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    Oct 15, 2010, 9:34 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #26

    That helmet is great looks like the bobblehead version. I actually like the fact that the proto had used rivets on the vents and around the sides as well makes it look more mech to me and something that was actually made for the radio it was supposed be built from. Very cool item to have for sure, thanks for sharing.
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    Oct 15, 2010, 9:54 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #27

    Does anyone have better pics of the Comic styled prototype?? I was thinking of doing that one up for a costume since it's smaller in size (the MIM rocketpack looks ridiculous on my smaller frame)
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    Oct 15, 2010, 10:04 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #28

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    Eventually I'm hoping to replace the eye lenses... assuming I can figure out how to shape the eye lenses so that they fit flush like it was originally. I'm hoping to eyeball the shape of the fin... it's just a huge flat boat rudder shape so it shouldn't be too hard, relatively speaking.
    What a cool piece to have - I've definately never seen that before. I guess the concept Rocketeer and I were both blessed with massive foreheads. Thanks for posting the pics.

    I've had some experience bending acrylic plexiglass, let me know if you're interested in giving it a try.
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    Oct 16, 2010, 12:09 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #29

    Talisen said: View Post
    Does anyone have better pics of the Comic styled prototype?? I was thinking of doing that one up for a costume since it's smaller in size (the MIM rocketpack looks ridiculous on my smaller frame)


    From the Topps magazine - not sure if it's the same one from the display but it's the same idea.
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    Oct 16, 2010, 2:39 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #30

    They had some great stuff at that back lot tour...
    you get a glimpse of them here at 37secs in

    YouTube - MGM Studio Tour 1996




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    Oct 16, 2010, 2:54 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #31

    wow, the helmet was complete at one point...the sides are still there

    edit: Bulldog cafe on studio tour @ .43 seconds

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1lLcLtdmNs
    Last edited by EvilRocketeer; Oct 16, 2010 at 3:00 AM.
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    Oct 16, 2010, 3:04 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #32

    Man, this is really making me miss MGM now :'( Can't wait to get back home for my disney vaction
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    Oct 16, 2010, 3:05 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #33

    tubachris85x said: View Post
    Man, this is really making me miss MGM now :'( Can't wait to get back home for my disney vaction
    way to rub it in....jerk haha
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    Oct 16, 2010, 4:02 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #34

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    way to rub it in....jerk haha
    Hey hey, you still have Disney....Land.....





    I'll send you a post card of me posing next to the Rocketeer gear you see above
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    Oct 16, 2010, 4:33 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #35

    pshhh, in that case, I will send you a picture of me standing next to all these goodies
    http://www.therpf.com/f9/my-rocketee...9/#post1138844



    You can mail my postcard to:

    1234 UPMYBUTT Ln
    Anaheim, CA.

    make sure you send it first class haha

    Also, it is kinda sad. Rocketeer was filmed in california, but florida gets all the cool stuff. tisk tisk
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    Oct 16, 2010, 4:46 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #36

    EvilRocketeer said: View Post
    pshhh, in that case, I will send you a picture of me standing next to all these goodies
    http://www.therpf.com/f9/my-rocketee...9/#post1138844



    You can mail my postcard to:

    1234 UPMYBUTT Ln
    Anaheim, CA.

    make sure you send it first class haha

    Also, it is kinda sad. Rocketeer was filmed in california, but florida gets all the cool stuff. tisk tisk

    Yea yea, I'll still be on the backlot tour ride, plus going to downtown Disney that same night. Lol ill take a pic of me hugging the statue. Beat that
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    Oct 16, 2010, 5:51 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #37

    seriously neglected. Such as the full size Gee Bee and Autogyro seen below.
    Looks like about the same time. 2007?

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    Oct 16, 2010, 1:24 PM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #38

    Im going to mgm in the next couple of weeks, I will take some recent pics of whats there and post.
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    Oct 16, 2010, 8:41 PM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #39

    EvilRocketeer said: View Post
    wow, the helmet was complete at one point...the sides are still there

    edit: Bulldog cafe on studio tour @ .43 seconds

    YouTube - MGM Studios Backlot Tour 1992 (Rocketeer Props)
    The helmet hanging facing down is a different stunt helmet than the one you saw with the sides coming apart. It's a somewhat unique stunt helmet that is now in a private collection... I can't say much about it unless the owner wants to identify himself but I identified it and got to examine it very thoroughly before sending it on to it's owner.

    That photo is older from before they did some updating on the tour and you can see my prototype helmet peeking out below it in the same pic you're referring to.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 11:43 PM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #40

    Here's some shots I had from the backlot tour.









