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Adam Savage paid another visit to Weta Workshop to check out the awesome mechanical geisha they built for the upcoming film Ghost In The Shell. The video below provides details on how the practical props were built, while also providing a sneak peek at what appears to be a visually stunning film. [click to continue…]

I think NECA was on to something when they decided to start making massive foam prop replicas. Just think of the novelty cosplay appeal of tiny Thor and Batman. [click to continue…]

As a Secret Santa gift for an Imgur user, former MythBuster Adam Savage transformed the discontinued Nerf Longstrike CS-6 from a foam spitting toy into a badass Sci-Fi movie prop. [click to continue…]

You’re looking at a 1:1 replica of the massive M56 Smart Gun carried by Vasquez and Drake in Aliens. It’s officially licensed, detailed and 48″ long. It also comes with a themed tabletop display stand.

Sure it’s a “little” expensive, but can you really put a price on being a badass and saving the world from xenomorphs? [click to continue…]

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This 3D-printed Fallout 4 laser rifle build by Chris Wolfe of Combustible Props is pretty damn spectacular. It features a rotating barrel along with light and sound effects thanks to LEDs, a sound board, custom regulator and an Arduino Metro Mini. See it in action below. [click to continue…]

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Here’s an easy and relatively inexpensive way to upgrade your toy weapons or props. An all-in-one board called Circuit Playground lets you add light and sound to any weapon or wand (or pretty much anything else I suppose. Your kid brother?) with a couple of zip ties.

To make things even easier, John Park has made a quick video and a tutorial to show you how it’s done. Check out the video below to see how Circuit Playground upgraded some cheap toys. [click to continue…]

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Four years ago we posted a video of Adam Savage in the midst of building a replica of the Zorg ZF-1 blaster from The Fifth Element. It was actually the fifth replica project he worked on over the course of the past 17 years.

Needless to say, this prop is one of Adam’s obsessions—but now he can put it to rest. The prop has been completed and all of the details are there. Like ALL of them. Take a closer look in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Even if you have no idea what Gantz is, you have to admit that this scale replica of the Gantz:o X-Gun is spectacular. Priced at 39,960 yen (or $383), it will be released this coming March in Japan. But wait until you see what it can do… [click to continue…]

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Whether you’re planning a Harry Potter party, or getting ready for Halloween, this animated spellbook is a perfect prop for the occasion.

The book has all sorts of spooky details and comes with lights, sound effects, and a moving magnetic quill that follows a hidden, circular track.

All you need is a couple AA batteries and a place to put it. I’d love to see someone use this in a Harry Potter cosplay. See it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]

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For years, the 1701 USS Enterprise model that appeared in the original Star Trek series was on display in a rather undignified section of the Smithsonian museum: the basement gift shop. But, in honor of the museum’s 40 anniversary, the model has been restored to its former glory for an exhibit in the Boeing Milestones of Flight hall.

The prop had been hanging around the gift shop for decades and needed some serious attention. The Smithsonian’s chief conservator Malcolm Collum worked with Industrial Light and Magic (and also a few fans) to bring the model back to its last-known modification for the 1967 episode “Trouble with Tribbles”.

Star Trek fans can check out the exhibit starting this Friday.

(Popular Mechanics via Engadget)