Category Archives: District 9 (Movie)

DISTRICT 9: CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON AND SON – PRAWNS (Weta Pre-Order)

Exiled by fate to an alien and hostile planet where he is placed in a ghetto and forced to survive on black market pet food, Christopher Johnson is on a relentless quest to escape.

With the help of his son and a few close confidants, he has managed to scrape together enough alien fuel to attempt a get-away. Beneath his ramshackle shelter hides a secret waiting to be unearthed. It’s now or never.

From Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, Weta brings you a sculpture of the two hero “prawns” as they are condescendingly referred to by the humans of Johannesburg.

They stand amid the rubble that is both their immediate source of nourishment and also offers a faint glimmer of hope to a people marooned.

Sculpted in 1/6 scale by Weta Workshop sculptor David Meng, who designed and sculpted the prawns for the film, movie collectibles don’t get much more authentic than this.

Produced in a strictly limited edition of 600 world wide, the prawns are sure to become a very collectible item and we recommend pre-ordering to avoid disappointment.

$249.00 USD  <!–Released: Mar 2011 –>

Availability:
Pre-order Now though Weta Collectibles Web Site!
Edition Size:
600
Dimensions:
14.2″ x 7.9″ x 7.9″ (H x W x D)
36 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm
Weight:
3.3lbs (1.5 Kg)

‘District 9’ wins eight Key Art Awards

THR honors the best in movie marketing

By Gregg Kilday
The Hollywood Reporter
June 11, 2010, 11:57 PM ET

The aliens from Sony Pictures’ “District 9” scored big at The Hollywood Reporter’s 39th annual Key Art Awards, which were handed out Friday night at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.

The Visionary Award, given annually to a filmmaker who inspires movie marketers, was presented to Sylvester Stallone.

Honoring the best in movie marketing, the event saw “District 9” take home eight awards, including the best-in-show prize for its integrating marketing campaigning as well as three other best-in-show laurels for its outdoor advertising (built around its “Bus Stop for Humans Bus Shelter”), its TV spots and its digital campaign.

Disney/Pixar’s “Up” followed closely, capturing seven awards, while Warners’ “The Hangover” took five.

Warners led the way among studios, taking home 14 awards, followed by Lionsgate with 11 kudos.

Ignition led all agencies with 12 wins for its work on such diverse movies as “District 9,” “Precious,” “Saw VI,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Caroline.”

A total of 13 best in show awards were presented live on-stage during the event, held at the former Roman Catholic cathedral, by studio marketing executives.

DISTRICT 9 : GAS PROJECTOR – FULL SCALE REPLICA

Availability: Pre-order Now!

Edition Size: 200

Dimensions:
23.6″ x 39.4″ x 3.9″ (H x W x D)
60 cm x 100 cm x 10 cm

Weight: 11.9lbs (5.4 Kg)

The Nigerian crime lord of the District 9 ghetto, Obesandjo, has amassed a significant cache of prawn hardware through terror and pushing tinned cat food.

The Gas Projector is a powerful weapon. If only it could be fired by humans…

An EXACT replica of the guns used in Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, designed by Dr Grordbort’s designer Greg Broadmore and modelled on the actual props created by the artists and craftspeople at Weta Workshop.

This gun comes battle worn, alien gunk oozing out of its couplings and all the scratches and markings you’d expect from tough action in District 9 and by handling by Nigerian gun runners.

It’s made mainly from glass fibre, with some minor details made from other materials. It comes with a wall mounting bracket for display.

PLEASE NOTE: Unless your genetic makeup is part prawn, you cannot power up or fire this gun. 

This limited edition prop replica is one of the first in a range of District 9 items from Weta.

