The 5: Comic Book Replicas Out of My Price-Range

Posted by inferiorego (24714 posts) - - Show Bio
 This guy could afford all of this stuff, but only if he doesn't roll doubles three times.
Back in February, I mentioned some comic book items I'd love to own. Now, none of these technically existed, so it was just a fun game of "imagine the possibilities." Out with the old and in with the new I say! It's a new day, and after searching the internet for what seemed like seconds, I found some comic book item replicas that I would love to own, and almost all of them are out of my price range.
 
Companies like DC Direct and Marvel have started to appeal to their fans that aren't affected by the recession and light cigars with $1,000 bills by making replicas of some of our favorite items from comics. And while we drool at them, like a kid at Christmas staring in the department store window at the choo-choo trains, some of the more affluent comic fans buy these up and use them for their nephew's target practice with their Civil War rifles. Before I get too far off-topic here, let's pretend we all had lots of money. Now I feel better. Here's five of the MANY replicas found on the intraweb that I would love to own.
== TEASER ==

DC Direct's Bat Signal

Admit it, growing up, at least once or twice, you tried to take a flashlight and some paper and make a Bat signal of your own, in the fort you made in your living room. Well, for the low low price of $395, you could own your very own replica of the Bat signal! Made by DC Direct and part of the JLA Trophy Room Collection, this puppy is 12'' tall and can project the Bat signal where ever you like. I also has a cooling fan and replacement bulb, just in case.
 
 

Captain America's Shield (1940s Version)

Being the big Captain America fan that I am, I'm always on the lookout for sweet Cap stuff, and for me, this is the end-all be-all in Captain America replicas. This sweet 15 pound shield is 30 by 24 inches and will cost you $350. Obviously, $350 is chump change, especially when it comes to beating up Nazis. No price is too small then. The shield sits on a plaque, and yes, it is removable. And while it's made of steel and not vibranium (was the original made out of vibranium though?) this shield will still pack a punch as you smack the neighborhood bully in the face. 

 

Stormbreaker Replica

Move over Thor! this hammer is so much cooler! While many of you may enjoy Mjolnir. Nothing says "check out how rich I am" like a golden hammer, normally wielded by Beta Ray Bill. This 11 pound beauty is a foot and a half long, and it will cost you $350. Not only will you look good swinging this around in your backyard on a Sunday afternoon, you'll look like you have a nice solid bank account as well. Plus, most people won't even know this is comic book related, since Beta Ray Bill isn't a very popular character. 
 
 

Thor's Helmet

BOOSH! How are you going to swing around Stormbreaker without looking the part? Obviously, those aren't real wings on the helmet, but who cares. This $300 (or $260 on Amazon) piece of Thor-tastic replication can be yours! However, I wouldn't recommend wearing it for long periods of time, since it weights 13 pounds. You may strain your neck. It also states that this is a wearable Thor helmet, but I have a huge head. Would it fit me or my big-headed brethren? 
 
 

9th Doctor's TARDIS

Yes, this was used in the actual show. And although it may not be bigger on the inside, you can still tell all your friends that it is, but they can never go inside because they simply aren't worthy. According to io9, this singular TARDIS from the first season of the new series is estimated to go for between $12,000 to $18,000 in an auction that is happening June 23rd at Bonhams. The real question here is "who wants to buy InferiorEgo a TARDIS?" I would learn to sleep standing up-right, just so I could say I slept in a TARDIS. I'm serious. This is the ultimate Doctor Who collectible, unless you have Sylvester McCoy locked in your basement, so you better believe some of the richer Who fans are going to be all over this. Or, if I win the lotto in the next two days, I'll be all over it.
 
There you have it. A whole bunch of super-awesome replicas that I really want, but I'll never be able to afford. What about you guys? Have you seen replicas from your favorite comics that are a little too far out of your price range? Let's see them!
 
 
~Mat "InferiorEgo" Elfring is a comedian, teacher, comic book writer, comic store employee, and trying to find $18,000 for his TARDIS purchase.
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#1 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio

Mmmm, I want a TARDIS!  <3 
Nevermind InferiorEgo someone by Cherry a TARDIS!

#2 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw the shield up for sale the other day, to be honest its very PLASTIC and not worth the money... the Bat Signal WANT!

#3 Posted by inferiorego (24714 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb said:
" Mmmm, I want a TARDIS!  <3  Nevermind InferiorEgo someone by Cherry a TARDIS! "
I SAW IT FIRST....
 
 
When technically, G-Man saw it first.... but he showed it to me first!
 
