Slayer Scythe arrived!!!!!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by allosaur176, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    I just got this thing in the mail today.... I am very much pleased that this has finally been released... This one is nearly perfect to me with the exception of a small blemish on the chrome part of the blade, which kinda looks like a small scratch...

    I do however need to take a cloth to it as there are some finger prints on it where it was handled before it was shipped... I took these quick pics tonight, but will take much better ones tommorow... The pics don't do it justice, and you can't make out the true color of the red... I will take some outdoor pics to get a better sense of the colors

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  2. Quinn Merrick

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    Fantastic man. Such a great piece for the price. I guess I should expect mine any day now since we picked ours up at the same place. Once I get mine I'll post some pictures of mine here as well
     
  3. Prop Runner

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    Kewl looking. What's it from? And how long is it? Looks to be about 3 feet, judging from the kitchen tiles...

    Is the red area part of the blade, or is it a different material, and is the blade metal, or plated resin?

    - Gabe
     
  4. TFrosst

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    It's from the last season of Buffy. Looks really nice. The leather part seems to bug me but that might just be the pics. Can you take a couple closer shots of that area?
     
  5. allosaur176

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    Yes, as TFrosst has stated, it is shown in the last season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.....

    It is exactly 3 feet long...

    The red and chrome parts are made of metal, with the red part raised just a touch higher than the chrome part of the blade

    I feel that the leather grip is bound perfectly, without any of the glue reaching onto the chrome bar above it as some had rumor to happen... Also, the stake part is pretty sharp and well carved, laying flush against the butt of the spire....

    I was able to find a couple of other minor flaws, other than the scratch on one side of the chrome,there is slight chipping of the red paint where it meets the chrome in a couple of area's on the blade... What I thought was chipping of the chrome itself on 3 parts of the blade, wound up to be left over glue residue, which came off rather easily...

    All in all, this piece was definetely worth the wait since it was showcased on the series :D
     
  6. SPDOmegaRanger

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    Dam i missed most of the last season of buffy if i knew she had a cool weapon like this i would of watched it,

    Awesome piece Allosaur, where could one aquire this scythe ?
     
  7. allosaur176

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    Yes, the scythe was a primary prop in the last few episodes.... The Scythe is produced by Factory X, you can find them on Ebay and most retailers.. Thanks for the comments

    Rob
     
  8. Gman666

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    Being a huge fan of Joss's Fray, the future slayer, I was thrilled when the "scythe" appeared in the final season episodes.
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    The reason that I put scythe in quotes is due to the debate over if it is truly a scythe or an axe. When many hear the word scythe they picture the reaping instrument of the Grim Reaper.
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    Many feel that Buffy's weapon should be called an axe. My personal opinion is that I really do not care but if I had to choose it would be an axe. Now with that out of the way, how does it feel? Early reports said that it was made out of a brittle light metal. I do not plan on chopping anything but air with it but wouldn't want it crumbling if I bumped it. From the pics it looks almost dead on to the actual one.
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    The one difference I see is the stake at the end. The one on the replica looks totally new. Look at the below pic of a screen used and you can tell the difference.
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    This is a relief. After they redesigned Buffy's sword from season 2, I was worried that they would take artistic freedom in designing the "scythe". I understand that the sword was kinda ho hum looking, but I was looking for something closer to what was used on screen. :thumbsdown
    Buffy's sword Factory X replica, from season 2 Becoming 1&2

    After your review I will be looking towards picking one of these up. :thumbsup


    Greg
     
  9. Quinn Merrick

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    Greg, from what I understand the reason the sword was changed so drastically is that the actual screen used prop is in fact a real model sword so they couldn't recreate the sword accurately without infringing on the original copyrighted sword. So, rather than just not make the sword they decided to give it an "artistic revamp" and make a few bucks off the people who wouldn't know the difference or don't care.

    As for the reason the scythe/axe/slayer holy hand grenade is so accurate is due to them using Joss' personal screen used hero prop for reference. There are minor details left out but they are hardly noticeable (someone had to point them out to me) but for the price it is amazing. They even used ostrich skin pleather to recreate the accurate ostrich skin grip used on the actual prop.
     
  10. allosaur176

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    I agree that it looks more like an axe, but calling it the "Slayer's Axe" doesn't have the same poetic sound to it :)

    I think it feels exactly how I expected it to feel, pretty heavy, but not too the point where it would be hard to swing around, so I wouldnt worry about it crumbling unless you took a heafty swing at a brick wall... I think you'll quite enjoy it...

    The stake is pretty solid, and pointy enough to "dust" someone :) It it all put together well, very solid
     
  11. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    hey Steven, did you get yours yet??
     
