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You could buy a life-size Aliens facehugger prop, but where’s the fun in that?
Odin Abbott is about to show you how you can build your own. Then he’ll show you how to build a cryo-stasis tank to keep that sucker contained. [click to continue…]

If you’re up to the task, you can build this fantastic Guardian Sword replica from Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The entire 34-inch sword is is 3D-printed and contains over 90 NeoPixel LEDs. See how it was done in the video below. [click to continue…]

Now, I’m not telling you how to spend your money, but who needs food when you can have a life-size Giger Alien head and a set of Power Loader And Xenomorph sneakers? I assume you already have the Xenomorph skull. [click to continue…]

Not interested in shelling out hundreds and hundreds of dollars for a top-notch Blade Runner blaster replica? How about 1,296 yen (US$11.90)? Apparently, that’s how much the Takagi Type M2019 WaterBlaster will retail for in Japan when it arrives this June. [click to continue…]

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…]