Despite the fact they generally sit on the mantlepiece as a decorative reminder of where one's interest lies, replica weapons are a big business and gaming enthusiasts are an eager audience to target. Fans of Valve's Portal franchise are the latest group in sight. They're being pitched with this 1:1 scale model from the series …
oh i want one, i want one!!!!
where's the cake?
There is no cake.....;)
Ohh but there WAS cake!
Right at the end where the robohand snuffs out the candle on one....
Cake was not lies!
Holy moley? HOLEy moley, surely?
Does it come with a Potato accessory, or do we have to use our own?
speedy thing goes in, speedy thing comes out
The cake is a...
Ok i'll be going, mines the one with Aperture Science on the back.
In related news...
Burglar uses portal gun to burgle houses while leaving no trace of entry/exit. Police advise people to live in metal houses.
Just make sure your walls aren't grey, you'll be fine.
or covered with ground up lunar rock.
Nice job breaking it, hero.
This is a triumph...
...making a note here: huge success.
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction
Aperture Science; we do what we must, because we can.
For the good of all of us.
Except the ones who are dead.
But there's no sense crying over every mistake.
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.
Does it make shoes for orphans?
So will they keep producing these until they run out of cake? Or until VALVE makes a copyright claim?
I'm sure Valve gets its cake from this.
Also, is that cheap plastic I spy? Cave Johnson wouldn't be pleased.
When life gives you cheap plastic...
Need I say more?
You can buy this from the usual online portals..
April, you say?
Guess when my birthday is. :-D
"...it could be used to startle any burglars into leaving a rather smelly DNA depositary behind as they dash for the window in which they entered."
Not only is this a horribly-formed sentence, but 'depositary' is an incorrect spelling of the wrong word.
It's also worth mentioning that faeces do not reliably contain DNA, as such comprises waste products from food, and not necessarily cells that have been made in the body.
<-- strangely appropriate icon
Surely the only human DNA would be yours?
What? No potato add on?
Where did they get an original to take measurements from?
Since airport security theatre is all geared up to confiscate devices that look like a gun, I wonder what they would do with this "gun".
As you pass through the Airpor Unauthorised Item Emancipation Grid, your Apeture Science Handheld Portal Device may be emancipated. Aperture Science would like to apologise for the incovenience this may cuase to your continued testing.
Loss of valuable equipment will result in an unsatisfactory test result.
Long Fall Boots?
Better ask GLaDOS when the Aperture Science Long Fall Boot is being released as one would want to protect ones investment at that price :)
Now everyone can do science!
Meh. Old tech.
Prior art developed and exploited by B. Bunny and W. E. Coyote in the fifties.
Waiting for Friday
Portal: No Escape (Live Action Short Film by Dan Trachtenberg)
Google Translate FTW
The page translation is fun, but the page title even better:
"Beans torpedo head office: Store Figures - / Neka system portal / portal device Prop Replica (s) and / or game"
One for the lawyers...
So what legal steps are required to lawfully make and sell replicas of fictional objects like this? Would you need some kind of license / written agreement from Valve or can anyone do this?
Time to get my mind out the gutter
Reading the Headline and subheading I thought this was some new Glory Hole fetish and the Reg had forgotten the NSFW tag. Opening the article and seeing the picture I was still going with the NSFW.
I'm leaving. The coat with the tissues in the pocket... thanks.
Had a search - what a yuk idea
Keep up with the rest of us!
Glory holes - I'm sticking with portals.
Only good use for glory holes is playing whack-a-mole.
One thing I have always wanted to know is...where's the trigger?