The first rule of Duck Club is...

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Gytheran, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    You must own a duck.

    Well, she arrived. It's not 100% accurate, but it's by far close enough. I figure these weights are all going to vary in their details and I don't believe we will ever find one that completely matches what's seen on screen. That being said, I am very pleased with this one. :D

    Thank you again for the heads up, Gabe. This is a pretty neat prop not found in every BR collection. :)

    Also, here's my meager BR collection. It would look better had I still owned my DrS badge, but for now I have the most important items; the wiskey glass and pistol... oh... and a DUCK. :D

    Sorry, I don't have the proper lighting and decor to pull it off correctly. Perhaps I'll have to rectify that at some point. :)
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  2. atacpdx

    atacpdx Well-Known Member

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    You da man. Love the duck.
     
  3. THEWRAPOFCONS

    THEWRAPOFCONS Well-Known Member

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    I ahve been looking for those glasses for years, wheredo you get yours?
     
  4. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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  5. Prop Runner

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    AWESOME water fowl. I was *so* hoping to snipe that one. :cry But glad a fellow fan got it. :D Here's a comparison between yours and the hero duck:

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    Indeed the hands-down winner so far. :thumbsup I *MUST* upgrade mine now...

    The second rule of Duck Club is that you must make a matchbook to handle all the opium we smoke in the den:

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    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?...dpost&p=1176172

    E-mail me for the hi-res file. :D

    The third rule of Duck Club is that each new owner must submit an essay about the significance of the opium duck in Deckard's universe. Here are a few possible theses:
    • opium = alternate reality (Deckard not knowing he's a replicant or a metaphor for the escape he craves from his empty, depsessing existence)
    • duck = majestic if free, roasted, BBQ, or al-orange if in captivity (Deckard being "little people" because he can be "retired" if he doesn't comply; his existence becomes more profound if he can escape his captivity and subservience
    • bronze = a symbol of using progress & technology to control nature (i.e., replicants replacing humans and animals) or a metaphor for the iron chains of slavery, which all replicants are born into
    • weight = the unbearable burden of Deckard's opressive existence and his hated profession
    • the duck's crest = metaphor for a unicorn's horn... (ok, I'm reaching here... :lol)
    Discuss.

    - Gabe
     
  6. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    MODs, please delete this thread. They shouldn't be talking about this.
     
  7. Gytheran

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    • the duck's crest = metaphor for a unicorn's horn... (ok, I'm reaching here... :lol)
    The duck's crest is not a metaphor for a unicorn's horn, but symbolizes Deckard's insecurities and deficiencies in life, be it emotional, social, or er.. um... physical.

    Thanks for that comparison. :) Oh, and... E-mail sent. :)
     
  8. Darkknight0667

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    I'll be working on my essay this weekend, but here's my entry for parts one and two:

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    At home with some of my modest collection. The Joker Card (thanks, Tony) and the unfinished Firefly Data Pad are easy, as are the Duck and the Matches ( :thumbsup , Gabe). Points go to folks that can identify the other two pieces shown here.

    And here's a closer look at the Daffy one:

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    A pretty good likeness of the screen used one. Though not perfect, it's close enough for me. I've got a set of the shot glasses in transit, so they'll soon be added to the scene, as well as another little piece that I may be ready to reveal soon..
     
  9. Prop Runner

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    WOOHOO...

    What are we, five members now? STAND UP AND BE COUNTED. :D

    - Gabe
     
  10. PHArchivist

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    ...don't let Dick Cheny join.

    Or was that the quail club?
     
  11. Jayn

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    Hey.. nice CHICKEN ya got there..:) I would post about this, but you see, I can't..
    (besides, I already posted my essay in Gabe's 1st thread about the symbolism..)
    Jayn

    ps- was hoping to get a recipe for duck soap here...
     
  12. Prop Runner

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  13. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Quack Quack.
     
  14. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    Congrats. :)

    Hey, I sent you an e-mail about the Hi Res *Duck Club* image, but didn't hear from you. Would you mind sending it to: gytheran at hotmail . com

    Thanks :)
     
  15. Prop Runner

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    I don't think I got it - but I've got an even better file with sharper text now thanks to Darkknight0667 so I'll send that over ASAP. :)

    - Gabe
     
  16. Darkknight0667

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    Pass it around, Gabe. Us lucky Duckers gotta stick together.
     
