Shazam’s Director Got a Delightful Memento of the Production

I’m always interested to see what objects from a film’s production get a second life in the real world, becoming personal mementos, auctionable collectibles, or being re-used in some other way. For Shazam, director David F. Sandberg got a costume – but not in the way you might expect. Read More >>

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This Empty Box Hides a Screaming Ghost Head That Will Make All Your Friends Hate You at Halloween

If, for you, Halloween is less about trying to score free candy, and more about terrifying every last adult and child that crosses your path, then a company called VFX Crates has the perfect prank for you. What looks like an empty (suspiciously blood-splattered) box breaks open to send a screaming, heart attack-inducing ghost head lunging at your victim. Read More >>

You Can Soon Own a HAL 9000 Replica That Uses Amazon Alexa to Control Your Home, Dave

As I vaguely recall, 2001: A Space Odyssey might have been trying to tell us something about the dangers of artificial intelligence. But I haven’t seen the movie in years, and instead of morals, all I can remember is how cool HAL9000 seemed, so I’m already fantasising about making room on my wall for this replica of the lip-reading computer that includes a real AI of its own. Read More >>

One of the Most Famous Movie Robots of All Time Just Sold for £4 Million

Long before robots like R2-D2 or the Terminator hit the silver screen, a 1956 movie called Forbidden Planet featured a humanoid automaton that, in all likelihood, blew your grandparents’ minds. Robby the Robot might be primitive by today’s movie prop standards, but the three-piece costume is so iconic that it recently sold at a Bonhams auction in New York for a staggering $5,375,000 (£4,043,613). Read More >>

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Cut & Shut R2-D2 Sells For £2.1m

An authentic R2-D2, built over the course of seven years of parts salvaged from props used in four of the Star Wars films, has netted its anonymous British creator a staggering £2.1m at auction. Read More >>

Watch Adam Savage Give a Nerf Blaster an Impressive Scifi Movie Prop Makeover

Despite being made of plastic, Nerf’s dart blasters look incredibly realistic and detailed—as long as you can ignore their garishly bright colours. Adam Savage apparently could not, however, so he spent an entire day giving the Nerf Longstrike CS-6 a fantastic facelift to make it look like a prop from of a scifi blockbuster. Read More >>

Look at This Magnificent Daft Punk Helmet Replica

You wouldn't want to be the person who who enters a Halloween costume contest and finds themselves up against the ridiculously talented craftsmen at LoveProps. They just completed work on this flawless replica of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo’s Daft Punk helmet that’s as gorgeous as it is fully functional. Read More >>

Your Harry Potter Party Needs This Self-Writing Spellbook Prop

Is late-August too early to start planning a Halloween party that’s still over two months away? Obviously not. If anything it gives you plenty of time to order magical props and decor like this animated spellbook with a moving quill that appears to magically write spells all on its own. Read More >>

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Lucasfilm and Disney are Now Selling Their Own Flawless Star Wars Props

When spending lots of money on a prop lightsaber, you want to be absolutely sure you’re buying as accurate a replica as possible. So instead of licensing designs and schematics to third-party companies, Disney and Lucasfilm have launched its own line of prop replicas that promise to be the most accurate ever created. Read More >>

This Build-it-Yourself Ghostbusters’ Proton Pack Is the Coolest Thing You Will See Today

You’ll get a lot more respect from other cosplayers when you can confidently say you built your own props. But for those us lacking the requisite skills to do so, Anovos has a new build-it-yourself Ghostbusters Proton Pack kit up for pre-order that ensures your results will still look movie-accurate—and not like a six-year-old’s craft project. Read More >>

Hell Yes, Reebok Is Releasing Ripley’s High Top Trainers From Aliens

Not to be outdone by Nike’s shameless cashing in on the prop trainers it created for Back to the Future II, Reebok is releasing the high-top alien-stomping trainers that Sigourney Weaver wore in Aliens. They’re available April 26th. Read More >>

Shoot Your Own Ghostbusters Remake With This Life-Size Slimer Replica

Thanks to NECA, you don’t necessarily have to be a famous Hollywood director to remake Ghostbusters. With this life-size replica of Slimer from the original film, you’re one prop closer to realising your take on the classic comedy, maybe starring four golden retrievers this time. Read More >>

You Can Finally Buy that Light-Up Wearable Mega Man Helmet

Back in July of last year Capcom teased a truly magnificent wearable Mega Man helmet replica. And while it made appearances at Comic-Con and other geeky events since then, ThinkGeek has finally added the prop to its online store so you can finally do Mega Man cosplay right. Read More >>

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10 Movies That Use the Same Props as Other Films

Movies use the same footage as other movies. They use the same sets. And yes, they use the same props too. Screen Rant reveals movies that have lifted props from other films in their latest video list and it shows how The Avengers used the same plane as True Lies, how Back to the Future’s Mr. Fusion was a Krups coffee maker, which was also used in Alien, and how Terminator 2 used the same weapon as Predator. Read More >>

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Star Wars Prop Sale Includes Vader’s Scarred Face

A quite astonishingly well-stocked film and TV auction is set to take place in the UK this September, offering for sale such one-off pieces as Leonard Nimoy’s Spock costume, Christopher Reeves' Superman cape and the actual layer of prosthetic skin applied to poor old unmasked Vader in Return of the Jedi. Read More >>