Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:24 pm
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Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:49 am
groundpounder wrote:as much as i would love to have a mug like that, $169.00 plus tax is just waaaaaay too much for something like that!! what did buddy end up paying for it in the movie??
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:28 am
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Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:56 am
TBDude wrote:There's one on Ebay right now...
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:19 am
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:28 am
visaliaaviation wrote:Interesting take on the concept of a "rip -off". Say, EXACTLY when did Pete actually cheat you? Or are you just balking at his asking price? To use your reasoning, aircraft/aviation jn general must be a"rip off", because you whimp-out at sight of the price tag!
Now me personally, I'm not interested in that sort of thing, and yes I do feel his prices are steep. However , Mr. Plumb knows what it costs to licence, make and market these things,. And I have watched with interest, over the years, as his asking price has steadily risen. So, somebody is buying his, - -as it was so delicately put - , "his crap", at whatever price he is asking.
Now you guys, on the other hand (and this is just a suggestion, mind you), if you really feel strongly enough , or passionate enough to be moved to "collect" anything, be it Mugs or Warbirds, you might find it more productive to move past the sticker-shock whining, sour grapes part and get to the makin' it happen part.
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:40 am
warbird1 wrote: The rarity, originality, and provenance of an item will dictate it's value or worth.
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:50 am
skymstr02 wrote:warbird1 wrote: The rarity, originality, and provenance of an item will dictate it's value or worth.
Worth is what some one else is willing to spend to obtain one. There is no way that a Mustang or Corsair can cost a million bucks, but because some one is willing to part with the cash, thats what they are worth.
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:06 am
warbird1 wrote:It's not even an "official" mug, made by the movie studio,...
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:20 am
This toby jug is an exact replica of the original movie prop use in Twentieth Century Fox's 1949 hit, Twelve O'clock High, starring Gregory Peck and Dean Jagger. It is part of the FIRST production run of this particular toby jug design which was created by the Fox prop makers specifically for the movie.
The whereabouts of the original toby used in the movie is not known but we were able to achieve this incredibly accurate replica through years of R&D and continued refinement which involve studying stills and movie scenes provided to us by Fox and by hand sculpting and painting more than ten plaster models. Once the sculpted model was finished and approved by Fox, we searched the U.S. and U.K. to find a manufacturer capable of consistently meeting our demands for top quality.
The results of our efforts are clearly evident in each piece. Our replica 918th Bomb Group toby jugs are cast in small batches and then hand painted, glazed and triple fired. Each jug is "double" quality checked, at the factory and again when we pack them for shipment. This assures that you are receiving the very finest quality possible.
GENERAL SAVAGE MUG
"General Savage" was released in time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of Twentieth Century Fox's classic film Twelve O'clock High and is destined to become an heirloom of unprecedented collectibility and sentimental value. It is a lasting tribute, not only to Gregory Peck as one of the greatest actors of our time, but to the men the character represents -- the brave American airmen who fought the air battles over Europe in WWII.
Designed and sculpted by skilled artists this 7 1/2'' American-made ceramic character jug exudes bravery, leadership and patriotism. Each hand-painted jug is an individual work of art, "a portrait in 3D," which features and incredibly accurate likeness of Peck suited out in WWII bomber pilot attire: A-11 leather helmet, B-8 goggles, B-4 "Mae West" and A-2 jacket. The unique handle finishes off the theme with a 22 karat gold plated B-17 "flying high" above majestic clouds nestled atop the mighty 48-star American flag.
Each jug is numbered and bears a reproduction of the actor's signature on its base. To complete the package, each "General Savage" character jug comes with a certificate of authenticity, an information card and a studio still of Gregory Peck as "General Savage." Of course, the "General Savage" character jug, likeness and signature are approved and reproduced under an exclusive license with Twenty Century Fox Film Corporation and Gregory Peck.
This special edition Character jug of Gregory Peck as "General Savage" was originally limited to 1,999 numbered units to be distributed internationally. However, due to contractual limitations following Mr. Peck's death, production will be halted indefinitely. We only have a limited number of the original stock left.
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:26 pm
This special edition Character jug of Gregory Peck as "General Savage" was originally limited to 1,999 numbered units to be distributed internationally.