Posts by category: Collections

Prop Store Collection Presents… Kane Alien Spacesuit

Get up close and personal with one of our favourite items in the Prop Store Collection – the Kane Alien Spacesuit…

Prop Store Presents… Armour

In this week’s blog, we are going to focus on one of our favourite types of movie memorabilia – armour. Whether your preference is for ancient, contemporary or futuristic styles, we have a huge selection of items available to whet your appetite!

The Prop Store Collection Presents… Spock’s Spacesuit

Welcome to our continuing series of collections blogs as Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We talk about the film, explore the history of the prop or costume and explain why we love it so much. This time? A suit belonging to one of the most beloved characters in sci-fi during a quick jaunt outside…

Prop Store Collections Presents Ark Of The Covenant Ghost

Welcome to our continuing series of collections blogs as Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We talk about the film, explore the history of the prop or costume and explain why we love it so much. In this entry, a terrifying guardian of an ancient relic that brings death to (almost) all who find it…

Celebrate Miniatures and Puppets with Prop Store!

Long before digital technology took on the lion’s share of effects work, miniatures and models ruled the roost. Some teams are still working with them, so we thought we’d take a look at some vehicles and other creations from both the past and present of movies

The Prop Store Collection Presents…James Bond’s MI6 Training Costume

Welcome to our continuing series of collections blogs as Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We talk about the film and the prop or costume itself, giving you the facts, the figures and all the details on some fascinating piece of movie history. This time? A casual look for a character usually more famous for his sharp suits and tuxedos…

Explore Crew Clothing with Prop Store

If you’ve ever been on a film set, or watched a behind-the-scenes documentary, you might have seen crew wearing T-shirts, jackets and other memorabilia from different productions. Clothing is a common gift for the cast and crew, often used as a present when a film or TV season wraps so they can remember the time they spent working together. Lurking within Prop Store’s archives is a variety of these items from all sorts of films, so if you love a movie and you want something unique, take a look at just a few of the pieces we have on offer.

The Prop Store Collection Presents…Marty McFly’s Hoverboard

Welcome to our continuing series of collections blogs as Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We talk about the film, explore the history of the prop or costume and explain why we love it so much. This time? One of those movie props you really, really wish was a real item…

The Prop Store Collection Presents…An Original Victor Van Dort Stop Motion Puppet

Welcome to our continuing series of collections blogs as Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We talk about the film it comes from and the prop or costume itself, giving you the facts, the figures and all the details on some fascinating piece of movie history. This time? One of Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated productions…

Eight Fantastic Props & Costumes for TV Addicts

In addition to the awesome collection of props and other items from movies, Prop Store also has a big range from some of the best TV shows. We thought we’d dig through the list and find some excellent choices as seen on the small screen. As ever, head to our website to find the full range.

The Prop Store Collection Presents…Sir Didymus

Welcome back to the collections series, in which Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We’ll talk about the film it comes from and the prop or costume itself, giving you the facts, the figures and all the details on some fascinating piece of movie history. For this blog, we’re all about a certain furball from one of the most famous fantasy films ever made.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Prop Store

St. Valentine is about to shoot his arrow through our hearts, which always seemed a little violent to us. Still, whether you’re loved up or lovesick, you might be wanting to inject a little romance into your life. Take a look at some great items available in Prop Store’s catalogue and see if there’s something that could work as a gift, or a way to treat yourself and start to heal if you’ve lost that loving feeling.

The Prop Store Collection Presents…Jack Sparrow

Welcome to the first in a new series of blogs as Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We’ll talk about the film it comes from and the prop or costume itself, giving you the facts, the figures and all the details on some fascinating piece of movie history. Let’s get started, shall we?

Action! Five Great Clapperboards

Clapperboards, for anyone who doesn’t know, are used on film sets to assist in the synchronization of the picture and sound, and to designate and mark particular scenes and takes for use in editing the film later. They’re very collectible, especially if they’ve been used in big productions, so here is a selection of our favourites.

Celebrate Oscar season with eight great props from Academy Award-winning movies!

It’s that time of year again, when prestige films and the people who made them are busily competing for awards attention. Glitzy ceremonies are rolling out the red carpet for stars and trophies are being handed over like they’re going out of fashion. The Academy Awards are creeping closer, with the big event scheduled for February 28th, so we thought we’d pay tribute to some of the big Oscar-winning movies by looking at some great items in the Prop Store’s collection.

Six Great Props from Fantastic Stop Motion Movies

Computer generated imagery might be the big player in animation these days, with Pixar, DreamWorks, Blue Sky and more putting out more and more films, but there is still something to be said for enchanting movies created by companies such as Aardman (who brought us Wallace & Gromit, Shaun The Sheep, The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit and more) and Laika, creators of Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls). We thought we’d showcase just a few of the handcrafted – and collectible – items available from the Prop Store.

Celebrating Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino’s latest, blood-soaked Western thriller The Hateful Eight roars into some American cinemas on Christmas Day (and then goes on general release in both the US and UK on January 8). To celebrate the return of the auteur, we trawled through our catalogue of items from his previous films to offer up a few for nostalgic Tarantino fans to peruse.

Gifts From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The scream of TIE Fighters and the stirring chords of John Williams’ music on trailers means but one thing: Star Wars returns to our screens this month. The Force Awakens brings Han, Leia, Luke, Chewie, Artoo and Threepio back and launches a host of new characters to continue the iconic space opera. As you look to the future of the films, take a dip into the past and explore some exciting items from the originals and prequels available at the Prop Store.

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy – On Location in Tunisia

In the summer of 2001 Prop Store team member Brandon Alinger traveled to Tunisia in search of the original filming locations for Star Wars: ANH, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Star Wars prequels. Seventeen-year-old Brandon managed to convince his parents the trip would make an ideal family vacation, and spent a week traveling the country and seeing the Star Wars sites. While many fans have visited the Tunisian locations over the years, at that point there had only been a handful of visitors and information was scarce. Gus Lopez had a website dedicated to Star Wars locations, and Jeremy Beckett had produced a guidebook which covered many of the sites.

ON LOCATION: BUTTERCUP VALLEY, 1982

Take a journey with us thirty years into the past. Before the world wide web, before internet forums and blogs. Hell, before Usenet groups and Compuserve. This was when movie spies were more like real spies. Belly-crawling with real cameras loaded with real film. Sharing physical assets. Speaking on the phone. Making meet ups face-to-face.

Movie Memorabilia For Your Christmas Wish List

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and naturally our thoughts turn to gifts. If you’re the type who loves movie items and are looking for some cool movie items to give as gifts, or even suggest a few that Santa (or a kind friend) could bring for you this festive season, we have a few suggestions from the Prop Store’s collection.

5 Star Wars Artefacts in Prop Store CEO Stephen’s Personal Collection

I started Prop Store back in 1998, a hobby that quickly got out of control, but my passion for collecting props and costumes started some time before that. I’ve been travelling the world tracking down Star Wars props and costumes for close to 25 years. From Elstree to San Francisco, Los Angeles to Finse in Norway, I’ve racked up countless air miles, met some fascinating people and had some incredible adventures.

The Frank Elliott Collection

Prop Store is proud to present the ‘Frank Elliott Collection’, a number of personal memorabilia artefacts from the estate of the renowned camera assistant and focus puller, who sadly passed away in the summer 2011.

Tombstone: The Buntline Special

Fans of George P. Cosmatos’ Tombstone may be interested to learn about the weapons that helped make this movie such a modern-day classic.

NOSTROMO: A Legend Born, And Born Again

Learn about the amazing restoration of the legendary Nostromo from Ridley Scott’s Alien…

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