Link to Weta Site: http://www.wetanz.com/gas-projector-full-scale-replica/

DISTRICT 9: ARC GENERATOR – FULL SCALE REPLICA

NOTE: When I created this blog on Sunday afternoon, there were 30 left for sale. When I tested the link this morning they are now sold out. However, there are currently two different guns for sale at Weta. The second one (Gas Projector) I am going to profile tomorrow. But the link is http://www.wetanz.com/gas-projector-full-scale-replica/ if you want to try and get one today (Monday). Make sure you set the currency to $USD.

Edition Size:  200

Dimensions:
15.7″ x 39.4″ x 3.9″ (H x W x D)
40 cm x 100 cm x 10 cm

Weight:
10.8lbs (4.9 Kg)Wikus van der Merwe finds out the hard way that a measure of Alien DNA makes powering up and firing one of these babies a real doddle.   

Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

An EXACT replica of the guns used in Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, designed by Dr Grordbort’s designer Greg Broadmore and modelled on the actual props created by the artists and craftspeople at Weta Workshop.

This gun comes battle worn, alien gunk oozing out of its couplings and all the scratches and markings you’d expect from tough action in District 9 and by handling by Nigerian gun runners.

It’s made mainly from glass fibre, with some details made from other materials. It comes with a wall mounting bracket for display.

PLEASE NOTE: Unless your genetic makeup is part prawn, you cannot power up or fire this gun.

This limited edition prop replica is one of the first in a range of District 9 items from Weta.

Link to Weta site: http://www.wetanz.com/arc-generator-full-scale-replica/

 

WETA ANNOUNCES RANGE OF DISTRICT 9 COLLECTIBLES

Weta Collectibles announced that they are very proud and excited to be able to announce a range of limited edition collectibles from District 9, Neill Blomkamp’s acclaimed 2009 movie.

The collectibles are of course created by the same artists and craftspeople who created the original designs, props and creatures in the movie.

Further detailed announcements will follow shortly.

For you folks not familiar with Weta, there are two distinct arms to their company, Weta Workshop and Weta Digital. Below is a blurb from their web site.

Each business has its own website. This site is for fans, friends and artists, as well as clients of Weta Workshop. You can visit Weta Digital’s website here.

Weta Workshop is a five time Oscar winning conceptual design and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world’s entertainment and creative industries”

Well, that’s roughly how we sum up our company to our clients. And it’s correct. That’s what we do.

  • We’ve enjoyed a long and highly creative relationship with filmmaker and Weta co-owner Peter Jackson since the beginning of his career, working on films from Meet The Feebles through to The Lord Of The Rings trilogy (Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, Return Of The King) and King Kong.

  • The Weta Workshop team designed and crafted the armour, props, weapons and cultures for The Chronicles Of Narnia.

  • We built miniature ships for Master & Commander

  • We’ve built a fully functional Warthog for Microsoft’s Halo3 game promotional films

  • And much more – check out all the movies we’ve worked on.

But Weta is so much more than that…

  • Our artists created Dr Grordbort’s Rayguns. And a whole range of limited edition collectible sculptures, crafted by the very same artists who work on our movies.

  • We make award winning children’s TV shows.

  • We make public art and displays for events, exhibits and concerts

  • If it’s fun, creative and challenging, we’re into it!

And we love to engage with fans and other creative people…

That’s why our website is quite different from other companies in the filmmaking business. It includes a lot of stuff for you. The fan. The one who watches the movies. We’re all fans of something in here, be it movies, gaming, TV shows or beautiful art. So we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Custom District 9 Prawn Biosuit Figure on eBay

Well, it has been several months since I posted on this blog about how the action figure manufacturers missed the boat on producing figures for the District 9 movie. I even showcased some custom figures that were on eBay.

Since then, the blogs I have written about these figures have been our most popular blogs in regards to hits. Out of curiosity, I checked eBay today and there is a custom District 9 figure out there. With that said, I thought I would showcase this listing for you folks still waiting for someone to pick up this line of action figures (are you listening Hot Toys?).

