Posts by tag: Star Wars

Prop Store Live Auction 2017 Presents… Movie Artwork

Welcome to the week three of our Preview Blogs for the upcoming Prop Store 2017 Live Auction.  Today’s theme is Movie Artwork. From conceptual sketches to full paintings, let’s take a look at some of our favourite pieces coming up in this year’s auction…

Prop Store Live Auction 2017 Presents… 80s Sci-FI Icons

Welcome to the first of our Preview Blogs for the Prop Store 2017 Live Auction. During August and September, we will give you a weekly advance preview of some of the very special items that we have in store for you….

Prop Store’s presents… Designs From Far, Far Away

Our Star Wars & Star Trek Blueprint Auction represents some of the very best design work that two of our favorite galaxies have to offer. We will examine lots from the Star Trek side of the aisle soon enough but, never ones to cross the streams more than we need to, let’s first dive in to some of the standout lots brought to us from long ago in that far off galaxy…

The Ultimate Prop Store Christmas Wish List!

With Christmas just around the corner, you might still be looking for a special gift to make this festive season one to really remember! Prop Store have over 7000 items for you to browse online, with great items from all your favourite films and TV shows like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, The Simpsons and much more!

Check out some of the items on our Christmas Wish List this festive season, and maybe add a couple to your Santa list this year…

Prop Store Live Auction 2016 Presents… X-Wing Model Miniature

Welcome to this week’s preview to our Prop Store Live Auction on 27th September 2016 will be focusing on one of most buzzed about lots – the X-Wing ILM Model Miniature

Prop Store Live Auction 2016 Presents… Clapperboards

Welcome to this week’s Showcase Preview for our Prop Store Live Auction on 27th September 2016. Today we will be showcasing some of the very special clapperboards that will be coming up for sale in the auction…

Prop Store Live Auction 2016 Presents… Star Wars

Welcome to the opening preview to the Prop Store Live Auction 2016! During August and September, we will be posting Blog updates twice-weekly to whet your appetite with some of the amazing original memorabilia that will be coming up for sale in the auction…

Star Wars Identities Exhibition – Costumes

The first part in a collection of blogs about the Star Wars Identities Exhibition 2016…

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.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – Luke Skywalker “Force Jump” Puppet

Our UK Copywriter Peter Cooper talks about the incredible Luke Skywalker “force jump” puppet from Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

You Can’t Forget Them If You Tried: The Iconic Characters of the Greg Cannom Auction

The Greg Cannom Auction has been incredibly exciting for us to put together for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest has got to be the iconic characters represented in Cannom’s work. In this article, we take a look at the most well-known creatures, villains and clowns in the Greg Cannom Auction.

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!

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.