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    Jul 16, 2010, 2:12 AM - INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #1

    Hello all, hope you enjoyed your sleep, or was it that you were in a theater?

    Anyway, time to combine these discussions and start looking, planning, and creating.
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    Jul 16, 2010, 10:47 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #2

    Well, the PASIV's housing is a Zero Halliburton Premier attache case.
    Those run about $650, so I don't think I'll be able to do one any time soon.
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    Jul 16, 2010, 11:23 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #3

    Ditto ^, but it was very cool
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    Jul 16, 2010, 11:38 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #4

    I can tell you that the tops where hand lathed steel, and then hammered and slightly patina'd. Later we made CNCed versions that where cast and crew gifts, they all spun very well.
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    Jul 16, 2010, 7:33 PM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #5

    You made them? Any word on reproductions being made?
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    Jul 17, 2010, 12:56 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #6

    Nexnox, tell us things!

    Pictures stolen from online, of stuff on display at the Arclight, in L.A.


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    Jul 17, 2010, 3:34 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #7

    Just saw the film... an intricate and beautifully crafted masterpiece of one of the most enthralling and original premises in recent cinema (with all that lame talk out of the way.... HOLY ****!)
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    Jul 19, 2010, 10:01 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #8

    i'd love to buy 2 to 4 tops if anyone sells for decent price. Not into paying $50+ for the movie promo tops on ebay.
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    Jul 19, 2010, 10:53 PM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #9

    DrMcoy said: View Post
    i'd love to buy 2 to 4 tops if anyone sells for decent price. Not into paying $50+ for the movie promo tops on ebay.
    Based on what the cast/crew tops cost apiece, that's a steal.
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    Jul 20, 2010, 9:38 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #10

    yeah, but based on the fact that these were GIVEAWAYS, then $50+ seems steep to me, especially when others will likely be making these for what I am guessing is half the price.

    Of course, if you are into having one with INCEPTION engraved on it, then I imagine it might be worth $50.
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    Jul 20, 2010, 8:29 PM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #11

    Totally want a top form this fabulous flick!

    I loved the grooves from the rough hand lathing.
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    Jul 21, 2010, 12:37 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #12

    i want all 3!! are they giving them out at comic con this year?
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    Jul 21, 2010, 1:33 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, pasiv) #13

    Just noticed that Eames' totem was a forged poker chip.
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    Jul 21, 2010, 4:22 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #14

    I rewatched the movie today and paid close attention to the top, I missed it the first time it was shown but watching it very closely there isn't really a design on it but rather a dark imperfection in the lathe process... it looks like a dark line that goes around the top section of the top... the top of the top... weird.

    I did notice that the prop top (or prtop) is often replaced with a CG top at times when it needs to spin for prolonged periods of time, but when a geuine prop is used it seemed that the top wasn't perfectly symmetrical there was bit of unevenness between the top point and the bottom... Might've been my eyes.

    I was focusing so much on the top I barely could focus on the awesomeness of the movie... just kidding, the movie has so much awesomeness that you can't possibly not be given a handful tossed at you at any given time!
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    Jul 21, 2010, 6:55 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #15

    yes westcroft, that ring is definitely there, around the top section near the edge.
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    Jul 21, 2010, 8:28 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #16

    I echo everyone's sentiments on wanting one of those tops
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    Jul 21, 2010, 8:31 AM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #17

    anyone have decent pics?
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    Jul 21, 2010, 12:48 PM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #18

    zenix said: View Post
    yes westcroft, that ring is definitely there, around the top section near the edge.
    While there where some imperfections from the lathe, some of the heavier lines while spinning are from small pits that have a patina in them.
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    Jul 21, 2010, 2:58 PM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #19

    I want one of them tops. "she will be mine, oh yes she will be mine".
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    Jul 21, 2010, 3:09 PM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #20

    what do you all think of the promotional tops? good? bad?
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    Jul 21, 2010, 3:41 PM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #21

    bad, very bad.
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    Jul 21, 2010, 5:09 PM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #22

    Really? how come?
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    Jul 21, 2010, 5:14 PM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #23

    While spinning, from one of the trailers, I think.


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    Jul 21, 2010, 6:43 PM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #24

    I don't think the promo tops are THAT bad. Are they screen accurate? No, of course not. But I think they were decent for what they were supposed to be: a free item designed to promote the movie. Of course, I don't feel they're worth the price that some of them are commanding on eBay. Especially since I have a feeling something similar is going to be included in a "deluxe" DVD set or something, whenever it comes out.

    Also of note, here is a video with a decent close-up of a PASIV unit on display:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anm3jdt6EGw
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    Jul 21, 2010, 9:16 PM - Re: INCEPTION (Top, bishop, loaded die, poker chip, pasiv) #25

    nexnox said: View Post
    While there where some imperfections from the lathe, some of the heavier lines while spinning are from small pits that have a patina in them.
    Can you provide us with some pictures? I would like to know what the arrangement of the pits are.
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