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(Boing Boing)   Now you can reenact shooting Greedo first all over again thanks to this Star Wars auction that features the actual prop blaster Harrison Ford used in Star Wars   (boingboing.net) divider line 34
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2013-12-04 01:00:32 AM
It belongs in a museum.
 
2013-12-04 01:18:40 AM
I've been looking forward to this for a long time...
 
2013-12-04 02:50:15 AM
A Star Wars Auction Figure? Awesome.
 
2013-12-04 02:54:57 AM
This non-firing blaster was created for The Empire Strikes Back and was also used in Return of the Jedi. It would have been used in the majority of scenes that feature Han, with the heavier, live-fire weapon being used for close-up shots.

Interesting. Who knew they had actual functional blasters.
 
2013-12-04 03:23:33 AM

vossiewulf: This non-firing blaster was created for The Empire Strikes Back and was also used in Return of the Jedi. It would have been used in the majority of scenes that feature Han, with the heavier, live-fire weapon being used for close-up shots.

Interesting. Who knew they had actual functional blasters.


Have you not seen the raw footage from the opening scenes to Star Wars?   They were basically like cap guns, which makes it at least a tiny bit more realistic for the actors.
 
2013-12-04 04:48:43 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I've been looking forward to this for a long time...


Yes. I'll bet you have...
 
2013-12-04 05:08:21 AM

Rusty Shackleford: It belongs in a museum.


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Poe
2013-12-04 05:17:19 AM
I would rather own one of the really well done replicas of the original hero prop, or better yet a real C96 converted to look like the original hero prop but still in firing condition, than a resin copy with screen credit but not much else.  Related: I thought that this video of Adam Savage learning about and assembling a very very accurate hero prop replica blaster had been on Fark before, but hell if I can find it at 5 in the morning.
 
2013-12-04 06:01:52 AM
"The space-scoundrel-turned hero's persona is irrevocably tied to his blaster pistol. Solo was modeled after the rogue gunslingers of the westerns that influenced creator George Lucas."

Eh, no, according to Lucas's own revisions he's just a good natured, misunderstood, ol' fashioned contrarian who was lucky Greedo was such a bad shot the he didn't blast his face off.
 
2013-12-04 07:20:19 AM
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2013-12-04 07:40:18 AM
I suspect Adam Savage to be a serious contender for this.
 
2013-12-04 07:57:56 AM

ajgeek: I suspect Adam Savage to be a serious contender for this.


and Paul Allen

his Sci-Fi weapon collection is astounding.
 
2013-12-04 08:03:23 AM
Pheh. Let me know when one of these boomsticks gets put up for auction.

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2013-12-04 08:20:21 AM
I'll wait for Star Wars World at Disney. i'm sure there will be an interactive Toy Story type ride where you shoot things.
 
2013-12-04 08:54:45 AM

Poe: I would rather own one of the really well done replicas of the original hero prop, or better yet a real C96 converted to look like the original hero prop but still in firing condition, than a resin copy with screen credit but not much else.  Related: I thought that this video of Adam Savage learning about and assembling a very very accurate hero prop replica blaster had been on Fark before, but hell if I can find it at 5 in the morning.


Hell, I'd rather just have a regular working C96.
 
2013-12-04 09:22:50 AM
This was not the gun used in the scene mentioned as TFA clearly states that this was built for TESB and also used in ROTJ.
 
2013-12-04 10:08:44 AM

timujin: vossiewulf: This non-firing blaster was created for The Empire Strikes Back and was also used in Return of the Jedi. It would have been used in the majority of scenes that feature Han, with the heavier, live-fire weapon being used for close-up shots.

Interesting. Who knew they had actual functional blasters.

Have you not seen the raw footage from the opening scenes to Star Wars?   They were basically like cap guns, which makes it at least a tiny bit more realistic for the actors.


cap guns that fired brass round blanks...so more than being "basically like cap guns" as blank firing pistols have killed people before....just ask Brandon Lee...or you could, had he not been killed by a blank firing pistol.

anyways...while its entirely possible this is a stunt pistol from ESB/RoTJ...there is no way of knowing if it was one of "Han's" or not...due to the over 800 variations of the DL-44 that appear on screen for various characters over the course of the films.  and if that claim is unprovable, then the asking price at auction is WAY to high.
 
2013-12-04 10:33:08 AM
Want this more:

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2013-12-04 11:49:10 AM

wiredroach: Want this more:

[www.examiner.com image 550x377]


Where the hell is the magazine? A single-shot weapon doesn't sound like an effective weapon to take out military android with.
 
2013-12-04 12:15:25 PM
You can't shoot Greedo first. Greedo never fired his weapon.
 
2013-12-04 12:38:48 PM

Ed Grubermann: wiredroach: Want this more:

[www.examiner.com image 550x377]

Where the hell is the magazine? A single-shot weapon doesn't sound like an effective weapon to take out military android with.


It's a shell over a Charter Arms Bulldog in .38. Such a cool design yet seemingly not practical in the least.
 
2013-12-04 01:57:12 PM

Surool: You can't shoot Greedo first. Greedo never fired his weapon.


And he didn't have to for Han to have fired "first"... allow me to give you an example.

You: "Hey, where's the last donut?"
Me: "I ate it."
You: "But I was saving it for later."
Me: "Sorry, I ate it first."

You don't get to eat the donut, because I ate it "first"... see how that works?  It's a common, accepted way to use the word.
 
