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(The Consumerist)   Pssst ...got $500,000? I've got a bridge to sell you   (consumerist.com) divider line 24
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2014-07-13 04:52:14 PM  
That's the Enterprise 0.1a. It doesn't count.
 
2014-07-13 05:50:52 PM  
That's Aventador money, you fool!
 
2014-07-13 06:04:21 PM  
$500,000...did they add a couple of zeros? Seems like a lot of money for a few office chairs, some LED screens and a bunch of home-made foam props.
 
2014-07-13 06:10:52 PM  

Stone Meadow: $500,000...did they add a couple of zeros? Seems like a lot of money for a few office chairs, some LED screens and a bunch of home-made foam props.


It's not a replica, it's a basement museum. He is stating the price of all the stuff in his little museum. It does not look a bit like the deck of anything, it looks like a giftshop.
 
2014-07-13 06:19:19 PM  
I wish I had 500 grand to spend on my obsessions..
 
2014-07-13 06:33:58 PM  

UsikFark: Stone Meadow: $500,000...did they add a couple of zeros? Seems like a lot of money for a few office chairs, some LED screens and a bunch of home-made foam props.

It's not a replica, it's a basement museum. He is stating the price of all the stuff in his little museum. It does not look a bit like the deck of anything, it looks like a giftshop.


Ah, thanks...guess I should'a read TFA. :)
 
2014-07-13 06:44:33 PM  

UsikFark: Stone Meadow: $500,000...did they add a couple of zeros? Seems like a lot of money for a few office chairs, some LED screens and a bunch of home-made foam props.

It's not a replica, it's a basement museum. He is stating the price of all the stuff in his little museum. It does not look a bit like the deck of anything, it looks like a giftshop.


You could be very well right. That sign reading "The Admiral's Collection" looks like the sign they had at one of the gift shops at The Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas (TAC was the store that had the high-end stuff like actual props and professional replicas) before it was shut down.
 
2014-07-13 06:50:32 PM  

Mentalpatient87: I wish I had 500 grand to spend on my obsessions..


For 500k I could buy a sweet tricked out gaming rig plus games and still have 496k leftover.

496k.....that's a lotta cheetos and redbull.
 
2014-07-13 07:03:41 PM  
Every subculture has their extremes.  I'm sure the Trekkies revere this man as a god on Earth.

Some bronies are no better or no worse.
 
2014-07-13 07:04:57 PM  
www.charterworld.com

This isn't in a basement.
 
2014-07-13 07:30:19 PM  

TV's Vinnie: UsikFark: Stone Meadow: $500,000...did they add a couple of zeros? Seems like a lot of money for a few office chairs, some LED screens and a bunch of home-made foam props.

It's not a replica, it's a basement museum. He is stating the price of all the stuff in his little museum. It does not look a bit like the deck of anything, it looks like a giftshop.

You could be very well right. That sign reading "The Admiral's Collection" looks like the sign they had at one of the gift shops at The Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas (TAC was the store that had the high-end stuff like actual props and professional replicas) before it was shut down.



He is 100% right. I know the guy, in fact my brother works for him actually did a LOT of the electrical and construction work for the room. More than 10 years ago I helped him catalog most of his collection and set up a website for it when it was confined to a 10x10 room on the main floor of his house. He once paid me to run a table to sell off a lot of his stuff (mostly non-trek related sci-fi).

When I used to go to shows with him all the big name vendors knew him by name, including people from The Experience. Someone from Paramount actually sought him out at a show once (he wasn't a vendor there, just an attendee) to let him know a new limited edition something-or-other was coming out and they already put one aside for him and if he wanted it they'd just charge his account and ship it out when it was available.

The room they show isn't a replica of anything, he has (I believe) the Captain chair from Trials and Tribulations, a Control panel (LCARS style) from one of the TNG alien species, one of the little robots-turned-sentient from TNG (from the set), several screen-used ship-models, weapons and costumes, an "airlock" door from the NX01 set, a screen used borg alcove... it's Trekkie mecca in his basement.

The coolest thing he has though is a bunch of jackets signed by just about everyone in Trek ever. 2 of them are different jackets with identical signatures, all the principle cast of every trek series (except Deforest Kelly) as well as secondary actors, extras etc. He also has one jacket that is Klingon Themed... if they've played a Klingon, they've signed it. I've been to shows where actors see the jackets and actually get excited because they've heard of the jackets and they're farking honored to sign them.It's kind of crazy.

/met a lot of cool people because of him though
 
2014-07-13 09:03:46 PM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyFP_sUEGr4

His wife looks sooooo excited. Real excited face there.

His sons look like they're having fun but his wife is like "Well this is the shiat I have to put up with so I can blow my $500,000 on shoes."
 
2014-07-13 09:12:05 PM  

baronbloodbath: Every subculture has their extremes.  I'm sure the Trekkies revere this man as a god on Earth.

Some bronies are no better or no worse.


As a Trekkie I do not know who this guy is, nor do I care. I enjoy the shows, buy I care not about collecting stuff or trying to get signatures.
 
2014-07-13 09:17:49 PM  
Hmm, not quite as bald as I pictured the World's Greatest Trekkie would be.  Looks like he's working on it though.
 
