What's this HERO stuff

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Bill

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Mar 10, 2005, 10:52:44 PM3/10/05
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On the auction site of Andromeda material they keep talking about Hero this
and that. For example, Hero Deck of Alien Playing Cards. Does any understand
what that means?

Thanks

Bill

http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=legends-memorabilia

http://tinyurl.com/6eymx


KT3000

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Mar 11, 2005, 12:09:46 AM3/11/05
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"Bill" <x...@yy.zz> wrote in message
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> On the auction site of Andromeda material they keep talking about Hero this
> and that. For example, Hero Deck of Alien Playing Cards. Does any understand
> what that means?

My understanding is it's a term used in film memorabilia collecting to label
costumes and, props which are the best most detailed versions created for use
in closeups.

For example with alien playing cards there may have been one or more fully
detailed decks created for use in closeups but in wide shots of a room of card
players most of the players might actually only be playing with pieces of
colored cardboard. In that case all the decks could be billed as prop decks
but only any fully detailed decks should be billed as hero decks.


K


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http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=legends-memorabilia
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> http://tinyurl.com/6eymx
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Bill

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Mar 11, 2005, 12:39:51 AM3/11/05
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"KT3000" <kt3...@mad.scientist.com> wrote in message
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> "Bill" <x...@yy.zz> wrote in message
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>
>> On the auction site of Andromeda material they keep talking about Hero this
>> and that. For example, Hero Deck of Alien Playing Cards. Does any
>> understand
>> what that means?
>
> My understanding is it's a term used in film memorabilia collecting to label
> costumes and, props which are the best most detailed versions created for
> use
> in closeups.
>
> For example with alien playing cards there may have been one or more fully
> detailed decks created for use in closeups but in wide shots of a room of
> card
> players most of the players might actually only be playing with pieces of
> colored cardboard. In that case all the decks could be billed as prop decks
> but only any fully detailed decks should be billed as hero decks.
>
>
> K
>
>

Thank you very much. I thought it was somehow being used in the usual sense.

KT3000

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Mar 11, 2005, 11:46:37 AM3/11/05
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"Bill" <x...@yy.zz> wrote in message

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> "KT3000" <kt3...@mad.scientist.com> wrote in message
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>> My understanding is it's a term used in film memorabilia collecting
>> to label costumes and, props which are the best most detailed
>> versions created for use in closeups.
>>
>> For example with alien playing cards there may have been one or more
>> fully detailed decks created for use in closeups but in wide shots
>> of a room of card
>> players most of the players might actually only be playing with
>> pieces of colored cardboard. In that case all the decks could be
>> billed as prop decks but only any fully detailed decks should be
>> billed as hero decks.

>
> Thank you very much.

You're welcome.

> I thought it was somehow being used in the usual
> sense.
>

To some degree I suspect it is. I wouldn't be surprised if the useage derives
from the tendancy of a hero of a piece to get most of the closeups and so
stuff associated with a hero or used in a hero's proximity tends to be the
most developed.

And this is speculation, but the strangeness of the usage may be due to it
being a translation of a usage that first developed in Japanese. I don't know
but the first time I encountered the usage it was with Japanese memorabilia.
It had me scratching my head at the time also.


Ken

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Mar 11, 2005, 2:57:25 PM3/11/05
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So nice to see a civil discusson group/ :-)


nospam@verizon.net E. Brent Price

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Mar 11, 2005, 3:37:28 PM3/11/05
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"The Saltex Brujo" <Bill...@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> So nice to see a civil discusson group/ :-)

Now you did it. Here come the nose-pickers even as we speak:)

E. Brent Price


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