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Welcome to the world of Dr. Grordbort! From the mind of Weta Workshop Senior Concept Designer and Magic Leap Game Designer Greg Broadmore comes a retro sci-fi universe of interplanetary misadventures, dextrous atomic manipulations, and rayguns…lots of rayguns.

THE RIGHTEOUS BISON

Indivisible Particle Smasher
Dimensions:
(W x H x L) 40 cm x 26.5 cm x 8 cm
Weight: 1.058 lbs (0.48 kg)

The Righteous Bison is no ordinary raygun. Far from it.

Where traditionally manufacturers in the Wave Oscillation genre have (some say lazily) gone down the well-charted route of heft and mass, the Righteous Bison has been designed with the handler in mind. Portability and wieldability have been the guiding lights for the groundbreaking team of young talent that's been put in charge of this whimsical undertaking.

It is furthermore an eminently suitable accessoire to your pseudo-victorian attire for weekending in the country or impressing your peers at parties or other large gatherings. The Righteous Bison can take a fair amount of man-handling. And even more woman-handling!

The result, ladies and gentlemen, as I'm sure you agree, is nothing short of pretty good. The gun is about the same weight as a small brown trout (or two pints of Pale Ale) and can be fired continuously without exhausting the sportsman. Much like a good man-servant.

 

 

It is despatched packaged in equally light-weight materials and should reach you at your desired destination quick-smart.

Made from Imitation Metal*

Any similarity between the Righteous Bison Indivisible Particle Smasher and the raygun silhouette in the crest of Grordbort Industries is naturally not completely coincidental. They're both rayguns, silly.

*Imitation Metal is a light-weight compound that looks and feels remarkably like plastic under Earth conditions.

When it comes to unique and unusual collectibles, you can't beat the uber-cool rayguns from Weta.

Michael Crawford - Quick Stop Entertainment

The Universe of Dr Grordbort's

The fictional universe that (barely) contains Dr Grordbort's Infallible Aether Oscillators is the brainchild of Weta Workshop Concept Designer Greg Broadmore. It all started as a series of drawings and acrylic paintings that Greg made. Richard Taylor and Greg conceived the idea to bring these fantastical weapons to the unsuspecting public and the first three Rayguns saw the light of day in 2007. Since then, Greg and Weta Workshop have released a cosmic cornucopia of books, artwork and rayguns both miniature and full-sized, to keep your interplanetary enemies at bay.  www.drgrordborts.com

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  1. I got the last one, here\'s my review
    Amazing to touch, feels rustic and dirty but doesnt leave a stain on your hands. Only complaints: It came SEVEN DAYS after it\'s expected arriving time, and the inbetween area from the bottom and the top is a little wobbly. Even though it is certain that these won\'t restock, I hope sometime in the future they could come back. Gotta love the bison.

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  2. Looks fantastic, some small issues
    The gun\'s size is perfect for adult hands, and I love the fact that it\'s possible to pull the trigger. It\'s very lightweight but still looks metallic. The paint job is fantastic. I only wish it would come with a base to display it, it even has a slot on the bottom for it. The small satellite dish came broken off from the rest of the gun, just like for one of the other reviewers, Weta might want to look into securing that part better. I managed to glue it back, but I\'m not sure how long it will stay in place.

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  3. Arrived Broken - Very Cheaply Made
    I was so excited for my Righteous Bison. Especially after getting all hyped up on Dr. Grordbort graphic novels. I bought one of these collectibles and it arrived already broken. I heard the box rattle before I even opened it and I peered into the plastic viewing window of the box and saw the satellite dish part of the gun broken off and free rolling around in the box. Extremely disappointing. How can you charge $100 for a piece of plastic and have it not even be strong enough to survive shipping? I mean seriously. Let the air out of my tire, steal the wind from my sail, and rain on my parade why don\'t you. This product is junk and it pains me to say that.

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  4. Awesome Prop
    Very happy with the quality of the prop. Fun design, and the paint job is nicely done. Only complaint is that it does not include a display stand, nor do I see one available for purchase. It doesn\'t seem like it would take much to include a small display base. Any suggestions for where to purchase one would be appreciated!

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  5. Pretty cheaply made for $99 dollars
    Sorry folks, I have to go against the grain here. I purchased this for my 10-year-old son's birthday. A $100 is a lot in our household, but he wanted it so I bought it. For that kind of money I expected it to be really nicely made. Yes, the paint job is pretty good, but its just a light piece of plastic that does nothing. Even my son looked in the box and said, "did we forget something?" He seemed disappointed that the gun was nothing but interesting to look at but completely inert and not that impressive in real life. I agree. Not worth the money.

