Buffy, Orb of Thesulah - Factory X item pics

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by rad1701, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. rad1701

    rad1701 Sr Member

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    I got this Orb of Thesulah made by Factory X last week. I like it, but there is a slight problem. The orb doesn't fit down low enough to put the cover on the container. Under the purple cloth I think is a piece of styrofoam to hold the orb in place. I probably could fix this myself but I was curious if anyone else got one of these yet and had a similar problem.

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  2. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    How is it seen in the show?
     
  3. rad1701

    rad1701 Sr Member

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    Not sure. But I'm pretty sure it's meant to be able to be covered. Especially seeing how low it sits in the box photo.
     
  4. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    Unfortunately, thats the way its meant to be displayed... I've heard of afew people who carefully take out the liner and cut down the styrofoam to accomodate the orb, but when this happens, the display doesn't look as great.. Its a personal preference
     
  5. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The orb should sit firther down, yeah. Is the inner lid domed (it should be)? I made the * thing, lol.... still don't have a production piece.
     
  6. Rebel Hunter

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    From the pics above, the inner lid does not appear to be domed to acommodate the orb the way it currently sits.

    Speaking of Buffy props...has anyone picked up the Vampyr book yet?
    Moff...you had a hand in that one as well didn't you?
    I'm curious how the production version turned out.
     
  7. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    I've been hearing of quality issues with the Vampyr book production pieces, and now the Orb can't even have the lid put on the case? Paint jobs have been reportedly poor on the Vampyr books, some received cracked covers. With MR's recent problems, I'm beginning to shy away from licensed pieces. What the hell is going on?
     
  8. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee Well-Known Member

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    Off topic, but looking at that item, I have to ask, why can't United Cutlery, Noble Collection or even MR make a Palantir from LOTR? Without light effects, it's the same general idea. Just bigger, and black instead of white...
     
  9. rad1701

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    So moff this is based off your work? The lid only has a slight dome inside, not nearly enough to cover the orb. Personally I think the picture on the box is misleading if they meant it not to be able to be covered. But it sounds like moff says it was meant to be covered. I'm almost positive in the episode (have to check my DVD) that it was shown deeply recessed and covered in the wood box. The display would stay a lot nicer and more dust free that way too. I'll probably modify the piece myself then. It sounds like if I exchange it for another most likely it will have the same problem.
     
  10. Kerr Avon

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    Can you do a 'tutorial' of sorts on modifying the inside? I'm tempted to get one, but I'd like to see what has to be done to make it more accurate or at least make the lid actually usable.
     
  11. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    If there was some sort of a spring or soft foam below the orb, then it could push down with the lid but pop up when opened...
     
  12. jason1976

    jason1976 Sr Member

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    OO, that's a great idea.

    Personally I thought this prop was way over priced. The real "Orb" was just a quartz sphere, so I looked one ebay, and got one, a lot like the real prop, for $20. shipped from china. :) (they had one I liked better, but didn't win the auction. :( ) I wasn't worried about the box, because you don't see it for more then a seen or two, but the orb you see a lot.
     
  13. philippes

    philippes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here are photos of an original Orb I brokered sometime back for reference:

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