THE BEST Props

Prop Culture (Trailer)

Prop Culture (Trailer)

While CGI has dramatically changed the way that movies are made, actors still need physical objects to interact with. This new series from Disney+ takes us up close and personal with iconic props from Disney movies. Hosted by superfan and collector Dan Lanigan. All episodes drop 5.1.20.

Making Spidey’s Web Shooters

Making Spidey’s Web Shooters

The Hacksmith teamed up with maker JT of Built IRL to create a real world version of Spider-Man’s web shooters. The rig uses compressed air to fire custom-made grappling hooks from its wearer’s wrists. Swinging from them isn’t nearly as graceful Peter Parker made it look.

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DIY HL2 Gravity Gun

DIY HL2 Gravity Gun

Prop builder Odin Makes shows off one of his coolest and complex projects yet, a replica of the famed gravity gun from Half-Life 2. He based his design on a 3D digital model, then printed templates to create plastic and foam parts. More than 15 years after the game’s release, it’s still one of our favorite weapons ever.

DIY Eye of Agamotto

DIY Eye of Agamotto

Prop builder Odin Makes shows off another very cool build – a replica of the Eye of Agamotto that appeared in Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War. The 3D-printed piece of mystical jewelry even has a glowing green time stone at its center.

Cyberpunk 2077 Laser Gun

Cyberpunk 2077 Laser Gun

LaserGadgets likes to build all sorts of cool prop weaponry using lasers. For this custom-commissioned build, he created a Militech handgun that looks like it came straight out of the CD Projekt Red RPG Cyberpunk 2077. The hefty replica has LED illumination, and a bright blue laser that’s powerful enough to burst balloons.

Golden Gun Prop Replica

Golden Gun Prop Replica

Factory Entertainment is offering the best replica we’ve seen of the weapon from James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun. It has 18kt gold plated components, including a fountain pen, lighter, cigarette case, cufflink, and a “007” inscribed bullet. Comes with a wooden presentation case and a certificate of authenticity.

Punisher War Machine Helmet

Punisher War Machine Helmet

This impressive Marvel Legends Gamerverse Punisher War Machine helmet is a 1:1 scale replica inspired by the Marvel Future Fight video game that envisions what would happen if Frank Castle got his hands on Stark Industries technology. It’s got LED eyes, sound effects, and a removable magnetic faceplate.

Cardboard Iron Man Infinity Gauntlet

Cardboard Iron Man Infinity Gauntlet

Sure, you can go out and buy an off-the-shelf replica of Iron Man’s infinity gauntlet from Avengers: Endgame, but there’s something so satisfying about building your own. Seanscrafts shows us his DIY gauntlet he made using cardboard, a glove, hot glue, and paints.

Inside a Hollywood Prop Warehouse

Inside a Hollywood Prop Warehouse

Ever wonder what happens to all the props, costumes, cars, and other items seen in movies go when filming ends? Insider takes us on a trip to the Warner Brothers Corporate Archive, an extensive warehouse where many older props get stored.

Vintage Electronics Prop Library

Vintage Electronics Prop Library

When TV shows and movies want to go back in time, they head to an unlikely place, the LES Ecology Center. This Brooklyn, NY urban sustainability organization has found a new use for old E-Waste, operating a prop shop housing thousands of retro gadgets.

Star Wars Death Star Section

Star Wars Death Star Section

Most of the prop sections used to film the assault on the Death Star in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope have been lost. Hollywood Memorabilia got its hands on one of the few surviving sections. It was previously owned by an ILM employee and a Star Wars collector.

Making Monster Hunter’s Jawblade

Making Monster Hunter’s Jawblade

Rooster Teeth’s Master & Apprentice is about a master prop maker and a cosplayer showing us how professional props are made by crafting movie and video game items. Here they make the Giant Jawblade, a great sword from Monster Hunter: World.

Brilliant & Memorable Movie Props

Brilliant & Memorable Movie Props

(PG-13: Language) “Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough…” A tool. A gag. A clue. CineFix presents its top 10 movie props of all time, be they extremely effective on their own or fully supported by the film itself. And no, the top pick isn’t Rosebud.

