Hmmm…Factory Entertainment is set to release a replica of the signet-style ring that first appeared in 1944’s House of Frankenstein (where John Carradine played the Dracula role) and was later worn by Dracula actors in Universal and Hammer films.
This replica is based on the original prop ring Forest Ackerman acquired and famously wore. There has been some debate over the provenance of that ring, but it seems pretty clear it was almost certainly worn by Bela Lugosi in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, and probably also by John Carradine in the two Universal movies he did as Dracula. That ring sold for $46,000 at auction in 2009 after Ackerman’s death.
The replica ring will be available in two editions — a collector’s edition for about $49.99 and an “elite” edition made from sterling silver and semi-precious stone for about $199.99. This is supposed to be available sometime in November 2010.
This Lego Green Lantern Power Battery may be the best thing ever (at least for this week). This would be amazing as-is, but the creator of this at JustJon.Net hit it out of the park by a) making the battery actually light up, and b) having the light triggered by an RFID-equipped ring.
Really debating whether to pre-order this DC Direct Wonder Woman prop replica featuring the famous tiara, bracelets and lasso. Awesome looking prop, but at $325 it’s starting to approach my “are you f’ing kidding me” threshold. But it would look really cool on my bookshelf . . .
I mentioned Diamond Select’s tribble replica back in September 2008, but not only are these finally out but Entertainment Earth has a nice three-pack of different colors (so you can match your tribble with your Star Trek uniform replica?)
Each has a switch so you can select either the soothing tribble coo or the Klingon detecting agitated mode.
Man, DC Direct is really dropping Green Lantern rings right and left (probably because they know fanbois like me will be there to buy them). This Honor Guard replica ring is set for June 2010 for $35.
Damn, DC Direct is killing me here with all these Green Lantern-related props like this Sinestro Power Battery. This one’s scheduled for release in October 2010 for $350.