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A blaster pistol from Fred McLeod Wilcox's sci-fi adventure film Forbidden Planet. The crew of the United Planets Cruiser C-57D carried their futuristic blasters throughout the film.
Only around 15 blasters are thought to have been made by MGM, with several destroyed during filming, rented out to later productions, or gifted to the crew. This specific pistol is constructed of thermoformed plastic with a brass insulator on the barrel and a machined acrylic tip. An aluminum cap at the back conceals a vintage switch that makes a loud sound when toggled, as well as cloth-wrapped wires on the interior which have been cut and spliced to more modern wires.
Due to the original wires being cut, the blaster does not currently illuminate, but it remains in good overall condition with paint chipping and some small fractures throughout the body and cap. Dimensions: 12" x 12" x 6" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 15.25 cm)
Contains electronic components; see notice in the Buyer's Guide.
Ownership may be restricted in some countries; see replica firearm notice in Buyer's Guide.
Estimate: $8,000 - 10,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.