Discussion time! Who displays props and who actually used props for their intended purpose.

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Tan Djarka

Sr Member
Not to be a stickler for detail, but don't you mean prop replicas? A prop's "intended purpose" would actually be use in a movie :rolleyes:

But to answer you question: some of my replicas are in display cases, etc, not to be touched while others are available for handling. There is no hard and fast rule for any of it.
 

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spacebob

Sr Member
The only things in a glass cabinet is my toy robot collection, because it's quite annoying to dust and it's in the living room so it would need dusting a lot.
Everything else is either just out on shelves, or the unbreakable bits just end up where ever i put them down.
I have a "model" room for whatever i am working on, for the more breakable finished bits and bobs and other things nicer things i don't want to dust. Oh and the 3d printer is in there too.

I handle most of the stuff a lot because it's just there, sometimes it's in the way. Gonk is always in the way.

I don't think I play with the items, but once I have finished making something, I will have been holding it for Days/Weeks/Months.
The Rogue One E11, E11D and E22 prob get picked up for no good reason most at the moment as they have tactical lights, but i don't think "pewing" is involved :)
 

jkno

Master Member
Not to be a stickler for detail, but don't you mean prop replicas? A prop's "intended purpose" would actually be use in a movie :rolleyes:

But to answer you question: some of my replicas are in display cases, etc, not to be touched while others are available for handling. There is no hard and fast rule for any of it.
You are on RPF since 2006 and you've never seen before members here using the term "prop" for short, instead of "prop replica"? Just look at the replies in this thread alone, to see what I'm talking about.
 

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Tan Djarka

Sr Member
You are on RPF since 2006 and you've never seen before members here using the term "prop" for short, instead of "prop replica"? Just look at the replies in this thread alone, to see what I'm talking about.
Yes, I do know. That's why I used an emoji. Although some of us have actual props we built for fan films and production made props. I'm not sure about the intended use of a replica. For something intended to be a display, "use" is a bit of a misnomer.
 

Win7ermute

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My collection is strictly blaster replicas and I handle them all the time. I also handle my real firearms frequently, but that's just to remain familiar with their operation/safety.
 

d_jedi1

Sr Member
Most of my stuff is on display in such a way that people can grab it and play with it a bit and (as long as they ask first/don't start swinging swords around) I'm fine with that. the SMALL number of items that I don't really want messed with are inside of locked cases and can be viewed pretty clearly from outside of those cases.
I'll ocassionally make an exception and remove an item or two if someone REALLY wants to see one.
 

Psab keel

Master Member
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My house is small so only one or two items are on display. Everything else is safely tucked away though I often remove them and play with them.
 

Ecosta

New Member
Since I make all my own replicas, I usually make two. I've got the rugged well built / rough one I use regularly. Then once I figure out all the details and what I did wrong etc. on the first one I make a really nice second one for display only.
 

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