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eethan
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:07 pm    Post subject: Blade Runner police badges with vintage Amberlith X. Reply with quote

Hello there,

Itís finally time to open my run of blade runner police badges and at the same time, my professional website where Iíll be selling all my future items.

I have been working on that run since April with the input of the community both on the RPF and on propsummit.
You can find both WIP threads here:
https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/blade-runner-other-characters-id-numbers.331147/
http://propsummit.com/viewtopic.php?t=5834

The idea was to create a very accurate badge for Deckard based on the Worldcon photos of the Jacobson badge and to come up with a cool in universe narrative to explain all choices and overall look of the other charactersí badges.

I assumed police officers were given a new badge with a B ID number when joining the BR unit. At some later point, the department realized a few typos were made on the back text and they fixed it for newer issued badges (Holden, GaffÖ). The badges were cardboard (or other non tree derived close material available at the time) and started to deteriorate quickly. Instead of issuing more robust badges, they laminated all badges in their current more or less damaged condition.

Regarding the details of the items, each characterís badge has a different round barcode, Id number, carefully created (but voluntarily roughly cut) younger looking photo and a signature derived from the actorís autograph for an authentic look and a cool nod to the person that gave life to the character. The Orange X is cut from vintage Amberlith like the originals and each badge has a more or less used look depending on the characterís seniority and tidiness.

In short:
- Printed on an ecologically friendly paper with an Epson ecotank printer.
- Orange X is cut from vintage Amberlith like the original badges. Each X is cut with the help of a very accurate laser cut stainless steel template.
- Laminated with 99x67mm round corner plastic sleeves like they did for the movie, not cut from a large plastic sheet. You can actually see on the original badge that the badge is not centered inside the plastic sleeve and that it wasnít cut after being laminated.
- Signatures are based on the actorís autographs for an authentic look.
- Completely handmade in France with great care and passion
- Badges can be bought either with a clip attached or without clip and hole for a wallet version.


Here are studio photos of the 4 characters badges:








Each badge comes with or without a hole and clip attached:


Donít pay attention to the lines of the bar code in these photos. They are just reduced photos and there are not enough pixels here to show the information properly. I spent a long time trying lots of different things to get those bar codes perfect and Iím very happy of the result and accuracy of the print. Here are 100% size photos directly from the camera to see the badges details in close up:



Each badge is 33Ä or 35Ä with a hole and a clip attached.
Custom badges with your own text, photo and signature are available for 43Ä and 45Ä with a hole and a clip attached.

AND, there is a 10% discount when you buy 4 or more badges!


The badges can only be bought directly on my new website. The website is completely bilingual French/English. Payments are secured and are completely processed with paypal checkout. You can either pay directly with your paypal account, or by credit card or even with local solutions like iDeal, Sofort, Bancontact, Giropay, MyBank, P24, EPS...

Quick answer to a likely question, no, sorry, I canít sell the badges just with a paypal transfer directly between you and me, this is now my actual job and I have to edit an invoice for anything I sell, and this is done through the website. The website is pretty easy to use though and I hope that I even managed to provide a fun experience with its look and content

Shipping is handled by the French post service, as those badges are quite small and light, they are sent in thin cardboard boxes or reinforced cardboard envelopes and the shipping cost is quite cheap worldwide. It is automatically calculated at checkout depending on your location (after you create your account) and starts at 6Ä for up to 5 badges internationally (3Ä in France). From my experience, this shipping method can be a tiny bit longer than larger boxes, but itís completely safe and itís fully tracked!

I hope you guys enjoy my items; I have been working for a very long time on them and on my website. We are working on creating our new business with my wife for a little more than 2 years now and this is finally the start of the real journey

I tried to make everything perfect and working smoothly on the website, I really hope there wonít be any unforeseen issues. Please donít hesitate to contact me if you have any trouble, this is all new but Iíll work with you to fix any problem you may have

If by any chances the badges are very successful and the stock runs out, no worries, I will work hard to create a few more as fast as I can

Quickest way to get in touch with me is by mail:
contact@supergreenprops.com

The website:
https://supergreenprops.com/en/


Thank you all, I hope you enjoy my work and Iím looking forward to start shipping those as soon as tomorrow, in time for Christmas


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joberg
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent job on those badges eethan and a must have for any BR fan Cool
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eethan
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you very much Joberg, it's much appreciated

here are a couple comparison with the original prop to better judge my work




I hope some of you are not hesitating because or the website or anything. it's really easy to use, it takes paypal and other means of payment all going through paypal secure servers. There is a 10% discount when you order 4 badges, they are ready to go, it will make a great Christmas present Smile

In any case, feel free to contact me, I love to communicate with my customers and I have to say that the website is changing this a bit for me and I'm always there to answer all of your question even now that this website is in place.

contact@supergreenprops.com

cheers
Matthieu
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eethan
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys,
It's possible the date of the 10% discount ran out the last few days, it's now fixed and I you tried to order and saw it wasn't working, I'm really sorry and this works again now
badges are ready to go and should arrive in time for Christmas if you order now
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! Great job! I'm definitely considering getting one.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you very much
they are on hand, ready to go
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