Category Archives: Weta

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)

50+ San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2010 Items in our Exclusives List!

As of today, we have listed 50+ San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2010 exclusive items in our list. We expect the list to reach around 100 exclusive items by the time Comic-Con starts. Check back every few days to see what has been added. If you are a manufacturer, please let us know what cool things you are going to offer and we will post it on our blog.

At the end of each blog will be a little exclusive button which will take your right back here for easy navigation (you can click on it now to go to our exclusives page).

So stay tuned and we will keep you up-to-date on all thing San Diego Comic-Con.

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.