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Anyone else using movie prop replicas for decoration in or just outside your home theater? Since finishing the sound system on my 11.1.6 home theater with extracted "Pro Logic" based Top Middle and Matrix extracted front wides and side surround #2 (aka rear wides). (Click signature link for photos and description), I've taken to decorating mine a bit. I've attached some photos below to show my latest.

From Left to right:

-Katana that Morpheus used in The Matrix Reloaded (sitting under a Thomas Kincade tapestry that can light up being used along with another on the other side to rid the room of flutter echo and early side wall reflections)

-License plate "Outatime" from Back to the Future along with a 1:24 scale DeLorean time machine; The Maltese Falcon from the movie of the same name ; Tron lightcycle scale model from Tron: Legacy

-Close up of Maltese Falcon

-Anakin/Luke/Rey Lightsaber and Han Solo Blaster from Star Wars

-Blade Runner 2049 Memory Crystal on Light Stand

-Lord of the Rings "The One Ring" sitting in front of the Return of the King box set

-Bastard Sword from Conan The Barbarian and Conan The Destroyer (Distant and close-up). You can also see the Hellraiser Lament Configuration Box in the first picture on the table under glass (wouldn't want someone accidentally opening a door to Hell in my room; that would be a mess with my speakers on the walls).

-Phurba Dagger from The Shadow (1994)

-Push Dagger that killed Dobby the elf by Bellatrix and Bellatrix poster from Harry Potter series

-Elder Wand, Horcrux Locket and Prophesy Crystal Ball from Harry Potter movies

-"Imam" version of Staff of Ra Headpiece from Raiders of the Lost Ark on a staff attachment

-New Back View of Room showing new placement of Raiders Fertility Idol, Staff Medallion pieces and Ark of the Covenant

-Ark of the Covenant 1/6 Scale Model

-Hellraiser "Lament Box" shot from above followed by the Closeup. This version has real brass inlays like the static movie version)

-The next three pictures are "Raven Bar" version, the Acme Artifacts "Imam" version and the Bam Box "Imam" version of the Staff of Ra Medallion prop recreations

-Closeup of Fertility Idol from Raiders of the Lost Ark (scene at beginning of movie) from its old position along with a resin version of the Staff Of Ra Medallion

-New Galaxy Sphere for the Blade Runner light base that looks pretty cool lit up on it, similar to the galaxy necklace sphere from MEN IN BLACK

-From half bathroom off theater (Jurassic Park Crane Fly in Amber, "Spectre" ring from the James Bond movie and a bunch of little guys performing a ceremony with a little ark). Fifth Element Stones on the way...

-From half bathroom off theater (Fifth Element Stones as Tea Candle Holder empty and filled with candles and a character from Hotel Transylvania visible off to the right)

-"Belloq/Toht" version of the Staff of Ra Medallion from Raiders of the Lost Ark (Made by RelicMaker). Raised markings only on one side. It wasn't shown in the movie, but discussed.

- "MK" Version of the Staff of Ra Medallion (front/back and mounted on the Staff itself). This one is the oldest in my collection now at well over 20 years old and made of Solid Brass with a real topaz crystal or as Harrison Ford's character Indiana Jones put it, a "worthless bronze medallion". This was made with the parent mold of the well known and still occasionally made "Acme Artifacts" version, an example is shown above and you can see the similarities, but this one is bronze and has more detail on it; the Acme is pewter plated in gold from a copy of the same mold)

- "Relicmaker" version of the Staff of Ra Medallion front and back photos and side edge photo to show the extreme wire-braid detail ("Imam" version from where the guy reads the inscriptions). This is a second generation mold with a soldered wire braid and as close to the screen version as you can get reproduction wise (one mold removed and otherwise identical visually and how it's constructed).


- New Bookshelf Indy Display (Mayan Calendar Silver Necklace, the Indy Fertility Idol, MK, Acme and Indy Magnoli Staff of Ra Headpieces)

-Closeups of Silver Mayan necklace and new Mayan bronze medallions for the surround #2 speakers) followed by the new overview of the Indy Poster area and a closeup of the "Raven Bar" version of the Staff of Ra on a Landron base with Marion's necklace (reproduction) around it.

