WATERWORLD Smoker Rifle Prop Replica

In 1995 director Kevin Reynolds gave the world the sci-fi blockbuster Waterworld. 

Well, it was meant to be a blockbuster but sadly for Reynolds and star Kevin Costner it only pulled in $264 million worldwide from a massive $175 million budget (which really was massive for its day). Despite earning (gross) more than its budget it was still a giant financial failure. One of the biggest in its day.

That said, some people still loved the film and so I’m sure there’ll be a die-hard Waterworld fan or movie prop collector out there who will jump at the chance to own one of the actual set used weapons.

Right now on Ebay a seller is giving you the chance to do just that by selling an original screen used Smoker Rifle, a weapon used by ‘Smokers’ who in the film are the bad-ass sea pirates.

The image above is the actual prop for sale.

I don’t know a great deal about the Smoker Rifle. I can’t find any images of it on the net. I don’t have it in me to watch the film again to try and find a scene that I can screenshot. I also can’t find a record of this weapon on the IMFDB’s Waterworld page. So for all intents and purposes I know nothing about this.

But here’s a summary of what the seller has to say:

  • The gun is made out of hard rubber with heavy wire inside.
  • Measures 33 inches in length x 6 inches from base to top x 2 inches thick. 
  • Is in very good “Screen Used” condition.
  • Originally obtained from the famous Ellis FX Company. Still has it’s sticker on it from auction that Ellis FX company had.
  • Comes complete with Lettter of Authenticity from the famous Ellis FX Company.

The seller wants $499.99 for this prop but is willing to entertain offers. I say make one. While I haven’t verified authenticity myself, the seller is Reel Art and they are reputable vendors.  

You can check out the sale page at the link below:

Original Screen Used WATERWORLD Smoker Rifle (via Reel Art on Ebay)

One of the coolest magical weapons featured in film has to be the Elder Wand from the Harry Potter series of films.

Although also known as the Deathstick, the Wand of Destiny, the Eldruhn Wand, the Ellhorn Wand, and also as one of the Deathly Hallows, the Elder Wand is probably most well known as Dumbledore’s Wand.

What is surprising is finding an authentic replica of Dumbledore’s Elder Wand isn’t as easy as you’d first expect, mainly because most of the replica’s that are out there don’t look quite like the wand as featured in the film, despite claiming that they are exact replicas. And, of course, some of them are just toys.

If you’re looking for a decent replica that isn’t a toy, then first of all you want to make sure it matches the look of the wand seen in the film. The image below will help with that.

HARRY POTTER Elder Wand Replica

The best one’s to my view are the replicas that come straight from Olivander’s in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando. There they call it ‘Professor Dumbledore Collectible Hero Wand’ but true Harry Potter fans know what it’s really called.

Check out the Universal Studios Elder Wand replica:

Professor Dumbledore Elder Wand Prop Replica

 

Universal’s version is sculpted in resin and measures 15.75 inches long. Wand box as pictured is also included.

The best price I can find on these is $41.97 via Ebay (brand new with free postage in the US). That’s around $8 cheaper than the next best price and even $150 cheaper than what I’ve seen these going for from some vendors. 

If you want one at that price follow the link below: 

HARRY POTTER Dumbledore’s Elder Wand Prop Replica (Universal Studios) via Ebay

The next best replica comes from The Noble Collection: 

Dumbledores Elder Wand by Noble Collection

Made of resin, Noble Collection’s version is 15 inches long (almost 3/4 inch shorter than Universals replica) but comes complete with a replica of the wand box as featured in the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

You can actually get these for only $35 from Amazon at the link below: 

Dumbledore’s Elder Wand Replica (Noble Collection) via Amazon

Neither of these replicas are toys – they are legitimate replica’s designed to be showcased in a serious Harry Potter wand collection.

Rare Steel ALIENS M41a Colonial Space Marines Pulse Rifle Prop Replica

There are a couple of different replicas of the M41a pulse rifle as featured in James Cameron’s Aliens but surely none are as sweet as this one.

Here we have a rare steel constructed 1:1 perfect scale and 100% accurate replica of the iconic pulse rifle from the classic 1986 blockbuster.

If you’re a serious movie weapon collector then this “Super Deluxe” steel version is one you simply can’t go past. As the seller says, this is the nicest built pulse rifle you’ll ever see.

