Incredible Private Prop Collection with hundreds of pics!

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  1. The Mantis

    The Mantis Sr Member

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    I am a believer that everyone's collection is special in one way or another but what you are about to see will floor you. One ofthe biggest prop and wardrobe collection I have ever seen and I assure you these pics were not taken at a movie studio or Planet Hollywood. This is the private collection of a friend of mine that I have known for over ten years and for the first time ever his collection has been photographed for your enjoyment. No need to ask what is real and what is replica as ALL of his pieces are screen used. Brandon Ahlinger and I travelled this week to visit him and he and his family were the perfect hosts. We were like kids in a candy store and we all had a blast. And now, grab a tall drink and prepare yourself for the the jaw dropping experience that is this incredible collection.......

    For the collection and over 200 photos go to:
    http://www1.subether.net/props/gallery/Mamoth

    Here are some samples of what you will see...

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  2. Helmetman

    Helmetman Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely stunning. I would kill for some display space like that :(

    Love the Blade stuff. Really nicely displayed with plenty of space around the items.

    Cheers
    Steve :)
     
  3. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very cool of him letting these Photos out.
     
  4. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Wow. Some extremely notable props there.
     
  5. The Mantis

    The Mantis Sr Member

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    That is what was most remarkable...his entire collection is made up of marquis pieces. In the photo album you will see the most amazing pieces.
     
  6. OldKen

    OldKen Master Member

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    holy poo on a stick. :eek

    WOW...
     
  7. NEKROFANATIC

    NEKROFANATIC Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice stuff. but, holy slow loading website.
     
  8. cabridges

    cabridges New Member

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    You get the feeling that all of the props the rest of us own are just the ones he didn't want? :)
     
  9. trekkieb47

    trekkieb47 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else having trouble seeing the full size picture when you click on a thumbnail?

    Berry
     
  10. WookieeGunner

    WookieeGunner Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(The Mantis @ Jun 30 2006, 12:36 PM) [snapback]1271561[/snapback]</div>

    I have to ask. How does the scarf stay in place?
     
  11. The Mantis

    The Mantis Sr Member

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    Tied in the back and connected to the coat.
     
  12. Jaintly

    Jaintly Active Member

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    Okay, so, how do I get the job that pays me enough to have a collection like this? Don't tell me I have to win the lottery. Shucks...
     
  13. Ripcode

    Ripcode Well-Known Member

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    Holy Cow. :eek

    What doesn't this guy have??
     
  14. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member

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  15. KarlBud420

    KarlBud420 Well-Known Member

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    Whoa...

    Love the boots and face molds from Face/Off.

    Thanks to your friend for sharing pics with everyone.

    Bruce
     
  16. KarlBud420

    KarlBud420 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, found something even cooler from Face/Off on page 29:

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    This guy owns Castor Troy's box o' goodies... :thumbsup

    Bruce
     
  17. TK171

    TK171 Well-Known Member

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    awesome collection.. words can not describe it.

    this the person who goes by "SAINT" on the yourprops site?- always noticed a TON of screen used stuff from that person.. and then saw the cyke and storm costume in the pics and kinda figured as much.
     
  18. WookieeGunner

    WookieeGunner Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(The Mantis @ Jun 30 2006, 01:27 PM) [snapback]1271608[/snapback]</div>
    I guess I need to be more specific. How does the FRONT of the scarf stay in place. I.e. keep from slipping off the nose or riding up showing neck?
     
  19. GDafi

    GDafi Sr Member

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    That is amazing, oh how I wish I was able to build up a collection like that ;)
     
  20. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    Holy ****... that's one AMAZING amount of props... absolutely STUNNING. Remember to thank your friend from me for showing pictures of all these cool props. :thumbsup

    Jaw-droppingly impressed.
     
  21. rocketeer25

    rocketeer25 Sr Member

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    Racks and racks of screen-used stuff. :love

    Great Rocketeer stuff too.
     
  22. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    is he connected with people in the industry or does he really pay auction values for this stuff?

    Just unbelievable....
     
  23. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(cabridges @ Jun 30 2006, 07:20 PM) [snapback]1271600[/snapback]</div>
    So true :D

    Thanks for sharing Mantis :thumbsup
     
  24. The Mantis

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    He is just a guy like you and me trying to rescue movie history one prop at a time....
     
  25. Jumpin Jax

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    Jesus........ :lol
    Stockpiling for the Hollywood collapse :) That is a trip of a collection. It reminds me of a a 3rd rate film I saw on Conemax called Snakeskin Jacket: a guy working at a bank who embezzles small amounts of money from every customer, gathers most of it for the future and the rest?
    Invests in costumes. Now these costumes (Seven Year Itch dress, Elvis Thunderbird suit, Marlon Brando's snakeskin jacket, all kinds of classic pieces) are also stolen, which is the only reason that the guy had access ;) But that was a movie.
    But DANG............
    JJ
     
  26. gnrlotto

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    Jeez, Lou-freaking-ise, whatta collection. :lol

    Erring on the side of OCD, sure, but still, wow. :thumbsup
     
  27. AlltoEasy

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    I think I just soiled myself, that collection is one of the most wonderful things Ive seen in the last six months.

    I am in awe.....

    Dan
     
  28. Ramiel

    Ramiel Sr Member

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    And I was envious of your collection...
    You killed me, man.
     
  29. Harry Harris

    Harry Harris Well-Known Member

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    For the record technically the Pulse Rifle isn't screen-used in the true sense of the term, but it is made from original parts (apart from the grip) and was re-assembled when it was commissioned back in the 90s.

