Did anyone here win the "Hero at Large" auction?

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Jet Beetle, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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  2. misterfusion

    misterfusion Sr Member

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    No, but I was was at the auctionan outbid as well.

    You want to know the worst part about this? The guy that sold it had a few suits over the years and got rid of them except that last one. He even tried to sell one on eBay a few months ago and nobody bid on it...and he only wanted $100 at the time.

    When I heard that, I was sick...then figuring that if nobody bought it on eBay for $100, surely I could * it up for $500 or $600.

    The worst part is I'm really good friends with a guy who works with this seller, and have been for years. His words still sting my ears. "If I only knew your were interested in that suit..."

    Dammit........ :angry

    Steve
     
  3. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Steve that story hurts my stomach. I almost always check ebay for Hero At Large stuff and only recently gave up because there was never anything of value listed -- I scored a movie poster a few years back and had Ritter sign it at Disney (back whe he was being considered to play "All American Boy" in Sky High. HE was the coolest guy you'd ever want to meet and I told him how much I loved the movie (Hero At Large) and he responded with "I kept one of the costumes and the little doll from the filming -- it's still one of my favorite things I've done cause I've always loved heroes who have to get by on nothing" -- I am so sad to hear the guy who owned these got rid of all of them and that they slipped past you (AND ME.)
     
  4. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Yes, it was a member here. Not me. But I know who got it.

    He'll probably chime in, then die when he hears the story.

    He did a fan made version way back when the movie came out. Did a great job with it, so he had to have that costume.
     
  5. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    GREAT TO HEAR. Now when a certain someone needs quick cash he can contact one of us.
    :love
     
  6. clayslinger

    clayslinger Well-Known Member

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    I loved this film.
    It struck a chord with me and I'm sure many costume fans.

    I'm shocked to see such low prices on this.
    It looks to be in great shape.

    Thanks for the story Jet Beetle. I'm so glad to hear that John Ritter really liked working on it and that he still had the suit.

    I hope it went to a good home.

    Chuck...
     
  7. Bowelrock

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    That has to be MANTIS him and his super hero Cotumes from un popular charactors :p JK I don't kneo who it was.
     
  8. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    The winner's ebay handle was rocketeer1936 -- Hmmmm
     
  9. Got Maul

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    maybe its lonnie, our mod ?
     
  10. PantheraGem

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    I was six when this movie came out and I remember it well. That Halloween my Mom made Captain Avenger costumes for my little brother and I. I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one that movie made an impression on. From the picture there it looks like it was in fantastic shape. Woulda been nice to go alongside my "six year old's" version. Hehe.
     
  11. Galactifan

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    Hero At Large is a GREAT movie. It's one of my all-time favorites. I can't believe the costume sold for so little. I didn't even know about the auction until it ended. UGH.
     
  12. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    I sure would love to see some pics of this baby up close.
     
  13. rocketeer25

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    Nope, not me... but that is a great costume. Is this movie out on DVD? I think I've only seen it once when I was a kid.

    Lonnie
     
  14. misterfusion

    misterfusion Sr Member

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    Yup, it sure is. It retails for about $15. I picked one up a few days ago in anticipation of bringing home the suit from the auction :cry

    I was actually planning on sitting down and watching it this afternoon. It will be interesting to see if it holds up.

    Steve
     
  15. micdavis

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  16. rocketeer25

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    Thanks for the link. Got it for around $10 shipped. :)
     
  17. BrianM

    BrianM Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes, I was lucky enough to win this great costume. I thought there would be no way I could win with no fewer than 20 pre-auction bids.

    They just called me to finalize the bill, and I should have it on Thursday.

    I'll post plenty of pics once I receive it.

    I can't believe this was on e-bay before. I have been looking. I've been desperate for a 16mm copy of the film, but I don't know if one exists.

    I know there were many copies of this suit just look at that bus scene. I was wondering how to tell if this is the “hero” costume worn by JR? Also if the original owner had many why is this one missing the shorts? The good news is I have a pair of shorts from my costume.

    I'll dig around for a shot of me in my fan made costume from back in the day.

    Anybody know where to get a good super hero mannequin?
     
  18. misterfusion

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    Jealous...but happy one of "us" got it and it's not just disapearing into the costume void.

    Looking forward to seeing the pics of both your version and the original.

    Once again, congrats..

    Steve
     
  19. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    PICS COMING -- YES.... I can't tell you how envious I am... WTG.
     
  20. mbmcfarland

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    Congratulations, Rocketeer1938... I too have a major soft spot for Hero At Large... I never knew that movie had so many diehard fans.

    I can hardly wait for those pics..

    Mike
     
  21. BrianM

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    I had no idea it had such a cult following either...

    Seriously, who knows where to get a good super hero mannequin?
     
  22. Galactifan

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    I just picked up "Hero At Large" on DVD tonight. Thanks for the tip that it's available.
     
  23. BrianM

    BrianM Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    BTW, the movie that H@L was based on is showing Thursday night at 10:15pm Pacific time, on Turner Classic Movies.

    10:15 AM - Meet John Doe (1941)

    CanÂ’t go wrong with a Frank Capra movie.
     
  24. clayslinger

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    Hey Hey.

    Congrats Rocketeer 1938...
    Well Done.

    Great suit from a great movie.

    Since you've made a fan replica in the past it shows me just what a good home it's going to.

    Thanks for the offer to share some photos with us. I look forward to seeing them.

    ENJOY.

    Chuck...
     
  25. Commodore Starska

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    Nice buy :)

    I have been watching for this film to come back out. it was on VSH long ago and just came out on DVD a couple of months ago.

    I figured it would when JR passed on :(

    I really love the theme to the film

    Congrats on the win.
     
  26. BrianM

    BrianM Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    GOT IT.

    It's in surprisingly good shape for 25 years old. The mask is scratched but the costume looks like it just came off the set. I guess 100% synthetic fabrics arenÂ’t all bad. Here is a Pic of the suit. IÂ’m working on a web page for all the partsÂ…

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    More soon
     
  27. misterfusion

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    Excellent.

    How badly is the mask scratched? If it's just scuffed, there's plastic polish out there that might do the trick.

    Looking forward to the additional (and much more detailed, I'm sure.) pics.

    Steve
     
  28. BrianM

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    Not that scratched. It'll look great on a mannequin but if you put it on it's a little fogged.
     
  29. Galactifan

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    Congratulations......post more pics. Thanks.
     
  30. BrianM

    BrianM Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here is a pic of my 1981 fan made costume:

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  31. BrianM

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