    You can see the seam down the middle of the Bulldog cafe.




    This was back when they cared...I remember all these cars were spotless. I wonder what the plywood Rocketeer in the background was for?
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    Oct 17, 2010, 12:13 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #41

    looks like the "Coyote" from Hardcastle and McCormick (red one)
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    Oct 17, 2010, 3:32 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #42

    dualedge said: View Post
    The helmet hanging facing down is a different stunt helmet than the one you saw with the sides coming apart. It's a somewhat unique stunt helmet that is now in a private collection... I can't say much about it unless the owner wants to identify himself but I identified it and got to examine it very thoroughly before sending it on to it's owner.

    Yeah, I figured it out earlier today. I was looking through some pictures I have on my computer and forgot there was another helmet there before they updated the tour. The pictures I have has the same helmet turned the opposite direction and shows off the insides


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    This was back when they cared...I remember all these cars were spotless. I wonder what the plywood Rocketeer in the background was for?
    Back then in 1991 I believe, disney had two photo display stands where people could stand on them and take pictures pretending they were in the scene..I saw several pictures online, but never saved them...Wish I did now..
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    Oct 17, 2010, 3:47 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #43

    Man I just watched that video from 92? ALOT of that changed significantly. That whole area between the warehouse and catastrophe canyon is the stunt car show now. I vaguely remember seeing the BullDog Cafe now, after seeing the vid. Brought back some memories.
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    Oct 17, 2010, 3:57 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #44

    tubachris85x said: View Post
    Yea yea, I'll still be on the backlot tour ride, plus going to downtown Disney that same night. Lol ill take a pic of me hugging the statue. Beat that
    statue? what statue?

    you suck either way...
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    Oct 17, 2010, 4:10 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #45

    EvilRocketeer said: View Post
    statue? what statue?

    you suck either way...
    You know, the one they use to chain the jetpack when they fire it up

    You need to get back on Reach man!
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    Oct 17, 2010, 5:01 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #46

    Oh yeah, Lucky Lindy. Sometimes my mind doesnt work at night.

    I will be back on Reach later this week. I have a test thursday, so I been cramming for that. I will probably be on late thursday night after work. It just been a busy the past two weeks.
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    Oct 17, 2010, 5:07 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #47

    EvilRocketeer said: View Post
    Oh yeah, Lucky Lindy. Sometimes my mind doesnt work at night.

    I will be back on Reach later this week. I have a test thursday, so I been cramming for that. I will probably be on late thursday night after work. It just been a busy the past two weeks.
    Bah!

    Until then, I shall reminisce about my past experiences at MGM, or so it's called "Hollywood studios"

    How about the half-cart type thing they used in "who framed rodger rabbit"? It's at the Backlot Resturant across from Star Tours. Its the thing that what's his face sat on when they filmd him driving the toon car.

    Or how about the swan statues from the club scene in Rocketeer? rofl
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    Oct 17, 2010, 5:16 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #48

    Since you know disney world pretty well, is there a rocketeer pack on display in a restaurant? Some-one told me there was a rocketpack displayed in a restaurant along with Jenny's photo from the gee bee...
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    Oct 17, 2010, 5:30 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #49

    EvilRocketeer said: View Post
    Since you know disney world pretty well, is there a rocketeer pack on display in a restaurant? Some-one told me there was a rocketpack displayed in a restaurant along with Jenny's photo from the gee bee...
    There may have been one along time ago, but I've never seen one since I've been going. It's something that I wouldn't be able to miss, but heck they have alot of random stuff packed in there. The have some of the filming planes hanging from the ceiling and a ton of pictures. One part of the resturant, the furthest side from star tours is where you'll find all the random pics and planes (looks more of a real warehouse type setting, always reminds me of "who framed Rodger rabbit") and the side closest to star tours has more of a "prop building studio" thing going with various plaster statues and lockers full of paint props. No rocketpack that I've seen. I've been at that resturant waaaaay too many times during SWW


    Oh yea, I'm gonna be getting an acme helmet, lol once I get a response from him
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    Oct 17, 2010, 8:50 AM - Re: Rocketeer props from 1991 MGM studios #50

    It's been a long time since I was at Disney World. I did go to Planet Hollywood and they had a Rocketeer costume on a mannequin hanging from the ceiling... You had to go to the second floor to even see it and even then it was too high to see much detail. It was certainly too high to get any kind of decent pictures with the camera I had at the time. I don't remember if I even got any of it at all. I remember it had the wrong kind of gloves on but not much beyond that off the top of my head.

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