Marty Moose mugs! "Christmas Vacation"

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Rylo, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Am I the only one who thinks these would be the coolest set of props to have?


    Rylo
     
  2. RedTwoX

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    Yep, just you :lol
     
  3. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There are no "official" mugs but a few people make so-so replicas that go for top dollar.

    Loved the movie...gotta have the mugs.

    "Moose out front should've told ya..."
     
  4. KevVader

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    Yup.....I'd love a set....or even just one. How's your glasswork skills Rylo? :p

    Love that flick...."Merry Christmas.....Sh.tter's full."
     
  5. Rylo

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    I'm Sadly lacking in the glasswork department... :(

    "Have you checked our Shi*ters, honey?"
     
  6. Lukes Roommate

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    I have a link somewhere that sells the set, WITH punchbowl.
    Looking now...
     
  7. Rylo

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    There's a company out of Canada that doesn't do much for me. The ears are HUGE and the detail is off.

    But, there seems to be a couple other people getting closer. Close enough to motivate me;-)
     
  8. Lukes Roommate

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    Gah. Nevermind. Same set I'm sure Rylo is talking about as they are going for top dollar.
     
  9. Rylo

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    Thanks, though.
     
  10. PHArchivist

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rylo @ Apr 28 2006, 10:22 PM) [snapback]1235116[/snapback]</div>
    I don;'t think that matters...

    I don't believe the add-ons were glass.

    If I recall correctly, the ears and nose were a tad bit less transparent (almost "frosted"). I remember them being distinctly different in transparency from the glass itself.

    Which makes me wonder (deduce) they were cast in clear resin or some other clear plastic, and stuck on an existing mug.

    Just commission a sculptor, cast them in clear resin, stick 'em on the right mug, and voila.
     
  11. frosty

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    I would like a set., one of my favourite films, i have never seen anyone do a decent version
     
  12. KarlBud420

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(PHArchivist @ Apr 29 2006, 11:26 PM) [snapback]1235735[/snapback]</div>
    I don;'t think that matters...

    I don't believe the add-ons were glass.

    If I recall correctly, the ears and nose were a tad bit less transparent (almost "frosted"). I remember them being distinctly different in transparency from the glass itself.

    Which makes me wonder (deduce) they were cast in clear resin or some other clear plastic, and stuck on an existing mug.

    Just commission a sculptor, cast them in clear resin, stick 'em on the right mug, and voila.
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    Does anyone have any screencaps that might show this "frosted" effect? Google's not turning up anything promising.

    Bruce
     
  13. PHArchivist

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    I will have. My PC locked up on me while I was working on it last night.
     
  14. PHArchivist

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    Caps...

    And more caps...

    These caps are sized at 100% off the screen cap. So increasing them would decrease resolution.

    Anyway, you can see how they don't appear to be crystal clear.

    I wonder if the main vessel was just a plastic brany "glass" like you'd get at a party supply store? If a plastic "glass" was used as a base, it'd be that much easier to attacth clear resin add-ons.

    I can see where this prop/replica introduces the "idealized" versus "on set" version concept. It'd be great to have an all-glass version made, but that would greatly increase the difficulty (and cost), and I highly doubt the items used on set were all glass...

    Thoughts...?
     
  15. KarlBud420

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    That looks like frosted acrylic to me...

    The shapes for the horns don't look like they'd be too difficult to have cut out. They appear pretty flat, not much height to them, with rounded edges.

    That's a big honkin' nose. :lol

    Bruce
     
  16. Starwoid

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    It does look as if the 'body' parts were added to an existing glass.
     
  17. recoil

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    It does look like some type of plastic to me . Also if it was glass it looks to me as if the snout of marty the moose would make the glass top heavy and tip over.
     
  18. PHArchivist

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    More thoughts on this...?
     
  19. Gigatron

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    That looks like a lot of weight to be lifting up by just an antler that was only glued on. I wouldn't trust the weight of crystal and eggnog to be held up by a tiny spot of glue. How thick do those antlers look to be? 1/8" to 1/4" tops? And look at the connection point, maybe a 1/2" high at best. I can't see that tiny bit of glue holding all that weight for any amount of time.

    My personal feeling, one off, custom cast lead crystal glass or clear acrylic - all cast in one piece.

    -Fred
     
  20. Lukes Roommate

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    God I love that movie.
    Gotta love Quaid's creme see-through sweater with a black dickie underneath. :lol
     
  21. KevVader

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Starwoid @ Apr 30 2006, 06:40 PM) [snapback]1236084[/snapback]</div>

    Yeah, I agree....looks like a small brandy glass with the moose bits glued on....

    OK...who's gonna do a run? I'm in for a set... :D
     

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