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All you have to do is Shoot Straight...
Ok long story as to why I'm up this late…hopefully it will all have been unnecessary….that's another story.

Plumber didn't turn up btw…typical…mean while here is the third of tonight's product review as promised.

Here are some quick snaps of the metal and ABS plastic M2019 B.R.U Blaster as carried by Rick Deckard in the film Blade Runner.

It cost a smidgen over £100 with the current exchange rate, and had to be purchased now, before The Violent Crime Reduction Bill prevents the purchase of such props from overseas in October. Thank you Nazi Nanny State !

The prop is ok but it is not worth £100. £40 definitely… maybe £59 …at a push…. But it's just too plastic and too model-like for the dough !

It's got a good weighty feel to it, but there is give in the model….which is a little disappointing…it should feel solid as a rock and not wobble so much !

However given that this is going to be a display piece rather than a working prop it will do…. Now on to the pics…

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Right Side View

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3/4 rear view ( chamber detail)

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Left side View in hand

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Left Side View

Time to bag me a skin-job…

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There are plenty of the blighters in our office, come and pop 'em and I'll gladly buy you a burrito or three.

The only aspect of the model that would disappoint me is the plastic transparency of the handgrip.

Bleieve it or not the screen used prop did have a transparent handle - exactly as shown in the pictures of this prop replica.

The originals were cast in resin , many versions have been replicated (s'cuse the pun) but can often have tiny bubbles in. One of the things that attracted me to this particular prop was the fact that these componants would be super accurate as they are machined/cast in ABS plastic.

I have some super rare pictures of the original prop somewhere...

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