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The report read "Routine retirement of a replicant."
May 12, 2009 7:26 AM   Subscribe

The "Rick Deckard" hero blaster from Blade Runner sold last week for $258,750.

Phil Steinschneider tracked down the creator, gathered the components used in the original and made his own replicant: Creating the 2019 Detective Special
posted by Floydd (17 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Gonna suck for the buyer when the blaster is different in the next Director's Cut of the movie.
posted by inigo2 at 7:29 AM on May 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


The report would be routine purchase at auction which didn't make me feel any better about blowing that kind of money. There it was again. Feeling. In myself. For frippery.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:32 AM on May 12, 2009


Its not a blaster.
posted by Ironmouth at 7:39 AM on May 12, 2009


Previously.
posted by burnmp3s at 7:40 AM on May 12, 2009


Compare the sad auction history of the proton pack.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:42 AM on May 12, 2009


Greedo shot first.
posted by gomichild at 7:47 AM on May 12, 2009


Who bought it? Patton Oswalt?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:59 AM on May 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Phil Steinschneider made his own replicant?

Wow. I wonder if he's using it for labor or sex or what...
posted by hippybear at 7:59 AM on May 12, 2009


Now that guy can afford to have all his business cards made out of meat.
posted by XMLicious at 8:01 AM on May 12, 2009


I started to re-watch Blade Runner last week. The vision that we'd have ubiquitous flying cars and robots indistinguishable from humans a mere 10 years from now filled me with such mirth that I was unable to continue past about 10 minutes.
posted by LordSludge at 8:41 AM on May 12, 2009


LordSludge: that's a real shame. such a wonderful movie. let go of the projected future timeline and watch it as the science fiction film it is intended to be. allowing reality to intervene in such a fine piece of cinematic literature is surely only your loss.
posted by hippybear at 8:48 AM on May 12, 2009


Not to worry -- I'm using MS Movie Maker 2 to edit the year to "2217". Everything will make sense now.
posted by LordSludge at 9:18 AM on May 12, 2009


I'm using MS Movie Maker 2 to edit the year to "2217". Everything will make sense now.

These noodles still taste like shit.
posted by rokusan at 9:21 AM on May 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


There are a lot of things that I love about living in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles, but I have to say that the absolute best part is the combination of electronic billboards, old buildings, signs in three languages and street vendors that allows me to pretend that I'm in Blade Runner every time it rains.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 9:24 AM on May 12, 2009 [13 favorites]


I think that's more that Blade Runner made during it's first theatrical run.
posted by PenDevil at 9:25 AM on May 12, 2009


Compare the sad auction history of the proton pack.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:42 AM on May 12 [+] [!]

Is it....
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 10:48 AM on May 12, 2009


Parasite Unseen, I'm genuinely jealous. Do they still have Atari billboards up?

I know they don't... just humor me
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 6:08 PM on May 12, 2009


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