-Closeups and overview of the sphinxes from The Neverending Story (6 inch high scale)

- Indiana Jones Bookshelf Display (Left to Right: Fertility Idol, Three Staff of Ra Medallion renditions MK, Acme and Indy Magnoli, Elsa's Lucky Lighter, The Holy Grail)

- Indiana Jones Bookshelf Display updated (Left to Right: Urn of Nurhachi, Sankara Stones, Idol of Fertility, Antidote (champage glass with diamond behind it), Three Staff of Ra Medallion renditions MK, Acme and Indy Magnoli, Elsa's Lucky Lighter, The Holy Grail, Shot glass from Raven Bar in Raiders, Mayan Calendar medallion)

- Side view of Ark of the Covenant with Raven Bar Shot glass next to it that shows scale

- "Oz" Maltese Falcon replaces the former Haunted Studios version

- Relic Maker V2.0 "Cross of Coronado" from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (front back and back corner showing Falcon and Cross hanging on wall)


- Dunhill "Unique" lighter (shown lit) added to the now updated shelf in half bath to the right of the Ronson Whirlwind (front row) with the Spectre ring in front of both. The Ian Fleming novels mentioned a Ronson (probable the Whirlwind, IMO) and the movie From Russia With Love shows what I believe is the Dunhill Unique in the lighter scene where Bond says he uses a lighter when asked for a match. You can tell the size by how he palms and see the arm-lift sticking up when lights up. It's also used in The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse and probaby several other movies as well.

- "Heart of Ahriman" diamond jewel with lit platform display shown from two different angles and LED color lighting from below

- Half bath shelf display updated again to show the newly acquired vintage Dunhill Unique Sports lighter and following photo of it lit

- 1930s Ronson Touch Tip with Watch/Clock was added to The Maltese Falcon poster display

- Updated Bookshelf Indiana Jones display with and without the remote controlled lighting turned on

- Indy style hat and whip now hangs near the bookshelf display

- New Avintage Raiders of the Lost Ark style Indy swapped for previous less accurate and more "Temple of Doom" style hat

- Belloq's Panama style straw Fedora added

- New Holy Grail by RestauraJones (from Spain) swapped for previous less accurate looking version on the Indy Bookshelf display

- Sparklets 1930s Seltzer bottle added to the Indiana Jones poster display. It was sitting on the bar in the Ravenwood bar scenes

- Full sized Crystal Skull (more like plastic version) from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull outfitted with remote controlled LED lights and wearing a customized Conan style headband from West Leathercraft in Australia). The headband isn't totally accurate (decorative rivets aren't exact and the leather doesn't "rollover" on the top/bottom, but the nose guard is much more accurate than the standard one and as close as I've been able to get thus far).

- The "Horn of Dagoth" from Conan The Destroyer. Only a handful of these replicas were ever made to my knowledge. I located one for sale in Germany and bought it less than 20 minutes after it came onto eBay Germany. It comes in a straw-lined really nice treasure chest with the Conan symbol on the front.

- Overview of the Conan and Indy displays showing the new prop locations

- 1936 Berlin Olympics Zunder 1000 lighter. This is the same model lighter that Michael Fassbender used in the movie Inglourious Basterds

- Hellraiser "Elysium" Configuration Box photos in preliminary display

- Updated display with Leviathan box and Lament box now held in hands coming out of the antique fireplace and the Elysium box that lights up in the dome in the middle (until I get more domes/LED bases, etc.)

- New Lament Box that opens on display

- New Crystal Skull similar to Mitchell Hedges one added in front of the Matrix Katana display and lit from underneath with a remote control LED to flicker in the dark with the Indiana Jones skull and bookshelf display


Edit (4-1-19): Changes to reflect newer items added later in thread to photos in original post
Edit (4-17-19): Added new gold plated Staff of Ra Headpiece photos attached to staff top (removable)
Edit (5-6-19): Added Ark of the Covenant 1/6 scale model to room (swapped Raiders and TRON: Legacy poster positions) and New accurate Lament Box from Hellraiser
Edit (5-10-19): Added "Raven Bar" Staff of Ra Medallion and closeup of a couple of "Imam" versions I bought as well and edited descriptions for new back room view, etc. and new "Galaxy" Sphere for light base and bathroom display.
Edit (5-13-19): Added Fifth Element Stones (Tea Candle Holders)
Edit (5-22-19): Added photo of Fifth Element Stones with candles loaded and new "Belloq/Toht" version of the Staff of Ra Medallion from Raiders of the Lost Ark (one-sided raised markings only from where Toht burned his hand on the medallion)
Edit (5-25-19): Added photos of another Staff of Ra Medallion and the full staff itself ("MK" version) I just bought that's over 20 years old.
Edit (6-3-19): Added photos of the "Relicmaker" Staff of Ra Medallion (closest to on-screen reproduction currently made and visually identical).
Edit (6-20-19): Added photos of the chain necklace that Marion Ravenwood wore in Raiders of the Lost Ark and new Mayan Calendar medallions for the the surround #2 speakers
Edit (7-5-19): Added photos of the sphinxes from The Neverending Story
Edit (7-31-19): Added Bookshelf display showing new Elsa's Lucky Lighter and The Holy Grail from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Edit (8-17-19): Additions made to Indiana Jones bookshelf display (Urn, Champagne glass, diamond, Sankara stones (they light up) and antidote from Temple of Doom)
Edit (8-21-19): Accurate champagne and shot glasses (Temple of Doom and Raiders) added to displays: overview of bookshelf display updated
Edit (8-26-19): Added new "Oz" Maltese Falcon to replace the Haunted Studios one (which will now go to another room to sit on a piano). Also added the RM V2.0 Cross of Coronado to the display.

