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INTEREST: Akira Laser Gun Replica Listed for Sale in California




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GATSU



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:35 pm Reply with quote
I'd be amused if a somone bought it, hoping it would actually work it. Laughing
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EricDent



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:42 pm Reply with quote
Or run around with it and yelling "Tetsuo" at the top of their lungs.
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taster of pork



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:57 pm Reply with quote
It would be a great cossplay prop.
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FaytLein



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:02 pm Reply with quote
I thought it was kinda funny that they had to say it was non-firing. As if someone thought they could get a portable LASER CANNON for a grand.

We all know they go for two, three TOPS!
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Psycho_Despair



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:57 pm Reply with quote
EricDent wrote:
Or run around with it and yelling "Tetsuo" at the top of their lungs.


I would totally do that!! But I don't have a grand to spend it on a non-firing Laser Gun lol
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Fabe



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:10 am Reply with quote
You know,I always thought the design of the Akira laser was simple enough that you could build one your self using PVC piping and other off the shelf materials.
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reanimator





PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:58 am Reply with quote
It's not worth spending $1,000 for a poorly researched prop. Front barrel is too short and other critical details are lacking. It looks like a well painted fan-made prop, not a professional grade prop.
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Sailor S





PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:53 am Reply with quote
I'd only pay $1000 for it if it was a fully functional, firing model. Otherwise it's just not worth it for something that doesn't even look very good.
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Lady Multi



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:14 pm Reply with quote
PVC Pipe and plywood would get the same affect for less than $200. Mad

And anyone can say; "Hey this was made by (insert name)!"
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Quelamune



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:50 pm Reply with quote
Hard to believe it was done by a professional prop maker. Lots of detail inconsistensies (scope seems ALL wrong, and front barrel seems far to long compared to its inspiration).

Don't get me wrong. Thing does LOOK cool. Just not really a 'replica' to me.. more of an 'inspired by' type of deal. And definitely not worth 1k IMO.
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