My mostly Back to the Future prop collection | Updated 11.14.21

MattgomeryBurns

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Re: My mostly Back to the Future prop collection | Updated 7.1.17

Of course I'm running out of room, so I had an acrylic shelf made to fit above the closet.
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The Sandlot 20th anniversary PF Flyers
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Batman Begins gauntlets by @coofunkcurly
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Blade Runner PKD blaster squirt gun painted by Van Lieu
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Vintage Wayne's World hat
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The Fifth Element ZF-1 remote painted by me
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Re: My mostly Back to the Future prop collection | Updated 10.28.17

I'm not sure if I've said it before, but you do a fantastic job of mixing props from different movies together without having it look cluttered. I've tried to do that but I can't ever get it to where I like it (which usually just means I end up having to buy more props from one movie so I can fill a whole shelf, haha). Beautifully displayed collection.
 

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Re: My mostly Back to the Future prop collection | Updated 10.28.17

I'm not sure if I've said it before, but you do a fantastic job of mixing props from different movies together without having it look cluttered. I've tried to do that but I can't ever get it to where I like it (which usually just means I end up having to buy more props from one movie so I can fill a whole shelf, haha). Beautifully displayed collection.

Thanks dude. It helps to have a little bit of OCD, and the acrylic display stands are a huge help too. You can get em in 10 packs for not much and they go a long way.
 

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Re: My mostly Back to the Future prop collection | Updated 12.31.17

Wow. ... I would say i'm uber jealous of your collection but then i'd be a suspect when it all goes missing......

I Mean......wow... I'm uber jealous of your collection...
 

MattgomeryBurns

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Re: My mostly Back to the Future prop collection | Updated 12.31.17

MattgomeryBurns, link us to where we can get ahold of Van Lieu !

For sure! He's not a member here, although I think he pops in every now and then. I had originally discovered him through instagram, so that's where I first contacted him. It's: https://www.instagram.com/van.lieu_/ His email is also listed there.

He's currently doing the assembly and finishing for my Rylo JP goggles and a ZF-1 kit, plus few others that he's modeling and finishing. Be on the lookout for a few more things done by him in the coming months.
 
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Re: My mostly Back to the Future prop collection | Updated 12.31.17

A few more acquisitions that warrant an update.

First up, a screen used pin girl costume from The Big Lebowski. It's one of my top 5 films of all time, so I couldn't pass up this opportunity to get something that's instantly recognizable. This is downstairs - I try to keep all of my props up in the loft, but I feel like it deserves its own display place.

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And after years of trying to find an exact replica of the Folgers can (a modestly priced receptacle), one finally popped up on eBay. I need to find a blue lid. Next to it is a replica pad of Jackie Treehorn's stationary I found on Etsy. The cool thing about it is the stick figure is embossed on each page and when you go over it in pencil it shows up just like in the movie.
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Back up in the loft, I always struggle with trying to make sure it's not overcrowded, while quickly running out of space. And now that I've pretty much run out of wall space, I needed to find a solution. I found these display pedestals on Craigslist from a set deign company who used them once for a photoshoot. I broke my rule of 3's by not getting a third one, but there wasn't any room for an extra.
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Here's a closer look. I tried a few different items to see how they looked on top. The tough part was that everything looked great, especially the MAGs, but I settled on the silver items because they went so well with the pedestals.
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Re: My mostly Back to the Future prop collection | Updated 12.31.17

Next to the pedestals is a temporary display for my Pitbull. Right now it's just sitting on a small acrylic case, but it will eventually get its own acrylic stand about the height of the BTTF logo.

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Having the pedestals has allowed me to shuffle some things around and make room for my new items, like this face cast of Jim Carrey with a supposed cast of a screen used Riddler mask.

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Re: My mostly Back to the Future prop collection | Updated 12.31.17

Up top I've got an elite TMNT Michelangelo head from The Prop Shop.

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Further down is @Sarednab's revolver from Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Re: My mostly Back to the Future prop collection | Updated 12.31.17

Next to the shelf I hung an airsoft Aliens Pulse Rifle. I'm always on the fence about hanging individual items on the wall because they have a habit of looking too busy once you have a few up. But I found this simple cantilevered gun rack that stays hidden, so it looks clean.

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And on the other side of the shelf I have a Terminator 2 airsoft M79 grenade launcher and grenade sling. I was going to hang this above the pulse rifle with another cantilevered gun rack, but it started to look busy, so I'm going to think about it. For now it'll rest against the wall. I have some grenade shells getting painted, so by the time they're finished I'm hoping I've made my mind up.

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And speaking of T2, I found a good way to display my shotgun made from the screen used molds - in a doll stand! The gun super lightweight, so it sits perfectly without tipping over.

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Re: My mostly Back to the Future prop collection | Updated 12.31.17

Lastly, my Kill Bill Bride shoes. I sat on this project for awhile but they're finally done. Shoutout to @Jedifyfe for putting his one spare Frank Ippolito set up for sale. I spent more than I wanted to on the Onitsuka Tigers, but they're Uma's size and they fit the soles perfectly.

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