Monday, September 14, 2015

For Sale: Sabrina's Collection (Part 1)

Hey people!

Today I bring you the collection of a fellow Xenite, Sabrina. She loves her pieces deeply, but due to an illness she sees herself forced to let some of them go. Nevertheless she hopes (as do I) that these amazing props and costumes will find soon a caring home.

Let's take a look at them!


First we have the sword of Xena's son, Solan. This sword is super-rare, as it was the main plot point (and prop) in S2 "Orphan of War". As you may remember, in the episode this sword was passed from Borias to his son Solan, and had the mystic Ixion stone well hidden within it's very design.

This a beautifully designed heavy resin sword with leather accents in the handle. Unfortunately, the green decorative jewels that fell out in the episode are missing - which leaded Sabrina and the sword's previous owner to believe this may have been the actual prop sword used to fall to the ground, causing the Ixion stone to appear.

Sabrina bought this from a respected and trusted Xena collector, and doesn't think there is any paperwork with it. She will of course include it if it turns out she has it.

As this is a very rare sword, the asking price is $599 USD plus shipping.

>> EDIT: Price dropped to $399 USD plus shipping!  


Second, there's Lucy's hero angel dress from S5 "Fallen Angel". She wears this vaporous gown right after she dies, and before the angels try to pick Xena and Gabrielle's souls up from those eerie rocky formations. A very simple yet truly luscious piece!

The costume comes with COA from It's A Wrap! and the wardrobe tag reads "Lucy #. Sabrina adds that the gown has has seen lots of wear and is very delicate but still absolutely beautiful!

She's asking $1,000 plus shipping for it.

She didn't tell me this, but she has the matching feather sandals (only from Renée instead from Lucy). If you're interested you might be able to get them along the gown for a good price.


"Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire" was an outrageous episode - in the good way :D And nothing on it was more outrageous that Jace's (Joxer's brother) costume: a madness of feathers, gold, silky textures and crazy colors. Ted Raimi definitely did an awesome performance in that dance!

This spectacular costume comes with EVERYTHING included - shoes, shirt, vest pants, coat, jewelry and head piece. And it's perfectly preserved.

Sabrina's asking $300 USD plus shipping for it.


That's all for now. If you're interested let me know, or else write directly to Sabrina at her mail address:

Cheers everyone!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Monday eBay Roundup (XXII)

Hello Xenites!

The Xena prop/replica world has been very quiet these past weeks. But today there are some items on eBay that I'm sure will prove worth your attention. Let's take a look!


   > Character: Background object in S4 "The Way"
   > Material: Urethane resin
   Papers: COA from It's a Wrap!
   Seller: whomac7
   Price: $99 (already $470!!) plus shipping (only USA)

   > Opinion: This shield is ON FIRE! Wow! This is obviously a gorgeous piece (you can find a very complete description in the listing) and the starting bid was very reasonable. Now the bids are skyrocketing, which is always an adrenaline rush!


   > Character: Campbell? Fraley?
   > Material: Urethane resin?
   Papers: Not mentioned
   Seller: njmoondragon
   Price: $75 plus shipping (only USA)

   > Opinion: Another rare and quite interesting looking prop. The seller mentions to have acquired this piece in the Yahoo It's a Wrap! Auctions, but no word is said about the COA. The insides of the helmet are marked with the words "Campbell" and "Fraley". Price is quite low.


   > Manufacturer: Todd's Costumes
   > Number: 375?/1000
   > COA: Not mentioned
   > Seller: lilsis651
   > Price: $299 plus shipping

   > Opinion: This one has been lurking around for a while - it's the third or fourth time the seller re-lists this chakram replica. Price is not bad, but before bidding but aware the paint is chipped in several places. It's probably something that CAN be fixed, but I point it out so there are no unpleasant surprises too late. There's no mention about the paperwork.


   > Manufacturer: Marto of Toledo
   > Number: Not mentioned
   > COA: Included
   > Seller: wschaefer123
   > Price: $895 plus shipping (only USA)

   > Opinion: I don't usually bother to review Marto's Xena sword replicas, but this one is a bit more special: it's part of the 10th Anniversary Gold line. So it's fancier :p What a price, however!


   > Manufacturer: Marto of Toledo
   > Number: Not mentioned
   > COA: Not mentioned
   > Seller: westsidediscount007
   > Price: $179.99 plus shipping (only USA)

   > Opinion: Same here. Not a big lover of this katana replica. It's a nice collectible, neatly made, but not accurate. Attention! This one here is missing a couple of pieces!


   > Manufacturer: Marto of Toledo
   > Number: Not mentioned
   > COA: Included
   > Seller: supasella2012
   > Price: $390 (or Buy Now for $520) plus shipping (only USA)

   > Opinion: The very same kind of replica, but from a different seller. So, same opinion. This one comes with the original box and all the paperwork. It's a tad more expensive, though.


Is it me, or the "Only USA" seems to be becoming a thing? I mean, almost all the items I see on eBay lately are "Only USA" - what's happening? What is the position of international collectors (such as myself) if sellers don't wish to ship abroad anymore? That's something to think about.

Stay tuned for more, people!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

For Sale: Original XWP Footage Roll

Hey everybody,

Anna, a friend from New Zealand who purchased lots of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena Warrior Princess" stuff during the Turners Auction back in the day, has some very interesting items from both series. One of them is for sale now, and it's quite a rarity: a roll of Original Footage from XWP!

As you can see in the close-up photo down below, the case says: "PACIFIC RENAISSANCE PICTURES LTD. / Xena Warrior Princess 10-5-2000 / STOCK 5274 / ROLL B1 / FOOTAGE 990"

Anna has no more info about the footage than the present in the case - but given the dates (year is 2000) then the footage must be from late Season 5 or early Season 6. I admit I have no idea if the 10-05 means "May 10th" or "October 5th", I always mess up months and days in english :p

>> EDIT: Anna tells me that in NZ it'd be "May 10th". 

Anyhow, this is from all angles an invaluable treasure! A roll of raw footage from the series, with the scenes that would end up comprising one/several episodes, plus possibly lots of never seen discharged material. Do you imagine it? How awesome is that?!?

Anna is flexible about price, so if you're interested don't doubt and make her an offer. Her mail is:

Cheers people!