Movie Weapons

THE DARK KNIGHT Batarang Prop Replica (DC Direct)

When it comes to prop replica’s of the Batarang’s from Christopher Nolan’s BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT, I can’t say I’ve been terribly impressed by any of them.

My personal preference is to lean towards Noble Collections’ THE DARK KNIGHT Batarang and display, mainly because it looks like a cleaner product to my eyes and isn’t that expensive (but it’s not a limited edition).

Then there’s DC Comics’ release (pictured above). Their Batarang replicas (also from THE DARK KNIGHT) are a Limited Edition of 1,500.

This release was cast from the actual props (so are actual sized) and are individually hand-painted. They come mounted on a display base and measure approximately 5” high x 5”deep x 7.5” wide.

As with nearly all Limited Edition release it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Released in 2008 you can still buy them now with a few still left on Amazon. Here’s the link you need:

THE DARK KNIGHT Batarangs Prop Replica (DC Comics on Amazon)

BATMAN BEGINS Batarang Prop Replica (Diamond Select)

Diamond Select’s limited edition (of 1,500) prop replica of the Batarang from BATMAN BEGINS doesn’t look that great to me, though that could be thanks to their absolutely atrocious promotional image that makes it look warped and all over the place in design.

It’s marketed as “an authentic, life-sized movie replica” that comes “in an elegant black gift box with gold-foil stamping” and includes “a Certificate of Authenticity”.

Packaged: Measures 2″ x 11.5″ x 5.75″.

If you’re a serious Batman fan then you might be keen to get this, but I’m thinking this is only for serious fans who just have to have it all.

One reviewer on Amazon rated it 3/5 stars (but only 1/5 for fun) claiming:

…the item is a bit of a disappointment, it’s kinda small, and none of the batarangs are detachable which though not necessary, would be a nice little touch. The ends of the wings of the two small batarangs are a little uneven. It’s good but not great.

Still, if you want it, there’s apparently only two left on Amazon:

Limited Edition BATMAN BEGINS Batarang Prop Replica (on Amazon)

THE DARK KNIGHT Batarang Prop Replica with Display (The Noble Collection)

Check out this high grade replica of the Batarang from Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT.

Crafted by The Noble Collection based on the design in the film, this officially licensed replica measures 9-inches wide (including the display).

Looks pretty cool but I have to say no matter how I search I can’t seem to find a lot of information on what this is actually made out of or just how “high grade” it really is.

In any case, it’s generally priced around the $69 mark wherever you look:

THE DARK KNIGHT Batarang Prop Replica with Display (on Amazon) $68.99
THE DARK KNIGHT Batarang Prop Replica with Display (from Entertainment Earth) $68.99

You might save a handful of dollars if you can snap it up on auction at eBay:

THE DARK KNIGHT Batarang Prop Replica (on eBay) (bid level at time of post was $54.99)

Fan-Made AVATAR MBS-9M .50 Cal Hydra (Tri-Barreled Machine Gun)

I fell in love with the MBS-9M Tri-Barreled Hydra Machine Gun in James Cameron’s AVATAR from the moment I saw it – and I’ve been quite disappointed to see that an officially licensed replica has yet to surface.

Perhaps so is London based model maker Neil Ellis who has taken it upon himself to produce a replica of this awesome Weta designed weapon .

Neil’s fan-made replica isn’t finished yet, but he’s started a thread over at TheRPF.com for fans to follow his production progress.

The images below are just a sample of his latest happy snaps and I have to say how incredibly awesome it looks. Check it out:

You can see a ton more images and learn more from Neil posts about what’s going into the build at at TheRPF.com.

I can’t wait to see the finished product.

In the meantime, I should point out that Neil’s obvious talent isn’t limited to fan work. He’s worked on models for films such as HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER.

You can check out Neil’s official website here.

ROBIN HOOD Hero Sword Prop Replica (and Replica Scabbard, Belt and Pouch)

I’ll be the first to admit I never found the enthusiasm or time to check out director Ridley Scott’s ROBIN HOOD, but that doesn’t stop me from fawning all over Windlass Steelcraft’s officially licensed prop replica of the sword wielded by Russell Crowe in the film. In fact, this sword is so cool (especially when you watch the video below) that it almost inspires me to check out the film after all.

This replica of Robin Hood’s Hero Sword is hand forged from high carbon steel and measures 40″ x 8″ x 2″. The blade itself measures 33″ while the entire sword weighs 7.8 pounds.

Windlass are renowned for creating prop replica’s that match the movie version in every detail imaginable, and this weapon replica is no exception.

The sword comes with a decorative wooden wall mountable display plaque with the Loxley coat-of-arms is included, which you can see in the video presentation below:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aC3L-U5_nk[/youtube]

I’m posting about this today for an awesome reason. Amazon have dropped the price from $245 to $155.98! The link you need is below:

Windlass Steelcraft’s ROBIN HOOD Hero Sword Prop Replica (on Amazon).

If you’re not sure if that’s a good deal you can verify for yourself that even on eBay the sword is still listed for $244.95:

Robin Hood Hero Sword (on eBay)

You may have also seen in the above video that there is an optional scabbard/belt/pouch that is also a replica of the one used in the film by Robin Hood to carry his Hero Sword.

Here’s a link to snap one up if you’re keen (and you’ll have to be because it’s priced at $244.95, just like the sword’s original RRP):

Robin Hood Scabbard & Belt w/ Pouch (on eBay)