WETA, the special-effects studio behind movies such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has a new line of prop ray guns, and they're actually sort of affordable this time.
WETA has been selling incredible ray guns for a while now, but they've run into the hundreds of dollars. The new line, Dr Grordbort's Rayguns, are made of moulded plastic instead of metal, bringing those prices down to a less-unreasonable $US40-$US115. And they look pretty awesome to me. If you're looking to spring on a nerdy toy for your desk, you could do a lot worse. [Dr. Grordbort's Rayguns via Boing Boing]