Bored, want to relabel these TRK's

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You... want to... take the face... off?

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Does the inlay look as though it has a laminated cover, so to speak? If not, then it's likely paper, and thus problematic to murder easily.

Do we know when these chips were made? What I've been finding with TRKs is that the more recent fantasy chips are the ones with the paper underneath them.
These Poseidon chips were made in 2006 for
the remake of the movie “ Poseidon “ starring Kurt Russell . There is a short video on YouTube
that shows the chips in play at the casino aboard the ship … It would be a CRIME to relabel these chips … Just sell them to someone who likes them just the way they are ( no changes ) and
then buy something else . Just my opinion …
 

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Well, do what you want with your property and all, but I would put these chips in the "historically important" camp because they are a unique movie prop.

Unless, of course, they made like 300 full playable sets as a gift for everyone in the crew from the DGA trainee to the foley artists to the grips.
 

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Just because they’re rare doesn’t mean they’re appealing. They’re fugly inlays, and if they are able to be relabelled I’d do it in a heartbeat. You do you @Changster

Also, it’s not like it’s a culturally significant movie. Maybe if they were chips from the original, but the movie has a 33% score on rotten tomatoes. murder away imo
 

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They’re just clay discs right? I mean, who cares! :LOL: :laugh:

Just because they’re rare doesn’t mean they’re appealing. They’re fugly inlays, and if they are able to be relabelled I’d do it in a heartbeat. You do you @Changster

Also, it’s not like it’s a culturally significant movie. Maybe if they were chips from the original, but the movie has a 33% score on rotten tomatoes. murder away imo
Woa, now, hey, now, every chip is beautiful in its own way, now.

Original TRK sets are not that easy to come by, now. :wow:

All kidding aside, I do think many other people would find this PLAYABLE TRK set pretty nice to own, hence... maybe just think twice. or thrice. Take your finger off the Dremel in the mean time.
 

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Woa, now, hey, now, every chip is beautiful in its own way, now.

Original TRK sets are not that easy to come by, now. :wow:

All kidding aside, I do think many other people would find this PLAYABLE TRK set pretty nice to own, hence... maybe just think twice. or thrice. Take your finger off the Dremel in the mean time.
That’s like when my mom said all of us were special but my siblings all know she loves me best. I mean, I kinda get your point, TRKs rule, but not every chip is created equally. A bunch of people are telling someone what to do with his own chips, but if they were really that special someone would make him a ridiculous over value offer like every other ”grail” chip out there. I highly doubt that’s going to happen.
 

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That’s like when my mom said all of us were special but my siblings all know she loves me best. I mean, I kinda get your point, TRKs rule, but not every chip is created equally. A bunch of people are telling someone what to do with his own chips, but if they were really that special someone would make him a ridiculous over value offer like every other ”grail” chip out there. I highly doubt that’s going to happen.

I’m willing to sell for $26999.
 

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Just because they’re rare doesn’t mean they’re appealing. They’re fugly inlays, and if they are able to be relabelled I’d do it in a heartbeat. You do you @Changster

Also, it’s not like it’s a culturally significant movie. Maybe if they were chips from the original, but the movie has a 33% score on rotten tomatoes. murder away imo
Hey now! I love that movie... but also often disagree with rotten tomatoes, the lower the score, the more likely I am planning on watching it!

As far as actual movie props which these are, there are not many other playable sets of original movie prop chips, definitely not TRKs. Bill you say all chips are not created equal and you are right! All matching edge spot patterns with pretty neutral colors. I am curious if really anything could be added to make them significantly better? Just an example... would say "Rosie's Bayou" fantastic graphics really make these chips pop? I understand a personal inlay making them into someone's customs has its appeal to some, but now you have an entire murdered Scrown set.

Back to not all chips are the same... one small part of what makes TRKs special is the seamless, recessless face. There is no way to easily recreate this effect. No existing ring to say here is the stopping point of the clay that we get with a Paulson chip.

I agree they are your chips, do what you want! I hope that $22 price tag that was mentioned is not true, if it is...ouch on turning them into customs. Again not trying to beat a dead horse, but aren't these like 9.5 grams? Pretty sure CPC can get there and give you a tons of additional options in real customs, cool colors, shaped inlays. Also if there is that much value in these chips you could get 4 -6 times as many real customs for the same money. Just doesn't make sense to me.

I am no saint, I have murdered chips and plan to murder more. I just question why with this particular set.

