Hunger Games Replicas Have Arrived (or at least some of them)
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Wow, this piece is definitely not for someone with a weak neck. It’s big and heavy, and the chain is long. It’s made of pewter, and the metal is definitely soft enough that it would dent if dropped from any kind of height. When un-clipped from the chain, the container opens, and on mine the hinges were a little stiff and sometimes made it difficult to open or close the container. The container doesn’t screw down, the lid is closed when the container is in the outer holder. I still haven’t seen any shots of this in the film, so I have no idea if this is accurate or not. Last night, I glanced through The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion, but I couldn’t find a single picture (even in the area labeled PROPS).
This is the official pin for the movie. At first glance, I thought it vastly different from the Scholastic pin, but looking at the photos they appear to maybe even be the same sculpt. For some reason, with the antiqued brass the bird looks off on the movie replica pin. It looks more like a mutant duck than a mutant blue jay. It’s a lot thinner than the Scholastic pin, and the back is not a traditional clasp, but is instead a push-pin back.
UPDATE: I decided to take a side-by-side photo of the movie replica pin and the Scholastic pin. I think the sculpts ARE different, but very similar. The movie pin is a cast bronze-like metal and the Scholastic pin is metal plated gold.