THE ICONS STORY
It all started with
the prototypes in this 2 car Garage!
Working on some
Damn small items to put on all the time.
Would you like some Endoarms Maybe!
Working on the ID4
city destroyer for Planet Hollywood!
Inspecting a Pulse Rifle and some Tie Fighters In a
Where did all robots
So much work on
something that never was released!
The lost in space ship.
Som Luke ANH sabers waiting for asembly.
Finnished Luke Sabers!
And here are
more finished sabers inc a BIG Tie
Ben Sabers ready to go!
Obi Sabers, Luke Sabers, M41s and Endoskulls ready to
James him self doin an interview! Do
you se the
the Men In Black Tri-Barrel Rifle in the back
of the table that was never made!
And here thay are working on the Men
Neuralizer that was never finished for release! Feels like
Master Replicas is a copycat..
This was taken from the ICONS Web site
just before they closed:
California based Icons Authentic Replicas produces 1:1 scale
replicas of film and television props and miniatures cast
from originals used during filming or recreated using
extensive research and original reference material.
Icons was founded in the Summer of 1995. Initial prototyping
occurred until the Summer of 1996 when the company premiered
its introductory product line with official replicas from
Star Wars licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd. The quality and
accuracy of the Star Wars Lightsabers immediately
established Icons as an international brand name. Within six
months Iconsí Star Wars line was sold through The Sharper
Image, FAO Schwartz, The Smithsonian Institute, and QVC. The
now retired Lightsaber line often garner three times their
original retail sales price on the collectors market and
were voted #1 Skywalker and #3 Obi-Wan Kenobi best prop
replicas in the March 1998 issue of the official Lucasfilm
publication The Best of Star Wars.
The Icons Star Wars line was immediately followed by
authentic studio authorized replicas from such blockbusters
as Aliens, Predator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day,
Independence Day, Men In Black, Jurassic Park, Batman and
Robin, Xena: Warrior Princess, Lost In Space, just to
mention a few.
Iconsí Fabrication & Design craftsmen were veteranís of such
films as Star Trekís IV, V, and VI, Batman Forever, The
Abyss, Back To The Future II, Eraser, Dances With Wolves,
Water World, Patriot Games, 1941 and television programs
including Star Trek the Next Generation and Quantum Leap.
The skills of Icons in-house spfx team were so sought after,
Icons provided actual props, wardrobe accessories and set
pieces to Star Trekís Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Babylon 5,
and Third Rock From the Sun. Theme park clients followed
with contracts for the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas,
Nevada and T2-3D attraction in Universal City, California.
After four years of tremendous growth, Icons has been
restructuring and reorganizing to better serve itís
customers. Effectively down-sizing to a more cost-effective
facility and streamlining its operations. Currently Icons is
focusing its attention on fulfilling back-ordered product
resulting from excessive demand. This website will continue
to expand to bring you up to date information.
Icons Authentic Replicas holds an open-house for confirmed
customers on Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at our
original Sherman Way location.
This was taken from
the site at the end of a big era that startd the new hobby for so
many people. To bad so many customers got riped off.
Visitors to the official Icons website:
Thank you for visiting. Icons Authentic Replicas website is
not currently in operation due to the company's continuing
complete reorganization. We are not currently accepting new
orders on any of our product-line during this reorganization
Over the past five years (Icons was founded in the summer of
1995), Icons has experienced incredible growth with an
exceptionally high turnover of officers, executives and
employees. The Icons company remains very proud of our
product quality and authenticity but unfortunately our
customer service and delivery track record have historically
been very poor. Icons reputation has suffered from shipping
delays and broken promises. These were never intentional but
were based on manufacturing assumptions not facts. Put
simply, the company was overwhelmed by its own success and
rapid growth. It is very important to us from here forward
to endeavor to provide only accurate customer service
information, therefore we sincerely appreciate your patience
as we regroup and set realistic production and delivery
schedules without sacrificing product quality.
After an unexpected and indefinite delay in the company's
anticipated public offering, Icons has effectively
downsized, cutting overhead and reestablishing manufacturing
in a more cost effective facility. Fortunately, Icons'
replicas are still in very high demand from consumers and
retailers alike so we expect our downsizing and
restructuring to yield expedient customer service results.
The current staff remains committed to rebuilding the
company and fulfilling backordered product (even in the
event that an edition run only fulfills outstanding orders
and is then retired). Icons processed a tremendous amount of
refunds in 1999 and will continue to do so as expediently as
We appreciate the great patience and understanding so many
of our customers have demonstrated during our formative
years and at this important transition time. We want to
thank everyone for allowing us this important time to
This is Icons Authentic Replicas only official website so
please stop by for upcoming updates.