Finally: Affordable 'Super 8' Argus Cube Replicas Being Made by QMx
"If Aliens made Lego, this is what it would look like." Finally! The official collectibles maker for Bad Robot, known as Quantum Mechanix, recently listed replica Argus Cubes from J.J. Abrams' Super 8 for sale. If you've seen the movie (which is now out on Blu-Ray), you know what these are, the little "metallic" alien cubes they find at the train crash site. It's a key part of the creature's story, but not really a huge spoiler. I wondered why they never gave these out as part of the viral, but oh well. They'll be shipping in early 2012 and pre-orders won't begin until then, but you can see photos online and sign-up for their waitlist already.
Click on either of the two images below for more info or to sign-up for the waitlist - they're only $15 a piece.
The "Argus Cube", named by the scientists studying the only alien ever captured alive, is a biomechanical miracle. Each cube is an organic magnet, capable of reassembling itself on an atomic level to fit almost any purpose. The cubes, which appear in Super 8, are the building blocks of the alien's spaceship. Essentially indestructible, thousands of cubes were recovered when the ship crashed on Earth in the 1950s. Using the 3-D solid model files used to create the props, QMx has created an exact replica of the Argus Cube in passive mode. Each cube measures 2" on each side and weighs approx. 8 oz. Priced at just $14.95 each, not only is the Argus Cube one of the coolest prop replicas to own, it's also one of the easiest to afford. I'm ordering 20!
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
nice, i agree they would have been perfect for the viral. this will be purchased and placed right next to my no bit.
rockkicker on Dec 2, 2011
pfft i have aspace for this between my monolith and face hugger egg
Jericho on Dec 2, 2011
I'll put my life size power loader in your carbonite...wait ...wrong site?
Zak2828 on Dec 2, 2011
It was such a shame that Paramount went after Todd Blatt and Shapeways on this. Having the open source 3d printer file would have been cool. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/06/paramount-no-3d-printing-of-our-alien-super-8-cubes.ars
Anonymous on Dec 2, 2011
whatev i'm holding out till they release on ein "active" mode...
Alien2s4 on Dec 2, 2011
There were five lucky winners who received a cube during the Rocket Poppeteers games of the ARG. They came with a nifty display case that made it look as though the cube is levitating. It's good to see a mass market of these cool cubes.
Sethamus on Dec 3, 2011
I want one!
Davide Coppola on Dec 3, 2011
Can anyone tell me what Q1 means? When you join the waiting list to order these it says they'll be available in Q1 of 2012...
Phanyat on Jan 16, 2012
Never mind! Hehe quarter 1... Jan, Feb, March 2012
Phanyat on Jan 16, 2012
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