The makers of fine ray guns and other collectibles, Weta Workshop is currently offering a couple of very limited-edition District 9 replica weapons for sale to collectors world-wide. Up for grabs right now are the Gas Projector and Arc Generator (though it should be noted that the Arc Generator is already marked as sold out). Each edition is limited to 200 pieces and costs about $500 USD ($710 NZD) each. These are hefty weapon replicas, about 39 inches long (100 cm) and weighing over 10 pounds (4.5 Kg).
Designed by Greg Broadmore, the guns are modelled on the actual prop weapons made for the movie by Weta Workshop artists. Broadmore is also the designer behind Weta’s Dr Grordbort’s post-victorian-inspired rayguns. The District 9 replica guns are made from glass fibre, with additional detailing, then roughed up, aged, and marked to give them an authentic look and feel (battle-worn and ready for “action”).
In case you are wondering, these are non-functioning weapon replicas. Weta’s comment pretty much says it all:
PLEASE NOTE: Unless your genetic makeup is part prawn, you cannot power up or fire this gun.
According to the site, the Gas Projector and Arc Generator are the first in a line of District 9 products. So, more exciting things are to come!
Available from Weta Workshop. Retail price $499.00 USD each