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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:10 am    Post subject: Screen Used Rubber Prop Blaster in Customs. Decision today. Reply with quote

My fingers are really crossed at this moment because sitting in customs is a screen used rubber stunt Blaster. I realise now that excitment may have got the better of me and i may have put at risk a rare item. If it is refused entry i have already made plans to go to court over it in the hope to not have it destroyed.
I am hoping to have the final decision this afternoon.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crossing my fingers with you Geoff!...and a very good prop to have in your beautiful collection.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Joberg, i am leaving home right now to find out it's fate.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh man...that would be a tragidy...customs can be dicks...hope these guys/gals are cool.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Succes, i have the Blaster safe at home Very Happy import duty was a bit of a shock though at 721.00.
Will post a picture shortly.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! If that was the import duty, I can only imagine how much it cost you to begin with!

Congrats!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeahhh for success! Safe On Arrival
Nayyy for import duties Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Geoff, I'm glad for you everything ended well !!!

Now we want to see a pic of the damn blaster !

Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phew... Cool had me worried, Glad you got it safe, and I can't wait to see the pictures.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, what a story. I cannot wait to see this!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick picture to satisfy curiosity, will take some better ones shortly.
Thank you for all the interest.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredible. What a piece of history you have there.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very special one indeed with the added grips. could have been used as a Deckard back up even. The lighter color on the grips is probably from crazing just from it breaking down over time. I am willing to bet it was amber colored to begin with.

Congratulations G.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am willing to bet it was amber colored to begin with.


Indeed they were Amber and although it does not show up very well it can been seen in some deeper scratches and marks. I have a letter from the prop maker stating it did have Amber grips and was indeed used by Deckard. I also have the image of it in his hand.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Cool Thanks for the pic! Great prop indeed!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is truly awesome. I am very happy for you and a bit envious as well Very Happy. I just wish you lived closer by so I could come over and visit your collection some time Wink. Thank you again for sharing it with us here.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Geoff, that's a GREAT catch for sure !!!

Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's FANTASTIC! Congratulations on acquiring it -- and thanks for sharing pics.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
Congrats Geoff, that's a GREAT catch for sure !!!

Cool

Fred


I agree, what a terrific score!! Warmest congratulations.

High regards

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My hearty congratulations!

What a nerve racking experience. I was keeping my fingers tightly crossed for you.

Thank you for the wonderful photo. I am truly envious! However, as a Brit myself, it gives me a little glimmer of hope that I may too, one day get something like that through customs! Shocked
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