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Weta’s Ghost in the Shell Props

Weta’s Ghost in the Shell Props

Tested visited Weta Workshop to take a look at some of the props they made for the live action Ghost in the Shell movie. In particular, they showed off the Major’s thermoptic suit, as well as the masks and animatronics for the robot geisha.

DIY Cardboard Terminator Arm

DIY Cardboard Terminator Arm

MudbrainsTvDIY gives us a brief glimpse at an amazing build – he replicated the T-800 arm that Miles Dyson had in Terminator 2. It’s made entirely from cardboard, glue, and varnish. If you’ve got about 7 hours to spare, you can watch how he built it, step by laborious step.

DIY Zenyatta’s Orb

DIY Zenyatta’s Orb

Like Overwatch? Awe Me shows us how to make a floating replica of Zenyatta’s Orb of Destruction using a plastic ball ornament, EVA foam, an electromagnet and an LED. The beauty of this guide is that you can easily spin it off to make other levitating orbs.

Dark Knight Batpod Movie Prop

Dark Knight Batpod Movie Prop

Prop Store is auctioning off one of the six Batpod motorcycles that were made for and used in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. It’s in display-only setup and is slightly damaged, but this one-of-a-kind ride is expected to fetch at least $80,000.

Prop Wars: Prop Harder

Prop Wars: Prop Harder

Sneaky Zebra offers up an all-out battle for geek supremacy, with its soldiers equipped entirely by awesome and iconic replica props from sci-fi and superhero series, and a heaping helping of VFX to bring them to life.

Scarface’s Little Friend

Scarface’s Little Friend

Julien’s is auctioning off the Colt AR15 rifle and M203 grenade launcher props that Tony Montana used in Scarface. The launcher was handmade for Brian De Palma’s film, but it was reused in Predator as part of Dutch’s gun. So it’s Schwarzenegger’s little friend too.

Fictional Hotel Notepads

Fictional Hotel Notepads

Herb Lester offers stationery based on six fictional hotels, including The Overlook Hotel (The Shining), The Great Northern Hotel (Twin Peaks) and The Green Man Inn (The Wicker Man). Available individually or as a set. Sadly, no Grand Budapest Hotel.

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The Superhero of Cosplay

The Superhero of Cosplay

Wired talks to Shawn Thorsson, whose life changed course after he saw a trailer for the first Iron Man movie. After making a replica of Tony Stark’s suit, Shawn never looked back and has been making amazing costumes and prop replicas ever since.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: BB-8

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: BB-8

Forget about magnets, how the heck does this droid work? Star Wars: Force Awakens roller-droid BB-8 surprised attendees of the movie’s live panel at Star Wars Celebration by rolling onto the stage and having a brief chat with R2-D2.

Han Solo’s Blaster

Han Solo’s Blaster

Profiles in History is auctioning off Han Solo’s weapon of choice. Harrison Ford (and perhaps Mark Hamill also) used this non-firing DL-44 Blaster in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Elysium TST Chemrail Rifle Replica

Elysium TST Chemrail Rifle Replica

A perfect copy of the dual-stage linear motor rifle wielded by Matt Damon in Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. This prop is made from fiberglass by the talented craftspeople of Weta Workshop, who also made the original movie weapons.

Breaking Bad Prop Auction

Breaking Bad Prop Auction

It’s time to say farewell to Breaking Bad’s many iconic creations – Los Pollos Hermanos, Hector’s wheelchair, Walt’s Aztek, pink teddy bears, and yellow hazmat suits. Or you could take them home forever. Auction runs 9/29-10/8/13.

Epic Halo Needler Replica

Epic Halo Needler Replica

Harrison Krix of Volpin Props shows off his incredible replica of the Needler from Halo 4, as it goes from concept to completion in this time-lapse. The gun measures 31 in. long, weighs 10 lbs. and is lit by 54 LEDs. Build log on Tested.

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