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 Posted:   May 7, 2015 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Some might remember that Sideshow put out an 18" version many years ago, and it was pricey. But now NECA has introduced a more affordable one, though standing only 11 and a half inches tall, but it's actually better detailed than the old Sideshow one.

Check out this review: http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_042915a.htm

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2015 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Great. Now gimme the bleeder.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2015 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

RoryR, I've always thought of you as FSM's resident APES enthusiast, which begs the question: do you have a room(s) with lots of APES memorabilia on display?

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2015 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

If you knock your shelf and it topples on you, Rory, you can say " Take your stinkin paws off me you damned dirty ape!!"

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2015 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

RoryR, I've always thought of you as FSM's resident APES enthusiast, which begs the question: do you have a room(s) with lots of APES memorabilia on display?

I keep it in check, but I do have things on display (I own most of the "paper" on PLANET including a linen-backed 6-sheet I can't even display.), but APES stuff shares shelf space with Universal Monsters stuff, my other classic movie fixation.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2015 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Very cool. I would love the original (If I was insanely rich) but would settle for a miniature.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2015 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Very cool. I would love the original (If I was insanely rich) but would settle for a miniature.

I seem to recall the original came up for auction in the last few years and was featured on the Hollywood Treasures show.

Personally, I'd really love to have acquired the full scale prop of Taylor's ship used in Planet, Beneath, Escape and the pilot of the TV show (and The Illustrated Man) but that I think rotted away on the Fox backlog years ago.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2015 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I seem to recall the original came up for auction in the last few years and was featured on the Hollywood Treasures show.

Personally, I'd really love to have acquired the full scale prop of Taylor's ship used in Planet, Beneath, Escape and the pilot of the TV show (and The Illustrated Man) but that I think rotted away on the Fox backlog years ago.


There were two Lawgiver statues made for the original movie, plus a bust of the head and shoulders which is seen in the courtroom scene. The bust was later used for close-ups of the statue in BENEATH, where they drilled holes in it for blood to pour out. Of the two full-size statues, one was kept by producer Arthur P. Jacobs, the other was given by Jacobs to Sammy Davis Jr. because he liked the movie so much. The one that Davis had I believe ended up in the hands of Apemania, who restored it and I think they also recovered the original molds of the prop and have been making very expensive copies. I'm not sure if they're still doing this. The other statue was sold at auction by Jacob's widow, Natalie Trundy, back in the '80s or early '90s for only around $15,000, and that's the statue owned by the guy shown on Hollywood Treasures. They couldn't get him to part with the statue, which just keeps going up in value, and as far as I know the guy still owns it. He had it restored -- it's made of fiberglass -- and I hope he's keeping good care of it.

As for the spaceship prop. After use in the TV series, it was left to sit and rust on the Fox Ranch in Malibu. The studio sold the ranch to the state of California around 1975 -- it's now Malibu Creek State Park -- and whatever was left from Fox productions was either bulldozed, such as what was left of Ape City and the M*A*S*H sets, or hauled off to the dump some place. Such was the fate of Taylor's unlucky spaceship.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2020 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)



The only good statue ... is a vandalized & removed statue.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2020 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

The only good statue ... is a vandalized & removed statue.

Sure, the elders liked him, but the kids not so much...

 
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