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Leon: The Professional: Hotel Room Key

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , on April 16, 2017 by Staff Writer

Hotel Room Key from Leon.jpg

Zathura: Game Wind-up Key

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , on January 1, 2016 by Staff Writer

Winding key for the game “Zathura,” from the film of the same name.

 

Captain America: Hydramobile Key

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , on January 1, 2016 by Staff Writer

The key to the Red Skull’s “Hydramobile.”

Hydra Car Keys

“Not a scratch.”

And the hero prop:

Key 2

You can see in this CG concept art below that it was originally intended to have three prongs:

Hydramobile Key CG

Hunt for Red October: Missile Keys Identified!

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , , on August 15, 2015 by Staff Writer

Stop the presses, everybody: I have managed to ID the ‘found item’ donors for the Red October’s distinctive missile keys.

First: the references:

Kind of a distinctive looking key, right? Hole at the top…. Seems to have some kind of large circular detail with markings in the center, as shown by the reflections in photo 3? Maybe a custom car key or a house key? Or were they totally made from scratch?

keyshopped

Look familiar? There is no doubt in my mind that this is what was used.

This is an unusual kind of old hotel room key, a Winfield key. Here’s a better look:

Spray painted gloss red, this should be indistinguishable from the real thing :)

As a kid, I collected keys and key chains. I thought the Winfield key was correct, and digging into my closet for a box I probably hadn’t opened in ten years, in my keychain collection I found the blue Winfield key pictured above.

I’m curious to see if this newfound ‘fame’ alters the going price of Winfield keys… So, good luck! And if you don’t win mine, happy hunting anyway! These can be found for relatively cheap, if you are willing to wait.

Here’s what my key looks like painted red:

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Speed Racer: Mach 5 Key

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , on July 25, 2015 by Staff Writer

Screencap of the Mach 5 key in young Speed’s hands. Note that it is not a standard car key.

Mach 5 Keys

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