  12. Gman666

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    Yeah, I think it is a great looking piece. It does appear they beefed up the head a little but I think it is a pretty nice replica. It is way above the sword and the Angel "Smile Time" puppets. Man those things are pathetic even though I am picking up one the vamp ones. I am glad to hear that it is a solid piece. Now if they would just make Mr. Pointy. I would buy that up in a second.

    Greg
     
  13. Quinn Merrick

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    Not yet...sadly :cry I just keep looking at pictures of it online lol
     
  14. allosaur176

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    Well, you ordered yours the day after I did, correct??? I have a feeling it will arrive tommorow :)
     
  15. TimDrakeRobin

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    mine will be here monday Woo Hoo.
     
  16. mtsbspidey

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    * i wish i had the money for that...it looks like a great replica of possibly my favorite prop ever (i love that red soooo much)....maybe someday...skott
     
  17. Quinn Merrick

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    Or possibly UPS will make a late night delivery. :D I came home tonight to find the huge box waiting for me. I'll try and get pictures up tomorrow. It's a fantastic piece and I'm so glad I got one. As most have reported it does have a few small imperfections, but nothing too big or worth complaining over. Just glad to have it in my collection finally
     
  18. allosaur176

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    Thats Great news....... I'm glad yours arrived.... So tell, me, what imperfections have you noticed on yours???
     
  19. Bluewolf

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    [Jealous mode enabled]

    Looks sweet. Now I am reminded that I miss Buffy and Angel :(
     
  20. Quinn Merrick

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    Yes, it IS great news. Well, I think I may redo the grip section. Although it is fairly nice and on the piece really well I think I'm going to get some accurate ostrich skin and rewrap it. The only real imperfection worth mentioning on the piece is where there is some red paint that has dripped over on the chromed section of the blade. Any ideas as to how I might go about fixing that? Other than that it's great and I can't stop picking it up. I'm going to take some pictures today once I get home
     
  21. rad1701

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    Fantastic looking piece. I want one. Where are you guys snagging them this soon? eBay?? I didn't even think they were out yet.
     
  22. Quinn Merrick

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    Here are the pictures as promised. Sorry it took so long and sorry they are so crappy. After the pictures I ended up getting a a razor blade and gently removing the excess paint on the chrome section, it came right off and left very minor hair scratches. I then waxed the blade and that made it shine even better than it does out of the box. I'm still pretty * happy with this piece.

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  23. Gman666

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    Do you plan on aging the stake or leaving it as it is? It might just be me but the clean/new stake look bugs me. Has the wrap grown on you are you going to replace it? After I move I plan on picking one up. It will go nice with my stakes I plan on mounting in a display.

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  24. Quinn Merrick

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    Well, the grip is fine as is. I mean it looks pretty good and is on the piece real well but I think I'm going to change it anyways. The stake actually doesn't really bother me, I kinda like the "new" look to it. Aging it would be simple I'm sure, if one wished to.

    Also, the wall display that it comes with, be careful setting you scythe on it. I set mine on it to see what it would look like and the metal peg chipped a bit of my paint off :( I guess i'm going to have to look for a different way to put it on my wall.
     
  25. Gman666

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    Can you take pics of the wall display? I am interested to see what it looks like. Could you wrap the pegs with felt?

    Greg
     
  26. Quinn Merrick

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    I'll try and get some picture of it up soon. Yeah, the pegs could easily be wrapped with something such as felt or rubber, which I may do. Or I may just do a whole different method of diplaying it...though I'm not sure what
     
  27. allosaur176

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    Looks great Steven....

    What kind of wax did you use to shine in up??? That sucks to hear that the pegs were chipping the paint, I have not noticed it doing anything to mine
     
  28. Quinn Merrick

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    I just used some normal car wax on it, nothing special. I don't remember the brand off the top of my head. I plan on waxing it up a little more, worked out pretty great.

    Yeah, I was really surprised that the paint chipped off on the pegs. Might have just been my clumsiness but I can't stress how mad at myself I am for that. Any ideas how I might go about finding the right color to paint the chipped area with?
     
  29. rad1701

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  30. jason1976

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    ARG. I love this prop. I waited, and waited, and waited for it. When they announced that they were releasing it last fall I was so exited. Though, it was going to be out of the range of what I normally will pay for a prop, I decided to go for it, and I saved up the money. Then there was no news for months, and months, so I gave up, and spent the money, and haven't checked into it since like December. Now, I'm broke, and I have to save for a trip I have to take in Agist. Man I'm so oo envious of those of you that were able to get one of these. This is such a great prop.

    Maybe, I'll get extremely lucky, and it will eventually go on clearance. I got my Factory X Dracula sword, for $75 shipped. :)

    Jason
     

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