'Hornet Sting, check!’
Factory Entertainment is proud to present its Hornet Sting prop replica from the 1966 television series The Green Hornet. The officially licensed replica was created after exhaustive and careful study of surviving original props from the show as well as archive materials to ensure maximum accuracy.
The replica is modeled on a ‘hero’ prop used for close up scenes and has working features that include audio taken directly from the TV series, working 'check' light and flick out telescoping action with magnetic lock. Made entirely from metal the replica is durable and has real heft, you really feel that you could take on the criminal underbelly with this piece! The body and handle are finished in a black powder-coat and the trim is crafted from a brass effect resin and features accurate green 'jewels' to the emitter housing.
Each replica comes complete with a museum quality display base with acrylic cover and includes a detailed prop story booklet/instructions/certificate of authenticity and a numbered signature edition plaque. The product is presented in a presentation style box bearing the distinctive hornet moiré pattern.
This very special signature edition includes a hand signed autograph of the Green Hornet himself, Mr. Van Williams, the actor who portrayed Britt Reid and his alter ego, The Green Hornet, in every one of the original episodes. The signature forms part of the limited edition plaque for this replica which also features the edition number and engraved details and Hornet logo.
The Original Props
In his earlier radio and movie serial incarnations the Green Hornet carried a number of weapons and gadgets, but the Hornet Sting prop was created specifically for the TV series. It was a futuristic sonic gadget that was employed in a variety of ways from opening doors to stunning foes. The Sting packed a real ... well sting!
Several different props were used during the production of the original TV series. These ranged from very basic non functional pieces for stunt, or distance shots, often lacking detail, to functional pieces including a gas powered version that was only used once. Why? Because it was potentially dangerous and would spring open with tremendous CO2 powered force, making it almost an actual weapon. Of the various different Sting props the 'flick open' one was the most used and was Van Williams personal favorite because it was the most practical.
Limited To 250 Pieces
Requires & includes 3 x AAA batteries.