Tag Archives: Life-Size

Rare Luke Skywalker’s DL-44 “Bespin Blaster” Prop Replica

Here’s is an amazing all-metal prop replica of Luke Skywalker’s “Bespin Blaster” as seen in the Bespin scenes during Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

This is a rare and one off replica that has been created by modifying a replica Denix Mauser Pistol (also known as a Broom Handle, C96, M96, Bolo and P-7.53. The Mauser is a military pistol featured in many World War II movies, but for Star Wars fans it’s known as the weapon that the design of Luke Skywalker’s DL-44 was based off.

Features:

  • All-metal construction
  • Machined and detailed to look like Luke Skywalker’s DL-44 Bespin Blaster using reference photos and screen images
  • Denix grip bolts replaced with black anodized grip hardware
  • Scope mount is machined out of angled aluminum
  • Mount is round stock aluminum with sharp corners
  • Scope is high quality black resign fitted with CNC machined brass lens rings with acrylic lenses
  • Fitted with a machined brass light port which is nothced
  • Scope bolts are CNC machined out of steel
  • Left side of blaster has model engine parts to match the original prop
  • Made by Corellian Exports (known for excellent prop replicas)
  • Life-Size (1:1)

This is a one-off, rare chance to get a perfect replica of Luke Skywalker’s DL-44 Bespin Blaster, and is only available at the time of writing this article on Ebay for US $554.99 (or Make an Offer). Visit the link below to see more images and/or to contact the seller:

Rare Luke Skywalker DL-44 Bespin Blaster (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back) via Ebay

Limited Edition Life-Size Mjolnir Prop Replica (Thor’s Hammer, Factory X)

Factory X’s limited edition 1:1 life-size scale prop replica of Thor’s Hammer Mjolnir was released in 2001.

Only 1500 were made available at the time, and all immediately sold out.

Since it’s release there have been plenty of copy-cat reproductions that have been reasonable quality (and some not so reasonable), but even now the Factory X Mjolnir replica is still widely considered one of the best life-size replicas of Thor’s Hammer ever released.

Factory X’s Mjolnir prop replica details:

  • Hammer head is made of solid aluminum
  • Weights 15 pounds
  • Handle is wood wrapped in genuine leather
  • Is featured on a black lacquer wooden display base with a brushed metal label. 

But like we said, it’s been 20 years since the release of this weapon replica, so you can’t find them new anymore. To get one you have to buy it from a collector secondhand.

They do pop up from time to time, so you need to keep your eyes open. At the time of writing this post, there are three available on Ebay, each featuring a hand-signed autograph by Stan Lee (with a sticker and certificate of authenticity). However, only one appears to be in top-notch condition with the collector offering it for sale stating it is in “Excellent condition and dust free”. Buy it Now price is US $3,288 which is actually more than $1000 cheaper than we’ve seen it for sale from other vendors.

Interested? Check it out the link below where you’ll also be able to see additional images including of the original packaging.

Limited Edition Factory X Mjolnir Thor’s Hammer Prop Replica (via Ebay)

ALIENS M-56 Smart Gun Prop Replica (Limited Edition, Life-Size)

Check out this awesome M56 Smart Gun life-size prop replica as featured in director James Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi blockbuster, Aliens.

This replica is the only officially licensed full-scale replica of the M56 Smart gun that was wielded by colonial marines Vasquez and Drake to cut down waves of Xenomorphs! It was also featured in the video game Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Only 600 were produced worldwide in a limited edition run, all quickly selling out.

Considered by all to be “museum quality”, this M56 Smart Gun replica measures 48″ long, is constructed out of fiberglass, metal, and resin, and comes fully hand painted with a weathered appearance – and a display stand:
 
 
 
 

To say the M56 is highly sort after is an understatement.   Yet as we speak we’ve found one available for sale via an Australian collector. Not via auction though – it’s available with a hefty Buy it Now price of $4,995, but since this is a very rare and highly sort after collectible movie weapon, this level of pricing is kind of to be expected.  

Check it out at the link below where you can see many more photos of the M56 Smart Gun that’s up for sale:

Limited Edition Life-Size ALIENS M56 Smart Gun Prop Replica (on Ebay)

KILL BILL Beatrix Kiddo’s “The Bride” aka Black Mamba’s Steel Katana Replica (SwordMaster)

This is a Swordmaster manufactured 39″ 1060 carbon steel handmade replica of Beatrix “The Bride” (codename: Black Mamba) Kiddo’s Katana from Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 martial arts movie Kill Bill.

Details:

  • 39″ Full Tang
  • 1060 carbon stee hand hammered for consistent hardness along the entire blade length.
  • Blade is 0.25 Inches thick with a sharp thin edge
  • A hamon runs the length of the blade ending in an O-Kissake
  • Base of the blade features a lion of Hattori Hanzo forged into the steel.
  • The Scabbard is wooden and features a high gloss black lacquer finish.
  • A golden stripe runs down the length of the scabbard on each side.
  • The symbol of the bride has been carved and painted into the scabbard. Just above this is a shiny copper kurigata with a brown sage-o.
  • The symbol of Hattori Hanzo has been meticulously carved into the wood of the saya.
  • The Habaki is a single piece brass construction fitted over a copper Seppa.
  • The Tsuba itself is a solid steel alloy plate with the exact same design as the sword in the movie.
  • Another Seppa secures the Tsuba to the Tsuka of the sword.
  • The handle core is wooden with a real ray skin wrap and imitation leather.
  • An imitation black leather cord has been tied over the ray skin.
  • Two bamboo Mekugi secure the tang of the sword into the handle of the sword.
  • A golden Menuki is on each side of the handle.
  • The pommel of the sword is blackened steel with a golden leaf.
  • Lacquered Hardwood Hamon: Real Hamon
  • Comes with a stand and a small cleaning kit.

Links to get one for yourself:

KILL BILL Beatrix Kiddo’s “The Bride” aka Black Mamba’s Steel Katana Replica (Amazon)

KILL BILL Beatrix Kiddo’s “The Bride” aka Black Mamba’s Steel Katana Replica (Ebay)

THE WALKING DEAD Fully Functional Live-Blade Replica of Michonne’s Katana

THE WALKING DEAD Fully Functional Live-Blade Replica of Michonnes Katana

Master Cutlery’s high carbon steel prop replica of Michonne’s katana from The Walking Dead is pretty sweet but it’s not a touch on this replica.

This version is a hand-forged, fully functioning replica of her iconic sword.

The blade is Damascus steel forged to 1060 steel (folded forged 13 times / 8000 layers). It is also hand sharpened using over 12 steps (different grade grind stones) to the point where it is fully capable of cutting through thick bamboo.

THE WALKING DEAD Fully Functional Prop Replica of Michonnes Katana

The color is also produced with a special oxidation process which is solid and won’t peel off even with use.

The guard is made of copper.

The handle is wood covered in a real shark skin wrap. The shark skin is then wrapped silk wrap. 

THE WALKING DEAD Fully Functional Live-Blade Replica of Michonnes Katana Handle

The scabbard is wood and leather.

Note: The stand in the images doesn’t come with the sword (as if Michonne carries around a stand!).

At a price of only $192.75 (price may change but that’s the price as I write this), this is an absolute bargain for such a high quality collectible.

This is seriously one of if not the best replica of Michonne’s The Walking Dead sword as seen on TV.

There’s only one place to get one for yourself and that’s at the link below:

THE WALKING DEAD Fully Functional Live-Blade Replica of Michonne’s Katana (via Ebay)