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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.

Live Auction 2015 Recap

From Alien to Zathura, this year’s Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, held in partnership with the BFI IMAX and ODEON Cinemas, was a huge success and our feet have only just touched the ground again!

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.

Prop Store Staff Picks: Brian Cordoba’s Favourite Props

Our LA Copywriter Brian takes a moment to tell us about his favourite props and costumes from the Prop Store website…

Star Wars Original Stormtrooper Blaster

Written by Stephen Lane
This article was originally written as an in-depth look at a piece Prop Store had for sale. Unfortunately we have none of these in stock at this time

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 Prequel 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.

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.

Beasts of Burden: The Last Original Dewback

When George Lucas began working on ideas for Star Wars in the early 1970s, he envisioned making his first “real movie”—a movie with art directors and sets, rather than the more real-world films he had created in the past. Star Wars fans know that Lucas made the films in the U.K., for cost purposes, and that much of the look of the world was initially established by concept artists who worked hand in hand with Lucas–Ralph McQuarrie, Colin Cantwell, and Joe Johnston. When production set up at Elstree Studios outside London, a team of art directors and craftsmen led by production designer John Barry set about expanding the world from existing concept artwork…

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.

Stuart Freeborn

“Stuart…..FIX IT !” – the oft-heard cry echoing down the studio corridors usually preceded another pioneering invention from one of the most talented make-up & effects men in the industry – Stuart Freeborn.

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.

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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