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.
As we stand a mere week from the start of the FURY Prop & Costume Auction, we’re giving collectors and fans a closer look at some of the material that will be featured via a three part blog series all about FURY. In our first instalment, we’re going to be taking a closer look at some of the costumes featured in the auction. The auction features over 300 lots of costumes ranging from US military uniforms to German military uniforms to civilian clothing.
If you’re looking to get started collecting, but don’t have lots of money to throw around, Prop Store is here to help. We have all manner of great items, many at affordable prices. So we thought we’d take you through an assortment of amazing budget opportunities.
With the massive success of sci-fi and comic book movies over the last few years, collectors around the world are shopping around for the latest and greatest in movie memorabilia.
Stephen Lane is the owner and founder of Prop Store which has offices in both London and Los Angeles and in this exclusive interview, Stephen gives us an insight into the prop industry and tips for new and old collectors alike.
If you have saved and saved to get your hands on that one-of-a-kind Clash of the Titans Argos Helmet or Alien warrior head, then the last thing on your mind might be protecting it from theft or damage.
Halloween is nearly upon us, which means that all manner of creepy creatures will be afoot. If you’re looking for some suitably scary film merchandise, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a selection of some of our favourite terrifying treasures from the depths of the Prop Store’s tombs… Well, archives.
In our last blog, we looked at some of the classic Halloween monsters that the Monster Maker is famous for, but this week our focus turns to some of the more natural creations from Baker’s career. Without question, bringing living animals to life with actors, puppets, masks and make-up is an incredible challenge, and Baker’s award winning ability to do so has defined his career. Take a look at some of the natural creatures that Baker has brought to life over the years.
Halloween is creeping ever closer and we know that tends to throw the mind towards spooks, ghouls and other creepy weirdness. So how about some extra items from the Dracula auction that Prop Store is running right now?
You wouldn’t be much of a monster maker if your portfolio didn’t include some classic creatures that we associated with Halloween. From zombies to werewolves to Frankenstein, the classic monster designs from Rick Baker demonstrate why he is unequivocally THE Monster Maker. Just in time for Halloween, we take a deeper dive into some of the classic monster designs included in the Rick Baker Monster Maker online auction.
Through his many incarnations, Dracula has lived very different lives. But his origin story usually remains consistent – as a man who had his monstrous nature thrust upon him. In the 2013 television version of the horror tale we get a glimpse of his previous life as Vlad Tepes and see the tragic events that led him to become a vengeful vampire.
In partnership with Carnival and NBCUniversal, we’re excited to present more than 450 items from the 2013 television incarnation of Dracula – played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers – ready for auction. Head to our website (propstore.com) and register at propstore.com/auction to be ready for the online event, which runs between October 12 and October 30.
In the world of original movie memorabilia collecting, being able to “screen-match” a particular piece would be akin to having a photo of Monet painting his “Water Lilies.” It’s airtight, indisputable proof of authenticity.
This week it’s Tim Lawes, our London General Manager, who took some time to compile his ultimate list of must-have Prop Store lots. With everything from a lock of hair from everybody’s favourite wookie, Chewbacca to an original puppet of The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate in the 3D stop-motion animated comedy film, ‘Pirate The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!’
Now, let’s take a look at Lawes’ top picks…
Vampire lover? Fang fan? You might recall that top bloodsucker Dracula came to TV screens in the shape of Jonathan Rhys Meyers in 2013. And now, with Halloween just around the corner, we have a terrifying treat to unleash.
October is the month of Halloween, when ghosts, ghouls and other supernatural beings haunt our streets and our screens. And what better way to celebrate that but with a fantastic selection of props from the most recent TV incarnation of Dracula, which starred Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the titular bloodsucker?
While computer graphics and other technology seem to rule the world of big movies these days, model miniatures will always have a special place in fans’ hearts. Here are some amazing items you could own as part of our Live Auction…
From spies to superheroes, there are always people we wish we could be. These costumes and props available at our exclusive Live Auction this month – will help with that. Check out our top 10 costumes and get ready to place your bids…
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