Features:

  • Custom hand made unit
  • All steel construction just like the originals
  • Weighs over 20lbs
  • Shrouds molded from solid aluminium from the on-screen used Hero Rifle
  • Spaz cage is 100% steel
  • Grenade launcher is 100% steel
  • Launcher bolt is 100% steel
  • Triggers and all internals are 100% steel
  • Mag base is 100% steel – can be slapped as hard as you like
  • Block, Bolt, Barrel vent and Barrel are 100% steel
  • Custom counter fires in auto and semi and resets to 95 when you reset the mag
  • Mag comes with dummy rounds
  • Custom painted to match the original
  • Fabricated by hand in the USA (built by a leading industry pro…and built to last)

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The seller adds:

This is a piece that can be handed down from one generation to the next! SIMPLY THE VERY BEST THE WORLD WILL EVER HAVE TO OFFER! It also has and adjustable steel stock!

You’ll need a healthy bank account to snap this one up for yourself. The price is US $3,999.99.

Want to see more images or buy it for yourself? The link you need is below: 

“Super Deluxe” Steel ALIENS M41a Colonial Space Marines Hero Pulse Rifle Prop Replica (via Ebay)

Limited Edition HCG Exclusive ALIENS M41a Colonial Space Marines Pulse Rifle Prop Replica

This is the Hollywood Collectibles Group (HCG) produced exclusive olive drab (OD) Aliens Hero Pulse rifle.

Only 250 of these were produced and all completely sold out.

I love the look of this rifle having been a fan of James Cameron’s Aliens for, like, ever.

Features:

  • Aluminum Shrouds the same dimensions as the original “Hero” Pulse Rifle.
  • Metal retractable shoulder stock
  • Metal barrel vent
  • Removable magazine
  • Light up LED counter display – sets at “95” when the magazine is inserted
  • Moving “Grenade Launcher” pump handle
  • Themed wall display plaque
  • Accurate Olive Drab Green colored shrouds

Watch a video (not of the actual prop for sale but of the actual production edition):

[youtube]http://youtu.be/SZlqxFdLav0[/youtube]

As stated in the video, HCG’s replica is considered to have a few flaws that are more annoyances than anything else, but as a display piece it is still a really great replica pulse rifle.

The price is perhaps a bit hefty at $1,200 but these aren’t easy to find so it’s doubtful you’ll find another HCG limited piece at a cheaper price.  

Note that this OD version has exactly the same features as the “Brown Bess” version. The only difference is the color and that it is limited to 250 pieces.

Want to see more images or grab it for yourself? The link you need is below:

Limited Edition HCG Exclusive OD ALIENS M41a Colonial Space Marines Pulse Rifle Prop Replica

Limited Edition Master Replicas Version 2 STAR WARS Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Prop Replica

So I’ve just posted a link to score a rare version 1 Master Replicas Luke Skywalker TOJ Force FX Lightsaber as well as some links to score the later model Hasbro produced version.

But while the Force FX models are arguably collectors pieces rather than toys you may be the type of collector who only wants a serious replica (okay, serious as in seriously like the original screen used prop). If that’s the case then you might take interest in knowing a limited edition Master Replicas version 2 replica of Luke’s lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi is currently up for sale.

The image above is of the one in question and as you can see it is limited number 126 of 1,500. Very cool!

The seller says it’s in basically as-new condition:

It has only been handled with gloves once to put it in its display case. It has been on display in a glass curio cabinet away from sunlight and in a temperature controlled and smoke free home.

This replica lightsaber won’t last long, that’s for sure. As I type this post already 4 offers have been received by the seller – yes, he is accepting offers or you can snap it up for $1,000 as a Buy it Now price. I expect he’ll get a lot more and/or someone will just buy it outright to avoid missing out.

If you want it, the link you need is below: 

Ltd Ed Master Replicas Version 2 STAR WARS ROTJ Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Prop Replica (via Ebay)

Master Replicas Star Wars ROTJ Force FX Green Luke Skywalker LightsaberL

If you’re looking for a replica of Luke Skywalker’s green Force FX lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi then you’ve really got two choices: the model produced by Hasbro which I posted here or the rarer Master Replicas version.

In terms of a comparison each version has their fan, mostly for very slight reasons. Perhaps most notably Hasbro’s version is the cheaper of the two and hence arguably provides the best replica for your money, while Master Replicas’ version will cost you more but is a little higher in production quality. 

Master Replicas also produced theirs first (and ceased production while Hasbro continue to produce theirs). If you can find one of the first release models by Master Replicas (referred to as version 1) you’ll find them to be quite pricey as they are now pretty much a rare collector’s item that is hard to find but highly sought after. 

As I write this post there is one of the original Master Replicas version 1’s available brand new on Ebay.

Here are the features of the one that’s available:

  • First release of a Master Replicas ROTJ Green Luke Skywalker ROTJ Lightsaber
  • Rare collectors item  
  • Stury glowing bright green polycarbonate blade (permanently attached to the hilt)
  • Authentic sound effects in-built (realistic power-up, power-down, idel, clash effects driven by motion sensors)
  • Durable metal hilt feels like a real lightsaber
  • Comes with display stand
  • No more are being made

Obviously these are rare so it’s great that, if you want one, you have your chance right now (while it lasts) to snap up the one that is available. The seller (who is based in the UK) is asking for approx US $1,012 but will consider offers.

