Jurassic Park - Barbasol Cryo Can replica

This is also one very recognizable prop for any fan of Jurassic park.

It seems someone was doing those nice replicas at one time, but more difficult to find today. Usually I'm not much into replica anymore but this I couldn't let pass.

It's a very nice replicas where you can hide everything in the can and basically show it used like in the movie... besides it has no Dino DNA and no shaving cream.

Star Wars - Death Star section

Well, this was a difficult choice as I could chose to go for Star Trek props only but to own a piece of the Death Star was always on my mind as well.

I wasn't very keen at first but not when I saw this one as for me I find it very recognizable on some screenshots so I did the plunge and now I have it on display. It showcase very nicely I think.

This is a screenshot of the movie and you can see a few similar one easily.

Star Wars - Tie over Death Star sketch

In 1977, I was 13 years old and I still remember today the first few minutes with the Star Destroyer passing by on screen and passing and passing and passing... I remember the crowd sheering when the Frigate was moving in then slowly being silent realizing how big the Star Destroyer would be.

Of course like many, Star Wars did blow me away and I was hooked to that memory... and will not digress about the other movies or especially the prequels... not sure why I'm saying that of course.

Getting Star Wars material isn't easy so I'm very happy to get this sketch framed. It shows beautifully in my apartment far from any direct sunlight of course.

Shanghai Knights - Stunt Snake Knife

Rathbone (Adian Gillen) enters the Forbidden City and murders Chon Wang's (Jackie Chan) father with the "snake knife" and steals the Imperial Seal, gold box and dragon key. This snake knife is made of a hard rubber and has a small hinge on one side that allows the blade to fold toward the snake's head.

Shanghai Knights - Dragon Key & Seal

When I saw this movie the first time, I had a lot of fun. Not only for Owen Wilson but as well for Jackie Chan who, seems since ages, always manage to blend Kung-Fu performance with light humor.
Then when I saw some props for sale I couldn't resist and not only in regards of the movie but also due to my personal life.

 For the story you have to know, of course, that my wife come from Shanghai and as we go there quite often it was making sense to get a property there... great sense in view of the property market in China.

So it was a bit of a tease to have some Shanghai Knights props in our apartment there but at the end it always attract some questions and smiles as everyone in China knows Jackie Chan of course.

This display is composed of 2 props, the Dragon Key and the Imperial Seal... both stunts version of course.

 Chon Wang's (Jackie Chan) father is the keeper of the Imperial Seal. 

It is kept inside a special gold box. The only way to open the box is to use the "dragon key" which Chon's father (Kim S. Chan) wears around his neck. 

This "Dragon Key" was used on screen by several actors during filming.