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December 4, 2013 - 4:01 pm

BLAST

Yeah, I’m going to need you all to send me $300,000, maybe $400,000 just to be safe.

And if you’ll click the link, please notice the item description indicates that this is a “non-firing” Han Solo blaster.

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Cross-posted from Vodkapundit

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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It fires blank plasma bolts.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
So Han Solo used a cartoonishly modified Broomhandle Mauser as a blaster?

Hollywood on the cheap.


45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
That's nothing...Luke's lightsaber hilt was the base of an old camera flash unit. Really!
44 weeks ago
44 weeks ago Link To Comment
Yeah, the original Star Wars movie was on a tight budget. But since many of the weapons in the original Star Wars movies fired blanks to produce a smoke effect (with the lasers added in post production) it was a good (and money saving) decision to modify an existing blank firing firearm to look like a space blaster than to build a weapon from scratch.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
But it's not even an "existing blank firing weapon". Take a closer look. It's a single piece of metal, probably die-cast aluminum, with something added to the barrel and (possibly) a scope-like device added to the top.

That might be part of the same casting as the gun, though.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
According to the auction website, this blaster is made completely of resin from a cast of the original "hero" gun. It's a stunt double for the nice props.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
Now, now...

These things never look so good when we see them in stark detail. And keep in mind, it's well worn. Hollywood props are only designed to look good on film and only for as long as needed.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
This one for sale is a "stunt" version of the blaster - probably used when the gun just had to be seen in Han's holster. Some folks are speculating that since Han and Luke had very similar looking guns in Empire Strikes Back, this blaster might have been used by Mark Hamill as well.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
Great! I wouldn't want to accidentally scald someone with a plasma bolt.

I bid 18 Quatloos. How much is that in empire cash? What's the Star Trek, Star Wars conversion rate?
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
Well no, of course not. Not accidentally.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
Sorry, a bit out of my price range.
I'll just build my own replica.
45 weeks ago
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