Old 10-08-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Screen used Ziggy wristlink and other Quantum Leap props on ebay!

Did anyone here see these on ebay recently?
This seller had some interesting Quantum Leap items for sale.
The auction said this is an original screen used Ziggy wristlink used in "The Leap Back 1945". it sold for $516.00.

I guess the black box underneath it was the housing for the d cell battery to run it.

He also had a nice "gummi bear" handlink replica for sale too,but it sold for $500. Just curious,is the person selling these a member here?
















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Screen used Quantum Leap Id badges from "The Leap Back"

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Old 10-09-2011, 12:20 AM   #2
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The winner contacted me on this tonight. I know the original owners of these items but they sold these some time ago. Looks like the new owner sold them in this auction you mentioned. Wish I had that ebay link to look at. The recent winner noted that the photos used in the auction are the same ones I have on the website in the imaging chamber, so he's worried since he has not yet received them. It's only been 3 days since the auction ended, so he may not know for a few days yet. Will keep you all posted with any news.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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I wonder how many gummi bear handlinks were actually made for the show. This one looks slightly different than the ones in my screen shots below, but those are even slightly different themselves. Nevertheless, $500 is an absolute steal for a television prop like that, in my opinion. A lot of replicas that don't look half as good have gone for that much in the past...





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Old 11-10-2011, 04:32 AM   #4
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Hey everone, from what I can tell there were two hero gummy bear units and several less than hero. The links are made from three layers of plex:

Front
Middle
back

On the heros the middle was milled from a solid block of acylic and the less than heros had a box built of acylic instead. The heros also had a fairly complex set of electronics where the little brass pips worked as touch switches turning on various different lighting combos. The less than heros used a "shirt lights" driver board as the sequencer.

The wrist link. I know this prop quite well, I worked on it back in March. It is the original screen used piece that arrived to me in several pieces. I put it back together and fixed a few issues that it had. I'll get more into it in another post. The two pictures shown in the auction are infact the ones I took right after finishing fixing it and I sent them to the owner.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:15 AM   #5
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Hi Brian,did the people who won the Ziggy wrist link ever get it? The eBay sellers name was staypuftman2011 here's a link to the quantum leap badge auction. I checked his feedback and he has no feedback received from buyers so I hope it all worked out alright. I didn't realize the photos he used were lifted from this site.
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The winner contacted me on this tonight. I know the original owners of these items but they sold these some time ago. Looks like the new owner sold them in this auction you mentioned. Wish I had that ebay link to look at. The recent winner noted that the photos used in the auction are the same ones I have on the website in the imaging chamber, so he's worried since he has not yet received them. It's only been 3 days since the auction ended, so he may not know for a few days yet. Will keep you all posted with any news.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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Al,

Looks like someone involved in the sale has posted just above you (their post was just approved).
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:51 AM   #7
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All very interesting - wish we had pics to show, but the items are going in a museum, so will have to wait for more info.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:29 PM   #8
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Cool!!! I never realized that these props were even still around. Much less that someone would even DREAM of putting them up for auction!
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:25 AM   #9
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Al,

Looks like someone involved in the sale has posted just above you (their post was just approved).

I wasn't involved in the sale but it suprises me that it went for such a low price.

During it's life after the show several related things happened to it:

Someone bridged the relay that turns the unit on and in the process also bridged the voltage regulator that drops the voltage from the 9v to 5v , when this happened they burnt out one of the leds. They bridged the relay because the switch tjhat turns it on either broke at that point or the wire running to the switch broke.

I returned the switch to working order (The white square thing with black square on the wrist unit).
I also returned the relay and voltage regulator to their original set up.
The wires running from the control box to the wrist unit were toast so I replaced them with like wire in color, length and gauge.
The led was also replaced with an identical vintage led.

The photos that I took were on the same background that I took pictures of my replica on years ago, it just looks Quantum Leap.

It's kind of interesting that the leds used in the Gummy Bear Link and the Wrist Link were last manufactured in the late 70's. The story relayed to me was that the manufacturer stopped making them in the late 70's and that the company Cal-Pak bought a surplus lot back in the mid 80's and started selling them under the name Speciality Leds with the package reading Cal-Pak. Sometime in the early 90's their supply of the original leds ran out and they started selling new replacements that were different sizes and color under the same product numbers. In the late 90's I hit up some 8 electronic stores within 200 miles of my house and found just enough of the original style to build a handlink and a wristlink and quite a few spares of the smaller square leds.
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Wow thanks for taking the time to give us the backstory on that.

I think it went for so low because people don't know the documentation.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:44 AM   #11
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If the new owner were to open the control box, there is a piece of white electrical tape inside that says something like "repaired by cylandprops@cox. net on 3/__/2011"

Needless to say I have some real good referance on this prop. My next step is to finish my replica and then a replica that is all self contained.
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Hi everyone, we are the owners of the original screen-used wristlink and have come in to give an update to the situation. We received the wristlink after waiting over a month and had to go through a bunch of excuses and BS to get it. The seller Staypuftman2011 was not reliable and we would not recommend dealing with them unless you have all your bases covered and want to fight to get your item. Too bad as we would have bought all the other items from them as well. So with all that said, we have had the wristlink since December and are very pleased with it. The prop will be going into a public display later this year or early next year in New York. Until then, here is the prop wristlink from Quantum Leap.

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Thanks for sharing these detailed pics!
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You are welcome Brian! The QL wristlink is actually sitting on the screen-used Captain's chair and bridge railing from Star Trek DS9 episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" and behind it on the seat is 2 of the rarest Tribbles in the world from 1967 ST TOS episode "The trouble with Tribbles" It is one of the 6 hero walking Tribbles and one of the FX breathing Tribbles. They will also be on display at the museum.
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You are welcome Brian! The QL wristlink is actually sitting on the screen-used Captain's chair and bridge railing from Star Trek DS9 episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" and behind it on the seat is 2 of the rarest Tribbles in the world from 1967 ST TOS episode "The trouble with Tribbles" It is one of the 6 hero walking Tribbles and one of the FX breathing Tribbles. They will also be on display at the museum.
Well I am definitely interested in seeing all this! What a collection. Keep us informed!
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Thanks for the kind words Brian. We have been collecting for many years and have hundreds of science fiction related original costumes, props, and original production art as well as many books, toys, crew items, etc. all of which will be on display.
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on an unrelated note - in one of those screenshots above we can see the label on al's cigar. it's fuzzy, but does anyone know what brand it is? there's only one other episode where i've been able to see a cigar label, but i don't know enough about them to figure it out.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:35 PM   #18
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"SciFiMuseum"
I was just wondering if you ever opened your museum and if so do you have a link to your website with the address?

I love that wristlink,if you should ever decide to sell it please let me know. I was going to bid on it when it was for sale,but he had zero feedback back then and wouldn't answer any of the messages I sent asking questions about the item.

I am sorry to hear he gave you problems and you had to fight him to get it shipped. I just checked and hes no longer a registered user.

Could you possibly post a video of it working or perhaps some photos of it flashing?

P.S. I saw those Tribbles when they were auctioned on ebay. weren't they from someone in James Doohans family? I remember they used a walking toy dog to make them move,and the breathing ones had some sort of air balloon inside.
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