Dharma Key

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by begsby, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. begsby

    begsby Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to report on another excellent item and great experience. Since watching the season finale of Lost a month or so back I've been jonesing for a copy of the hatch self destruct key....... You can only imagine my delight when I found one.

    Boy did Darthscifi deliver - great, courteous communication and lightning fast shipping (all the way to Canada no less). Not to mention the key itself - a true work of art and a great addition to my collection.

    Pictured below is how I decided to display it. A shadow box frame from Wal-Mart, a few nails, some double-sided tape and voila.

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  2. replicaprops

    replicaprops Official Licensee RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the good review. Nice display idea
    Rob
     
  3. mtpalin

    mtpalin Well-Known Member

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    That is a work of art - and an excellent dispaly too...

    Way to go...
     
  4. Robot Monster

    Robot Monster Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(begsby @ Jul 3 2006, 12:35 AM) [snapback]1272736[/snapback]</div>
    Looks great, maybe when I stop playing with my key I will do the same. :)
     
  5. begsby

    begsby Well-Known Member

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    It's an inexpenisve way to keep it safe and draw attention to something people recognize right away.
     
  6. GDafi

    GDafi Sr Member

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    That is excellent, and very nicly displayed. :thumbsup
    What size is it?
     
  7. anthrax79

    anthrax79 New Member

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    That is WAY cool. I love that prop. Now we just need the floor switch to go with it...
     
  8. SPDOmegaRanger

    SPDOmegaRanger Well-Known Member

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    wo i didnt know they had a key like this in lost, dam where can i get one, either way totally kick * and very kick * display aswell
     
  9. begsby

    begsby Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(GDafi @ Jul 3 2006, 03:10 PM) [snapback]1273107[/snapback]</div>

    The size of the key or the size of the frame? The key is pretty much key sized - 1:1 when comparing it to screen caps, the display area of the frame is for a 4x6 photo.
     
  10. theyrenotdolls

    theyrenotdolls Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    this is cool.....my wife is a big fan of the show...she'll love this.
    Great job on the shadow box display....where does the double sided tape come in?
     
  11. begsby

    begsby Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Theyrenotdolls @ Jul 3 2006, 09:20 PM) [snapback]1273460[/snapback]</div>
    I used the tape to position the chain along the background instead of putting nails everywhere. Since it's black it's pretty much invisible.
     
  12. dkwd

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Theyrenotdolls @ Jul 3 2006, 04:20 PM) [snapback]1273460[/snapback]</div>
    I expect the double sided tape keeps the key from falling to the bottom of the box.

    David
     
  13. begsby

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    Actually, the key is held in place with a nail through the hole at the top and then another further down to put it at an angle. It's far too heavy for the tape I have and I didn't want to use anything stronger that might not come off if I decide to take it out of the frame.
     
  14. gusw666

    gusw666 Well-Known Member

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    Great display and prop.

    Who sells this ones?

    Cya

    Gus
     
  15. replicaprops

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  16. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    I ordered mine yesterday. :)

    Now, how about a big 'dharma' insignia plaque, like the one that was hanging on one of the walls in the hatch?

    Jay
     
  17. Howlrunner

    Howlrunner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I know this is a LONG dead thread, but I'm intrigued by the missing pictures and the defunct URL link.... :lol Anyone got a picture of the key replica in question in this thread? Anyone know where one could be acquired?
     
  18. Ramiel

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  19. Howlrunner

    Howlrunner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The URL above two posts above mine links to a blank page. Thanks for the link though. :)

    Anyone knoew how this one compares with the one offered by CostumeBase on eBay?

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    I'd say that the Acme one looks like it's got a much nicer finish/material.
     
  20. sycor

    sycor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have one of the ones from acme and it's great. And from the picture it looks much nicer than the one from costumebase.
     
  21. Ground_Trooper

    Ground_Trooper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info! I have been looking for one of these. I really needed one for my Dharma Costume last Halloween. Oh well, better late then never!

    I ordered one from acme! Now if I could just find some Dharma Playing Cards!
     
  22. Robot Monster

    Robot Monster Sr Member

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    I have a key and it's a fine heavy hunk of metal. Very pleased with it still.
     
  23. Patattack

    Patattack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There was a run of Dharma playing cards a while back. If you're on Propcircle, you could look up choc_tpot and see if he has any packs left!
     

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