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San Diego Comic Con 2012 Exclusive #4: Hasbro Star Wars Lost Cardbacks and Carbonite Jar Jar Binks

Hasbro will offer a 6 sided boxed Carbonite Chamber-style boxed set. Each side will feature a character from each of the 6 movies on Lost/Pulled from the depths Card Art. The top of the box is a Carbonite chamber picture and when you open the flap and reach in, a Carbonite Jar Jar Binks can be found on a Black Vintage card (not numbered like Salicious and Mouse Droid).

The figures included are: Episode 1 Jar Jar, Episode 2 Clone Trooper in Blue, Episode 3 Clone Trooper Red, Episode 4 Sandtrooper, with probe that can be placed on clear shoulder peg and new folding stock gun, Episode 5 Bespin Leia, and Episode 6 Darth Vader – electrocution style.
All these figures, except the carbonite, will be release on Vintage Style Cards. Carbonite Jar Jar’s back will be similar to the Han Carbonite in that it will allow Episode 1 Jar Jar to be pushed in, which I am sure is a dream come true for some of you.
Source: ElkkThunder’s Toy Room

LOST SDCC Comic-Con 2011 Trailer. What is the Man in Black’s name?

Victoria Schmidt San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) Photo Gallery – Past and Present

Each year, while posting photos and our exclusives list for San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), we get hundreds of hits searching for Victoria Schmidt. Since I now have 685 hits related to Victoria this week, I thought I would do a little research and find out more about her. Yahoo.com just did a short video story about her and how, by her own admission, she spends the entire year and most of her monthly paycheck on getting a guise just right, be it Princess Leia or Kate from “Lost.”

In honor of Victoria, I have included a photo gallery below of the many costumes of Victoria Schmidt. The first costume shown is her 2011 costume. Enjoy!

Source: Jonathan Crow | Yahoo Movies, Movie Talk – Wed, Jul 20, 2011 6:24 PM EDT

SDCC 2011 Exclusive #11: Entertainment Earth LOST Polar Bear Bobble Head

Lost Polar Bear Bobble Head – SDCC Exclusive

    • Sensational Polar Bear Bobble Head out of the LostTV series!
    • SDCC Exclusive from Bif Bang Pow!
    • Take home this unlikely island inhabitant!
    • Superb, series-accurate detail.
    • Themed base features a cage wall and fish biscuit!

Entertainment Earth Comic-Con San Diego 2011 Exclusive!

      Deftly crafted of resin by Bif Bang Pow!, this sensational Polar Bear Bobble Head stands approximately 5 1/2-inches long x 4 1/4-inches tall x 2 1/2-inches wide and features superb detail that’s accurate to the mega-popular Lost TV series and typical of the bobble heads in this line. Wearing a Dharma Initiative collar, its amazing themed base features a cage wall and fish biscuit. Don’t miss this opportunity to add the Polar Bear Bobble Head to your Lost collection!

Note: This item will first be available to purchase in person at San Diego Comic-Con. Online orders will ship after San Diego Comic-Con, while supplies last.

 
Age:  13+
Size:  5 1/2-inches long

Reviewing the Profiles in History Lost Auction

Source: ThePropBlog.com, Blogged by Dan Benton

The Profiles in History Lost Auction has finally come and gone, and to say the reviews were mixed would be an understatement.

Putting aside the obvious issues discussed here and at the Movie Prop Forum in recent weeks, collectors and fans still had high hopes that Joe Maddalena & Co. would somehow come through with an event that would shake the foundation of the movie memorabilia world.

They didn’t.

Prior to the first piece going live, I received several calls and e-mailing noting that the $500 Good Faith deposit (see: Flip-Flopping Profiles in History Removes ‘Good Faith’ Deposit) still appeared when users tried to log in using the Live Auctioneers software. Although collectors weren’t actually forced to pay said fee, it still caused for a brief moment of anxiety…a moment of anxiety that shouldn’t have happened because PiH had previously said they would remove all traces of that little speed bump.

Not everything was negative, however. If you’re a glass half full kind of person you can take solace in knowing that the prop collection world gained countless new members and had a huge influx of funds.

Other Positives:

  • The auction brought a lot of top-notch media attention to the hobby.
  • Some of the costume lots immediately got broken up and placed on eBay. This gave some of the other collectors who didn’t have a ton of money to spend a second opportunity on certain pieces.

