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Late edit The OP's clarification means this takes an entirely different turn. The answer below is what the movie makers call these. A seller of 'imitation' objects would have to call them replicas, reproductions, models and miniatures. They could include the term icons, as in Flater's answer, or any terms that describes their purpose in-universe - but as ...


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I would tend to think that something as iconic as the Death Star or the Millenium Falcon would deserve a better name If you're looking for a name for something that's iconic, it's (unsurprisingly) an icon, i.e. a well known symbol, emblem, or person that is idolized.


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I agree with many of the already existing answers, but I would like to add a little more... In Star Wars' case The Death Star(s) can be seen as a an iconic visual prop (model, set piece), a character (because it has a distinct look/feel that helps shape both Star Wars aesthetically and because big events happen to main characters there), and a possible (by ...


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I think your question is combining two different perspectives. The word "prop" is a behind-the-scenes word. In the Thor movies, there are multiple props for his hammer; perhaps one for close-ups and one that's easy to wield. But it's one entity in the Marvel universe. "Character", on the other hand, is an analyzing-the-story word. Actors ...


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Out-of-universe, and from a commercial point of view, which seems to be what you're after, these objects can be described as props, memorabilia, collectibles, or models (as you yourself describe them :): The word prop usually refers to the real object used during filming. It is unique or has a very limited edition. 'Memorabilia' - in this context - is used ...


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A different angle suggests that "it depends." It may be "a prop" if it's one of several more-or-less identical items that are more-or-less interchangeable. In-universe examples might be light sabers, X-wing fighters --- even clone soldiers or slaves. It's not about who they are, but what they are. It may be "a character" if an ...


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