Prop Runner's Mystery Project Contest

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Prop Runner, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Prop Runner

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    Hmmmmm... What in blazes is Prop Runner up to now? :angel

    It's not his Glengarry Glen Ross Brass Balls display...

    Ain't his Star Trek Lirpa...

    Don't seem like no bronze opium duck...

    Probably not another custom lightsaber...

    No, it can't be the King Kong gas bomb...

    Too big for an origami chicken...

    And it doesn't look like an MG81 flash suppressor...

    Hmmm....

    [​IMG]

    Let's see... Screws.... Four screws... ("I see FIVE screws..." :lol ) Sorry... :$

    Hmmmm... That means they must be HOLDING SOMETHING on the other side... :love And there's a KEYHOLE near the top... Hey, that must mean you probably HANG it on a WALL. :eek

    So, my fellow prop fiends... What has Prop Runner designed this week? :confused

    First correct guess wins a kit (when they're ready). No PMs - this is strictly a public contest. NO HINTS will be given. Not about materials. Not about size. Not about colors. Not about what movie or TV show it's from... The only hint is what you see in the image above. The contest will run for one week starting now, that way if some astute observer guesses right, others can still have some fun and debate each other's guesses. Feel free to post your graphic interpretations, deconstructions, calculations, channeled messages from ancient warlords, whatever you feel like. :)

    At the end of the contest, I will post the front image and the background story behind this project, at which time the winner will step forward to claim his (or her) prize.

    So good luck, play nice, and most of all: HAVE FUN. :D

    - Gabe

    UPDATE 2/5: For all my REAL clues, hints, clarifications, and ruled-out source material, visit these posts:
    • 20 - WALL PLAQUE CLUE
    • 58 - EXPANDING ON PREVIOUS CLUE
    • 65 - DISCUSSING THE PROP'S APPEARANCES
    • 89 & 90 - SCREW DISCLOSURES...
    • 99 - WHERE THE PROP IS *NOT* FROM...
    • 106 - BIG ONE...
    • 118 - ANOTHER BIG ONE...
    • 123 - SUPERBOWL HALF-TIME SURPRISE...
    • 129 - MORE GENRES RULED OUT...
    • 135 - TV CLUE
    • 192 - MYSTERY SOLVED... :D
    Let it not be ever said that I wasn't fair. :D
     
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  2. Ghadrack

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    I was just about to click on this post, and I sloshed my coffee on my desk, when i blotted it with a napkin the coffee stain appeared to be shaped like the decapitated head of a monster, That monster was Jar Jar Binks and I am therefore guessing that you are producing a wall mounted head bust of decaptiated Jar Jar's Skull, A La hunting trophy, his tongue will be dangling at least 4 inches and will have to be re-inforced with acrylic rods.

    I plan to attach an electronic score keepinhg device to the tongue and lighting the eyes in mine so when I throw wads of paper at him, his eyes will light up.
     
  3. Scapey

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    Is it the presidential seal from Battlestar Galactica?
    Screws, though... Might not be needed to hold up something as simple as that.
    Decapitated head of... Something? A Raptor from J.P. or similar would be my second guess.
     
  4. gunnerk19

    gunnerk19 Master Member

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    A Doctor Theopolis?
     
  5. Brinn 71

    Brinn 71 Well-Known Member

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    Is it a wall-mounted helmet stand???

    B
     
  6. kdawg1

    kdawg1 Sr Member

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    It's holding a set of knives that cross each other or some type of throwing star, glaive.
     
  7. Jimbo890

    Jimbo890 Well-Known Member

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    Krull Glave display rack. Wall mounted.
     
  8. Got Maul

    Got Maul Official Licensee RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    its a blaster plaque for this ANH blaster to coming along .
     
  9. Matsuo

    Matsuo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's obviously a wall mount for a plaster cast of a Chuck Norris bootprint, with room for a plaque and a screenshot...

    Do I win?

    :D

    M
     
  10. trekkieb47

    trekkieb47 Well-Known Member

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    ....hmmmm.

    Bat'leth wall mount.

    Berry
     
  11. Gigatron

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    I know EXACTLY what it is.

    Gabe got bored and needed some entertainment. So, he took a circular board, screwed 4 screws in it and added a keyhole. Now he's going to make the rest of us idiots keep guessing at it for weeks on end just for his own personal enjoyment. It's a modern take on the "How do you keep an idiot in suspense? I'll tell you tomorrow" gag.

    Good on you Gabe, :thumbsup .

    -Fred
     
  12. pyxl

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    wall mount for Ron Burgandy's screen used mustache.
     
  13. The Death Curse

    The Death Curse Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a wall clock to me. :lol

    Not sure if it's from a film, but that's my guess. Mostly because I can't think of anything better. hehe.

    Ryan
     
  14. Darkknight0667

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    He went you one better. Since this is just a drawing, so he didn't have to physically make anything to keep us all guessing. You go, Gabe. Nice joke.
     
  15. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    Coat hanger hanger?
    :D
     
  16. Chairman Kaga

    Chairman Kaga Active Member

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    A Sin City Decapitated Hooker Head.
     
  17. JediLip

    JediLip Well-Known Member

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    You're going to display a boomerang. :thumbsup
     
  18. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A wall mounted display for a PDK?
     
  19. Prop Runner

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    What's a PDK? :confused JK... I know what you meant... :D

    Some very, um, "original" guesses so far, I must admit... :lol

    But to clarify, this isn't *just* a wall mounted plaque specially designed to hold a specific prop. The entire display, with the plaque, *IS* the prop - one cannot exist without the other. :angel

    Maybe tomorrow I'll throw another curve ball to further confuse everybody - an ANTI-hint. :lol

    - Gabe
     
  20. Gytheran

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  21. Prop Runner

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    Aww. c'mon, Joe. What did you originally post? :lol
     
  22. TheNuclearHorror

    TheNuclearHorror New Member

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    It is a wall section with a maquette of Spider-Man screwed on to it. Like he is standing on the side of a building.
     