Here is the listing on eBay:

Custom District 9 Prawn Biosuit Figure

Alright folks up for grabs this week is a 9 inch tall fully articulated custom prawn bot. I purchased this figure from the famous figure customizer that goes by the name of ‘sabertoothe” on figurerealm.com and as you can see he did a PERFECT job on making this mech from scratch. He used a transformers starscream 2007 movie figure for the base of the toy. Everything else is fully customized with various pieces and parts from other figures and this guy also has custom metal parts welded onto him. He also added the alien scripture and movie accurate “arc cannon” onto this beastly mech. There are super realistic weathering effects into the paint for a truly realistic looking piece. This would really make someones christmas a merry one so pick this bot up for a fraction of what I actually paid for it! If you happen to have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

Cyber-Monday Super Sale! Toy Anxiety Holiday Sale!

Cyber-Monday Super Sale!! 

Save 5%-20% Off Your Order!*

Take 5% off $25.00-$49.99, 10% off $50.00-$74.99, 15% off $75.00-$99.99 and 20% off $100.00 or more!* Monday, November 30th ONLY.

* $25.00/$50.00/$75.00/$100.00 minimum order is before shipping and/or taxes. Order must contain $25.00-$100.00 or more of product. Discount does not apply to trades. Discount will be automatically applied to your order once minimum amount has been reached. No coupon code required.

 

Sale is one day only – Monday, November 30th, 2009.

Video of a Custom District 9 Mecha Action Figure

Steef sent me this YouTube video of a custom District 9 Mecha action figure he made. Thought I would share with all of the District 9 folks out there.

Custom District 9 Alien Prawn Bust

Prawn Bust

Well, it looks like the District 9 fans want me to keep showing custom District 9 pieces that appear on eBay. There are several right now, but I thought this one was one of the more unique pieces. It is by eBay seller ashkanls and he is asking $4,199.99 or best offer. Here is the text from his listing.

You are bidding on a Custom District 9 Prawn. This is the best bust I have made so far. It stands at 10 inches tall, 13 with antennas. Antennas are removable and it weighs about 8 pounds.  I have used super sculpy to make this figure, the same compound that Sony character designers use.  Any questions please ask. 

 With that said, I want to remind you that you can win some cash by entering our 1st Annual Halloween 1:6 scale Custom Contest. Check it out right here.

District 9 Fans: Enter our Halloween Custom 1:6 Figure Contest

Today, Dan and Ron announced our 1st Annual Toy Anxiety Halloween Custom 1:6 Figure Contest

Toy Anxiety Zombie ContestTo celebrate the upcoming Halloween season, we’d like to invite you to participate in our custom 1:6 scale figure contest.

We want to see your best Zombies!

There are going to be 3 Categories:

1. Original Concept: Zombies in this category are of a completely original design. You want to make a Dentist zombie, a Cowboy zombie, anything you can think of as long as it’s not based on any specific license.

2. Nazi Zombies: For all you Military enthusiasts and/or fans of Call of Duty World at War, we want to see your best Nazi Zombie. The closer to the look of the game, the more likely you’ll have a chance at winning.

3. Celebrity Zombie: Enter in this category if your Zombie is designed after a particular Celebrity or a character from a movie or TV show. What if Indiana Jones stumbled upon some zombie natives and got bitten? That’s the type of stuff we want to see here. No recreations of existing Zombie characters!

To enter, post your images on our Sideshow Forum site. Be sure to mention which category your image is being entered in. Anyone wishing to participate in this contest may have 1 entry per category. Entries will be accepted through midnight, Saturday October 24th, 2009. The winners will be announced on Friday, October 30th, 2009. Winners will be chosen based on the concept behind the entry, and how much effort went into making it. Just know that popping a Sideshow’s The Dead zombie head on any particular body isn’t going to win you any prizes. We want to see some thought and creativity here. Use your BRAAAAINNNSS!

The prize, for the winner in each category, will receive a $50 Toy Anxiety eGift Certificate!

If you have any questions about the contest please email us at customerservice@toyanxiety.com. Thank you and good luck boils and ghouls!