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Jules Verne Models/Replicas

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This page shows various models based on the works of Jules Verne.

This page deals with all the models that are not of the Nautilus 

Some are model kits, some are pre-built static models, others are scratch-built originals either static or
radio controlled.

Around the World in 80 Days Movie Balloon

Note: this is based on the balloon that Phileas Fogg uses in the Michael Todd movie version of Around the World.

Please remember, that in the novel that Jules Verne wrote, there was NO balloon.

The model seems to be relatively rare. (I guess there weren't many who wanted to own the balloon fromt he movie!)

Collection Andrew Nash

Man in the Moon, with projectile

Nautilus Garden Ornament

Replica of the Squid attack on the Nautilus.

"Bronzed effect"

Jules Verne Bust

Produceed by Chris Walas
(movie special effects artist: Arachnophobia, The Fly)

This bust is made of resin, and came with the bronze finish

This bust was never put into mass production, and it is unclear how many copies exist, and what colour they are.
(a prototype copy has been noted in white resin)

Albatross paper model


"life size" mock-up of the From the Earth to the Moon projectile

Museum in Switzerland

Giant Squid / Ammonite

Below is the original Stop-motion "puppet" Ammonite from The Mysterious Island, on display in the Valence House Museum, Dagenham, England.

Acording to Wikipedia, on March 14, 2018, an exhiibition opened in the Valence House Museum showing restored items from the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.
From the "real" Ammonite model below, you can see how good, the above model is.


Columbia Heritage
Ray Harryhausen Film Library
The Mysterious Island:
Nautaloid / Ammonite Chess Figure
X Plus Company Limited

Painted "Cold Cast Resin"

Made in China


Limited edition of 5000 (?)

Okay, not sure why some sites call this a "Chess figure".

It is a stand-alone, miniature, diorama, that stand about 3 " tall, and 6 " long

The front of the box, says Giant Squid, but it is also referred to as an Ammonite.

Wikipedia says:
Ammonoids are an extinct group of marine mollusc animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs, commonly referred to as ammonites, are more closely related to living coleoids than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species.


Below is an image of the Phororhacos in the movie The Mysterious Island.

From the image you can see that the model created has more Black on its chest than the original model, but it is still a good represnetation.

Columbia Heritage
Ray Harryhausen Film Library
The Mysterious Island:
Phororhacos Chess Figure
X Plus Company Limited

Painted "Cold Cast Resin"

Made in China

Columbia Heritage

  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
  • 20 mMillion Miles to earth
  • Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
  • First Men in the Moon
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
  • Jason and the Argonauts

Jules Verne ATV Space Vehicle

I did try to buy this one, but the bidding went higher than I wanted to pay,

Profiles In History
Transformers the Auction

Auction: 2019 Feb 28 @ 11:00UTC
26662 Agoura Rd,
Calabasas, California, 91302

Item No. 46.
"Jules Verne Satellite" miniature prop with stand from Transformers: Dark of the Moon. (Paramount, 2011)

Original satellite model miniature measuring 22 in. tall x 10 in. diameter. The model is constructed of cast resin components, expertly assembled and studio finished and embellished with decal labeling.
The model is accompanied by its custom plexiglass stand measuring 22 x 12 x 21 in.
Also included are the satellite's solar panels to be attached. Exhibiting production use and wear.
In very good condition. Starting Bid: $100

Sold for:
350.00USD+98.00 buyer's premium

Before the auction, I DID speed through the movie to try to see this model IN the movie, but I did not see it.
If anyone can point me to where this appears in the movie, I would appreciate it, and I'll try to get a screen shot!

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