Hero Fertility Idol??

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Droidboy, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Droidboy

    Droidboy Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was at the Indianapolis Children's Museum last week and took these pictures. It sure looks like the hero idol, but I thought I'd let the more trained eyes say yay or nay.

    Thoughts?

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  2. Tom1971

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    Yep, that's it. It has the bad re-worked Gold Plating just like the pic from the archives.
     
  3. Jedifyfe

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    /\ I agree, It looks correct.
     
  4. Droidboy

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    Woot!! I thought so too. I couldn't tell you how excited I was to be just inches away from it. Now to figure out how to get it out of the glass to take some really good pictures of it.
     
  5. GeordieIndy

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    Yep, that's it alright!! The only thing not showing up on your photos is the silver in the mouth and around the baby. Could you see much silver in these areas in person?

    Thanks for the photos by the way!!!!!! :thumbsup

    Andy
     
  6. Droidboy

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    I dunno....I'll go back with a better camera and take more pics.


     
  7. Jedifyfe

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    Make sure you take a ruler with you!!!!
     
  8. GeordieIndy

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    Excellent!!!!!! As many photos as you can from every angle imaginable would be great, would be cool to see a few close up shots of the baby too!

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  9. Dung0beetle

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    Don't forget your bag of sand.
     
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  10. Force Commander

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    I was at The Children's Museum yesterday. I dismissed it as a fake until I saw the eyes and the seam on its head. Here's a few of the pics I took that day. Not sure if they add anything, but I hope they do.
     
  11. GeordieIndy

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    Thanks for taking and sharing these photos!!! Anyone else going to see this Idol, please keep the photos coming!!! :thumbsup

    Cheers,

    Andy
     
  12. slimesquare

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    Droidboy is that the same museum that bought the screen used Raphael Suit from TMNT?
     
  13. PoopaPapaPalps

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    I remember seeing in the bonus disc on the Raiders series dvd set that the back of the head popped off to reveal some sorta motor or something for the eyes. Has it ever been figured out what it did? Did it move the eyes or did it make it light up? What was it for?
     
  14. Knightjar

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    It was a servo motor. They eyes were intended to track Indy round the room.
     
  15. Droidboy

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    I doubt it, but I'll ask.

    Gregg
     
  16. GeordieIndy

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    Any more photos of the Idol from anyone???? :love

    Cheers,

    Andy
     
  17. Ooteedee

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    How can that be the hero idol?
    I thought they were made out of fiberglass.
    Unless the one pictured here actually is....
    jameth1971 said: "It has the bad re-worked Gold Plating just like the pic from the archives." - Please explain!
    :)
     
  18. Contec

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    You can gold plate fiberglass. This one was renovated a few year back but it was badly made.
     
  19. Jedifyfe

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    This is the real HERO idol and it IS fiberglass.

    The bad re-worked gold plating means that this HERO idol was "restored" a while back while it was in the archives. It was taken to a plating company that did the C3PO for the prequals and has done a poor job replating it. The original plating was a bad plating job as well anyway.
     
  20. Too Much Garlic

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    This still exist? :eek
     
  21. NBStudios

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    I know this thread is quite old, but I was just wondering whether or not anyone knew if this prop was still on display here? I live about an hour away and was thinking about visiting to take some pictures with my new camera.
     
  22. Droidboy

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    No, its long gone.
     
  23. NBStudios

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    How unfortunate :(. Any idea where it is today? Back in the archives I presume?
     

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