The link you need to check it out is directly below:

Master Replicas Version 1 STAR WARS: Episode VI –ROTJ Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber (via Ebay) 

Watch a video demonstration:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/90MinHwSTMA[/youtube]

If you want one of the later releases (which are practically identical but come at a considerably cheaper price tag) you can find them at the following links (while they last):

Master Replicas STAR WARS ROTJ Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber (via Amazon)

Master Replicas STAR WARS ROTJ Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber (via Ebay)

STAR WARS Episode VI Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Replica

This is Hasbro’s awesome fully functional Force FX replica of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber as featured in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.

Features:

  • Die-cast metal parts that feel like the real thing
  • Durable and sturdy green polycarbonate blade (permanently attached to the hilt)
  • Measures 44 1/2″ from the tip of the blade to the end of the hilt
  • In-built audio that sounds like the real thing (power-up, power-down, idle, movement and clash lightsaber sound effects – each sound is activated by motion sensors)
  • In-built sound is motion-sensor controlled
  • Display stand
  • Takes 3xAAA batteries (but these are not included)

Watch a demonstration video:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/-oIA2ptFctQ[/youtube]

If you want one of these be careful. I’ve noticed there’s a lot of what fans are calling “bait and switch” going on from less than reputable sellers. What they do is advertise the Force FX lightsaber, charge you a cheaper price than you’d otherwise pay, and then ship you a standard FX lightsaber or an Ultimate FX lightsaber. The upshot is you think you’re paying less for a Force FX but what you’re actually doing is paying more for a much, much inferior product.

Of course, sometimes sellers put the right price on the product to convince you it is the right product, only to still ship you the wrong product. In some cases they do this deliberately, and perhaps in others the sellers don’t really understand what the difference is between a Force FX, Ultimate FX, or FX model.

The following links lead to actual Force FX lightsabers. If you purchase in any other way from any other dealer I highly recommend taking every precaution you can to ensure you get what you’re after.

STAR WARS: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Replica (via EE) 

STAR WARS: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Replica (via Ebay)

At the time of writing this post there is also an auction for a secondhand one in perfect condition via Ebay:

STAR WARS Episode VI Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Replica Hasbro

The link to have a go at bidding in the auction is below: 

STAR WARS: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Replica (via Ebay auction)

LORD OF THE RINGS Battle Axe of Gimli United Cutlery Prop Replica

This is United Cutlery’s official reproduction of Gimli’s Battle Axe from Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

In the films the Dwarf Gimli uses the axe to cut down countless orcs, goblins, wargs and trolls as he defends Frodo and the rest of the Fellowship of the Ring.

Features:

  • Life size replica based on the actual prop used in The Lord of the Rings.
  • United Cutlery model UC1397ABNB.
  • Overall length is 37 3/4 inches long
  • Axe head length measures 11 1/2 inch (each)
  • Axe head thickness measures 3/8″ (each)
  • The axe head is made of forged tool steel by United Cutlery.
  • Blade is weathered with a distressed finish and is false edged
  • Features a solid wood handle wrapped with a genuine leather grip, cast metal parts and antiqued brass plated finish
  • Includes a parchment certificate of authenticity
  • Includes a wood display plaque with a silk-screened design (measures 7-1/2″ x 10-3/8″ x 3/4″)
  • Blade does not need to be oiled – it will not rust.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS Battle Axe of Gimli

Watch a video (not of the actual axe for sale but good for demonstration purposes) and see Gimli wield it in clips from the films:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/dPdZI5sMOO0[/youtube]

This battle axe is a popular prop replica that is out of stock at most places and becoming increasingly difficult to find. At the time of writing this post only one is available for sale on Ebay via auction. Snap it up if you can via the link below: 

United Cutlery THE LORD OF THE RINGS Battle Axe of Gimli Prop Replica (via Ebay auction)

THE WOLF MAN Larry Talbot Silver Wolfs Head Cane

Factory Entertainment’s THE WOLF MAN Larry Talbot’s Wolf’s Head Cane

Larry Talbot’s silver wolf’s head cane featured in both the 1941 werewolf horror film The Wolf Man and the 2010 remake The Wolfman (although in the latter the main character is named Lawrence and not Larry).

In the 1941 film the cane was a prominent feature of the film and was the very weapon used to kill the werewolves in the film. In the 2010 remake the cane is featured more as a homage to the original.

The original wolf’s head prop was created by special effects technician Ellis Berman. He made the wolf’s head out of cast rubber and painted it silver. Bob Burns, known for owning one of the largest collections of movie props in the world, started his collection with the original wolf’s head prop. You can read the full story of how Bob Burns came to take possession of the prop at Hollywood Lost and Found.

