Rare, "Rambuddha" Counter Display Rambo's Necklace
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Sold Date: 07/29/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Rare, "Rambuddha" Movie Theatre Counter Display Rambo's Buddha Necklace (1988)Display Measures: 9" wide X 12" high 's an incredible, 19 year old Movie Theatre counter display produced in conjunction with "Rambo 3." Featuring a "Rambuddha"! An authorized replica of John Rambo's (Sylvester Stallone) Emerald Jade Buddha necklace, which he acquired off of the body of his Asian commrade in arms in Rambo 2 and which he wore again in Rambo 3. We're not quite sure what "Buddha" would have thought of his likeness being marketed with that of John Rambo! lol. But you've got to love the complete irony and creativity of this wild Movie Theatre display. The display is a foamcore backing board, which features an awesome full-color image of Rambo with the Rambo 3 logo and the price for the Rambuddha necklace replica. Rambo 3 is promoted as "Opening May 25th". And "America's Hero Returns". Beneath that tag-line is a Rambo velvet bag that has the word "Rambo" printed on it in red foil. Please note, the red foil letters have aged a bit, see photos below for condition. The necklace itself has been carefully hung on the image of Rambo on a black, elastic, adjustable string, which is tied in the back of the display. Never removed or worn. Evidently, this piece was hand-made, so t is a chance that not many of them still exist. It appears someone associated with the product, took a publicity image of Rambo, from a Carolco Pictures Rambo 3 ad slick, and created this amazing display. A lot of work went into making this. Please note that the layout shows signs of razor cutting, glue, overlay, etc. Visible in the photos depicted below. But looking at it, it appears it was professionally designed and manufactured. We acquired it from a vintage Movie Theatre in 1992, who had it stored in a back room. We had never heard of the Rambuddha's before, but since then, we have been able to verify that they were indeed produced. Under authorization by Carolco. We spoke with one source who told us this ad (with a mail-in coupon) was to appear in the magazine "Soldier of Fortune", but evidently, the magazine Editor did not like the Asian influence of "Buddha". lol. So refused to promote the replica "Rambuddha". It does not appear that the Rambuddha pendant was replicated in 1:1 scale. Perhaps one of you Stallone experts out t can educate us on this. But it is never the less, a fascinating piece of Rambo, Sylvester Stallone, prop replica and Hollywood Film memorabilia history. 19 years old...ever seen another? This piece has brought more smiles to our face then just about anything we have ever displayed. A relic from the action-Hero decade of the ass-kicking 1980's! Only "1" in stock. Ships worldwide in our quality packing. Rocky, Rambo knife
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