Thursday, September 3, 2009

Xena "The Way" Special Effects (FX) Dagger

A rare FX prop, as most of them can be dubbed. I love finding the special effects items! We believe this is the dagger used in the Way when Xena (as Kali) gets it "pushed" through her hand. This was obtained in NZ from a friend who got it directly from a crew member. It is made of hard resin and the FX part is metal. Sweet!

Queen Varia Spear

This is such a lovely and well-detailed prop that I know my photos cannot do it justice! This is the spear (or one of them) carried by Queen Varia as she addresses the Amazon council in Path of Vengeance. There were usually more than one of a prop made in case of breakage, which is why one-off props are so rare. This prop is made of polished wood and heavy resin, with a lovely resin "jewel" in the spearhead and wooden beads as accents. Truly one of the crowning pieces in my collection! This spear is broken in the center and the very end of the spear is missing. I was told it was thrown out by the crew member who owned it because they thought nobody would want to save the broken end! We believe this is the spear that was broken by Gabrielle (over her knee) in her challenge to Varia as the onscreen scene shows it broken in the same exact place. If so, then the fact that it is broken only adds to its "value" in the eyes of this collector. Enjoy!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Valkyrie Sword

Here it is, home at last! A beautifully crafted sword used by the Valkyries in the trilogy episodes. This one is made of hard resin and is beautifully detailed with gold paint on the detail of the blade.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Amazon Spear

An Amazon spear, just AWESOME! The spearhead is solid resin, with raffia decorations. The rest of the spear is solid wood. Approximately 8 feet long. This spear is easily recognizable in just about every Amazon episode in the series, including the Quest, one of my very favorites!