Top 5 Weapon Replicas
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The weapons used by characters in video-games always tend to look super cool. Diehard fans will do anything it takes to get their hands on a replica version of their favorite on-screen weapon. Interested? Here’s Gamemela’s top 5 weapon replicas.
Portal: Aperture Portal Gun
The Portal video-game series twists the rules of time and space with an awesome gameplay that tasks the player with completing puzzles and overcoming obstacles. This is done by opening portals using the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, or a Portal Gun for short.
In 2012, NECA made each Portal fans dream come true by releasing an extremely high quality replica of the Portal Gun. The Portal Gun was complete with portal creating sound effect and LED light up detail. This limited edition work of art is sure to go down in history as one of the best video-game replica weapons ever made!
World of Warcraft: Frostmourne Sword
The MMO game WoW has over 10 million players who are highly dedicated to battling for their guild and questing their way to success.
For years, players have asked for replica weapons and artifacts from the Warcraft universe. Finally, Blizzard agreed to their demands and hired Epic Weapons to make a high quality replica of the Frostmourne Sword.
By using high quality cast metal details, a stainless steel blade and a microchip embedded in the hilt, the Frostmourne Sword is an epic piece that every gamer will be dying to get their hands on.
Assassin’s Creed: Hidden Blade And Pirate Cutlass
An assassin’s ideal weapon is easily hidden yet fatal enough to get the job done, and is preferably hidden in a sleeve or pocket.
The Hidden Blade used with deadly accuracy by the main character in the Assassin’s Creed video-game features a spring loaded blade hidden in a bracer, which can be popped out whenever required for those silent kills.
NECA had already released a plastic replica when Man At Arms* decided to make a real life version. So, Tony* took the replica version and reverse engineered it to see how it worked. He came up with a totally functional version that’s super cool in both form and function. Tony also made the Pirate’s Cutlass featured in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag to go along with the Hidden Blade, just in case he needed to chop his way through an area full of rogues, and wow, they make a sharp looking pair!
Final Fantasy VII: Buster Sword
The enormous Buster Sword is wielded by the star of Final Fantasy VII Cloud Strife, and it’s so huge that few thought you could wield it with much accuracy in real life. However, replica weapon maker expert Tony, not only made a real steel Buster Sword, he also started cutting things with it! Hence, wielding it like a total boss.
This is the biggest sword Tony and his team have ever made, but that didn’t stop them from taking turns chopping stuff up with this epic scale sword.
Skyrim: Orcish Battleaxe
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is one of the most popular fantasy themed video-games ever. This is not only because of the amazing graphics and super exciting gameplay, but due to the dark fantasy setting which is full of dragons, giants, orcs and other beautiful creatures.
Tony decided to make a brutish weapon big enough to satisfy an orcs sense of style- the Orcish Battleaxe. Tony paid attention to all the small details that make it look like it was made by an actual Orc. This included the use of leather strips and a buffalo knuckle. However, he also made sure to keep it functional, and it chops through bone and wood like it’s meant to.
*Tony and Man at Arms: Tony Swatton is a British American blacksmith and gem cutter from Hammersmith, London, England. He is best known for creating props for films and television programs. He was also the host of the popular web series, Man at Arms. In the web series, Tony created real versions of fictional weapons and armor used in games.