28 May, 2007

I’m a big fan of the SteamPunk genre and antique futurism. You know, that turn of the century sci-fi where men in suits and pith helmets would go time travelling to hunt dinosaurs, or visit other planets in cast-iron spaceships with oak panelled interiors. A time when they imagined all buildings of the future would be art deco.

So I think it’s pretty darn cool that WETA (the special effects folks behind the Lord of the Rings movies) have started selling antique ray guns. Just the sort of thing you need to have on hand when the Mars-men come to steal our women. Check out the site and read the testimonials, they’re a hoot.

ray gun


At a thousand dollars a pop, I don’t expect to be buying one.  Especially since the ammunition is no longer being manufactured. But I still have to give them credit for an imaginative idea, well executed. Zot!


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