The float home used as MacGyver’s house, in 4 seasons of the show, is up for sale for the second time in 2 years. However this time it’s less than half the original asking price and in dire need of repairs.
Advertised yesterday on Craigs List as a “Fixer Upper” the Lands End float home is listed at $36,000, a fraction of it’s original $200,000 price tag. The listing states that the floats need repairing and the house itself is in need of some TLC, although non of the internal images show any obvious damage, there is visible damage to the railing on the outside deck.
The float home was originally used in seasons 3-6 of the long running action-adventure TV show ‘MacGyver’ where it was inaccuracy refereed to as a house boat – inaccurate because houseboats have motors for self propulsion and are designed as livable boats, where-as Float homes must be towed into position and are designed to remain docked.
The house was sold in late 2012 after extensive renovations had been carried out by it’s then owners who had purchased the home after Paramount Studios had finished using it. At the time of their sale the house was in immaculate condition; listed as still being located at Grants Landing, Vancouver, the float home has now obviously been left to run down since the purchase.
UPDATE: Jan 24, 2015
We have had confirmation that the float home was sold on Jan 12, 2015. No further details are available at this time.
MacGyver fans will soon have the first ever Richard Dean Anderson sanctioned MacGyver collectable.
Commissioned and announced today by Legends Canada on behalf of Richard Dean Anderson, this limited edition collectable contains a MacGyver engraved Swiss Army Knife, a still of MacGyver holding the knife and RDA’s signature along with a short blurb about the show all beautifully housed behind glass and framed in black.
This outstanding limited edition item will be the pride of any Richard Dean Anderson collector.
CBS has announced today the launch of a subscription service which allows streaming of local CBS stations as well as full seasons of current Prime-time shows and access to thousands of episodes from CBS’s library of classics, such as “MacGyver”, “Star Trek” and “Cheers” all for just $5.99 per month.
CBS All Access is available beginning today at CBS.com and on mobile devices through the CBS App for iOS and Android. The service allows fans to watch more CBS programming online and on mobile devices, while introducing yet another monetization window for the Company’s industry-leading content.
“CBS All Access is another key step in the Company’s long-standing strategy of monetizing our local and national content in the ways that viewers want it,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation in todays press release. “This new subscription service will deliver the most of CBS to our biggest fans while being additive to the overall ecosystem. Across the board, we continue to capitalize on technological advances that help consumers engage with our world-class programming, and we look forward to serving our viewers in this new and exciting way.”
Today’s announcement will explain the disappearance of MacGyver from online sources such as the CBS YouTube channel and Amazon Prime which was noted by fans amongst speculation of something new being in the works.
CBS have teamed up with MacGyver creator, Lee Zlotoff to represent the merchandising rights for the iconic TV series.
There has been no explanation of exactly what the terms of the agreement are or what exactly it means for either party, but executive vice president and general manager of CBS Consumer Products, Liz Kalodner said in her statement that they will look to work with licensees who have the same sort of creativeness as the MacGyver character.
CBS is the licensed owner of the MacGyver TV series having acquired the show as part of it’s incorporation with Paramount Television. We’ll have to wait to see if this agreement has any reciprocal benefits for Zlotoff’s new MacGyver projects.
Legends Canada is delighted to announce that Richard Dean Anderson’s overseas adventures will have one more stop this year. In news that will certainly thrill MacGyver and Stargate fans in that country, Richard is coming to New Zealand! This is a country that he has never visited before and he is delighted to now have that opportunity. In his own words he says:
“Never been to New Zealand! Looking forward to rectifying that situation in October as I make my way westward…..WAY westward in continuing my life-long search for Old Zealand. So if you see me on the side of the road, don’t follow me because I’ll be lost!”
Richard will be the star guest at the Armageddon Expo in Auckland from October 24th to 27th of this year.
From its inception in 1995, the Armageddon Expo has grown to become the largest fantasy event in Australasia. With shows in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Melbourne and Hamilton, the Armageddon Expo embodies the ever-growing pulp culture phenomenon.