Fallen in love with a prop before seeing the movie?

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Sundowner

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Has anyone fallen in love with a prop before seeing the film/tv show? Since I've been on this forum I've done this multiple times. "Boo" got me interested in Firefly. I think its great because it has broadened my horizons into films/Tv I would have never watched! Am I the only one?
 

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digger2307

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the captain america helm done it for me, same with first class. Loved first class, was let down by cap. but still non the less loved the props.
 

Jedi2016

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The most obvious example would be Jake's wrist weapon from Cowboys & Aliens. As soon as I saw the first trailer, I thought to myself "Man, the RPF is gonna be all over that.."
 

jlee562

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Not a prop per se, but the John Dillinger fedora that Johnny Depp wore in "Public Enemies" was a minor obsession of mine until I ordered one the other day.
 

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Stormy320

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I thought the pre-release of the Hasbro battle droid on the laser pod was really cool in 1999 until I saw the Phantom Menace and about threw up on myself.
 

Zombie_61

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Not a prop, but I did buy the soundtrack CD to the Coen brothers' movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? before seeing the movie because I liked what I heard in the trailers.
 

gumdrop331

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Not a prop, but I did buy the soundtrack CD to the Coen brothers' movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? before seeing the movie because I liked what I heard in the trailers.

Yeah, I don't think this has ever happened to me with a prop, but I have picked up soundtracks I liked before I actually saw the movie.

I do also tend to prefer characters with interesting props/costumes over ones without. This is limited and dependent upon the writing, but usually there is an interesting backstory to them that other, less colorful characters lack. This is something I notice in trailers, though I generally reserve judgment until after I've seen the full movie.
 

JLeezy23

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I thought the pre-release of the Hasbro battle droid on the laser pod was really cool in 1999 until I saw the Phantom Menace and about threw up on myself.

I remember buying mine, Stap with Battle Droid. Mjolnir, Cap helm, Jake's wrist blaster, Tron disks, lots others but those are what i can think of right now
 

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kursosawa

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While not a movie, I would have to say the Eleventh Doctor's Screwdriver. I saw it at my friend's shop and started messing around with it and a few months later i was up to my neck in Dr Who.
 

Sundowner

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I did the same thing with Doctor Who. Well actually I was interested in the vortex manipulator which got me into Torchwood then I wanted to watch the Doctor Who episodes that had Jack Harkness in them. Bam..Doctor Who fan lol.
 

krakow13

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Re: Fallen in love with a prop before seeing the m

I was pretty excited about the LOTR movies, and then I saw the One Ring in a trailer. The script showed up against the gold really nicely, and I knew I was hooked. I have a thing about rings. And swords.
 

Tilandra

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Re: Fallen in love with a prop before seeing the m

The pre-release artwork/posters with River Tam and reaver sword in Serenity.

And way before that, the previews of Buffy's season 7 scythe. That thing was just gorgeous.

And I'm not really a Joss Whedon fangirl; those just seem to stand out in my mind as objects where I say to myself "I wish I was capable of making myself one of those".
 

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PHArchivist

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Re: Fallen in love with a prop before seeing the m

Has anyone fallen in love with a prop before seeing the film/tv show? Since I've been on this forum I've done this multiple times. "Boo" got me interested in Firefly. I think its great because it has broadened my horizons into films/Tv I would have never watched! Am I the only one?

Nope...

Totally the other way around. Even the coolest of props for me are essentially meaningless until I see them in a film.

That's what the collecting (for me) is all about - a tangible connection to and reminder of the film I enjoy.
 

knightdriver2001

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Re: Fallen in love with a prop before seeing the m

The 1989 Keaton Batmobile did it for me.

Caught a picture of it early before the movie even came out.
Love at first sight. I wouldn't have cared if the movie stunk
at that point. I wanted that car!

Still do! :love
 

Solo4114

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Re: Fallen in love with a prop before seeing the m

Nope...

Totally the other way around. Even the coolest of props for me are essentially meaningless until I see them in a film.

That's what the collecting (for me) is all about - a tangible connection to and reminder of the film I enjoy.


Pretty much this.

A prop's "cool" factor will be enhanced or decreased by the film. Sometimes it still has an inherent "cool" quality to it, but usually it's the connection to the material I dug that makes me want to own it.
 
Re: Fallen in love with a prop before seeing the m

The only example I can think of would be the TRON Legacy ID disc, and that hardly qualifies. I've been a TRON fan for as long as I can remember, so seeing a new disc in the trailers for a new movie, I had no CHOICE but to love the prop.
 

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