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Adam Savage Meets Original Statler and Waldorf Muppets!

Adam meets the iconic duo of Statler and Waldorf at Prop Store, where the pair of Muppets appear as part of the upcoming Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction. Getting up close to these Muppets allows Adam to investigate just how they're made, from the fleece and flocking that are a hallmark of these characters to little details like the fuzz inside Statler's ear!

The FX History of the Dinosaur Input Device!

Modelmaker and fabricator Sean Charlesworth shares a rare piece of special effects history: a Dinosaur Input Device (DID) made by the stop-motion animators at Tippett Studio to help in the animation of the first digital movie creatures. Here's how this unique device bridge the transition from physical animated puppets to the digitally rigged characters that appeared in groundbreaking effects films like Jurassic Park!

Adam Savage Meets Original Star Wars Props!

Among the film props and costume pieces uncovered and assembled for the upcoming Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction are a rare collection of pieces from the Star Wars films, including stunt lightsabers used for on-screen dueling and Lando's Skiff Guard helmet! Adam is particularly excited to see a rare piece of Chewbacca costuming: a foam latex mask that Peter Mayhew wore to become Star Wars' most beloved Wookiee!

Adam Savage and The Original Indiana Jones Fedora!

Adam gets up close with one of the most iconic pieces of film costuming ever: Indiana Jones fedora. It's on display at Prop Store as part of the Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction taking place at the end of the month. This is one of the original hero hats made for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Adam gets to examine its details like the manufacturing labels and distinctive "I J" initials stamped on the inside. This piece has Adam brimming with glee!

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: LEGO Blade Runner Spinner Model!

Adam heads over to the Tested studio to find enough space for a 2000-piece custom LEGO build of the Spinner car from Blade Runner! This model comes courtesy of BrickVault, who put together detailed instructions and parts lists for massive MOCs inspired by our favorite movies, games, and fandoms. Follow along as Adam puts this kit together and shows off the clever ways that fan designers have replicated this iconic vehicle.