Other Negatives:

  • Starting the auction at 1:00 Pacific Time really put a hurting on those out East. With day one ending around midnight and day two ending early this morning, it was really too much for certain fans to take. Many collectors missed out on the opportunity to bid simply because they had to get up for work the next morning.
  • At one point the auction had to be stopped so that collectors and fans could move their cars in order for others to leave.
  • Many of the props and costumes being auctioned off weren’t on display or even on the premises.
  • No sound. No video. For those watching live online, it was like torture. PiH should have set up a UStream account and broadcast the auction live similar to the way Propworx had done it for the Iron Man auction.
  • Several additional catalog inconsistencies were discovered during the auction.
  • What was billed as a “huge ABC special event” turned out to be nothing more than a sparkler. Of the many Lost cast members involved in filming over six seasons, the most notable to appear at this auction were Sterling Beaumon, who played Young Ben in five episodes, and Daniel Roebuck, who played Leslie Arzt in seven episodes.

Another negative, which was not Profile’s fault at all, was the new collectors’ misunderstanding of the estimates. Many new faces figured the estimates would be in their price range and had no idea how much over a high estimate certain pieces could go. Several fans who made their way to Santa Monica walked away extremely upset and empty handed because they just didn’t have the disposable income to compete.

Things that make you go “Whaaaaa?”

  • The 13 Oceanic Airlines bottles of water sold for $1,400. Outside the auction area, 24 bottles of sealed Oceanic Airlines water were selling $36.
  • Prior to the auction, a video was shown of Evangeline Lilly claiming to have stolen the original Sawyer Letter, only to have it lost in a house fire. Ironically, later in the auction “Sawyer’s Letter” sold for nearly $10,000. To top it off, it turned out the letter wasn’t hand written…it was all computer type.
  • John Lock’e suicide note to Jack Sheppard was another big ticket item. Unfortunately, once fans got a look at the piece, they realized Jack’s last name, Sheppard, was spelled incorrectly on the envelope. It was spelled “Shepard.”
  • One of the Spanish “Flash” comic books sold for $1,400; the other sold for close to $3,500. They were the exact same thing.

At one point late last night/early this morning, the internet at the Barker Hangar went down and fans were forced to continue their bidding by phone. It wasn’t the first time this has happened at an auction, as the internet also went down at the Propworx Iron Man Auction (see: Iron Man Auction Short Circuited at Lot 163) back in April.

Either way, if you’re Profiles in History and the fan experience means little to you, then you’ve got to be happy. The amount of money they pulled in from this auction in comparison to the estimates was astronomical. The rich have gotten richer and the powerful have gotten more powerful.

Unfortunately, that does little for the fans and collectors who were feeling “ripped off” as one put it. Others felt disrespected and competitors in the industry felt ashamed to be associated in any way with Profiles. Many felt it was a sloppy job from top to bottom, and that it’s done more harm to the industry than good. And while I understand those sentiments, as a member of the media going on seven years now, I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that any publicity is good publicity.

Still, I’d like to see Profiles make a much better effort next time. I’d also like to see them do more for the fan experience as this auction fell far short of its expectations.

In the end, if Profiles was a student, the auction was their project and I was the teacher in charge of grading them, they’d be going to summer school.

Pro-Prop Blog Notes:

  • The Prop Blog received a healthy amount of attention over the last two weeks because of the continuous Lost Auction coverage. Not only was my work and research mentioned Luxist and Wired, I also received a little notoriety from the New York Times last night.

The ‘Lost’ auction: A list of notable purchases

The ‘Lost’ auction: A list of notable purchases


Yes, someone did pay $25,000 for this. (Profiles in History)

 

We may be living in challenging economic times. But that didn’t stop some “Lost” fans from spending $5,000 on a 12-pack of Dharma Initiative beer — or $16,000 for the door to the Swan station — during this weekend’s “Lost” auction.

Bidding got frenzied and expensive during the two-day sale of props, costumes and other assorted gems from the “Lost” production closets. Held in Santa Monica, Calif., but open to bidders who participated in person, via phone and online, the Profiles in History auction netted $900,000 on Saturday, according to the New York Times, with Sunday totals projected to go well over $1 million.

