Apr 11 2012

Twelve TV Props I’d Pay Millions to Own

Published by at 12:00 pm under Images,Lists,Television

Last week, when everyone was flipping out about possibly winning $600M in the lottery here in the US, I got to thinking. What would I do if I was seriously, stupidly rich? Like, I wouldn’t bother bending over to pick up a $1,000 ingot on the ground rich.

With infinite wealth you’d hope that the person with it would be charitable, the way a Buffet or a Gates has been with their almost limitless fortunes. But what if you were forbidden from giving ANY money away to anyone, and had to spend it all?

With my love for TV, I thought about what pieces of television history I’d like to own. Famous props that could make up an entire room of my 100,000 square foot mansion. Here are the items I’d pay ungodly amounts of money to own forever.

The TARDIS – Doctor Who

Why not start big? The TARDIS might be one of the most iconic inanimate objects in TV history, so of course I’d throw down a million to have it  as the centerpiece in my collection. And then I’d remove the back wall, so when you walked into it, you’d get the giant inside set, which I also would have bought.

The Octagonal Key – Smallville

Through ten seasons, there was perhaps no object that was more central to practically every grand plotline of Smallville than this damn key. It was destroyed, rebuilt, forged in Kryptonite, but always kept turning up as a plot point like a bad penny.

World’s Best Boss Mug – The Office

I actually own one of these now, and I imagine that NBC makes a fortune selling these at their store in NYC, but to actually drink my morning cup of coffee out of the original mug? Fantastic.

Swanson Shotgun – Parks and Recreation

Since I can’t have his mustache, I figured that I had to take Ron Swanson’s desk-mounted sawed off shotgun instead, where it would indeed adorn my own workspace.

Hiro’s Katana – Heroes

Everyone who thinks they’re “geek cool” probably has a katana somewhere in their house. I’m not making fun, I actually have a Hatori Hanson under my bed as a burglar deterrent. But if we’re sticking to TV, I’d love to get my hands on Hiro’s blade from back when the show was good.

Green Man Suit – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

I’ve tried to avoid “outfits” in this list, but the Green Man Suit is too memorable to NOT be worn creepily by a mannequin in my collection.

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25 Responses to “Twelve TV Props I’d Pay Millions to Own”

  1. Samon 11 Apr 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Hatori Hanson? Was he one of the backup singers? MmmmBop!

  2. XenoIrishon 11 Apr 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Hatori Hanzo

  3. HarshReality79on 11 Apr 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Just about any Hero-grade scale filming model from Star Wars, Star Trek, or Serenity. Most notably, Serenity herself, the Executor, the Bird of Prey from IV, and that other ship from Wrath of Kahn

  4. David Ron 11 Apr 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I’d rather have a sonic screwdriver than a TARDIS. I think.

    And I need something from Battlestar Galactica. Maybe a scale model of a Viper? Or Adama’s wooden ship? Not a ton of iconic props from that one either unless I’m forgetting something.

  5. Edon 11 Apr 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Farnsworth – Warehouse 13

  6. danny Pon 11 Apr 2012 at 1:36 pm

    you can buy the green suit on internet. just loop up on google for morph suit. I have one of those bought on a webshop.

  7. Bad Acidon 11 Apr 2012 at 1:46 pm

    ^^^^ Adama’s white paint splattered wifebeater and pants.

    I’d want Dave Lister’s hat from season 3-5 of Red Dwarf. They used it as a prop quite often, even having Lister eat a just-previously discarded breakfast from it.

  8. Gilon 11 Apr 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I would totally go with most of these. I’d probably add something from the Stargate series like the jaffa weapons or with enough money my own stargate complete with DHD. I’d also need something from Eureka which is sadly about to start it’s final season this summer.

  9. Raylanon 11 Apr 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Raylan Givens’ stetson cowboy hat.

  10. your faceon 11 Apr 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Dean Winchester’s Impala

  11. Berton 11 Apr 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Ditto on Raylan’s hat. It’s like a character unto itself.

  12. Berton 11 Apr 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Also, if we’re doing coffee mugs – make mine a “Troy and Abed in the Morning” mug.

  13. Mutant Turdon 11 Apr 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I’ll take the A-Team van please. Or KITT from Knight Rider.

  14. Joshon 11 Apr 2012 at 3:22 pm

    @David R: What about the iconic paper/tablets with the cut corners? Or a rank insignia pin? Or one of the pyramid balls?

  15. P.C.on 11 Apr 2012 at 7:07 pm

    the dog statue from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

  16. Galagaraon 11 Apr 2012 at 7:12 pm


  17. hallamon 11 Apr 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Don Draper’s Cadillac.

  18. samon 12 Apr 2012 at 2:15 am

    you can buy the smallville octagon, and the green spandex suit, and the sword all online somewhere for a lot less than a million…

  19. Philippaon 13 Apr 2012 at 7:04 am

    I’d like Jayne Cobb to go, please [gg].

    Jayne Cobb’s bunk. Yes, the entire set, with contents.
    Ares’ sword from Xena. A resin copy would be fine.
    A dire wolf puppy
    Casey’s bonsai from ‘Chuck’

  20. Giauzon 13 Apr 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I would go with:

    Conan the Barbarian’s awesome sword

    Return of the Jedi’s and Revenge of the Sith’s Darth Vader helmets
    (so I can put them on and take them off piece by piece to reenact the movie scenes ’cause come on those scenes were both the awesomest moments in history)

    Terminator 2′s Terminator hand

    Joey’s awesome gun and costume from Lost in Space the movie

    A NES, SNES, and a new Gameboy Advance SP (because mine is pretty old) along with full library of all their games that were translated in English

    The Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman

    Halo Armor


    The Buster Sword\ that is all.

  21. steppenhahnon 14 Apr 2012 at 9:46 pm

    one word – one car:


    and i’m talking about one that looks exactly like the one in the movies.

  22. Shiny. |on 18 Apr 2012 at 12:13 pm

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  23. Mandyon 18 Apr 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Damn, now I want a Hatori Hanso sword…

    - I’d also love to have the real I WANT TO BELIEVE poster from the X-files… (My damn mom through away my Fight The Future movie poster… *heartbreak*)

    - And a sculpture from the Beetlejuice movie (or anything).

  24. Mandyon 18 Apr 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Oh, and …. a mask, cane, or the giant penis sculpture from A Clock Work Orange…

  25. DrajeFeatherwingon 21 May 2013 at 5:02 pm

    You can easily get your own Green Man suit for about $40 from anywhere that sells morphsuits like that.

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