Edit (9-26-19): Massive Update - Updated Maltese Falcon and Indiana Jones displays (bookshelf and poster display) to reflect new items (Portuguese Gold REIS coins and pouch, Indy's M1917 revolver from Raiders, Marion's IMCO lighter from Raiders in the Nepal bar scene along with a pack of her "Sweet Afton" cigarettes, the "Belle of Lincoln" Jack Daniels whiskey bottle and matching Duralex "Universel" glass from the Marhala Bar scene in Raiders and the Libbey Gibraltar tumbler glass from the "tent" scene in Raiders where Marion attempts to drink Belloq under the table. It's sitting next to Belloq's pocket watch (Ingersol) from the bar scene and the one-sided Staff of Ra medallion. I'm still waiting on the family label bottle to go with the glass. A Jack Daniels bottle is filling in for now. The Nepal shot glasses are sitting next to a Johnny Walker Black bottle (Indy hits a bad guy over the head with an older version of the same whiskey bottle). I also added a Ronson Touch Tip Lighter to the Maltese Falcon display (Sam Spade's lighter had a clock on it, which I'm still looking for, but there was another one in Ms. Wonderly's apartment as part of her cigarette tray, which was a black Octette like this one). Also added is a Bullets or Ballots display with a matching Ronson Twentycase lighter from the movie that Edward G. Robinson uses along with similar pattern versions of a Master Case and a Ten-A-Case lighter I found from the 1930s, restored to working condition). And the bathroom shelf display now has a Dunhill Service Lighter (seen in the opening sequence of the Tales of the Gold Monkey TV Show among other places) with another IMCO Austrian Lighter (same as Marion's in Raiders) and an oxidized Ronson Whirlwind as described in the novel versions of certain James Bond films to keep it company next to my Bond Spectre ring. Also I added an Indian vase (i.e. Temple of Doom) to hold the full size Staff of Ra I have next to the poster display using the MK headpiece). Also added TRON Identity disc and miniature recognizer to the TRON: LEGACY display and removed the light cycle from the box to fit in the same display.

Edit (9-30-19): Added Rene Belloq's "Eau da Vie" (fig brandy as it turns out) bottle from the tent scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark to the Raiders Poster Display shelf
Edit (10-2-19): Added Dunhill "Unique" wick lighter (1924+) to the shelf display in the half bathroom next to the Ronson Whirlwind in front of the James Bond Spectre ring.
Edit (10-10-19): Added the "Heart of Ahriman" diamond jewel display with lit platform to my Conan display area
Edit (10-13-19): Updated half bath display to include new vintage Dunhill Unique Sports lighter and added picture of it lit
Edit (11-1-19): Added Ronson Touch Tip Lighter with Watch/Clock to The Maltese Falcon display
Edit (01-30-20): Updated the Indiana Jones Bookshelf display photo - Contains several new items since previous photo including Indy's knife from Raiders (to free Marion before he changed his mind) and Crystal Kingdom (Mutt's switchblade) along with backdrops for the night club, a higher quality Nurhachi Urn from Temple of Doom, remote control Sankara stones that light up and remote controlled votive candles to light the rest of the display up. Also Henry Jones' grail diary, a small crystal skull, the coins and diamond that were traded for the Urn and the champagne glass and antidote for the poison that was in it and maybe a few other things.
Edit (1-31-20): Added Indy style whip and hat near the Indiana Jones bookshelf display
Edit (3-24-20): Added new "Avintage" Raiders of the Lost Ark hat from Germany. Added Belloq "Panama" style hat. Added new Holy Grail by RestauraJones (more accurate looking). Added full sized "Crystal Skull' (plastic) and put remote controlled LED lights inside to light up. Added Sparklets 1930s Seltzer bottle to the poster display. It was used in the Ravenwood Bar scene seen sitting on the bar throughout. Added Conan style customized headband from West Leathercraft in Australia (shown on the skull in one picture, but mounted separately). Added the "Horn of Dagoth" to the Conan display along with the headband. Added Zunder 1000 1936 Olympics lighter from Inglourious Basterds
Edit (4-02-20): Added Hellraiser "Elysium" configuration transparent/white box with remote votive candle lighting. Still working on final display (waiting for Leviathan configuration and LED pad and 2 more domes)
Edit (4-04-20): Added updated Hellraiser display for now with Leviathan Configuration Box and Lament box held by "hands" coming out of the antique fireplace and the Elysium box in the dome in the middle
Edit (4-11-20): New Hellraiser Lament Box that opens has arrived and added to display
Edit (6-22-20): Added new Crystal Skull to go with the Alien one on the other side of the room across from it. View of Alien skull in front of the bookshelf added too
 

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I'm now ready to watch THE SHADOW (1994) with my latest aquisition of a licensed Phurba dagger replica from the movie.
 