There are only a handful of prop replica’s of the original silver wolf’s head cane that are available to collectors and that have been based off of the original prop now owned by Bob Burns. Few, however, feature an actual silver wolf’s head. Most are designed to convey a silver appearance but use chrome plating to achieve the desired result.

Factory Entertainment are about to release a new prop replica that will also be adorned with a chrome-plated replica of the original wolf’s head (pictured at the start of this article). It’s a limited edition item of 400 pieces released under the Universal Monsters banner. The cane itself is made of solid wood and measures 38-inches long. It was made under the guidance Bob Burns himself. This version is due to arrive in December 2013. If you want to order one of those it’ll cost you $398.99. You can pre-order now via the link below:

Factory Entertainment Ltd Ed THE WOLF MAN Larry Talbot’s Cane Prop Replica (via Entertainment Earth)

In the 1990’s Wolfs Head Productions (Delbert Winans and Henry Alvarez) released three different limited edition versions that are now extremely rare. Here’s the original advert (via Universal Monster Army):

Wolfs Head Productions The Wolf Man Cane Prop replica

Wolf’s Head Productions THE WOLF MAN Larry Talbot’s Cane Prop Replica

The Wolf’s Head Productions versions were museum-quality level and came available in three different formats: bronze, silver-plated and sterling silver. So it is with great interest that one of these is available via a seller on Ebay right now for auction at a starting bid of $500. An image of the replica and a link to check it out are below:

Wolfs-Head-Productions-The-Wolf-Man-Cane-Prop-replica

Wolf’s Head Productions THE WOLF MAN Larry Talbot’s Cane Prop Replica

Wolf’s Head Productions THE WOLF MAN Larry Talbot’s Cane Prop Replica (Ebay auction)

Interestingly, I notice the above replica is advertised as having a resin wolf’s head that is chrome-plated. The seller may be correct about that but I’m not entirely certain. I would have thought this was a bronze cast that has been plated. I could be wrong of course, so if you want to know for sure, I recommend a quick check with the seller before placing a bid.

If, however, you really want a silver plated replica of the cane then you can take a look at the Unique Canes silver plated replica. Their replica is advertised as “Quadruple Silver Plated using .999 Pure Silver” and is plated over heavy polished brass. It comes assembled on a Black Lacquer Solid Hardwood Shaft with both a chrome tip for display and steel reinforced rubber tip for actual use. Measures approximately 36″ length with a full size handle of 6.5″ x 1.5″ x 3.5″. 

Take a look at the Unique Canes version:

Unique Canes THE WOLF MAN Silver Wolfs Head Cane Prop Replica

Unique Canes THE WOLF MAN Silver Wolfs Head Cane Prop Replica

Note that the Unique Canes version is not an exact replica based off the original Ellis Berman sculpt. It is hand-crafted and so variations are apparent. It is, however, high quality and also practical, so that’s pretty damn cool. It’s also cheaper than the Factory Entertainment or Wolf’s Head Productions versions coming in with a Buy It Now of $349, so there’s that too. If you want one of these, the link you need for that is below: 

Unique Canes THE WOLF MAN Silver Wolf’s Head Cane Prop Replica (via Ebay)

Incidentally, the above cane from Unique Cane’s is a new version and not the same as their original releases a few years ago, which you can see showcased in this video:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/2nrRqkQjCt4[/youtube]

There are also other cheap knock-off’s but let’s not talk about those.

Want to see the cane in the film? Grab the DVD at the link in the first line of this article or check out the original trailer. You an see the cane held at the 1:05 mark. Yes, it’s blurry, but its still very nostalgic.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsrFMBWRC1M[/youtube]

Life Size THOR Mjolnir Hammer Prop Replica

Heads up Thor fans because this is awesome!

It’s a one-of-a-kind life-size replica of Mjolnir that lights up with pure lightning replicating awesomeness. Well not quite that awesome, but it is damn cool.

Sometimes the unlicensed, unofficial replicas of our favorite weapons are the best and, in this case, we might be looking at one of those. Made as a “fan tribute” by Infinity Creative Designs, this is an unofficial replica of Mjolnir that any true Thor fan will love to showcase in their collection. 

Features:

  • Made from resin fiberglass
  • Powered by 9V battery w/ 30 LED’s
  • Includes display stand as shown in the image above

THOR-Mjolnir-Hammer-Prop-Replica

Bidding starts at $890 and at the time of writing this article no bids have been made.

So if you’ve got the bucks and you want to own a rare, custom made replica of Thor’s hammer that will make your Marvel mates jealous, head to the link below:

Life-Size Light-Up THOR Mjolnir Hammer Prop Replica (via Ebay)