Awesome Props

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.

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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
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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.

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
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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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Team Fortress 2 Weapon Props

Team Fortress 2 Weapon Props

Nathan Longest is an animator and digital effects specialist by trade, but he’s also got mad prop-making skills. Here are his replicas of some of the weapons in Team Fortress 2. Contact him for commissions here.

Johnson Arms

Johnson Arms

Brian Johnson makes custom Nerf guns “and other object-spitting devices.” He can make both prop and working replicas and is great with steampunk, videogame-inspired and realistic designs.

GoW Digger Launcher Replica

GoW Digger Launcher Replica

A jaw-dropping replica of the Digger Launcher – the pistol-sized grenade launcher from Gears of War 3  – made by Ryan Palser and his wife Dena for the Make it Real contest on Instructables.

Mass Effect Omni Tool Prop

Mass Effect Omni Tool Prop

Designer Chris Myles made this kick-ass replica of the Omni Tool used by Shepard and the other characters in the Mass Effect universe. It’s made of sheet acrylic and has a swing out Omni Blade.

HL2 Gravity Gun Replica

HL2 Gravity Gun Replica

Harrison from Volpin Props is back with his latest creation, a perfect reproduction of Half-Life 2’s gravity gun. But this gun was used for good, not evil, with its sale benefiting Child’s Play.

Daft Punk Thomas Helmet

Daft Punk Thomas Helmet

Harrison Krix of Volpin Props cranks out another awesome build, a perfect remake of Thomas Bangalter’s LED matrix helmet, which should look great alongside his Guy-Manuel helmet. Pics here.

Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

The ultimate toy for Ghostbusters fanatics, Mattel’s Ghost Trap replica is a dead ringer for the one from the movie, and does everything that one did, except catch ghosts – or does it? (Thanks, Isaac!)

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Portal Gun Replica

Portal Gun Replica

Harrison Krix of Volpin Props is at it again. The guy behind the world’s most awesome Daft Punk headgear has built this amazingly accurate Portal gun replica, and is auctioning it off for charity.

Dexter’s Prop Room

Dexter’s Prop Room

Dexter is back. While you wait for tonight’s season premiere, take a tour of the room where Dexter’s various murderous props are stored and prepped for the show. How ’bout that bin full o’ heads?

LOST Prop Auction

LOST Prop Auction

If you spent countless nights since 2004 glued to your television to find out what would become of LOST’s castaways, now you can own a bit of the island for yourself at this prop auction.

District 9 Mini Assault Rifle

District 9 Mini Assault Rifle
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While the full-size replicas have all sold out, you can get your hands on this 1/4-scale mini version of the assault rifle Wikus used to do his first target practice when he’s captured at MNU headquarters.

Bat-Cowl Prop Replica

Bat-Cowl Prop Replica
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The limited edition Bat-Cowl replica is cast in fiberglass from the original prop worn by Michael Keaton in 1992’s Batman Returns. A badass cowl if there ever was one. Only 500 will be made.

Star Trek: The Experience: For Sale

Star Trek: The Experience: For Sale

If you frequent Las Vegas, you might have visited the now defunct Star Trek: The Experience. If you move fast, you can get your hands on a piece of it. The auction ends at 3pm Pacific today, 4/10.

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