You'll shoot your eye out - My everyday display of A Christmas Story Props

MattgomeryBurns

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Wow just came across this thread and your awesome collection!

Curious... was there ever a run of the Lifebuoy soap in resin or anything? It'd be great to display around the holidays.
 

whoever

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And after literally 15+ years of looking, I've acquired the most complete Zeppelin I've seen... I've only seen 3 of these come up on tin collector sites over the years and I own 2 of the 3... This one only has a missing propeller blade and some rust on the upper half of the body. Much more complete than my other specimen...







How A Christmas Story ended up with such obscure props is beyond me...
 

MattgomeryBurns

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God I love this thread. Congrats on your find whoever!

I'm considering getting a leg lamp crate built to display during the holidays. I don't have room for it year round, but it will be a good excuse to get some Christmas themed replicas out for one month out of the year: A Christmas Story, Home Alone, Elf, etc.
 
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russellsch

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What an amazing collection, & great thread!! I'm so happy you found your, more complete, Zeppelin. & your Red Ryder rifle collection is epic!
I love this movie!
 

MBL

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Howdy whoever! Tim here from Fla. I have been putting together a similar display. Got my radio working and playing ROA. I also had been hunting for the correct zeppelin for many years. Just acquired one. It seems to me that the movie zeppelin had its front wheel assembly replaced . This seems to be a weak point in these toys.

Let me see if I can figure out how to post some pics.
Tim
 
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MBL

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This is my radio after a refinish it needed very badly. Someone had painted the radio pink?!

My zeppelin under the tree. I also have a steelcraft zeppelin.

And some of the tanks from Higbee's window.
 
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whoever

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View attachment 976026 View attachment 976022 View attachment 976030 This is my radio after a refinish it needed very badly. Someone had painted the radio pink?!

My zeppelin under the tree. I also have a steelcraft zeppelin.

And some of the tanks from Higbee's window.
Did you recently acquire the zeppelin? I think we may have bid against each other. Mine is missing one of the propeller props.. your's looks complete. AMAZING Display. I love everything you've done.
 
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whoever

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One of the most comprehensive and impressive collections I've seen. THE most...

Now go find the correct hub cap,and lug nuts...
So the movie had nuts... the script said bolts. Bolts were actually correct for that year of hub on the Oldsmobile...
 
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