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Kill Bill swords:



Mjolnir:



Iron Man helmet:



And, not really a "prop"...but I modded my ceiling fans to appear like they were powered by Arc Reactors:







I've got a few more ideas, but this is it, for now. :)
 

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@Shane661 I like the ceiling fan. A blue bulb might really make it look sweet, though. ;)
 

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The Staff of RA headpiece is here! To the map room! :)

"And...take back one kadam to honor the Hebrew God whose Ark this is!" -Imam from Raiders of the Lost Ark
 

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Bellatrix's LeStrange's push dagger and Harry/Voldemort's prophesy crystal ball/globe and Horcrux Locket added along with a Bellatrix mini-poster....

I haven't decided on whether to back lite the globe by the wand display or set it by the dagger and use the backlight for the Blade Runner 2049 data crystal that's on its way....

(Photos in both positions included below)
 

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Blade Runner 2049 Memory Crystal with a light base/pedestal.
 

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I've added a 4-LED color light puck behind the Harry Potter crystal ball with some tissue paper set up around to cover the puck and hide stray light. It cycles through the different colors and fades. The tissue paper actually gives it some freaky shapes that almost look like faces with some parts of the light sequence...kind of creepy and cool at the same time (also hard to show, but here's a two frame composite to give an idea).
 

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A couple more additions to the decor (10-strip 35mm film display and mini-poster for Conan the Barbarian to set next to the sword) and "The One Ring" from Lord of the Rings released during Return of the King.
 

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Han Solo Blaster added by Star Wars Poster.

Spectre Ring from James Bond and Jurassic Park Amber Mosquito paper weight added to half bathroom off the home theater....
 

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I've got a new gold plated pewter Staff of Ra Headpiece (with detachable staff top) from Raiders of the Lost Ark and meanwhile some guys invaded my half bathroom and seem to be starting a ceremony in there....
 

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The ARK OF THE COVENANT (1/6 scale) has been added....
 

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Not exactly a movie prop (similar to the "Galaxy" necklace sphere from Men In Black, though), but this "Galaxy" sphere looks great on the same lighted base holder I use with the Blade Runner 2049 Memory Orb reader. :D
 

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^^ Nice props. Now for the "cheap" or as my wife would say "tacky" approach. Admittedly when a twenty something daughter borrows your Star Trek mannequin costume for Halloween it loses some of the decoration appeal and sadly the Minion stand (wearing the pants) I got yesterday didn't go over well with the wife/daughters...but I think it has an almost Christmas Story feel to it.
 

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^^ Nice props. Now for the "cheap" or as my wife would say "tacky" approach. Admittedly when a twenty something daughter borrows your Star Trek mannequin costume for Halloween it loses some of the decoration appeal and sadly the Minion stand (wearing the pants) I got yesterday didn't go over well with the wife/daughters...but I think it has an almost Christmas Story feel to it.
I like the Star Trek costume. I like that "bottom" bust the Minion is sitting on too (curvy ;) ). Is that a sword I see on the left wall in the dark?
 

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I like the Star Trek costume. I like that "bottom" bust the Minion is sitting on too (curvy ;) ). Is that a sword I see on the left wall in the dark?
Yep. I had a "cheap pointy thing phase" about twenty years ago so I put the one "safe" thing on the wall....I guess it could take out an eye but that is about it.

One of these days I'll get "sections" organized (Marvel/DC/comics (decades worth:eek:), horror, reading, Star Trek/Wars, former career)...probably in the next real HT house with an open basement for a "cleaner" look, but for now "even with all the time in the world" thanks to retiring at 54, I'm fairly content with messy for reading and watching the 151.5" TV. Plus it gives the wife and "grown" daughters something to gripe about...the gollum in the basement with his precious "junk".
 

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Yep. I had a "cheap pointy thing phase" about twenty years ago so I put the one "safe" thing on the wall....I guess it could take out an eye but that is about it.

One of these days I'll get "sections" organized (Marvel/DC/comics (decades worth:eek:), horror, reading, Star Trek/Wars, former career)...probably in the next real HT house with an open basement for a "cleaner" look, but for now "even with all the time in the world" thanks to retiring at 54, I'm fairly content with messy for reading and watching the 151.5" TV. Plus it gives the wife and "grown" daughters something to gripe about...the gollum in the basement with his precious "junk".

Hey, a Captain America shield! Is that Kurgan's sword from Highlander? I dunno about covering Scarlet's face with a mask, though.... I'd rather hang her cardboard image above my bed on the ceiling. :D

I see you have a lightsaber as well. :D
 
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