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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No wonder my best friend from high school had these, his Father was from Denmark (his mother was French). He always had cool stuff I never saw anywhere else. He also had the real Lego sets. Not too many kids had the real ones back then. I had a fake set myself that was made to look like real brick.

Very cool to see they are being made again.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject: stuff Reply with quote

So... how do you order them? I can't seem to find that option on thier site.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JBM wrote:


Im just wondering how semi-unknown 1970s danish green/blue bouncy things ended up on Nostromo...



Good question... Who knows ? Maybe they came from a fancy gift shop in London ? (the shop where the drinking birds also came from ?)

Thank you again for your help FBM. I just ordered a few of these tonight after comparing some of the screencaps we have here and images of the real, original Hoptimists... I think some of them were used as is (those on Ripley's desk) while others were rather radicaly altered (Ash's assault on Ripley scenes).

More soon when I get the ones I ordered !



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PS : timeslip, why don't you simply google Hoptimist ? (that's how I easily found a shop in the UK that sells them...)

PS2 : A back view of Ripley's Hoptimists... They just added a kind of hat on the blue one..



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After viewing the pics I agree with Fred: some were altered but not radically (which makes our work easy Wink ) Most of the ones on the web-site seems to be aboard the Nostromo...it seems that they removed the hat of the red ''Santa'' on Ripley's console.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So that's what those little hopping things are! I figured it was some kind of weird sensor for Mother... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
it seems that they removed the hat of the red ''Santa'' on Ripley's console.


I think they actualy used a Baby Bumble or a Baby Bimble for this one, not a Santa...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, you're right (again Fred Laughing ) I jumped to conclusion at the speed of light on that one
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, got my Optimists !

They're neat, I really like to see them gently move as I tip on my Mac (they're usually sitting side to side on the same desk) :



I don't know right now if I'm going to alter them to make them look like the ones sitting on Ripley's desk because I very recently found new evidence that they were heavily transformed (wiggets sticked, re-painted, a hat on the big one, even a sticker on another one) by the prop guys... and the reference photos I found in my archives aren't clear enough to deliver a precise work...





Any chance one of you guys would have high rez pics from the Blueray edition ???

Many thanks in advance for your help !

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found my boxed one in my storage this past week while getting ready for a show. It says "the Bird" on the top of the box and the bird is purple, and unfortunately has a broken off wing. It says made in the USA though on it. I will try to post some pics soon.

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Fred...must be neat to have those now (after soo many years of research Wink ).
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news Andy, can't wait to see pics now ! (I've also ordered one of these... Must admit it really looks stupid, suspended to its string)



yep JB, I "feel better" now that I have them in my collection...

Laughing Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone noticed or pointed out that the coffee cups during the deleted 'Drinking bird destruction sequence' are dark brown/red as opposed to the usual cream/white?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyone noticed or pointed out that the coffee cups during the deleted 'Drinking bird destruction sequence' are dark brown/red as opposed to the usual cream/white?


Interesting...

I don't have the ALIEN BlueRay set yet... Pics of the dark mugs anyone ?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
Brownclaw wrote:
Anyone noticed or pointed out that the coffee cups during the deleted 'Drinking bird destruction sequence' are dark brown/red as opposed to the usual cream/white?


Interesting...

I don't have the ALIEN BlueRay set yet... Pics of the dark mugs anyone ?

Fred


I'll try and sort some out for Saturday evening - not sure how to capture from the telly so it might be an iPhone shot which *may* not come over well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brownclaw wrote:
SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
Brownclaw wrote:
Anyone noticed or pointed out that the coffee cups during the deleted 'Drinking bird destruction sequence' are dark brown/red as opposed to the usual cream/white?


Interesting...

I don't have the ALIEN BlueRay set yet... Pics of the dark mugs anyone ?

Fred


I'll try and sort some out for Saturday evening - not sure how to capture from the telly so it might be an iPhone shot which *may* not come over well.


Still waiting for your pics !



BTW, I think I saw a brown coffee pot with WY wings decal next to Ripley in the first meal sequence...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
Brownclaw wrote:
SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
Brownclaw wrote:
Anyone noticed or pointed out that the coffee cups during the deleted 'Drinking bird destruction sequence' are dark brown/red as opposed to the usual cream/white?


Interesting...

I don't have the ALIEN BlueRay set yet... Pics of the dark mugs anyone ?

Fred


I'll try and sort some out for Saturday evening - not sure how to capture from the telly so it might be an iPhone shot which *may* not come over well.


Still waiting for your pics !



BTW, I think I saw a brown coffee pot with WY wings decal next to Ripley in the first meal sequence...

Fred


OOPS! LOL, sorry, totally forgot! I'll upload it in a couple of hours when I get home =]
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brownclaw wrote:

OOPS! LOL, sorry, totally forgot! I'll upload it in a couple of hours when I get home =]



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin / 8th_Passenger kindly sent me this screencap this morning :



He also tells me :

Hard to tell in this photo but it does look like they may have used a darker cup. It's all backlit. Maybe the white cup didn't go dark enough. Or it is the white cup and it did go dark enough!

I agree, it's hard to tell if they have used a darker cup or not... but it would have been logical since they also re-painted the walls of the ship black to make the end sequence with Ripley more oppressing...

Anyhow, thank you again Colin for the pic !

Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting indeed...TFS Colin and Fred
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Screencaps of the breakfast sequence where you can spot the brown / translucent coffee pot I was previously talking about...

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