 
@.Mistress Redhead. said:
" I saw the shield up for sale the other day, to be honest its very PLASTIC and not worth the money... the Bat Signal WANT! "

This one is made of steel
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#4 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego: OH RLY well that is a whole other story..... oh wait I hate Capt America with a passion.... so yeah GO TARDIS
#5 Posted by Namor1987 (1889 posts) - - Show Bio

I want the Storm Breaker (they have that my local comic shop by my job) , Cap's shield & Thor's helmet all of those would be bad@$$  to own  

#6 Posted by CaptainUseless (730 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice article inferiorego, and nice find G-Man!
The helmet, hammer and shield are the only things that interest me.

#7 Posted by jloneblackheart (5519 posts) - - Show Bio

None of that is really expensive when you look at some of the bust and statue prices. Well, except TARDIS. 

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#8 Edited by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego said:

" @Cherry Bomb said:

" Mmmm, I want a TARDIS!  <3  Nevermind InferiorEgo someone by Cherry a TARDIS! "
I SAW IT FIRST....
 
Ladies first.  (;
#9 Posted by inferiorego (24714 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb said:
" @inferiorego said:

" @Cherry Bomb said:

" Mmmm, I want a TARDIS!  <3  Nevermind InferiorEgo someone by Cherry a TARDIS! "
I SAW IT FIRST....
 
Ladies first.  (; "
Finder's keepers!
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#10 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" @inferiorego said:

" @Cherry Bomb said:

" Mmmm, I want a TARDIS!  <3  Nevermind InferiorEgo someone by Cherry a TARDIS! "
I SAW IT FIRST....
 
Ladies first.  (; "
Finder's keepers! "
Uhm ... in a while crocodile! It's Mine! :3
#11 Edited by ArtisticNeedham (2244 posts) - - Show Bio


Who Will Wield The Shield #1
I was lucky enough to find a plastic replica of Cap's shield at Hot topic.  and my brother got a plastic replica of Thor"s hammer Mjolner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I would love to get Cap's classic shield, Thor's hammer, and some other stuff like whats mentioned here.
#12 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio

I have my own Bat-signal, granted it's only a few inches tall but it let's everyone within 20 feet know that Batman is on his way

#13 Posted by danhimself (22552 posts) - - Show Bio

I plan on having the biggest replica collection ever when I win the lottery and when I do I'll also buy you all of this stuff IE

#14 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7818 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw the Stormbreaker hammer on ebay for £190 once, had to stop myself. Would love that TARDIS

#15 Posted by Archetype (731 posts) - - Show Bio

I swear I am going to camouflage my house and build a tardis replica at the front door and every time someone comes in..."yes yes it's bigger on the inside than the outside"

#16 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14428 posts) - - Show Bio

so for $750 dollars some gym time and som ebeard growing time i could be a replica god of thunder tahst a good deal lol

#17 Posted by Dracade102 (8167 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by Decept-O (7278 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice list.  Who wouldn't want at least one of these goodies?  Fun article.
#19 Posted by danhimself (22552 posts) - - Show Bio

as awesome as Storm Breaker looks I'd much rather have Thor's Ultimate hammer
 

#20 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

I want Eccleston's TARDIS!  But I make £20 a week LOL.

#21 Posted by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio

no body likes you, you get nothing
#22 Posted by The Sadhu (853 posts) - - Show Bio

The TARDIS and the Shield would be awesome to have!
#23 Posted by Mutant X (1543 posts) - - Show Bio

I've wanted one of those shields for so long.

#24 Posted by ComicCrazy (1537 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh man I want that shield and the bat signal soooo badly.

#25 Posted by Aspenite (892 posts) - - Show Bio

I want the hammer!!!

#26 Posted by CorAutMors (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Must. Not. Steal. TARDIS. From. Winner. Resit. Urge. To. Kill. For. TARDIS.

#27 Posted by ComicMan24 (147091 posts) - - Show Bio

I would prefer the stormbreaker and the helmet.
#28 Posted by Bathory1313 (521 posts) - - Show Bio

For me it would have to be this..395.00 I saw one at Midtown comics in Time Square.. and as I was licking my chops about to have the personel open the case so she could be mine.. my wife promptly said no!
 




I don't think 400 dollars is too much to have Hal Jordan's lantern.. however my wife does!
#29 Posted by NightFang (10068 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
" Mmmm, I want a TARDIS!  <3  Nevermind InferiorEgo someone by Cherry a TARDIS! "

I SAW IT FIRST....
 
 
When technically, G-Man saw it first.... but he showed it to me first!

             I'll fight the both of you for it!
#30 Posted by roxamilli (184 posts) - - Show Bio

my pumpkin bay-signal from last halloween is so jealous.
#31 Posted by helblzer (3 posts) - - Show Bio

i bought Stormbreaker a while ago when i was in NYC from from  Jim Hanley's Universe, New York.  problem is theres no numbers written on any of the stuff that comes with the hammer. i thought it was supposed to say which number (of the 1,000 they made) is the one you have?? or am i missing something...? 

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