Monday, March 19, 2007

Rocketeer Helmet Replica

"Experience the exhilaration of Cliff Secord's first flight on the Cirrus X-3 with this authentic metal helmet straight out of the Disney classic The Rocketeer! Featuring a beautiful antique gold finish, soft cotton liner, leather chin strap, and dark lenses, this exquisitely detailed helmet is based on a hero helmet casting and includes a sturdy wooden base for 360 degree viewing."

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The Rocketeer on DVD

The Rocketeer - 1991
Bill Campbell as Cliff Secord
Jennifer Connelly as Jenny Blake
Alan Arkin as A. "Peevy" Peabody
Timothy Dalton as Neville Sinclair
Paul Sorvino as Eddie Valentine
Terry O'Quinn as Howard Hughes

Director: Joe Johnston

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The Rocketeer - A Fan-Made Trailer

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The Movie Serial

The movie serial can be traced back to the early 1900's. Moviegoers would get a different episode each week prior to the showing of the featured movie. These episodes, or chapters, would end with "cliffhangers" where the hero was surely facing certain death thus enticing the audience members to return week after week to see the next installment.

Some of the popular serials of the time where King of the Rocketmen, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, The Adventures of Captain Marvel, Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe, Buck Rogers, The Shadow, The Green Hornet, Captain Video, Dick Tracy and many others. While a large majority of serials seem to have a science-fiction theme, there are also serials with themes including western, jungle, mystery, super-hero, aviation and others.

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Flash Gordon Statue

Flash Gordon comes to life in this 1:6 scale [12 inch] statue by Electric Tiki. Each piece is hand cast in high quality polystone, hand painted, hand numbered with a certificate of authenticity, and is a Limited Edition of only 500 pieces.

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Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe with Buster Crabbe - Part 1 of 9

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Ace Derringer vs. The Shadow Men

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Retro Rocket Collectibles

"Cool Rockets is a line of resin-cast, hand-finished rocket ships,
inspired by the styles of the 40’s and 50’s rockets from comics,
TV, and toys.

Created by Jeff Brewer, a film and special-effects
modelmaker in northern California, Cool Rockets offer a unique
collection that is handmade, unique, and more affordable than
you’d think. All the designs are original inspirations of an era,
not copies of some vehicle you’ve seen in a movie or TV show."

The Space Tub rocket, which is the first rocket pictured above, is actually part of my personal collection. It reminds me of the kind of rocket that might have been seen in some early cartoons. A very cool rocket ... excellent hand finishing ... I would definitely recommend these to any collector!

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