One of the most iconic props from the Bond film series has to be the Fabergé Egg in Octopussy. Based on the actual Coronation Egg, it is a complex and detailed prop, and has proven very difficult for amateur prop makers to accurately duplicate. My replica prop is a stunning piece of jewelry, but it is professionally made. An individual who was involved with the company that produced the prop copies for filming left that company and went to another one that fabricated jewelry, and there he produced a few copies of the Octopussy egg. As striking as my replica prop is, the observant eye will see several differences comparing it with the Egg that appears onscreen. Despite this, it is one of my favorite props that I value the most.
THE OCTOPUSSY ROBE
This is the Edition Two (mid-thigh length) version of the Octopussy robe, similar to the one worn by Maud Adams in the movie, and bearing the same Octopussy logo as used on her robe and elsewhere throughout the film. Only 107 of these limited edition silk satin robes were made.
The Seiko TV watch worn extensively in Octopussy by James Bond (Roger Moore), as developed by Q (Desmond Llewelyn), was actually a commercially-available consumer product. Above is a complete and fully original (including the batteries!) version of the product. It consisted of the TV watch, the TV receiver with batteries, headphones, and a connector wire between the TV watch and the TV receiver. As of just a few years ago, before television stations in the US switched to digital broadcasts and ceased analog broadcasts, the product still worked and I was able to get reception for a couple of television stations near me, although the reception was very fuzzy. I have never tried connecting the watch to a camera!
Along with the TV watch came a new Seiko wristwatch, the Seiko G757 Sports 100, complete with extra perks from Q Branch. Among those extra perks was the ability to follow a tracking device by way of a digital red dot on the screen.
Model of the Acrostar mini-jet featured in the pre-titles sequence of Octopussy. This was a fun gadget to watch, in my opinion better than the gyrocopter. A limited edition, my model is number 15 of 100.
Original 100-rupee money prop used in the filming of Octopussy.
The Barbie Collector, Black Label tribute to Octopussy.