Back to the OP making them a Cash set...
So I am partially color blind but that red/ purple has dirty stack written all over it for my eyes. With only 4 denoms available I would personally want them as far apart as possible. If not using a frac, I would consider (red $1/ yellow $5/ blue $20/purple $100) if going with a frac (yeah right... not how @Changster rolls! Lol) I would go traditional Cali red/blue/yellow/purple
 

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Hey now! I love that movie... but also often disagree with rotten tomatoes, the lower the score, the more likely I am planning on watching it!

As far as actual movie props which these are, there are not many other playable sets of original movie prop chips, definitely not TRKs. Bill you say all chips are not created equal and you are right! All matching edge spot patterns with pretty neutral colors. I am curious if really anything could be added to make them significantly better? Just an example... would say "Rosie's Bayou" fantastic graphics really make these chips pop? I understand a personal inlay making them into someone's customs has its appeal to some, but now you have an entire murdered Scrown set.

Back to not all chips are the same... one small part of what makes TRKs special is the seamless, recessless face. There is no way to easily recreate this effect. No existing ring to say here is the stopping point of the clay that we get with a Paulson chip.

I agree they are your chips, do what you want! I hope that $22 price tag that was mentioned is not true, if it is...ouch on turning them into customs. Again not trying to beat a dead horse, but aren't these like 9.5 grams? Pretty sure CPC can get there and give you a tons of additional options in real customs, cool colors, shaped inlays. Also if there is that much value in these chips you could get 4 -6 times as many real customs for the same money. Just doesn't make sense to me.

I am no saint, I have murdered chips and plan to murder more. I just question why with this particular set.

Back to the OP making them a Cash set...
So I am partially color blind but that red/ purple has dirty stack written all over it for my eyes. With only 4 denoms available I would personally want them as far apart as possible. If not using a frac, I would consider (red $1/ yellow $5/ blue $20/purple $100) if going with a frac (yeah right... not how @Changster rolls! Lol) I would go traditional Cali red/blue/yellow/purple

The $26999 is a joke, referencing a set here that is listed at $27000 so that it’s a buck under that… guess not many people got that lol.
 

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Again not trying to beat a dead horse, but aren't these like 9.5 grams

TRK and CPC have entirely different clay formulas, and hence the feel is much different, even if the weight is the same. TRK has a more dull dud sound vs. CPC's crispier sound. Just as some people prefer the "Paulson" feel vs. CPC, some people prefer the original TRK "feel." TRK was the dominant player back before Paulson took over, and their "feel" is most authentic to the old casino crowd.

TRK weights can vary a bunch, depending on color and depending on their inconsistencies in manufacturing (such as chip thickness). :rolleyes:

I have chips that weigh around 9g, and chips that weigh over 12g. Sometimes the same exact chip can vary from 10 to 12g. My own collection of Poseidons vary between 9g to 10.4g.
 

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This is why I sold them. I couldnt bring myself to murder them.

But if youre willing to break me off a rack of 100s and 500s, I'd go serial killer on them. (Well not me, but whoever i pay to mill them Lol)
 

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This is why I sold them. I couldnt bring myself to murder them.

But if youre willing to break me off a rack of 100s and 500s, I'd go serial killer on them. (Well not me, but whoever i pay to mill them Lol)

Those blue hundos took me a long time to get just a few chips to complete a rack… the set needs to stay together!
 

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From my own photo, looks like i was short 4 100 from 2 full racks so you had to have bothered people for their sample sets. hahah
 

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i also sold them because i found them too light compared to my other TRKs, but i did like the inlay and the large Denom
 

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dang..i didnt have a scale back them, but i could have swore they were light. my loss

That's not Poseidon (which is mostly about 10g), this chip is from the original TRK denominated & spotted sample set. Note the (brass?) flakes for added weight. Don't see too many of these floating around now.

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That's not Poseidon (which is mostly about 10g), this chip from the original TRK denominated & spotted sample set. Note the brass? flakes for added weight. Don't see too many of these floating around now.

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yeah i remember these..denoms on both sides. The poseidons were made for the movie so they were made way later and arent has heavy. I dont even think they are 10gs...some more recent TRKs are only like 8.5-9gs
 

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What happened to these, finally? (TLDR)
If I were rich, I 'd snap-buy them, as a Greek.
For God's (Poseidon's) sake don't any of you murder these.
If you don't like them, seek to sell them in fora frequented by Greek ship owners. :)
 

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5/10 and above cash set would be cool.

Maybe

Yellow 5s

red 25s

Blue 100s

Purple 500s

Orange 1ks

The red and orange are pretty close though. Might think about not using one of them. It's something I thought about when I had them. Maybe try for a trade with either the red or the orange and then relabel that chip.
 
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