I been a hardcore finhead for the past several years. I guess my fascination started when I saw the Rocketeer on opening day when I was 6 years old (I'm 25 now). My collection started with a cheap applause vinyl rocketeer doll that I received for christmas. Like most childhood toys, it was thrown out by my parents a few years later. For my 18th b-day, my brother surprised me with the same doll. From that day on I decided to just collect rocketeer memorabilia, and to reconnect with my favorite child-hood movie. Since then, my collection has grown enormously.
My Holy Grail of my Collection is difficult to choose, but my favorites are my production made rocketeer helmets, the real bronze bowen statue limited to 35 or 50 (not faux version), my MR prototype statue, my super deluxe collector's edition Brush with Passion The life and Art of Dave Stevens book, my 10 foot painting used in the film, and my production made bulldog cafe model. my production used harness buckle
I have more items aka props and things but they are in boxes..If you have any questions, please feel free to ask..Fyi, Some areas in pictures will be blurred because they contain personal information of crew members, disney prop house barcodes et etc...
My old room layout aka right side of room
my new room layout
Design Setters Production Helmets. These came from the original mold. Painted with the same paint as the screen-used helmets. Everything is original. These were made during the same time as the Hero helmets.The helmet to the left is the raw casting from the original mold and helmet to the right is a fully finished helmet. They came from a design setters crew member. The lenses are kept in a box for safe keeping.
Production-Used Lower Harness Buckle. I got this buckle directly from a Crew member that worked on the film.
Production Model Bulldog Café with pieces from the MGM Bulldog Café. Also, a HERO-Screen-used Bulldog Café Menu.
Two Movie Prop Paintings. These paintings were used in Neville Sinclair's Layer..The painting on the left is the painting used in the radio room scene where Jenny discovers neville is a nazi. The painting on the right is seen in the background where eddie valentine is threaten by neville with his sword aka the scene where neville reveals the package is a rocket to eddie valentine and his two mobsters...The painting covers my whole wall. It is about 10 feet wide...
Companion Statues used in Neville Sinclair's layer (Behind Jenny aka Jenny Connelly when she wakes up in neville's bed) and south seas bill menu holder prop
Production storyboards for the animated short nazi propaganda film (one of several that I own..I own the whole sequence) The picture to the right is the Original 35 mm film of the Animated Short Nazi propaganda film and the nazi rocketpack documentary. (Same one used in the film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMQwT9z0Jyc)
Production Stop Motion Puppet helmet on top of Rocketpack, gauntlets, and harness production sketches and notes
Bigelow Flyer and Air Circus Ribbons Movie Props (Info Blurred contains crew info) and Bigelow Air Circus Program
Crew Hat, Crew Shirt, Crew Patches, Crew Lighter, Marketing Binder with Potential Rocketeer items and designs...First Draft Script previously owned by dave stevens and Marketing Guide
South Seas Menu (Sorry for blank spots) contains crew member info and Howard Hughes Production Blueprint
Left to right: Possible Wolf Morgan, Prototype master replica helmet, master replica helmet, Design Setters production helmet, raw cast stop motion production helmet, raw cast design setters production helmet, london fan made helmet
Southbeach Jacket, Gold Movie Litho, Peevy Sketch Replica, Howard Hughes Worlds Fair
Master Replica Helmet, Unknown Helmet, London Fan Made Helmet
Cirrus X-3 (ACME/MIM/TIMESLIP Kit and Fan Made Pack)
Unknown Helmet, Production used Bulldog Cafe Model, Bulldog Cookie Jar, London Helmet
Faux Bowen, Electric Tiki statue, Bronze bust limited to 200, and The Real Bronze Bowen Statue limited to 35 or 50
Prototype Master Replicas Helmet (aka the same one used in their misleading marketing ads) and the MR Prototype Rocketeer Statue that never went into production created by howard studios
Sideshow Exclusive Premium Format Figure
Rare Rocketeer Buckle...I was told only a few of these went into production...
Deluxe Collectors Edition Brush with Passions Book (The Last book Dave Stevens signed before he died), Artist Edition IDW book and the new deluxe edition IDW complete rocketeer series
Rocketeer Pins (some came from Dave Stevens Estate)
Lithos, patch, and poster
Dave Stevens sketch and Litho
Metal Replica Airsoft/ Gas Mauser with Ennis House tiles
Picture of me in my rocketeer costume at brothers house (it is inaccurate but I am in the long process of getting a more accurate costume)