  17. Kris

    Kris Sr Member

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    I had a dream that I encountered a lot of Opium ducks on a table, but none where screen acurate .. the agony.
     
  18. saxe coburg

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    What about the shot glass... I've been looking for one of those for a year and a half... any help would be great.
     
  19. Darkknight0667

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    I just picked up a set a week ago on ebay. They're hard to come by, but they do show up occasionally.
     
  20. Gytheran

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    Is there any chance you're not looking to keep it a complete set? :)
     
  21. Prop Runner

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    My Rev. 2 Duck flew in from Thailand today, and BOY, are its wings tired. :p

    This thing weighs a TON. It's more than twice as heavy as the Rev. 1 Duck: 11.3 oz vs. 5.6 oz, and only half an inch difference in height. :p The bases of both ducks is hexagonal but with curved sides.

    Here are comparison shots between it and my Rev. 1 Duck:

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    I still love my Rev. 1 Duck - it's more delicate and has that "Black Stallion bronze horse figurine" thing going for it... :lol

    Enjoy. :D

    - Gabe
     
  22. Darkknight0667

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    Okay, Gabe. New Duck means a new essay on it's meaning. I'll expect it to be at club headquarters by the weekend.


    Sweet score, BTW. :thumbsup
     
  23. amish

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    Very nice Gabe. I should mention that my Duck will be flying in from Thailand as well in the next 14 to 21 days :) You better make room in Duck Club.

    Tom
     
  24. Prop Runner

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    Tom: don't forget to post pics. We'll need to set up some sort of side-by-side gallery. We should also name our ducks, don't you think? :lol

    Pete: the Duck Club founder is exempt from writing essays. :p I will actually select my successor based on the quality of essays (and ducks) submitted. Now bring me my opium pipe and some Snake Pit matches.... :angel

    Gabriel Galt,
    Grand Mallard :D
     
  25. tk421mv7

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    I received my duck the day I left for vacation a week and a half ago.

    However, my girlfriend has taken the camera with her for a week in Florida (on the company dime, no less) so I'll have to wait till she gets back before I can post my Duck Club Initiation Photo.

    That will give me time to think up a name as well.

    Soon we shall have an Army of Duckness...
     
  26. Prop Runner

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    Oh, *THAT* actually hurt. :lol

    I think I shall call the Rev. 2 Duck Mal: a tribute to Mal from Firefly (the bronze *DOES* kinda have a brown patina coat ;)) and Mallard, as in duck. :D

    I shall name the smaller version Bucephalus, after the little bronze horse figurine in The Black Stallion:

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    :)

    - Gabe
     
  27. tk421mv7

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    Oh c'mon - it was funny...


    On another note, after looking at your photo above with the duck next to the shot glass, I wanted to compare mine with my shot glass and was a little shocked to discover that my duck is quite the shorty as it barely comes above the blue ring.

    Hmmm... "Short Round" Yep, that's my duck's name now - got the Harrison Ford connection and everything. :)

    BTW, is your new-and-improved matchbook cover the same as the one as you sent me or do I need to get the upgrade?
     
  28. amish

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    Hmmm, naming my duck, that will be fun :) Though I will wait for my duck to arrive as I will have to talk to it and understand it's personality before naming it. Then to find out if it is a he or she....

    Oh the humanity.
     
  29. Prop Runner

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    Tell you what, just ot play it safe, e-mail me again at proprunner@aol.com and I'll resend. :)

    And on behalf of Duck Club, I hereby officially recognize "Short Round" as a full-feathered member (just so long as he doesn't belong to that $hithole, Club Obi-Wan... ;)

    Tom: if I may recommend a name... Given that your handle is amish, and Harrison Ford played the lead role in Witness, and becuase your duck is also a pipsqueak (or is it pipsquack?), it's only fitting that he be named after the the namesake of the film's title - the little Amish lad from the Lapp family played by Lucas Haas named Samuel. :D

    So let it be written, so let it be done.

    - Gabe
     
  30. Darkknight0667

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    Hey Gabe -

    I realized this morning that my duck still hadn't been named, an so I got thinking. How about "Rick Duckard"?
     
  31. Prop Runner

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    APPROVED. :D

    Here's a thought for a name: Daffy Lewis... :lol

    - Gabe
     
  32. Gytheran

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    I like. :)

    Mind if I take it? :lol
     

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