Awesome: Buy Life-Size Replicas of the District 9 Weapons!
by Alex Billington
February 5, 2010
Source: SlashFilm, Weta
There's a reason why Weta Workshop is one of the best special effects companies in the world! Courtesy of SlashFilm we've discovered that Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop out of New Zealand is selling life-size replicas of the alien weapons from Neill Blomkamp's District 9. No, they aren't actually operable, but even if they were, you don't have any alien DNA so you couldn't fire them. "PLEASE NOTE: Unless your genetic makeup is part prawn, you cannot power up or fire this gun." They're also pretty damn expensive (since they are life-size) coming in at around $500 a piece. But damnit, these are freakin' awesome, I really want one!
There are currently only two different weapons available: the Gas Projector and the Arc Generator (both sell for $494.71). They weigh about 12lbs. each and are 24" x 40" x 4" in size. Weta is only making 200 of them, so if you want one, you better order it quick (because even at this price, I expect these to go very quickly)! "This gun comes battle worn, alien gunk oozing out of its couplings and all the scratches and markings you'd expect from tough action in District 9 and by handling by Nigerian gun runners." Oh and they also mention: "This limited edition prop replica is one of the first in a range of District 9 items from Weta." More soon!
Those guns look awesome. Frak. Where is the one that fires grenade rounds? I hope they come out with a life-size mobile suit.
ProMovieBlogger on Feb 5, 2010
is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch???
Shut up on Feb 5, 2010
Damn I love everything about District 9. Exceot maybe the price of the weapons :/
Mark D on Feb 5, 2010
coolest thing EVER! sooooo happy about this
zach on Feb 5, 2010
Hot damn do I wish I had the money for this! Weapons are seriously fuckin' awesome
Daniel on Feb 5, 2010
Here's to hoping I can shoot lightning bolts and cause my enemies to explode.
Tunker on Feb 5, 2010
does look excellent,i wouldn't mind getting a pulse rifle from aliens & boba fett's blaster & chewbacca's crossbow from the empire strikes back.
DEADPOOL,MERC WITH A MOUTH on Feb 5, 2010
Ok, this is awesome. I need the top one...I need it.
David on Feb 5, 2010
to bad you have to be an alien to use it! darn
Nick on Feb 5, 2010
I'd consider paying that much for them is they actually worked. Really thought, they look pretty awesome.
Moe on Feb 5, 2010
I would be like buying your wife the best pair of boobs surgery can get you and all you can do is just stare at em.. i'll pass.
dex on Feb 5, 2010
These guns were the worst part about District 9. As soon as they came into play the film threw away it's smart sci-fi premise and turned into a mindnumbing splatterfest.
Hmm on Feb 7, 2010
A lot of clinically retarded people have voiced similar complaints. Welcome to the ranks!
Hnn on Jul 14, 2010
Fok! I want one NOW!
george on Aug 10, 2010
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