Hi, everyone! I wanted to take a moment to share with you all a very impressive costume, prop and movie memorabilia collection that has been amassed by my lifelong friend, ROBERT WITHROW. Although his collection of toys began in his youth, his current collection was kicked off with his acquisition of the limited edition full-size Rubie’s Darth Vader display. This was quickly followed by the limited edition Illusive Concepts Han Solo in Carbonite and the Don Post full size Stormtrooper figure, after which the collection snowballed into what it has become today.
Some of the finer items worth noting in the Withrow Collection include numerous screen-used costumes and items acquired through various auctions. Some highlights include:
-Scott Glenn’s coverall from The Hunt for Red October
-Sam Elliott’s Thunderbolt Ross uniform from Ang Lee’s Hulk
-Chancellor Gorkon’s & General Chang’s costumes from Star Trek VI
-Admiral Cartwright’s uniform from Trek VI
-Various original costumes from Star Trek TOS, TNG, Voyager & DS9, including the original Technician Fisher jumpsuit from The Enemy Within with yellow space ore stain still visible.
-Background Klingon mask used in Trek VI & costume used first in ST: TMP.
-2 Microbe organisms from Star Trek III
-Original stunt knife blade used in the Trek episode Mirror, Mirror
-Original TOS Commodore Decker tunic braid from The Doomsday Machine
-Background Ape costume used in Beneath the Planet of the Apes
-From Titanic: officer’s jacket, life vest, sherry glass, First Class dinner plate and aged 20 dollar bank notes.
Additional costumes in The Collection include a number of re-created costumes used in James Cawley’s Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II films. Also in the accompanying gallery is an impressive pictorial showing Mr. Withrow (Captain Kirk), Clayton Sayre (Spock) and Sam Batman (Scotty) in various poses on James Cawley’s Enterprise bridge set taken during their visit to the New Voyages/Phase II studio in Ticonderoga, NY in 2008.
In addition to the Vader, Han & Stormtrooper mentioned previously, other replica props and costumes in The Collection include:
-Illusive Concepts lifesize Yoda
-Lifesize Darth Maul figure
-Fan-made working R2-D2
-“Vader Revealed” bust
-Fan-made full size Cylon centurion costume
-Terminator endoskeleton made by Paul Francis Studios
-Lifesize Predator figure
-Fan-made Star Trek TOS Captain’s Chair
-Fully-lighted TOS & TMP Enterprise models
-Fully-working Icons Lost in Space Robot (very rare!)
-Fan-made ROTLA Ark of the Covenant
-ROTLA Fertility Idol
-Fully lighted Millenium Falcon from Master Replicas
-Boris Karloff Frankenstein figure assembled & painted by Clayton Sayre (head sculpt by Mel Tevis)
-Lon Chaney’s Phantom of the Opera figure assembled & painted by Clayton Sayre (head sculpted by Mel Tevis)
And finally there are a scattering of items including an authentic Goldfinger gold bar prop, various celebrity autographed stills, and an endless array of collectible toys, models, and props.
Here is the link to the full pictorial along with a few teaser shots. Enjoy!