One Celebritology reader told me she was lucky enough to snag Sawyer’s outfit from the pilot episode for the bargain basement price — in “Lost” auction terms, anyway — of $650. But the majority of items tended to go for upwards of $1,000, making bidding from one’s home laptop an often disheartening affair. (What? I can’t even get some Apollo candy bars without dropping 2K?)

Here’s the rundown on some of the more notable gets from the weekend, based on my research, data compiled by The ODI and information from the New York Times.

Dharma Volkswagen van: $47,500

Daniel Faraday’s journal with Jughead notes and reminder about Desmond Hume being his Constant: $27,500

The Frozen Donkey Wheel: $25,000

Hurley’s Camaro: $24,000

A copy of the pilot script, signed by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof: $15,000

The fail-safe key turned by Desmond Hume: $11,000


The controversial squirrel baby could have been yours’ for a mere $2,750. (Profiles in History)

Jack’s bloody outfit from the final scene: $10,000

Large piece of the fuselage: $9,000

Charlie Pace’s Drive Shaft ring: $9,000

John Locke’s suicide letter to Jack: $9,000

Kate’s toy airplane: $6,500

Benjamin Linus’s fake money and passports: $5,000

Hurley’s notebook with his rewrite of the “Empire Strikes Back”: $4,250

Sawyer’s copy of “Watership Down”: $3,300

Claire’s Squirrel Baby: $2,750 (perhaps it didn’t go for more due to the Squirrel Baby controversy?)

Rousseau’s music box: $1,800

The fact that you now can’t afford your monthly mortgage payments because you spent so much money on “Lost” auction stuff?: Priceless.

By Jen Chaney
The Washington Post
August 23, 2010; 11:05 AM ET
 

LOST Auction Items from Season 6

More LOST Auction Items

LOST Auction later this month

The LOST prop auction is August 21-22 at 1:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)  in Santa Monica, California. Dan and I are thinking of doing a road trip to go down to the auction and have a look-see. I have about a 1/2 dozen items I am interested in, but I think 2 of them everyone else will be too.

The address of the auction is:

Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA  90405

Here are some photos of some items that are going to be up for sale. I’ll try to show some photos each day until the auction.

FlashForward Cancelled – The Ultimate Blackout

Associated Content
Published May 14, 2010 by:
Robert Dougherty

Flashforward cancelled rumors were quite persistent all spring. The Flashforward cancelled outcome looked likely, given the free falling ratings ever since its premiere. However, since it was doing better overseas, some thought it had a good shot to return and cause more blackouts. But in America, the audience was shrinking and shrinking, as hopes were fading for the show to become the new Lost. Now that experiment is over, with Flashforward cancelled after just one year – which none of its infamous blackouts could foresee.

The Thursday night show premiered with a lot of promise, as the premise of the whole world seeing six months into the future intrigued many. But these days, no show other than Lost has been able to follow through on a big mystery premise. The problem wasn’t an inability to provide answers, but that less and less people cared about the endless “destiny vs. free will” debates, or the people having them.

Now with Flashforward cancelled, the Season 1 finale on May 27 will serve as the end of the show. Since the show should definitively answer if everyone’s visions come true on April 29 – and if another blackout will come afterward – there may indeed be nowhere to go after that. However, if the episode does have teasers for a Season 2, they will forever go unanswered.

Once again, ABC failed to develop the next Lost, as they had to give up just before Lost ended. With Flashforward cancelled, it may be another cautionary tale of how mystery shows are harder to make work than they look, if that’s possible.

But although Flashforward is cancelled, the network still has hopes for other mystery programs. V was their second shot at developing a new Lost, although it too met with mixed reviews and backlash after the pilot. However, they have enough faith in this sci-fi remake to give it a second season, unlike Flashforward.

Although V escaped the chopping block, others joined Flashforward in being cancelled. Scrubs’ one-year stint on ABC is over, while the critically acclaimed but low rated Better Off Ted was fired, and the short-lived Monday night comedy Romantically Challenged was let go.

With ABC’s decisions, the final cuts for fall 2010 are now under way, as shows find out if they still have a future, or have to close up shop. As one TV season ends with a slew of big finales, another is just on the horizon.

Since Flashforward is cancelled, it won’t have to see anything else on the horizon anymore – even though that was the show’s whole premise. This leaves just two episodes left for the season and series on May 20 and 27.