  23. Gytheran

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    :lol

    It was an idea thrown out by the post created(unknowingly) three minutes prior.
     
  24. Prop Runner

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    I LIKE it. :thumbsup

    Even if that's not the right guess (and I'm not saying it's right or wrong), it sounds like a great idea. :) Points for thinking outside the box. :D

    By the way, people: guess as often as you like - I won't take points off for incorrect guesses.

    And for any of the skeptics and cynics among you, I assure you that this is NOT a gag, hoax, or practical joke, although I confess it's an ingenious marketing ploy. :D :angel :p :love

    - Gabe
     
  25. ortiz34

    ortiz34 Well-Known Member

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    a flux capacitor display..

     
  26. franz bolo

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    A Blade Runner Clock?

    FB
     
  27. KevVader

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    ..I have no idea what it is...I just wanna bump for the GGGR brass balls display. :p
     
  28. Prop Runner

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    LOL.

    Tim, am I *THAT* predictable? Yes, yes, eeeeeeverybody knows that I AM obsessed with Blade Runner, so if you could point me to a clock from the movie (I don't recall seeing one in any particular scene), I'd be in your debt. :D

    Oh, and if other well-meaning souls think they can outsmart me by preying on my predictability, remember that I swing from brass balls to bronze ducks to paper chickens to wooden Lirpas to steel suppressors... So am I really *that* predictable? Well, am I, PUNK?.?.? :lol

    - Gabe
     
  29. ortiz34

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    Punk?

    dirty harry gun/badge/retirement plaque ;) ?
     
  30. Gigatron

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    It's a way to display your 4 screen used Blade Runner set screws. They're in the scene when Harrison is talking to EJO in the office. You can see them in the wall, even though they're hard to make out.

    -Fred
     
  31. HarleyQ

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    A tile from The Enforcer, Punk.

    "Goofs: Revealing mistakes: In the scene when Harry confronts the priest in his church (shortly before Harry's partner shoots the alleged "nun"), Harry pushes the priest forcefully backwards into the confessional. When the priest hits the 'tiled' rear wall, you can see it shake, revealing it to be a cardboard prop." (IMDb)
     
  32. Prop Runner

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    Didn't I mention? I reserve the right, now and then, to throw out disinformation and false leads... :D

    Here's lookin' at you, kid. :love

    :lol

    - Gabe
     
  33. Gytheran

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    Could always be the logo from hellboy...

    or a replica of the mirror in Blade Runner...
     
  34. Darth Lars

    Darth Lars Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think maybe Gabe already screwed up some drawing, got it commissioned and built for some sum of money and when he got it he thought "This isn't right. Now, what am I going to do with it? Hmm, I'll let the RPF come up with something."

    Am I right? :love
     
  35. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    That's the rumor anyway.. :D
     
  36. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    It looks like a mounting plaque for a Jackalope to me .

    :lol

    Hey, wouldn't that be funny if someone did that?
    j/k
     
  37. Krel Jedi

    Krel Jedi Well-Known Member

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    I know, it's the magic mirror from Romper Room.
    or
    A stargate with the screws holding the scafolding leading up to the gate.
     
  38. synasp

    synasp Sr Member

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    A display for.....

    Tomb Raider clock... Tomb Raider clock...
     
  39. Prop Runner

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    It's only Day One and you're already REACHING, people. :lol

    I thought I was a resident of the RPF: that august body of collective knowledge that discovered in the space of two weeks no less than three MAJOR Star Wars prop components. :p

    I want to see some TEAM WORK, people. Break out that ELBOW GREASE. HOP TO IT, SOLDIERS.. :D

    - Gabe
     
  40. Noeland

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    Taking the possible hint (considering how shifty Gabe is) of "one cannot exist without the other" I am going to guess you are building a display for Harry Potter wands.

    :D
     
  41. Trallis

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    Gryffindor Quidditch shield:
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  42. Prop Runner

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    If you held a gun to my head and told me my life depended on knowing where that line came from, my brains would be all over your basement floor. :lol

    Who said that to who in which installment, and why? Seriously - I have no clue. :p

    And who you be callin' shifty? Do I look like Golum/Smeagol to you? :angel

    - Gabe
     
  43. Noeland

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    The 5th book I do believe. Somewhere in the ministry of magic they get into a big magic fight, and someone finds a prophesy about Harry and Voldemort. I think it says "one cannot exsist without the other."

    I only read the book once. It wasn't great. The 6th book was much better.

    OK, so that means it wasn't a * hint. :cry

    Njc----------------------
     
  44. Kris

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    Knowing you it's a very obscure prop from a rather obscure movie I never heard of. It's not Harry Potter as I klnow you don't like that stuff, also, never heard of a lotr idea .. Maybe it's something from Dune ?
     
  45. Fetthunter

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    Gabe, I'm very disappointed in you. Every second that you're working (wasting) on this project is a second you're not devoting to getting that VK machine built. :p


    Unless this is a wall-mounted VK machine...


    :lol


    J
     
  46. amish

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    It's Golum's head mounted to a wall.
     
  47. Eaglewood

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    Tomb Raider Clock????
     
  48. mandybat

    mandybat New Member

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    PREDBURSTER.....
     
  49. atacpdx

    atacpdx Well-Known Member

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    You are ALL wrong. This is GABE afterall. It is a Billy Bass Singing Fish from Wal-Mart.
     
  50. wolverine solo

    wolverine solo Well-Known Member

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    riddick knife and goggle display.
     

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