Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that they have partnered with Propshop, established craftsmen of movie props, to make available prop replicas straight from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ What is being heralded as the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition will allow fans the chance to own a flawlessly detailed replicas of helmets, lightsabers, and Chewie’s Bowcaster!
This new line of prop replicas is made by the actual propmakers at Propshop in Pinewood Studios. The props currently available include Darth Vader’s melted helmet, the bloody Stormtrooper helmet of FN-2187 (Finn), Kylo Ren’s helmet and lightsaber hilt, and Rey’s staff.
Here’s a look at the available eight ‘The Force Awakens‘ prop replicas which can be ordered now:
IF that’s within your budget, this is a tremendous opportunity to own a near-perfect replica of some of the soon-to-be iconic sci-fi props. The props are created using digital data collected during filming of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ The process combines cutting edge 3D printing technology with master craftsmanship to produce replicas virtually identical to those seen on-screen.
“We carry a huge sense of responsibility to satisfy the fans and make sure that they really are owning a piece of history. I think that’s what we’re trying to achieve,” said James Enwrights, designer at Propshop.
From design to delivery, see how these expert craftsmen and women create props virtually identical to those seen on-screen in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ The following video shows how Propshop creates these remarkable replicas of props straight from the movie…
All of the props available are made-to-order replicas. Each piece includes a custom display pedestal and will be boxed and shipped in a branded wooden crate inspired by the actual crates used to ship the film props. Each crate is custom-built to accommodate the replica’s shape to ensure safe delivery and protection.
Here’s a more detailed look at one of the prop replicas being created… the Darth Vader Helmet (Melted)
As of now, there are only eight prop replicas available to order, but more will be added in the near future.
“We’ve worked hand in hand with the film makers and talented team at Propshop to create a unique product experience for fans and we’re excited to see their reactions to these incredible prop replicas,” stated Josh Silverman, executive VP of global licensing at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.