Looking for a prop collector named Walter, gave someone a facehugger...

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by addedpulp, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. addedpulp

    addedpulp New Member

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    I purchased an Aliens-era facehugger prop from a guy who got it when he was a kid. He was very sick and met a prop collector as a last minute Make A Wish Foundation trip. The collector ended up giving him a facehugger and telling him it was a very briefly used rigid foam piece that was thrown at actors in shots where such a prop would be needed, namely the infirmary scene in Aliens.

    Any idea how I could validate this story? Any knowledge of a collector named Walter?
     
  2. addedpulp

    addedpulp New Member

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    Anyone? I'd really like to be able to validate this piece, and this community being so large, I thought maybe someone might have known this person or the prop in question. Here's some pictures.

    Photo Album - Imgur

    Thanks.
     
  3. TallDarkandDisfigured

    TallDarkandDisfigured Sr Member

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    If anyone knows, chances are they are here. Good luck finding the info you need.
     
  4. silverskyes402

    silverskyes402 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think you should contact the people at the propstore of London, they have been selling some face hugger items in the past couple months, and I know there are acouple people there who are big aliens fans, they could possibly verify if it was made by production or screen used, outside of sources like that you would need to get ahold of someone that worked on production, mainly tge prop department who can identify this piece, and that would be very hard nowadays. There are some people here on the board who might be able to help otherwise, hopefully someone will chime in.
     
  5. addedpulp

    addedpulp New Member

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    Thanks for the info, I'll see if I can get in touch with the propstore. Any other info would be great.
     
  6. addedpulp

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    Haven't heard back from Propstore of London yet, but lookin forward to it.
     
  7. Chewcy

    Chewcy Well-Known Member

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    post up some pics, we'd all love to see them, plus may help to id the item
     
  8. Lear60man

    Lear60man Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Have you posted this over on the Aliens Legacy? Might have more luck.

    Something to think about: Foam disintegrates over time. If the face hugger is from 1985 its 27 years old. 27 years is a long time for foam to hold its own. You face hugger should be a pile of dust by now. I wouldnt be surprise if it has movie lineage IE: made from molds of an original, but the superior condition has me thinking replica.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011
  9. addedpulp

    addedpulp New Member

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    They're in my second post.
     
  10. addedpulp

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    I contacted the Prop Store and the young man on the phone was very polite and told me to email one of their main staff. He responded and basically said "we're not an authentication service."

    Not much help there.
     

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