    The current owner and I have discussed this and he's cool with it, I just wanted to point it out to those who might not know.

    Oh, it's the one that appears in the Aliens Technical Manual by the way.

    Harry
     
  30. Nexus6

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    <div align="CENTER">:eek :eek :eek :eek :eek

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    I AM SPEECHLESS.

    I feel like I just found Noah's ark (or some other lost historical icon/treasure).

    Great picture too. You don't get a real feel for how thick that blade on that thing is, when you watch the movie.
     
  31. Patattack

    Patattack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Good lord. He's got the Samaritan, and Constantine's gun, and all that Mummy stuff, and the pulse rifle, and....wow.

    Hey, since you said everything's screen-used...does that mean the Mummy keys are actually open-and-close-able? Or are they just static, open keys?
     
  32. replicaprops

    replicaprops Official Licensee RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Whats the alarm code to his house and the nearest uhaul dealer
    just kidding.......or am I
     
  33. Fizbin

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    Must be nice to be a billionaire. :p
     
  34. Patattack

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Nexus6 @ Jun 30 2006, 07:58 PM) [snapback]1271818[/snapback]</div>
    I AM SPEECHLESS.

    I feel like I just found Noah's ark (or some other lost historical icon/treasure).

    Great picture too. You don't get a real feel for how thick that blade on that thing is, when you watch the movie.
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    Wait. Wait. Is that the Reaver axe from River's big scene in Serenity? Wow, I didn't even recognize it. Funny, too, since I was just thinking that the only thing this collection was missing was a couple of Firefly trinkets.
     
  35. The Mantis

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    That is the Conan axe....and yes, the Mummy keys are hero working ones..
     
  36. Stormer

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    holy crap, that has to be THE best collection ive ever seen, and all screen used?.?.

    i need to get a better job
     
  37. King Ranger

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    :eek

    Not only did I soil myself but I had to spend the last tens minutes picking my fingers up since my jaw wasn't the only thing to hit the floor.

    Do you have any idea how hard it is to pick up things when your fingers have fallen off from excitement?

    There aren't enough words in the word to describe how incredibly cool that collection is and I'm still going through the pics.

    Yet another pair of Matrix boots too?.?. Wow.

    Ryu
     
  38. frightzone_4_you

    frightzone_4_you Well-Known Member

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    WOW... :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  39. rmschneider104

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  40. Cpl Smith

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Patattack @ Jul 1 2006, 12:12 AM) [snapback]1271828[/snapback]</div>
    I AM SPEECHLESS.

    I feel like I just found Noah's ark (or some other lost historical icon/treasure).

    Great picture too. You don't get a real feel for how thick that blade on that thing is, when you watch the movie.
    [/b][/quote]

    Wait. Wait. Is that the Reaver axe from River's big scene in Serenity? Wow, I didn't even recognize it. Funny, too, since I was just thinking that the only thing this collection was missing was a couple of Firefly trinkets.
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    Thats the axe Arnold used in Conan the Barbarian...at the Battle of the Mounds. Always one of the best weapons he used in that movie...

    Derek
     
  41. TazVader

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    Wow...Being a noob...I have never seen the like. It also seems neither have some of the oldtimers. So that's some collection then...

    Please express all of our thanks for sharing the pics of such an amazing feat and an inspiring collection.

    High Regards
    TAZ
     
  42. Icedevil

    Icedevil New Member

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    :eek :eek :eek You lucky... getting to play with all that stuff.
     
  43. LewisD

    LewisD New Member

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    He's got a * VX rocket from The Rock.. LMAO...Too cool.
     
  44. roboprop

    roboprop Well-Known Member

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    Well, I know of at least ONE thing this guy doesn't have...the proton pack from Ghostbusters. :p

    Darrin
     
  45. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    jesus...

    its like, houdiniguys collection is the bastard child offspring of this setup (no offense man, you just have the biggest collection i knew of, before this guy was made "public").

    i have never seen so many props in one place in my life.

    i dont even think winning the lottery could swing all those props. it would make a hell of a down payment, but not the entire collection :lol

    it kind of saddens me though, cause out of the gajillion and a half props this guy has (which, * thats a collection), i still have yet to figure out where the original superman kryptonite necklace prop ended up. i know its either lost to history or its in someones collection. he has the superman 4 crystal though, which is cool :)

    man... at least we know someone to ask if we need measurements or some reference photos for something in the future ;)

    chris
     
  46. Mogwai2112

    Mogwai2112 Active Member

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    First of all this guys collection is really not that impressive and let me tell you why. He does not have any Snakes on the muthertrucking plane. That's why.... :eek Can I come over and play Judge Dread for just 10 minutes...I'll pay you. Beautiful collection PLease dont let anyone smoke in that room. God I hope he has a good insurance policy......-----Chris-----
     
  47. GundamZeppelin

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    nothing like stuff like this to depress you :(
     
  48. agent5

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    Easily one of the best collections I've ever seen.

    WOW.

    Thanks Mantis and Brandon for making the trip and sharing your pics and thanks to your host for allowing us inside as well.
     
  49. Simba

    Simba New Member

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    Pics aren't enlarging for me either. Strange. Oh is DSC00737 what I think it is? The dagger set from the Omen 1970's film?
     
  50. Darth Kahnt

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    :eek

    That's a lot of stuff...... wow. Nice collection to say the least.
     

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