2013-12-04 02:31:03 PM

timujin: Surool: You can't shoot Greedo first. Greedo never fired his weapon.

And he didn't have to for Han to have fired "first"... allow me to give you an example.

You: "Hey, where's the last donut?"
Me: "I ate it."
You: "But I was saving it for later."
Me: "Sorry, I ate it first."

You don't get to eat the donut, because I ate it "first"... see how that works?  It's a common, accepted way to use the word.


Saying you ate it first implies somebody else ate it afterwards. I suppose it's possible, and I won't criticize your lifestyle, but it would be pretty gross.
 
2013-12-04 03:12:40 PM

lewismarktwo: Poe: I would rather own one of the really well done replicas of the original hero prop, or better yet a real C96 converted to look like the original hero prop but still in firing condition, than a resin copy with screen credit but not much else.  Related: I thought that this video of Adam Savage learning about and assembling a very very accurate hero prop replica blaster had been on Fark before, but hell if I can find it at 5 in the morning.

Hell, I'd rather just have a regular working C96.


No kidding.  I'd rather make a project piece with a Chinese C96 rechambered in .45ACP.  Not too many years ago, they were common as dirt.  Hmm.  I need to start looking around.
 
2013-12-04 03:13:06 PM

Surool: timujin: Surool: You can't shoot Greedo first. Greedo never fired his weapon.

And he didn't have to for Han to have fired "first"... allow me to give you an example.

You: "Hey, where's the last donut?"
Me: "I ate it."
You: "But I was saving it for later."
Me: "Sorry, I ate it first."

You don't get to eat the donut, because I ate it "first"... see how that works?  It's a common, accepted way to use the word.

Saying you ate it first implies somebody else ate it afterwards. I suppose it's possible, and I won't criticize your lifestyle, but it would be pretty gross.


Negative, you are a meat popsicle.
 
2013-12-04 04:06:37 PM

Surool: You can't shoot Greedo first. Greedo never fired his weapon.


Did Han shoot? - Yes.
Did Greedo shoot before or simultaneously with Han? - No.

Han shot first.
 
2013-12-04 04:15:13 PM

Surool: timujin: Surool: You can't shoot Greedo first. Greedo never fired his weapon.

And he didn't have to for Han to have fired "first"... allow me to give you an example.

You: "Hey, where's the last donut?"
Me: "I ate it."
You: "But I was saving it for later."
Me: "Sorry, I ate it first."

You don't get to eat the donut, because I ate it "first"... see how that works?  It's a common, accepted way to use the word.

Saying you ate it first implies somebody else ate it afterwards. I suppose it's possible, and I won't criticize your lifestyle, but it would be pretty gross.


No, it doesn't, it implies I ate it before someone else.  I'm not sure where this idea came from that you have to have something happen second to have it happen first.  Have you never played a game where the score is "first to 100 wins"?  Were they not the first if no one else gets to 100?  If I'm running a race and cross the finish line first, am I not in first if everyone else walks off the course rather than crossing the line?

This is a lot like that.  Han shot first.  Han also shot last.
 
2013-12-04 04:47:23 PM

wiredroach: Surool: You can't shoot Greedo first. Greedo never fired his weapon.

Did Han shoot? - Yes.
Did Greedo shoot before or simultaneously with Han? - No.

Han shot first.


deathstarpr.com

Han never shoots first.
 
2013-12-04 05:00:22 PM

wiredroach: Surool: You can't shoot Greedo first. Greedo never fired his weapon.

Did Han shoot? - Yes.
Did Greedo shoot before or simultaneously with Han? - No.

Han shot first.


Scott Kurtz, who coined the term, has noted his mistake. You don't need to White Knight him.
 
2013-12-04 05:10:55 PM

Ed Grubermann: wiredroach: Surool: You can't shoot Greedo first. Greedo never fired his weapon.

Did Han shoot? - Yes.
Did Greedo shoot before or simultaneously with Han? - No.

Han shot first.

[deathstarpr.com image 500x349]

Han never shoots first.


Han shoots whenever Han wants.
 
2013-12-04 05:38:35 PM

wiredroach: Surool: You can't shoot Greedo first. Greedo never fired his weapon.

Did Han shoot? - Yes.
Did Greedo shoot before or simultaneously with Han? - No.

Han shot first.


Greedo never fired his weapon. The "Han shot first" meme is an acknowledged mistake. However, it is a well established fact Star Wars fans will do anything to make up any excuse to prevent the mistakes in the franchise from being mistakes.
 
2013-12-04 05:45:22 PM

Surool: wiredroach: Surool: You can't shoot Greedo first. Greedo never fired his weapon.

Did Han shoot? - Yes.
Did Greedo shoot before or simultaneously with Han? - No.

Han shot first.

Greedo never fired his weapon. The "Han shot first" meme is an acknowledged mistake. However, it is a well established fact Star Wars fans will do anything to make up any excuse to prevent the mistakes in the franchise from being mistakes.


I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here.
 
2013-12-04 09:56:19 PM

lewismarktwo: Negative, you are a meat popsicle.


Smoke you!
 
2013-12-04 11:23:56 PM
1. So, it wasn't actually used in "A New Hope", so, no plugging Greedo.
2. It's the costume version, not the live-fire version, so, no actually using it for much of anything.
3. It's clearly overvalued, at an auction hoping to capitalize on Disney's recent announcements.

I love SF collectibles as much as the next middle-aged, overweight geek, but, damn, I'd rather blow a quarter-million on a new house.
 
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