Last edited by DaddyfromNaboo; Nov 21, 2010 at 6:28 PM.
Wrong forum.. that is what the junkyard is for.
That and unless it's your auction it's a no-no to post!
Yeah, unfortunately, the company shouldn't have sold them to you, as I know exactly who paid a lot of money to have the molds and replicas made from the Original sunglasses.. The China company actually has a lot to answer for and is still being looked into..
Thanks for the info on this Beechy. As always your knowledge on all things V, is unsurpassed
Were the original sunglasses created or a found item?
As Def said, they were made from the Papillion 2001 / S Model Sunglasses.. The lens were removed and replaced with a gel lens, making the actor's eyes more visible..
These replicas, were molded from the Original Papillion and screen used version, but a few changes were made.. For example, no writing, plus the screws on the Original were silver, these are black to blend in with the sunglasses.. They also have the proper UV lens so people can wear them as sunglasses, not just for costumes.. Though fans could replace the lens with the gel lens to make them the same as the Original series..
The Papillion company stopped making these years ago.. As mentioned, a lot of money was handed over to mold them and have these turn up a close to the Originals as possible for fans.. The company in China then did the dirty on the customer and started shipping these off to other sunglasses companies ( Which are where these come from ), before the actual costumer even got their first batch..
Forgot to mention.. You can find to actual owner of the molds on eBay which sells them for US $29.95 and US $7.00 shipping in the US.. I would post the link, but probably not allowed.. But will offer the users page:
These are in stock, ready to ship.. And has 100s to offer.. I've had my pair for months now, the only other person that had these was Richard Herd ( John in the Original V ) and they are the best replicas for the Visitors sunglasses..
Last edited by DaddyfromNaboo; Nov 21, 2010 at 6:29 PM.
Thanks for link Beechy now i can get a pair knowing they're from the right source
links have been removed, but thread stays up and open since itīs quite informative. Direct linking to an ebay seller is not okay, though. For questions you may think about sending Beechy a personal message
Yeah, sorry about that Michael.. Thought it would not be ok, but I know the one that got these made, as I begged him to get them done , and think it is pathetic what this company has done to him, as over $5000 was payed for molds and product, only to have them ship them off to others..
Here are pics of them, comparing them to the Originals..
If anyone has questions, about these, or even other V items or news, just shoot me a PM, I'm always here to help when it comes to anything V related..