Fun fact: I’m barred from all Yorkshire-based comic and merch shops on account of my nickname: The Drooler.
Seriously though, I’m definitely one for Shiny Things. Whether it’s the desire to make a small-scale model of my house (or as my lady and I refer to it, The Venture Compund) in Lego or just to admire the craftsmanship of a replica light-sabre, there’s nothing I would like more than just to fill my whole house with, let’s face it, some fairly chintzy merch. Given the lack of shelf space as well as my limited disposable income, I just have to make do with the occasional stare/drool in shop windows or online shopping sites.
If money were no object? Start building those shelves to accommodate the following Geekery:
Oh, if only these things were real; fastest and least annoying commute to work ever. Truly though, the eponymous gun from the Portal video games is a gorgeous piece. The link featured here takes you to a guide to how the first replicas were created, with video and pic-based walkthroughs. Some models even come with the ability to change between blue and orange portals with alternating LED lights and the sound of the gun firing being played. Very impressive stuff; and who wouldn’t want one of these on their shelf?
If you’ve got £600 lying about, then first of all: mine’s a vodka and coke, cheers. But second of all, probably the most recognisable uniforms in movie history can be yours to…erm, pretend you can’t shoot a gun straight and can be killed easily and expendably. Worth it though, surely?