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)

AGE-OF-CONAN-HYBORIAN-ADVENTURES-LARP-Archeron-Battle-Blade

This is a LARP (Live Action Role Play) ready replica of the Archeron Battle Blade as featured in the Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, an online action MMORPG from the creator of Anarchy Online.

Features:

  • Latex construction
  • Scythe type edge
  • Acheron runes inscribed on the blade
  • Shaped, suede wrapped, hard rubber handle for good balance and excellent control
  • Overall length: 30-1/2”

  • Weight: approximately 11 oz

This is a LARP (non metal) role playing weapon.

You can get one from either of the following vendors (prices vary around the $31 mark): 

AGE OF CONAN: HYBORIAN ADVENTURES LARP Archeron Battle Blade (via Ebay)

AGE OF CONAN: HYBORIAN ADVENTURES LARP Archeron Battle Blade (via Amazon)

HALF LIFE 2 Zero-Point Energy Field Manipulator Prop Replica (NECA)

Update: Shipping date is expected to be July 8, 2013.

This is NECA’s new Half Life 2 Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator (ZPEFM) Prop Replica based on the ZPEFM featured in the 2006 Half Life 2 video game. 

The ZPEFM, most commonly known as the Gravity Gun, is a trademark weapon of Gordon Freeman in the game. It works as a tractor beam-type weapon that was primarily used for heavy lifting. 

This release will be a limited edition release. NECA are yet to confirm how many will be released, but it will be limited. Some sellers are already refusing to sell any more than one unit per customer.

Features:

  • full size 1:1 model
  • created directly from the digital data supplied by Valve
  • fully accurate and authentic to the in-game model
  • nearly 2 feet in length
  • includes glowing orange LEDs
  • 2 handles
  • 2 triggers
  • 4 unique sounds directly from the game
  • bonus concealed fold away kick-stand (allows you to display your device on the shelf or desktop when not in use)
  • runs on 3 “C” Batteries (not included)

Release date is July 8, 2013.

You can order via the links below (prices vary depending on the seller): 

HALF LIFE 2 Zero-Point Energy Field Manipulator (direct from NECA on Amazon)

HALF LIFE 2 Zero-Point Energy Field Manipulator (Gravity Gun) Prop Replica (via EE) 

HALF LIFE 2 Zero-Point Energy Field Manipulator (Gravity Gun) Prop Replica (via Ebay)

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]

Nerf Vortex Proton Blaster

Normally I never post a weapon that isn’t a replica from a movie, TV series, video game or comic. But today I’m breaking my own rule because after staring in amazement at the images of this modified Nerf vortex proton blaster I just had to post it.

If you didn’t know, Nerf is a toy brand owned by Hasbro that produces mostly foam based toy weaponry. Those toys are made of plastic and they fire foam bullets. You can find them on Amazon .

In the following image you can see a comparison of the original toy versus what it now looks like thanks to some incredible professional custom modification work:

Custom-Nerf-Vortex-Proton-Blaster

Seriously, that’s just outright amazing. If you didn’t see the toy in the first place you’d have absolutely no idea that this isn’t a full metal weapon.

The seller refers to this as the ‘Blade Runner’ special custom heavy metal version. It features a brushed metal weathered look derived from 4 coats of paint and a matte finish to protect the paint. 

Like the original toy this gun can still fire Nerf foam discs, 3 of which are included.

The workmanship is clearly studio grade judging by the images and as claimed in the product listing. Interestingly, the seller states the pictures don’t do the blaster justice and that most buyers are more impressed by the real-life prop than by these images. If that’s true then this is certainly an impressive weapon to add to your sci-fi weapon collection. It’s a toy made for firing too, so I don’t see why it couldn’t be used for cosplay or even LARP.

At only $39.99 it’s a mere $20 more than the standard retail price of the toy which blows my mind.

See more images and/or snap it up at the link below:

Custom Nerf Vortex Proton Blaster (via Ebay)

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)

Star Wars Return of the Jedi Biker Scout Blaster Prop Replica

Check out this brilliant looking life-size prop replica of the Biker Scout’s blaster as featured in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.

This is a 1:1 scale high quality filled resin replica of the original Biker Scout blaster made for the film by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). 

Many weapons in Star Wars were made from existing guns that ILM modified into sci-fi blasters. This one was an exception where ILM created the weapon as a custom single piece with a British made “Singlepoint Scope” mounted on the right side using half of a Webley scope ring. 

The artisans at Modelers or Mice have gone out of their way to replicate the original weapon just as ILM envisioned it, although in this case the entire gun is sculpted (no external attachments). That makes this weapon replica a screen accurate weapon to ILM’s vision rathre than a replica of the original on set prop which, in my view, is perfect.

STAR WARS Biker Scout Blaster

This is definitely the kind of replica Star Wars fans should jump on, not only because it’s very accurate to the screen used weapon but also because the Biker Scout’s blaster is not typically an easy replica weapon to find.

$97 is the price being asked as a Buy it Now direct from the artisans own Ebay store:

STAR WARS: EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI Biker Scout Blaster Prop Replica (via Ebay)

THE HOBBIT Hammer of Fili the Dwarf LARP

This is a Wicked Replicas LARP (Live Action Role Play) ready replica of Fili the Dwarf’s hammer as featured in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Features:

  • Authentically details official replica of the actual filming prop used on set
  • Measures 102cm
  • Constructed with a fiberglass core and foam outer
  • Hand-painted finish

If you want one of these there are two that I can find available, both on Ebay. One is an auction and the other has it for sale at a Buy it Now price of approximately $60 U.S. Here’s the link you need to find them both:  

Wicked Replicas THE HOBBIT LARP Hammer of Fili the Dwarf (via Ebay)

Dr Grordborts Pearce 75 Atom Ray Gun Replica

Weta have done it again with this limited edition Grordbort Industries produced Pearce 75 Atom Ray Gun replica.

This is a hand-made replica atom ray gun made from metal components that give a smooth and shiny surface appearance that is offset by accents of crimson.

It comes delivered in a velvet-lined pressed-tin case and includes a Universal Gun Stand too!

Features:

  • Limited edition of only 400 units
  • Measures 14 3/5-inches long x 8 7/10-inches wide x 3 1/10-inches tall.
  • Weighs 7.6 pounds
  • Hand-crafted
  • Life-size
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Universal Gun Stand

Available from the following vendors (prices vary):

Limited Edition DR. GRORDBORT’S Pearce 75 Atom Ray Gun Replica (via EE)

Limited Edition DR. GRORDBORT’S Pearce 75 Atom Ray Gun Replica (via Weta) 

Limited Edition DR. GRORDBORT’S Pearce 75 Atom Ray Gun Replica (via Ebay)