Great mystery surrounds the original prop, as no known example survives and it only appears very briefly in the film. Yet it became ingrained in the public consciousness as one of the hallmarks of a vampire and has been repeatedly imitated. Like the Count himself, the medallion to be immortal and has dedicated over a year of research and investigation to ensure that this replica would be the most accurate ever produced and that any creative decisions made with respect to the details of the medallion, in the absence of an actual original prop to study, were made with the highest level of care after consultation with experts and examination of the available reference and historical context.
The master sculpt was commissioned by sculptor and Universal Monsters fan Erick Sosa, because there is no original prop to cast or copy. Erick and the Factory team spent many hours using image enhancement software to pull out details from the 80 year old reference images of the original prop to ensure accuracy.
The replica is cast in a heavy bronze/gold alloy. The ribbon is watermarked ‘bengaline’ and is designed with a correct formal adjustable fitting. The color of the ribbon and medal were determined after subjecting the original black and white footage from the film to digital color recovery software.
A numbered limited edition of 750 pieces each Dracula Medallion limited edition prop replica is presented in a full color collector box. Inside this box is a separate velvet lined wooden display box that opens to form an integral stand. Also included is a prop story booklet, COA and numbered limited edition plaque.
This product is not a toy. It is a collectible intended for display only.
Suitable for persons 18 years and over only.