ahead of Thor – the movie release this May, Hasbro wants you to wield this mighty Thor Lightning Hammer and calls upon the rain, wind and lightning. well, i’m just kidding, i made that up but the part about the hammer is real. however, you will not be able to call upon the power of the nature with this hammer, except if you consider the flashing lights and thundering sound effect as ‘lightning’. while you may not have the supernatural power of the godly son, you can have his hammer, ermmm, albeit being a toy version but with the additional capability of launching a miniature missile at your enemy. launching a projectile is not an extraordinary feat but hey, Thor’s Mjoinir hammer can’t do that, isn’t it?
the Hasbro Thor Lightning Hammer cost $19.99 a pop and is available for pre-order at Hasbro Toy Shop.
(image credit: Epic Weapons) Dead Space Plasma Cutter full-size replica | from US$219.99 | www.epicweapons.com
i’m not a huge fan of Dead Space but these Plasma Cutter replicas from Epic Weapons are too beautiful to give them a miss. the first is the Timson Tools 211-V Plasma Cutter which comes with its own displayable carry case and includes a 3.7-volt rechargeable battery. it features a working trigger when activated reflects the signature 3-blast spot for you to line up your target. fortunately, this weapon doesn’t really slice people up. the Timson Tools Plasma Cutter measures 17-inches long by 3-inches wide by 11-inches tall and weighs 2.5 lbs (about 1.1-kg).
the second is the Isaac Clarke Plasma Cutter from Dead Space 2 which measures 17-inches long by 3-inches wide by 11-inches tall and weighs 2.5 lbs (about 1.1-kg). quite a handful and is supposedly the original size as used by the in-game character Isaac Clarke in Dead Space 2. as with the Timson Tools’ item, it includes a 3.7-volt rechargeable battery and features a working trigger which activates the signature 3-blast spot for user to align with his potential victim. is also features both horizontal and vertical cutting modes and will ship with a displayable carrying case.
both replicas are available this March and are available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth store for $219.99 and $239.99 for the Timson Tools Plasma Cutter and Isaac Clarke Plasma Cutter, respectively.
now that Little Big Planet 2 has been officially launch, why not get a Sackboy action figurine to celebrate this joyous occasion? this time round, the lovable Sackboy is in a computer outfit, complete with a dangling non-functioning two-pin electrical plug. this officially licensed product with posable arms, legs and head is constructed of textured painted plastic. Sackboy Computer Gear comes in two sizes: the 3-inch tall figurine and the limited edition 6-inch figuring. the 6-inch item is limited to just 10,000 units worldwide. in case you are wondering, the monitor has clear plastic protecting Sackboy’s head. 3-inch and limited edition 6-inch Sackboy Computer Gear retails for £4.99 and £12.99 respectively and are available over at Firebox.
remember the golden gun that was assembled from a cigarette case, lighter, cufflink and a pen in the James Bond movie, The Man With The Golden Gun (MGM, 1974)? here’s a golden opportunity for James Bond fans to lay your their hands on a replica item when it goes under the hammer on January 20, 2011. to be auctioned by Hansons Auctioneers, the golden gun replica is expected to fetch between £1,000 and £1,500. this solid gold plated replica pistol comes complete with a gold bullet with ‘007’ written on it and can be assembled just like the original one featured in the movie.
i am impressed by the solid gold plating but not the gun. while the idea of assembling a pistol out of everyday item could be a novel idea back in the 70s, i still think the gun looks a bit off. so this item is strictly for die-hard James Bond fans. perhaps, we could take it apart and use the different item separately? if the individual items are indeed functional… but i guess the cufflink should at least works.
i have a penchant for beautiful and sci-fi stuff. even i have not played the game Portal, i was totally captured by the Portal Gun replica by graphic designer and replica props hobbyist, Harrison Krix. i spend many hours admiring this work of art and wishing that i could be at the Child’s Play charity auction to have my bid on it. alas, it was just a dream which could not be realized.
the Portal Gun, if you’re not aware, is a gun which you use to port from Orange to Blue Portal and vice versa. well, porting is still not a reality yet and hence, the replica Portal Gun won’t allow you to be ported to anywhere but as a consolation, it can “fire” both Blue and Orange lights (portal’s existence is via your own imagination). this is as close as you can get to a Portal Gun.
it will be auction off in the coming Child’s Play Annual Charity Dinner Auction, to be held in Seattle on December 7th. if you’re looking at chance of getting this, i say – tough luck as the tickets for the fundraising dinner has already been sold out. now that’s not such a good news isn’t it?
check out more pics of this awesome replica below and a video of the Portal Gun replica in action.
(photo source: jailbreaktoys.com) how about getting into the mood of the coming US midterm election with this Inaugural Obama Action Figure – Limited Edition. the 6″ tall electroplated, gold-suited Inaugural Obama Action Figure has 6-points of articulations (unlike the standard edition, which has 8-points of articulations) is limited to 3,000 pieces and each piece is serialized. Continue reading midterm election mood with Barrack Obama Action Figure→