Propshop is a digital and physical asset production studio. They are the company behind the actual props used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In making the assorted props for the film, they used a combination of traditional sculpting, 3D scanning, and digital sculpting and 3D printing to meticulously craft the props used in the film. Now they are putting their groundbreaking technology and effects work, and bringing it to consumers. Propshop has teamed up with Lucasfilm to introduce Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition prop replicas.
These aren’t just any type of prop replica. The Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition prop replicas are being crafted the exact same way as the original props were made, all by the same people who created them in the first place. So that means if you buy the burned Darth Vader mask replica, you will have a piece this is identical in every way to the screen used prop, from design to materials used to the hand painted look. Each prop replica has a RFID chip installed, which act as a digital Certificate of Authenticity. Wave 1 of the collectibles includes:
- FN-2187 Stormtrooper Helmet with blood streaks
- Kylo Ren’s Helmet
- Poe Dameron’s X-wing Helmet
- Darth Vader’s Melted Helmet
- Rey’s Staff
- Chewbacca’s Bowcaster
- Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber Hilt
- Rey’s Lightsaber Hilt
Being 100% authentic replicas, crafted by the same company who made the original props, comes at a cost. These items will be for the Star Wars collector with the deepest of pockets. The Lightsaber hilts alone cost $1,250 each, while Darth Vader’s melted helmet will run $3,500. Most of us will have to admire these from afar. For those who would like to purchase these, you can do so by Clicking Here. You can see photos of the replicas as well as a fantastic video on Propshop by reading on.