar Galactica Original Prop Auction II Update – Print Edition of Second Catalog Available

May 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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As noted last month (see Live Event Catalog Available Online), the online PDF version of the catalog for the second Battlestar Galactica auction event has been made available for this month’s auction in Pasadena, May 8th-10th.  Collectors started receiving the print edition in the mail in the past week or so, and I received a comp copy from PropWorx, so I thought I’d share my observations, as done with the first catalog published in January. Read more

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