Paul was indeed part of the crew at EEG (the VFX facility for BR). They did make a number of 4" Spinners, but I think their use was limited to the rooftop of the Police Station. (The Tyrell building used even smaller Spinners that are virtual blobs.)
The Spinner you have IS from that mold. There are a number of tells that confirm it. That being said, there is no way to know if that casting was made in 1982, 2002, or last month. When I was hanging out at BOSS in the late 80's/early 90's a LOT of people had castings in their toolboxes. I have a casting that is in far worse shape that I got at one of the Southern California model kit shows. It sits on my workbench as well. I suspect yours is a newer casting.
As for its value - that's up to the buyer.
There is another spinner on Ebay same style. I seriously doubt it's more than 4-5 years casted. Maybe original molds but new plastic. 280718189717
I'm in the UK and am of the age when I tuned in to Saturday morning kids shows.
Would Blade Runner have been promoted on one of these shows?
It's not really a kids film- when it came out, I think it had an 'AA' rating for ages of 14 years +. This was changed to a '15' when the new classification system came out.
Just a thought, but I can't see the themes and violence of BR would be promoted on these shows.
Yeah, I was struggling with that, AA was Adult Accompanied. Like I said I might be getting confused and he was on to promote Legend.
It was never sold as prop form the film. It was just sold as a "Model". The info came from the vendor once I recieved it as it just looked very strange for a kit bash.All the vendor could tell me was that it was a competition prize.
Promoting Legend would certainly make more sense on a kids show.
I had this mental image of Noel Edmonds showing a clip of Tyrell having his head crushed, to a bunch of unsuspecting kids on Swap Shop on a Saturday Morning. :lol
It was way after Noel Edmunds. It would have have been the Saturday Superstore era. As for weirdness, the regional programs of the day and I am talking about No 73 from TVS I think, had the cross dressing goth band Specimen on at 10.30am in the morning in full fishnet stocking getup
The thing just looks very odd. It's like some areas have great detail and other areas look really poor. The front part looks like its been chopped off and re-attached. There are similarities to the ones that have been on Ebay but not quite.
Been trying to find out about it over the last few years regards a competition prize but so far come up with nothing. On the UK kids shows the guest's always used to bring in something to give away in competitions so sounds plausible I am 90% sure Scott did appear on a Kid's show at one time years ago being interviewed about his latest film from my own memory. I would have been 13-14 at the time and Satruday mornings had the best TV in the UK