2014-07-13 09:24:33 PM  

baronbloodbath: Some bronies are no better or no worse.


Pretty sure if you added up the value of every MLP toy ever made - not just G4 - you wouldn't come within an order of magnitude of $500,000.

Anyway, bronies and memorabilia hoarding don't really go hand in hand.  Sure they(we) buy toys and stuff, but not religiously.
 
2014-07-13 09:33:03 PM  

strangeluck: baronbloodbath: Every subculture has their extremes.  I'm sure the Trekkies revere this man as a god on Earth.

Some bronies are no better or no worse.

As a Trekkie I do not know who this guy is, nor do I care. I enjoy the shows, buy I care not about collecting stuff or trying to get signatures.


Same here. I've heard of this guy, I think, from my time working at the Star Trek Experince... But meh. I have my own little collection of signatures from my time there. I have no aspirations to be "king Trekkie" or anything approaching that.

/Just want Shatner to sign my Captain Kirk CCG card...
//even though that game died several years ago
 
2014-07-13 09:59:28 PM  

strangeluck: baronbloodbath: Every subculture has their extremes.  I'm sure the Trekkies revere this man as a god on Earth.

Some bronies are no better or no worse.

As a Trekkie I do not know who this guy is, nor do I care. I enjoy the shows, buy I care not about collecting stuff or trying to get signatures.


I should have qualified that with "Some Trekkies".  No disrespect intended, good sir.

/Loves me some ST:TNG
 
2014-07-13 10:16:30 PM  

Malacon: one of the little robots-turned-sentient from TNG (from the set),


This lil guy?

i.onionstatic.com

FYI, it was based off of a character from Dirty Pair (Rich Sternbach is a hardcore anime fan).

anime.astronerdboy.com
 
2014-07-13 10:55:11 PM  
Just because he says it's worth $500,000 doesn't mean it is even if that's what he's spent on all that shiat.

Let's get Rick from Pawn Stars in there too tell him it's only worth about $5,000 but he can only offer him $2,000 because it's just going to take up a lot of space in his store and he has to make a profit.
 
2014-07-13 11:09:29 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Malacon: one of the little robots-turned-sentient from TNG (from the set),

This lil guy?

[i.onionstatic.com image 850x477]

FYI, it was based off of a character from Dirty Pair (Rich Sternbach is a hardcore anime fan).

[anime.astronerdboy.com image 640x480]


Yup. I'm pretty sure it came with a couple of the tools too, they just swap in and out.

Didn't know they were taken from anything else, let alone an anime. I may have to check it out.
 
2014-07-13 11:17:01 PM  

Malacon: TV's Vinnie: Malacon: one of the little robots-turned-sentient from TNG (from the set),

This lil guy?

[i.onionstatic.com image 850x477]

FYI, it was based off of a character from Dirty Pair (Rich Sternbach is a hardcore anime fan).

[anime.astronerdboy.com image 640x480]

Yup. I'm pretty sure it came with a couple of the tools too, they just swap in and out.

Didn't know they were taken from anything else, let alone an anime. I may have to check it out.


Exocomp!

ThatBillmanGuy: //even though that game died several years ago


This is why I know what an Exocomp is!

/found a store near me that sold unlimited ed. booster boxes for $11
//Senior staff+Ent D+Garbage Scow+Scow Detonation= table flipped over
 
2014-07-14 12:09:50 AM  

baronbloodbath: strangeluck: baronbloodbath: Every subculture has their extremes.  I'm sure the Trekkies revere this man as a god on Earth.

Some bronies are no better or no worse.

As a Trekkie I do not know who this guy is, nor do I care. I enjoy the shows, buy I care not about collecting stuff or trying to get signatures.

I should have qualified that with "Some Trekkies".  No disrespect intended, good sir.

/Loves me some ST:TNG


Oh, well, in that case, no disrespect taken. I guess I'll have to cancel that Yuridian assassin, since you didn't actually insult my honor..

/Qapla'!
 
2014-07-14 12:21:03 AM  
Wife is in violation of Starfleet Uniform Code and Regulation 256.15. Starfleet Order 2005 intiated.
 
2014-07-14 03:28:23 AM  

grinding_journalist: Malacon: TV's Vinnie: Malacon: one of the little robots-turned-sentient from TNG (from the set),

This lil guy?

[i.onionstatic.com image 850x477]

FYI, it was based off of a character from Dirty Pair (Rich Sternbach is a hardcore anime fan).

[anime.astronerdboy.com image 640x480]

Yup. I'm pretty sure it came with a couple of the tools too, they just swap in and out.

Didn't know they were taken from anything else, let alone an anime. I may have to check it out.

Exocomp!

ThatBillmanGuy: //even though that game died several years ago

This is why I know what an Exocomp is!

/found a store near me that sold unlimited ed. booster boxes for $11
//Senior staff+Ent D+Garbage Scow+Scow Detonation= table flipped over


I miss that game. It captured the spirit of exploration and solving problems.

//All personnel types + Picard on Enterprise-E + Kurlan Niaskos = Triple the stats. Borg Ship Murderer.
 
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