Everything You Need To Build a Triple-Bladed Lightsaber

It’s easy to figure out exactly when Star Wars fans first started building their own replica lightsabers—it was almost certainly the same day the original film premiered back in 1977. And if the triple-bladed lightsaber seen in the teaser for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens has inspired your DIY side, this … »5/04/15 5:30pm5/04/15 5:30pm

iFixit Tears Down the One Gadget We All Really Want: a Lightsaber

To celebrate May the Fourth, the most important date on a Star Wars fan’s calendar, iFixit has set aside its Apple Watches and laptops and instead focused its expertise in disassembling on the one gadget everyone in this galaxy (and those far, far away) really want: a lightsaber. »5/04/15 9:31am5/04/15 9:31am

That Monster Book of Monsters Replica Comes With a Real Textbook

Sideshow Collectibles has revealed that its Harry Potter Monsters Book of Monsters replica will be available sometime this summer for $295. That seems expensive, but the furry, tentacled tome also includes an accompanying book full of actual drawings, sketches, and info on all the creatures in the Harry Potter… »4/01/15 4:39pm4/01/15 4:39pm

You: "I Love This Han Solo Coffin Coffee Table." Me: "I Know."

The latest episode of Super-Fan Builds just hit the internet and this time the lucky recipient is a member of the 501st, a group of Star Wars fans who build their own replica costumes and visit hospitals and other charitable events while dressed in character. If anyone deserves an amazing 'Han Solo frozen in… »3/30/15 7:20pm3/30/15 7:20pm

A Cheaper Non-Hovering Hoverboard Prop That Doesn't Feel Like a Rip-Off

Back in 2012 Mattel decided to toss Back to the Future II fans a futuristic bone in the form of a hoverboard replica that looked exactly like the one Marty McFly rode in the time-traveling sequel. The one feature it lacked, of course, was the ability to actually hover. That made its $130 price tag a little steep, but … »3/28/15 1:40pm3/28/15 1:40pm

Drop $400 on a BTTF Mr. Fusion and Never Pay For Plutonium Again

Unless you turned your daughter's room into a nuclear reactor after she went off to college, you're probably stuck paying the exorbitant market price for plutonium. It's obscene, but the folks at Diamond Select Toys might have a solution. For $400 they'll sell you a Mr. Fusion unit, just like the one used to power the… »9/18/14 9:17am9/18/14 9:17am

This Giant Sixth-Scale BTTF DeLorean Looks as Detailed as the Film Prop

Next to the lightsabers from Star Wars, the time-traveling DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy has to be one of the most recognizable film props ever created. Countless die-hard fans have even gone as far as to buy and modify real-life DeLoreans to look like the one seen in the films, but Sideshow… »9/08/14 10:46am9/08/14 10:46am

I can't believe these crappy Star Wars props looked so great in movies

We've really come a long, long way when it comes to special effects in movies. It makes sense that today's movies look great because of all our computer whiz processing power animation software. Back in the old days though? We had to rely on the magic of the movies. Seriously. Turning scale models that look like toys… »1/30/14 11:52pm1/30/14 11:52pm

Mattel's Ghostbusters Neutrino Wand Prop Makes Us Wish Ghosts Were Real

Despite being a comedy, Ghostbusters packed a lot of convincing pseudo-science into its story, and the movie was chock full of wonderful—and incredibly desirable—props. And in the same way we don't believe that a toy lightsaber will ever suddenly arc to life, we don't believe this faithful reproduction of Egon's… »1/14/14 7:00pm1/14/14 7:00pm

Who You Gonna Call? The Littlest Ghostbuster and His Adorable Ecto-1

Do you recognize Cooper? Probably not, because he's a year older than the last time you saw him driving a tiny time-traveling DeLorean and wearing an adorable Marty McFly costume. This year, however, Cooper's hitting the trick-or-treating circuit in a wonderful Ghostbusters getup complete with his trusty push car… »10/28/13 4:40pm10/28/13 4:40pm

You Can Buy Walt's Tighty-Whities (And Other Props) From Breaking Bad

Upset that Breaking Bad is about to end? Feel like you're losing an abusive, meth-hocking friend? Everything's going to be ok—thanks to auction website ScreenBid, you can soon fill that empty space in your heart with "the most iconic tighty-whities in television." That's right, Walter White's underwear—along with a… »9/23/13 1:20pm9/23/13 1:20pm

This Dead Space Plasma Cutter Blinds and Burns With Lasers Instead

Apparently today's theme is dangerous DIY props because as a follow-up to the frightening 80,000-volt Thor hammer we now have an equally terrifying replica of the Dead Space Plasma Cutter. As far as prop design and attention to detail go it's beautiful, but the use of a pair of 1,500-milliwatt burning blue lasers has… »5/03/13 4:00pm5/03/13 4:00pm

This is How the Jurassic Park Animatronic Triceratops Was Built

As a young pup watching Jurassic Park, I was in terrified of the T-Rex, fearful of the Raptors, in awe of the Brachiosaurus and annoyed of that little spraying dinosaur. But probably above all, I felt for the Triceratops. It was hurt! It was dying! It was so incredibly detailed. Stan Winston School revealed how they… »4/16/13 11:30pm4/16/13 11:30pm