The Arc Generator is Sold Out.
Wikus van der Merwe finds out the hard way that a measure of Alien DNA makes powering up and firing one of these babies a real doddle.
Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.
An EXACT replica of the guns used in Neill Blomkamp's District 9, designed by Dr Grordbort's designer Greg Broadmore and modelled on the actual props created by the artists and craftspeople at Weta Workshop.
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.
It's made mainly from glass fibre, with some details made from other materials, like plastic tubing etc where necessary. It comes with a wall mounting bracket for display.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless your genetic makeup is part prawn, you cannot power up or fire this gun.
This limited edition prop replica is one of the first in a range of District 9 items from Weta.
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Stunning way to start the series!
There is something very special about receiving a box with a giant... Read more.
There is something very special about receiving a box with a giant Weta logo printed on the front. The actual Arc Generator box came shipped in a non-labeled box, which was nice so the box wouldn't draw too much attention. I was a bit frustrated that the UPS employee left it at the door and didn't require a signature. Beyond this, the weapon was well packaged and sealed with several inches of protection along each side.
The Full Sized Arc Generator is breathtaking. The craftsmanship is exceptional and the solid construction and weight feel authentic. The detailing is incredible and the weathering is meticulously applied across the entire replica. There are small prawn script and labels covering the surface and it is apparent that product was designed to capture the small details and minutia that the filmmakers had requested from the prop team.
The Arc Generator is going to look amazing mounted above my home theater. The brackets that come with the gun are metal and each requires two screw hops. The mounts have a brushed black paint finish, and have rubberizing on the inside surfaces so the gun is not contacting the metal. I wish the brackets came with a more frame-able backing or a mounting and positioning template. Since the Arc Generator's shape projects out at different levels, it is a bit of a challenge to measure out the final screw holes for the wall mounts without a second person to hold up the model.
I am al[ready considering buying another full sized weapon! Hide.
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This is how it's done!
You can't help but say "Wow!" as soon as you open the... Read more.
You can't help but say "Wow!" as soon as you open the box with your Arc generator. The amount of detail and the quality of the weathering is just breathtaking and it all comes at a reasonable price, that makes it worth every single penny. Weta did a wonderful job on this replica, making the details enjoyable even at very close inspection. It really gives you the impression of not only holding a replica in your hands, but a screen used hero prop. This is as good as it gets and you'll definitely get your money's worth.
Even the inner Box is a beautiful sight to see, with it's District 9 graphics and handwritten edition number.
The only thing that could improve this product would be maybe a edition certificate with maybe some technobabble and conceptual drawings to frame and put right next to it on the wall. Oh, and a display case, but that would only make the price explode, but would be a collector's dream.
Anyway... go buy Weta-Stuff! They kick some serious butt! Period. Hide.
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When are you going to put more up for sale? I'd really... Read more.
When are you going to put more up for sale? I'd really love to have one, District 9 is my favorite movie of all time and I think this would be great to have as part of a collection. Hide.
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