Check out this beautiful shot of a BABYLON 5 Earthforce Phased Plasma Gun (PPG) prop replica.

The shot comes from TheRPF.com user C0mmand3rC0dy who put it up there for sale for $350 (it sold fast, as would be expected).

This weapon replica was originally a custom run kit by Nicksdad.

The gun is an all aluminum construction comprised of 17 machined components. Each component is secured with screws. Also boasts Pachmayr S&W “J” round frame handgun grips.

Add to that electronics (LED activated by trigger) and an Uncle Mike’s “Sidekick” hip holster.

I had to post the shot above as I sat and stared at it for around half an hour in a mixture of prop replica joygasm and complete “I missed out on getting it” sadness.

It’s a thing of beauty and a rare piece to find. 

It was only one day ago that I posted about the FARSCAPE Peacekeeper Pulse Pistol Prop Replica kit.

Now an Ebay user has put up for sale an awesome finished 1:1 scale replica complete with a custom stand that also features a replica communicator (resin with metal rivets) and name plaque.

This is a cool one-of-a-kind prop replica that you won’t see anywhere else.

The seller states the pieces were from high quality, sharp and accuate molds and that the pistol was finshed with several thin coats of paint in which each layer was wetsanded with high grit sandpaper. The pistol itself was finished off with a silver speckled effect the same as the licensed replicas had.

He has it up for auction with a starting bid of $189. Here’s the link you need:

FARSCAPE Peacekeeper Pulse Pistol Prop Replica with Communicator and Display Stand on Ebay

Only yesterday I posted a tweet wondering if there is a prop replica of Dexter’s weapons. The answer to that is a resounding no, at least not officially.

However, if you’re really really keen, and really really cashed up, that doesn’t mean you can’t unofficially create a replica of Dexter’s famous kill bag and tools.

A user over at TheRPF.com by the very apt nickname of Dark Passenger has painstakingly (and much to our appreciation) examined screen-shots from Showtime’s hit show to try and put together a list of the items you’d need to buy in order to create your own prop replica of Dexter’s Kill Bag and the weapons in it.

See the actual prop in this on-set presentation (at the 0.57 mark):

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Note that replicating Dexter’s kill bag and tools is a little easier said than done. Aside from the fact that to collect each knife in it adds up to quite a few dollars, there are also a few irregularities that exist from season to season that make creating an exact replica that much more difficult. One example is the fact that Dexter’s kill bag hasn’t always been identical. It changes from season 1 to the one he uses now. The order in which his knives are put in his bag has changed at times too.

Another difficulty is that Dexter’s kill knife is actually a custom prop made for the series, while one of his knives appears to be a modified commercially available scapula. Still, thanks to the efforts of a few TheRPF.com users (specific mention to DarkPassenger and DrewSmith007), die-hard prop replica fans can now replicate Dexter’s bag of tricks with close to 100% accuracy.

So let’s get to it. Here’s the list Dark Passenger has created, with links to where you can view or buy the item, to help you build your custom Dexter kill bag prop replica.

One of my favorite all-time sci-fi TV Series is FARSCAPE, so I have a particular fond spot for this exact replica of the Peacekeeper Pulse Pistol.

Note that the Farscape Pulse Pistol pictured above is a finished build. The actual gun prop replica comes as an unassembled white-resin kit (inside a box that depicts the finished gun). The kit includes full instructions as well as an optional side scope attachment.

It is 1:1 scale made from casts of actual screen-used prop weapons.

Since these are resin kits, a little kit building experience is helpful for assembling and finishing the prop, although it is not absolutely necessary as these aren’t terribly involved. You’ll want to paint the gun and, if you’re a fan of Winona (John Crichton’s personal pulse pistol) then you’ll want to paint it black, no doubt.

At the time of this post one fan has already built the kit, painted it black, and put it up for sale on Ebay. Take a look:

If you want a shot at owning that (and thereby skip the kit building process), here’s the link you need:

FARSCAPE Pulse Pistol (Assembled, Black) on Ebay ($99.99)

If you want to get it brand new in kit form (or just see more images), here’s the link you need:

FARSCAPE Pulse Pistol (New, Kit Form, Unassembled) on Ebay (bid only)

Now this is kick-ass!

Coming in January 2012 from Roddenberry is the STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE Phase Pistol Prop Replica.

It’s a 1:1 scale phaser replica produced using an original phase-pistol prop and hero-prop from the TV Series STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE.  

This awesome looking STAR TREK weapon replica features authentic lights and sounds, a removable power cell, has a hinged body and a custom display stand. 

It was production mastered by Steve Horch, Michael Moore, Scott Brodeen, Kurt Zendler, and Robert Mannion.

Includes batteries (4 x AG13 (LR44).

This is easily my favourite of all the Star Trek phaser replica’s, at least in appearance.

It’ll set you back $699.99 and can be pre-ordered now.

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE Phase Pistol Prop Replica at Entertainment Earth!

There’s a few cool STAR TREK weapon replica’s coming in 2012, and this STAR TREK Original Series Phaser Rifle Prop Replica is no exception.

Arriving in January 2012 (but can be pre-ordered now), this collectible is a 1:1 scale replica of the phaser rifle using by Captain Kirk in the second episode of TOS, titled ‘Where No Man Has Gone Before’.

It’s a screen accurate prop replica mastered using the original prop by Roddenberry, with strobing LED lights, sounds, a custom display stand, a rotating power selector and a certificate of authenticity.

Construction consists of resin castings, machined acrylic tubes, laser-cut acrylic, and cast aluminum parts.

Definitely one for the serious STAR TREK fan (and at $999.99 you’ll need to be serious!).

Click to view the STAR TREK Original Series Phaser Rifle Prop Replica at Entertainment Earth.

If you’re a fan of STAR TREK you’ll love this HMS Creative Productions hand built 1:1 Scale Star Trek Original Series Phaser II Prop Replica (note: this prop was actually created for the STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE episode ‘Trials and Tribble-ations’).

“Set phaser to awesome!” is the tagline for this professionally hand built weapon replica that comes complete with hand-painted display stand, and electronic components that produce lights.

The Phaser is made out of cast-plastic, acrylic, brass, aluminum, and white metal.

Takes 4 x AG13 (LR44) batteries.

Becomes available January 2012 but can be pre-ordered now for $699.99.

Order Star Trek Original Series Phaser II Prop Replica from Entertainment Earth!