Get your own .223 pistol

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Dead Guy, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Dead Guy

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  2. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Mar 3, 2009
    :shock: For that price, it better fire plasma bolts... :P
     
  3. Werwolf

    Werwolf First time out of the vault

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    capitalists
     
  4. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    you can get good replicas for about 600 USD. but that's way over the edge as far as i'm concerned. i'd still pay 300 though (for one done to my tastes).
     
  5. JunWisewar

    JunWisewar It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Feb 9, 2009
    A nice way to waste money in this difficult time where everybody is economically challenged.
     
  6. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    True
     
  7. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    money has to be spent to get the economy going. :)
     
  8. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 12, 2008
    Isn't wasting money on bullshit what's fucking up this stupid economy? :)
     
  9. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

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  10. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    not really. more spending it on bullshit and expecting it to be a good investment.

    no one said this would be a good investment. ;)
     
  11. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    More like getting a loan for $100,000 in order to buy it even though you have no collateral, and suddenly finding out it's only worth $50,000, then deciding it's better to lose the $50,000 gun than repay the $100,000 loan. Only the gun is a house. :mrgreen:
     
  12. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Mar 3, 2009
    Yes...hehe

    What a price for a movie prop, some ancient papyrus or book or a painting by a great artist is sold for less...
     
  13. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    i consider Blade Runner a greater work of art than most paintings.

    why shouldn't a skillfully assembled movie prob be worth more than some paint on a rag?

    you as a fallout fan should realise at least some of the influence that the movie has had on the world...


    (edit: typo)
     
  14. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    The gun doesn't make the movie for most people, Sue.

    Also, the film's sets and most props were designed by Syd Mead.
     
  15. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    it doesn't for me either? it is however the enbodiment of the movie for many people... like the Picasso's Guernica is the enbodiment of the spanish civil war for many people.

    (note that i'm not comparing a movie with a civil war, but an unique mastercrafted prop with a painting)
     
  16. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Boah. Many people don't know better :P
     
  17. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Well, you're, of course, entitled to your opinion... :ugly:

    I looove Blade Runner, but besides some inspiration here and there for a few people, the influence that movie has had on the very real human society ("the world") is zero.

    They're not selling the movie for that price, just a small keepsake from it...

    Yes, you're not comparing a movie with a civil war, but Picasso's Guernica with an overpriced simplistic irrelevant void of artistic content movie prop...and given your previous comment about some "point on a rag", your use of Picasso's Guernica for example is even more terrifying...
     
  18. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Uhm. While I might tend to agree with your statement that the prop might be somewhat overpriced, let's not forget Blade Runner pretty much defined Cyberpunk/Tech Noir as a visual genre.
     
  19. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Mar 3, 2009
    OK, that it did, but that is an aesthetical visual pleasure for a few people such as ourselves, the phrase "influence on the world" as i see it and in the context SuAside put forth seem to me to be an overstatement.
     
  20. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Aesthetical visual pleasures have sometimes the added bonus of provoking emotions and reflection upon their viewers.

    For some, it's paintings, for others it's movies, for yet anothers, completely different things, such as a well-crafted movie prop.

    Make no mistake, such seemingly small things move 'big things' in the 'real world'.