8:24am PT by Ryan Parker
Disney Launches Line of Authentic 'Star Wars' Prop Replicas
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good replica blaster at your side.
On Wednesday, Disney and Lucasfilm launched Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition, a group of spot-on replica props.
Prop makers at Propshop in Pinewood Studios use digital data which was collected during the filming of the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens to create identical props with 3D printing technology, according to Disney.
The first offerings from the new line of collectibles comes from The Force Awakens and includes Darth Vader’s melted helmet, Kylo Ren's lightsaber and Finn's bloody Stormtrooper helmet. Each replica is said to be of limited production.
The props, while awesome, are not cheap. Darth Vader’s melted helmet, for instance, goes for $3,500.
“Designed, made and finished by the hands of specialist motion picture prop makers and artists, we’ve worked extremely hard to create something that we know would make fans and filmmakers proud," James Enright, assets director and CEO of Propshop, said in Wednesday's announcement.
The props can be purchased at starwarsultimatestudioedition.com.