SWEET DREAMS, LITTLE TROOPER.
Prop Freaks, there are a lot of “Ifs” in the Star Wars universe. For instance, if Anakin had a father, would he have turned into Darth Vader? If Luke had joined Vader, would they have killed the Emperor and ruled the galaxy as father and son? And if Jar Jar Binks had never been created, would the new trilogy be tolerable?
While we may never know the answers to these questions, we do know this – IF the empire ever gets into the furniture business, super dad, Derek Dutilly will be set for life.
Check out the pics below of the incredible custom-made AT-AT super bed he built for his son. Then tell us, Prop Freaks – what piece of Imperial machinery would look awesome in YOUR bedroom???
IF ADVENTURE (FOR YOUR IPAD) HAS A NAME, IT MUST BE INDIANA JONES!
You’ve seen them in neoprene. You’ve seen them in denim. But here at Prop Freaks, we’ll wager you’ve never seen them in jaw-cracking, whip-snapping, rugged adventure!
Which is why we’re pretty pumped about this new iPad satchel from Waterfield. Simply called the “Indy,” this awesome homage to a certain iconic big-screen bag will house your gentle iPad (along with any other relics you might be toting such as a Holy Grail, Coronado Cross or Crystal Skull Sankara Stone) – and keep them waaaay safer than say, the average Nazi gazing deep into the Ark of the Covenant.
Retailing for about $179, the bag comes pre-distressed, saving you from actually going on any harrowing adventures (but certainly doesn’t preclude you from a trip to India to free children slaves, if that’s your thing), and has pockets for all your extra business (whip and revolver, notwithstanding.)
Check out the pics below then tell us, Prop Freaks, what real-world prop would you put in your bag?
Posted in Indiana Jones, Props
Tagged adventure, apple, ark, bag, fedora, gun, hat, hero, indiana jones, iPad, man, raiders, satchel, tote, whip
Here’s to the single greatest film of all time.
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOUR COLLECTION COULDN’T GET ANY BIGGER
It was just a matter of time, fellow Prop Freaks. For years, we’ve had fun creating custom figures ranging from 1/24th scale, 1/6th scale, and of course, the most popular 1/12th scale. Some of our own more memorable creations, here at Prop Freaks HQ, include a custom Brak and various custom Jedi for our nephews and nieces.
But now, may we be the first to present the 1:1 scale custom action figure!
Our good friend Snowgrains over at Instructables has an incredible PIY up, outlining the step-by-step instructions to create your very own one-of-a-kind collectible! (Needless to say, it requires a CNC machine and some 3D modeling software and some serious shop skills.)
So, if you’ve got a fully decked-out workshop nearby (and these days, who doesn’t!?!) then you’re about 12 hours away from creating your very own army of 6-foot tall custom figs!
Check out the pics (courtesy the builder Snowgrains) below then tell us in comments what life size custom fig you’d make!
Hey, fellow Prop Freaks – if you haven’t looked already, check out our Facebook page (conveniently by clicking here) under the album DCC2012. We’ve got a bunch of new pics up – and if you’re in one – do us a favor and TAG YOURSELF! (That way we know who our REAL friends are!)
In this episode, watch Prop Freaks host Brad Skaar tackle the tough question of how to dispose of Victorian-era ghosts in the most classical manner possible, as well find out why batarangs and air travel don’t mix.
Then, tell us how much you love this episode in comments!
Well, a great time was had by all at the recent Dallas Comic Con in Irving, Texas. We want to thank everyone who posed for a picture, stopped down for an interview and generally put up with our shenanigans.
We’ll have pics put up this week, so check out our Facebook page to see ‘em and of course, new video episodes detailing the incredible work of some of the coolest and most interesting Prop Freaks we’ve met, yet.
Thanks for making it happen!
LIKE STAR WARS – LOOOOOOOVE COFFEE
Kids, here at Prop Freaks, we’ve seen our favorite little astromech in just about every iteration imaginable – from custom grill to wet bar. And just when we think we’ve seen it all, some true prop freak out there goes and surprises us, yet again.
Enter the R2-D2 Coffee Maker. This bad boy employs an industrial BUNN type coffee maker, using a tank of water, which in turn can create TWO coffee pot’s worth of brew. And, as we all know, a severe lack of caffeine is what ACTUALLY made those early Jedi go bad.
Now, while this may or may not be a foretelling of StarBucks opening franchise locations on a Star Destroyer near you, it IS the perfect device for making your official Star Wars Vader’s Dark Side Roast Coffee.
Wanna make your own? Check out user iminthebathroom, over at Instructables. Meanwhile, let us know, Prop Freaks – what home appliance of yours could use a good Star Wars makeover?
Posted in Sci Fi, Star Trek
Tagged astromech, brew, coffee, coffeemaker, droid, maker, pot, Props, r2, robot, star wars
BECAUSE IF YOU CAN’T BEAT AN ALIEN INVASION WITH STRENGTH AND STRATEGY, LEGOS USUALLY WORK.
As we continue to celebrate “Avengers Week,” here at Prop Freaks, we were nearly dumbstruck into a coma of prop awesomeness when we stumbled upon LEGO builder Ken Robichaud’s display of true hero love, as demonstrated by his incredible brick versions of some of the iconic weaponry and gadgets of our favorite misfit band of heroes.
With everything from Mjollnir (that’s Thor’s hammer for all you C-level nerds) plus gauntlet, to Captain America’s shield, Hawkeye’s bow (complete with set of sweet looking arrows) plus some of Black Widow’s gadgets.
Unfortunately, no full set of Iron Man armor – yet. But rest assured, when we see the Mark X Lego, we’ll be the first to let you know.
Check out the pics below, courtesy BuriedbyBricks’ flickr photostream. Then tell us, Prop Freaks – what Lego weapons would you love to see built?
Posted in Avengers, Lego, Movies, Props
Tagged black widow, cap, captain america, comic book, hammer, hawkeye, hero, lego, marvel, movies, Props, shield, the avengers, thor
AVENGERS – ASSEMBLE! And do some paperwork…
Sure we’re all pumped about The Avengers coming out last week. month. And yes, we sat through three back-to-back viewings – IN COSTUME. But you know what? A costume-clad premier only lasts one night. And we want something that’ll keep on avengin’ all year long.
Enter Tom Spina Designs, once again. This time, with his freakin’ unbelievable Avengers desk. This custom, one-of-a-kind, fully licensed creation features a glass top, decorative metal panels, accent lights and even hidden compartments!
As with the awesome Han-in-Carbonite desk, we’re expecting this bad boy will auctioned off for charity, sometime this year.
And if you can’t make the auction – don’t worry. Tom Spina takes custom orders so prop freaks everywhere can get their own, one-of-a-kind pieces of movie-themed furniture.
Check out the picture gallery below, then let us know in the comments what movie- or hero-inspired piece of furniture do YOU want?