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I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby itfciain » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:43 pm

Hi Stuart - I spoke with one of the guys over here that has had a good deal of experience with props - this was his response

"I would tell him to contact Stephen Lane at Propstore. Would take some closer investigation. I really don't know. The Jabba set was in the UK but 2002 is very recent so that's odd. Posting to the RPF is good though and that may help."

Hope that helps - as Simon says, we would all love for this to be the real deal
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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby Doomseeker » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:42 pm

Amazing if this turns out to be but not wanting to throw a spanner in the story. All the star wars films were shot at Elstree Studios, not Leavesden

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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby x-pack » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:23 pm

Like everyone else I want this to be real. Seems too good to be true though how it's ended up in the wild after all these years. One thing is for sure - I wouldn't be keeping that thing in my garage if it was the real deal (probably not in the house either)! Value would be astronomical and I doubt your normal home insurance would cover it :shock:

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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby Stuart7918 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:13 pm

Thank you all for your suggestions.

We hope it's original but agree we need to stop speculating - perhaps someone from the Prop Store in London will jump on a bus and take a look Thanks all.

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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby steve obi wan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:27 pm

Good luck with your find ! Whatever it is it's a nice piece :D :shock:
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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby waves of light » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:57 pm

This would be so nice if it turns out to be an original. Good luck man.

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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby mumbo » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:01 pm

It would be amazing if it turns out to be an original screen used prop, good luck!
If its Luke Jedi then I'm interested, vintage or modern.

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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby Luuke » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:56 pm

Hello,
I'm an RPF regular since 1999. Long time prop collector and builder. I've done a lot of research on this prop. I used to own an Illusive Concepts HiC. I ended up selling it to Adam Savage of the Mythbusters (he's local to me). I'm 100% certain this is an Illusive Concepts product. The backside with slathered on fiberglass resin wrapping around from the sides, the way it's put together with wood screws. The side panels are the same poorly made solid one piece castings also attached with wood screws. The sides are warped, commonly seen in this product. All done exactly the same way the IC product was put together. As far as value? In it's current state with all the damage, I would say under $1000. Also, keep in mind that Sideshow Collectibles has come out with their own version of the HiC 1:1 that is way better quality for $7000. Sorry, but in my extensive, first hand knowledge of the original and in my opinion, this is NOT an original LucasFilm prop.

Sorry to be the barer of bad news. But the good news is, you can fix it up and it will still be a good prop piece to keep in your house. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby sparkysx » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:59 am

3 year old post.

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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby subzero » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:14 pm

That's gotta be the most random reply to a thread this old, out of nowhere as a users 1st post..... :?:
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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby Lindo » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:38 pm

May have been googling the subject and this showed up, probably didn't realise it was so old, same has happened to me previously
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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby pmsbull » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:53 pm

At least we seem to have a possibly definitive answer.

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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby Grant_C » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:40 pm

What he states is correct though. This was issued in 1997 by Illusive concepts. They also did an amazing Vader bust with Seb Shaw head.

They were a big deal at the time, I will have to get the catalogue out sometime as it also has prices for POTF2 toys. £150 Han and Tauntaun etc...... use to read it all the time.

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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby Grant_C » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:42 pm

Here it is.
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Re: I have an original Hans Solo Carbonite figure from the movie set,

Postby Luuke » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:58 pm

Sorry for the "out of the blue" posting on this. I was researching the Han In Carbonite prop and came across this. I read through it and saw that no one gave a definitive answer. Actually looked like someone had said it was an LFL prop when in fact it wasn't. So regardless of how old this thread was, I was trying to help by giving a definitive answer. Hope it helped.


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