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 11:52pm 1/30/14 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 7:00pm 1/14/14 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 4:40pm 10/28/13 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 1:20pm 9/23/13 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 4:00pm 5/03/13 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 11:30pm 4/16/13 11:30pm

What's the Best Weapon from a Sci-Fi or Fantasy Movie?

Here's an argument to end all arguments: what's the best weapon from a science fiction movie or fantasy movie or comic book or action flick or any type of movie where make believe weapons get invented? Is it the trusty light saber? Perhaps you'd rather trust yourself with Thor's hammer. Or maybe even the ring from… » 3/18/13 6:20pm 3/18/13 6:20pm