Having done a bit more research about this item, it was first sold for $150, then $300, via eBay in 2003 or 2006. So it's not remotely new. Except for the $1k price. And it ties in directly to the short film Call of Cthulu, as it is a reproduction of the set of props owned by a character in the film. The person who makes it, Jason McKitrick, has an Etsy site which sells mostly fridge magnets from original sculpts of horror imagery, but there is a nice $50 item related to Lovecraft if you search for it.
I would like to add to this thread and say that I visited their storefront in Glendale, CA today and the store is absolutely incredible. Sean, the owner, is very kind, and they have some remarkable Lovecraft artifacts and books available. For anyone who's a fan of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, they have some extremely rare items from it, including the first edition box set of the game. I didn't take many pictures, but I became a lifetime member and I'm sure will be going back there periodically for events, so happy to take more extensive photos when I do. It's a must visit if you're local to Los Angeles/Burbank.
If you are more of a DIY person, the paper contents of the Angell Box are available as a $20 pdf download. I’ve been printing and aging the props to create a scrapbook, and their attention to detail is incredible. It’s worth it for the newspaper clippings alone. I just wish I had ready access to a large format printer for the desk blotter.
Post by dmikester on Sept 15, 2018 11:40:37 GMT -5
I've been back to their store a number of times, and have ended up purchasing a couple of their Dark Adventure Radio Theatre products, which are radio adaptations of Lovecraft stories. If you buy them in CD format (as opposed to MP3s), you get props that tie into the story, and the props for the two normal ones that I've purchased have been incredibly good.
Now, I say normal ones because I also splurged and bought one of their expensive products:
This is one of the radio episodes, but with dozens of props (over fifty!) that tie directly into the story. It all comes in a very cool vintage carrying bag and they come organized in an accordion file. The coolest thing for me is that there's an extremely detailed Listener's Guide for these props where it tells you exactly when you should stop listening to the story and read one or more of the props before moving on. You feel like you're going on the adventure with the characters, and as always with HPLHS, the quality level of the props is sky high. There's one absolutely unbelievable prop that is gigantic, easily the single biggest prop I've ever seen; happy to post a picture of it in spoilers if people are interested.
Yes please! I’m trying to find a reason not to order this and I’m hoping the gigantic thing will be so disappointing that I’ll not order....
...yeah right, what are the chances?
All right, the pictures I took are too big to comfortably upload here, so here are some Google links. Clicking through them in order is important for the full effect; however, what I can't convey through these photos is how absurdly high quality the printing is, and especially how heavy and luxurious the item feels, which is exactly as it should be. Also, unbelievably, the item that they are emulating here was actually BIGGER than this, but they couldn't find a commercial printer in Los Angeles that could print anything bigger than this size. I had to take these photos on my living room floor so the photo quality isn't as high as I would like it to be, and it'll be hard to read the text, but you'll get an idea of the scale.
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