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James Bond Oddjob Hat Prop Replica Goldfinger Numbered Edition

05 October, 2023

Factory Entertainment has created the James Bond Oddjob Hat Prop Replica - Goldfinger Numbered Edition.

James Bond Oddjob Hat Prop Replica Goldfinger Numbered Edition

The prop replica hat is made in a series of just 1,000 and comes presented in a museum quality case, allowing you to display it in a number of ways.

History of the hat

For the film Goldfinger, Square Crown Bowler style hats were originally chosen from a selection at London theatrical and film costumier, M.Berman Ltd.

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These hats were given to Oscar-winning special effects expert John Stears, who modified them and created different stunt hats for different uses. One of the hats had with a full underbrim which was made with metal supplied by New Pro Foundries Middlesex.

Another hat was given an embedded metal rim that allowed it to be firmly fixed in place between the Fort Knox bars on set at Pinewood.

A third style was modified with an internal mechanism that allowed it to travel along a guide wire and be controlled as it moved through the air.

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Famous hat makers Lock & Co. hatters were then commissioned to make the custom hats for Oddjob to wear with his costume.

About the replica

The prop replica was created after careful study of the original SFX hat with the embedded rim in the EON Productions archives, as well as reference photographs and original production drawings. The original archive hat was hand-measured, and a 3D model was created from these measurements in order to create wooden molds, or ‘forms’, that were then used to press and stretch woolen felt into the correct shapes.

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Screen accurate finishing details include black edging ribbon and a satin hat band on the exterior, satin lining and leather band on the interior, laser cut brushed stainless steel metal ring.

James Bond Oddjob Hat Prop Replica Goldfinger Numbered Edition metal ring rim

The hat comes with a museum-style mirrored display base with acrylic cover, specially designed magnetic supports and an individually numbered metal plaque bearing the unique edition number of each piece. Each replica also includes a certificate of authenticity booklet. The edition size for this replica is 1,000 pieces.

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Other Oddjob hats

This is not the first replica: SD Studios once made a few replica's also on a mirrored base.

Some of the original screen-used hats were auctioned over the years. One of the hats sold at Christie's in 1998 for £62,000. Another hat, owned by actor Harold Sakata himself, sold for just over $30,000 at Julien's Auctions in 2006. Another one showed up at Antiques Roadshow in 2020.

Lock & Co currenty offers the Oddjob hat (without steel rim) in their James Bond collection, for £795.00, read more here.

 

The new, Limited Edition 2023 Oddjob prop replica hat can be ordered on the 007Store for £499.95 (UK International) or $499 (USA) and will ship late November 2023.


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