Soylent Green is Balsa Wood

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Soylent Green is Balsa Wood

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Yeah Prop Department! This can of Soylent Green and cracker sold for $2,250 at auction in November. The cracker is a piece of balsa wood painted lime green. Perfect for your next movie prop party.

Lot Details:

A Soylent Green can and cracker
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973. A tin can with a label reading, “New! Delicious / Soylent / Green / Miracle food / of high energy / plankton / gathered from / the oceans / of the world.” Created for promotional purposes, similar cans were featured in ads for the film. Together with a prop piece of Soylent Green, being a square piece of balsa wood painted lime green, and a small “City of New York Police Dept” sticker.
Can: 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.


  1. Madelana says:

    I love that you found this!!! “soy lent greenish PEOPLE,!” has to be one of my very favorite movie lines to randomly declare. LOL