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  6. Fantastic quality and fast shipping
    This raygun is both affordable and beautiful. Its craftsmanship is astounding and identical to the images you see on this website. Plus it arrived here in Canada in only 5 days! The size is excellent for adults, but children might have problems holding it.

    Again, AAA quality and I suggest getting this raygun if you want something affordable yet high quality.

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  7. Indivisible Particle Smasher
    I received my gun it today and it looks awesome, so many details and cool paintwork.

    Thanx Weta

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  8. Righteous Bison
    Came on Christmas day!
    Wow! I love it!!
    Thanks Weta :]

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  9. big
    Beautiful gun but really large!

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  10. The Righteous Bison - A review..
    Link to a review of my Righteous Bison:

    http://members.shaw.ca/hacsart/weta/

    Cheers
    Harold

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  11. Off to hunt on Rylon 5...
    Preordered my Bison at San Diego Comic Con and honestly forgot about it until I had a UPS notification waiting for me at home.
    I LOVE this piece. While I do not collect statues or busts, I am a fan of some 1:1 scale pop culture sci fi firearms and this is right at home with some of my other items not to mention it looks great with some of my historical real firearms!
    Just a beautiful piece and well worth the money in my opinion. I can easily over look some plastic lines here or there because the overall craftsmanship is exceptional for a mass produced item. Extra kudos to whomever designed your packaging...very eye catching.
    Hope you release more of these affordable mass releases.

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  12. A Raygun for the Masses
    My memory of Weta’s Righteous Bison: Indivisible Particle Smasher at Comic-Con are mostly faint. I recall that the prototype needed some fine tuning (reversed insignias, that sort of thing) but more vividly stuck in my mind was how poor display piece had begun to bear the toll of being fondled by the eager SDCC masses, developing cracks, scrapes and other unspeakable signs of collectibles abuse.

    It’s alright though, life’s never really been easy for the Bison, having to fight perceptions toward its plastic pedigree since its moment of birth.

    In addition to the obvious goal of attracting a broader audience with something more affordable, Weta has cited requests for a ‘convention friendly’ Raygun as an impetus for the product. Considering the Righteous Bison is not only less expensive and less fragile, but also transport-friendly without losing life-size form, that logic seems well supported.

    Putting the final product through its paces, the Bison comes through in two righteous ways– fit and finish.
    The details are crisp down to the rivet. You can count the handle detail (where the Atom is) which is rather ‘blobby’ looking as an exception– though it seems to be conceived that way, rather than it being any sort of manufacturing issue.

    It all comes together darn precisely which is equally impressive. Although there are quite a few “plastic seams”– most notably where the two major halves join down the center– for the most part they are dead flush; there are no odd ridges or dodgy alignments. In the best cases, the seams can almost look as if they belong with the intentionally sculpted ones.


    A good test jiggle revealed no rattles or crackles and creaks of any kind. It’s a clean fit. It’s solid.

    The gun is trimmed in gold and black with a metallic base. The weathering on top of the body is actually phenomenal, and if you do sense some surprise it’s because so often one would find this to look quite ‘painted on’ and artificial. Contrary to that, a beautiful job is done on the rust/oxidation along the adjoining panels. At worst, some of the black pieces, especially the large tail fin that look bare could do with a coat or two of paint. Black is black right? Why not leave as is? Because it does look more characteristically plastic there I wish they would have painted that not for color, but texture.

    Nevertheless, the paints are bit better than what I’ve come to expect from a perceived ‘budget’ piece. Fit and finish, pleasant discoveries those– and really the difference that elevates this from merely “toy” status.

    Not that it can’t be that too. If intended, it can suit that purpose quite well. You don’t feel compelled to don kid gloves every time you handle it, as you would its more expensive brethren. It doesn’t make any noise or light-up (which I’m absolutely fine with) but the trigger does squeeze quite ably! And while the Bison is certainly lighter than said brethren- which should not come as any surprise- it’s no flyweight either. There’s some decent mass to the thing; it’s perhaps at the upper limits of what you’d want it to weigh if you were to actually tote this around for an extended amount of time. A pretty good balance was achieved.

    If you are dead opposed to a Raygun made of “imitation metal”, you might never get right with the the Righteous Bison. I was rather on the fence as well– but the bottom line is I would not hesitate to display this alongside the bona-fide high end Rayguns.

    Dollar for dollar, I find the Righteous Bison to be more impressive than the identically priced miniature Unnatural Selector.

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