Monday, December 6, 2010

Blaster tribute: What's your favourite movie blaster?

Police Blaster from The Fifth Element
B-grade sci fi flicks may use repainted Nerf blasters as their props of choice, but bigger budget flicks tend to bring in their own specialised prop designers for their weapons. That being said, how cool would it be if some of these bad boys got the Nerf treatment?:) You can call me a "fanboy" all you want, but fellow blaster lovers, you can't deny it's the cool movie prop blasters that get our imaginative juices going:) 

Soo.. here's our gallery of some of the coolest looking blasters in movie history; which one's your favourite blaster? (and do let me know if I've missed any)

Korben Dallas' blaster from The Fifth Element
The ultimate pulse rifle from Aliens
Vasquez + Drake's Smart gun from Aliens
Alien assault rifle from District 9
Also from District 9
The Auto-9 from Robocop
The Morita pulse rifle from Starship Troopers
Han Solo's Blaster from Star Wars. Classic.
Storm Trooper Blaster from Star Wars
Imperial Scout blaster from Return of the Jedi
Boba Fett's blaster from Empire Strikes Back
Sidearm and Shock Trooper rifle from the 80's TV show 'V'
Hell Boy Big Baby gun
WASP hand gun from Avatar
Hero Hammerli gun from "Assassin/Point of No Return"
Gun from Aeon Flux
Stallone's blaster in Judge Dredd
Lara Croft's pistols from Tomb Raider
Blaster from Appleseed
Big blaster from Men In Black
Hannibal King's blaster from Blade:Trinity
Pistol from Blade Runner


  1. well mine for movies is the M41a pulse rifle. and for video games it is the combine AR2 OSIPR

  2. probably the blasters from district 9, and han solo's blaster! :D

  3. I can't believe you left out the Zorg Industries ZF-1 (from the Fifth Element).

    "Voila, the ZF-1. It's light; handle's adjustable for easy carrying; good for righties and lefties; breaks down into four parts; undetectable by X-ray; ideal for quick discreet interventions. A word on firepower. Titanium recharger; 3000-round clip with bursts of 3 to 300. With the replay button, another Zorg invention, it's even easier. One shot... and replay sends every following shot to the same location. And to finish the job, all the Zorg oldies but goldies. Rocket launcher... arrow launcher with exploding or poisonous gas heads, very practical... our famous net launcher... the always-efficient flamethrower, my favorite... and for the grand finale, the all-new 'Ice-cube System'."

  4. Woot! Judge Dredd's blaster all the way - that movie was epic!

  5. What, no love for Mal Reynolds pistol in Firefly? That's what I'd love to see. In fact, that's one of the reason's I like the Barrel Break IX-2 so much, it has a similar style, albeit double barreled.

    Otherwise, its Han Solo's blaster pistol for me from the list.

  6. i love the pulse rifle and i am in the middle of a project making one out of nerf blasters, second would be the zorg industries zf-1

  7. Glad Thorn covered the ZF-1 along with the entire intro to the weapons. For a video version of what Thorn mentioned... Voila!

    One gun missing on this list is Hellboy's trusty Good Samaritan. Below is a photo plus a wiki description.


  9. the longshot could be made into The Morita pulse rifle from Starship Troopers

  10. from here is the big baby but from other choices, the golden gun

  11. Ya know, you forgot one very cool weapon. This weapon actually existed, and was an experimental gun for the US military before being cancelled around 2005. It's called the XM8. Don't believe me? Look it up. It's real, and it's awesome.

  12. Someone already gave the Stormtrooper E-11 blaster the nerf treatment -

    It has to be the Morita Pulse Rifle for me though

  13. I would always say Boba any day, but how can you not love big baby? :-)

  14. Hero Hammerli gun from "Assassin/Point of No Return" that's just a custom Olympic target shooting pistol I've seen several that look very similar

  15. How about StarTrek's(Mordern StarTrek. Not the original one) Mr.Spock's blaster? And that whoever-is-that-young-guy. I mean, flipping barrels to change from stun to kill. You gotta admit thats cool.

  16. Oh and I forgot!!! The Agent's of Secret Stuff, Aden's blaster.
    P.S. Thats a fabulously funny movie by Nigahiga.

    Link to it:

    Actually, thats a Element EX-6...But it's still a blaster-from-a-30-minute-movie

  17. Insert here the sidearm from the original Battlestar Galactica.

  18. V Laser Pistols

  19. The original Battlestar Glactica blasters rocked.

  20. You forgot the blasters from "Logans Run"

  21. Even hi-budget productions dont built their blasters from scarp...

    Drakes and Vasques smart gun is based on the german machine gun MG-42, Han Solos blaster is a Mauser C-96 Pistol with parts of an airplane assembly set, etc, etc...

  22. Either the pulse rifle from Aliens or the Auto-9 from Robocop. but if you mentioned video games in here as well then the Halo Assault rifle would be my favorite!

  23. What about the BFG from the Doom Movie?