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Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 21st, 2010, 7:04 pm
by Nick Poppageorgio
I seem to recall someone acquiring a screen used GB2 pack and then wearing around to a con. It was Peter's as I recall. There were verification photos of scratches and such that proved it. I'm putting together a presentation of sorts and I'd like to have a link to that but I can't remember where I saw it.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 21st, 2010, 7:29 pm
by mburkit
Here you go.
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Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 21st, 2010, 8:18 pm
by CJay
Woah, how'd that guy get a screen-used pack?

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 21st, 2010, 8:20 pm
by Filandrius
Matt to the rescue. ;)

This is mind-boggling. How does someone acquire something like this? And for how much?

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 21st, 2010, 8:39 pm
by noslliT
Whhhhhhuuuuuut?!

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 21st, 2010, 8:48 pm
by mburkit
Private collector. And he was dumb enough to have taken to a comic convention in the UK to have Ernie sign it. Its the only time that I know of that its been in public or atleast was photographed in public. And from what I understand, neither of the people seen wearing it in the pictures is the owner.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 21st, 2010, 8:49 pm
by ChapterMasterTu'Shan
Ugh, the return of the overly tight jumpsuit.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 21st, 2010, 11:04 pm
by noslliT
I hear ya that wedgie is intense

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 22nd, 2010, 2:03 am
by Kingpin
mburkit wrote:Private collector. And he was dumb enough to have taken to a comic convention in the UK to have Ernie sign it. Its the only time that I know of that its been in public or atleast was photographed in public. And from what I understand, neither of the people seen wearing it in the pictures is the owner.
"Dumb enough"? Here we have one of the screen used Packs taking a rare trip out into public for all to see, and during an official photo shoot on the day, it was worn by Ernie himself.

We should be so lucky to see an original prop removed from the dark halls of a private collection to hobnob with those who'd love to see one in person.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 22nd, 2010, 3:17 am
by groath
If that was my pack it wouldent come out of the custome glass sealed box I would make for it.. Then I would charge 3 dollars a person to tour it and take a look, no photos though. Pictures are avaliable in the gift shop.. Plans also! We have a very good website store also that you may be intrestead in for... exscuse me I tend to get a little carried away :P

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 22nd, 2010, 7:24 am
by mburkit
When I said "dumb enough" is because he's walking around with a $20k original movie prop on his pack at a comic book convention. Its great to see it out and about but that's like driving your new car around in a demolition derby. I personally would never risk that, even for a signature.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 22nd, 2010, 7:58 am
by Shredder565
Any shots of Ernie wearing it? Curious as to his reaction when he saw it :)

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 22nd, 2010, 8:22 am
by CJay
mburkit wrote:When I said "dumb enough" is because he's walking around with a $20k original movie prop on his pack at a comic book convention. Its great to see it out and about but that's like driving your new car around in a demolition derby. I personally would never risk that, even for a signature.
I agree with this statement.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 22nd, 2010, 12:37 pm
by Borzou
Kingpin wrote:
mburkit wrote:Private collector. And he was dumb enough to have taken to a comic convention in the UK to have Ernie sign it. Its the only time that I know of that its been in public or atleast was photographed in public. And from what I understand, neither of the people seen wearing it in the pictures is the owner.
"Dumb enough"? Here we have one of the screen used Packs taking a rare trip out into public for all to see, and during an official photo shoot on the day, it was worn by Ernie himself.

We should be so lucky to see an original prop removed from the dark halls of a private collection to hobnob with those who'd love to see one in person.
IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!

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Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 22nd, 2010, 2:12 pm
by Kingpin
For information, that particular convention, whilst busy in places is nothing like an American comic convention. That was Collectormania in Milton Keynes, prior to it moving to a nearby stadium... although the guest booths and merchandise stalls were quite packed in, the outside edge of the convention has always been breezy, and with plenty of room. That's where the above photos were taken, and where most if not all the photos I've seen of that Pack have appeared.

There was no danger of SDCC-esque clipping, or WizardWorld fender benders.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 22nd, 2010, 2:19 pm
by AJ Quick
Kingpin wrote:There was no danger of SDCC-esque clipping, or WizardWorld fender benders.
.... or DragonCon honkey tonks, or Sleet City Zippedy-doodas, or A-Kon Whistling Bungholes, or Creature Con Spleen Splitters, or MegaCon Whisker Biscuits, or Big Apple Honkey Lighters, or Emerald City Hüsker Düs and Hüsker Don'ts, and no PAX Nipsy Dazers, with or without the Scooter Stick.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 22nd, 2010, 2:52 pm
by ChapterMasterTu'Shan
AJ Quick wrote:
Kingpin wrote:There was no danger of SDCC-esque clipping, or WizardWorld fender benders.
.... or DragonCon honkey tonks, or Sleet City Zippedy-doodas, or A-Kon Whistling Bungholes, or Creature Con Spleen Splitters, or MegaCon Whisker Biscuits, or Big Apple Honkey Lighters, or Emerald City Hüsker Düs and Hüsker Don'ts, and no PAX Nipsy Dazers, with or without the Scooter Stick.
COOL

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 23rd, 2010, 10:38 pm
by kind2311
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Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: July 24th, 2010, 1:18 am
by Nick Poppageorgio
All I can say is wow.

1. That's exactly what I was talking about.
2. Thank you all for your input.
3. I love being a GB Fan.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: August 6th, 2010, 7:33 pm
by FeinDTacticS
lol that pirate is sweating him hard body.. look at that second photo.. his face is like... "you b*st*rd"

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: August 7th, 2010, 12:10 am
by jafillz
That actually seems to be one of the packs used in the first movie; according to the placement of the blue tubing fitting on the ion arm.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: August 7th, 2010, 12:15 am
by kind2311
the fact that it has a full-on hero thrower with flash bulb in the tip is another sign that it is a GB1 hero pack. The position of the thrower and the fittings on the HGA and the fact that the bellows is real and not resin are other telltale signs.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: August 7th, 2010, 2:12 am
by SeikoVoiceNote29
noslliT wrote:I hear ya that wedgie is intense
That butt looks particularly ravenous! Luckily flight suit was on the menu that day :blush:

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: August 8th, 2010, 10:03 am
by ZedR
Any Idea of the origins? How did this guy come to have it?

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: August 8th, 2010, 5:31 pm
by CPU64
Probably the guy who bought all the orange light caps. the pack was purchased to keep everyone else from getting any more measurements..
Just kidding ^_^

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: August 9th, 2010, 6:34 pm
by GAVAL
I wonder if he'll be selling resin parts cast from that ass?

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: August 9th, 2010, 7:09 pm
by Paul-Butt
They'd probably have cracks.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: August 9th, 2010, 7:12 pm
by ironfist
Does it strike anyone else a little odd that the wedgie buster is wearing a screen used pack and welding Google's?

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: August 9th, 2010, 7:28 pm
by mburkit
Because neither of the individuals that are seen wearing the pack, own the pack; from what I understand.

Re: Screen Used Pack

Posted: August 9th, 2010, 7:38 pm
by Dorian Gray
I'd have it locked up similar to the Declaration of Independence in National Treasure. Including bulletproof glass. and aggressive bees. and aggressive bees carrying bulletproof glass.