Weta Workshop is best known for their SFX work for The Lord Of The Rings movies. But they also do a lot more interesting things. We’ve reported earlier on their Dr. Who collectibles, and now they have a full blown site for Dr. Grordbort’s Infallible Aetheric Oscillators & Other Marvelous Contraptions, featuring Ray Guns. This is one really nicely done website, featuring all sorts of Steampunk goodness. For example,they have some nice Phosphorescent Etchings and Bestiaries Of The Cosmos. For some reason, these sections remind me of an author by the initials of: John C. Wright…. But the best part is, without a doubt, the directory of the Ray Guns.
They have several to look at, including my favorite: the Manmelter 3600ZX (and no, that is not a Terminator version of Natalie Portman). The others are really nice too. So nice, in fact, that I’d like to actually have one or two in my possession. Well, we’re in luck, as this whole entire site is really a advertisement for the Ray Guns, which you can purchase. Weta is making 500 of each, and you can buy one for a paltry $650. And if you do, in fact, buy one, you’ll be entered to win two more. Now that’s a sweet promotion. But if you need more enticement, please see the following video:
Also, coming in January 2008 will be a hardcover book Doctor Grordbort’s Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory (I just love that name). They have a small preview available (PDF warning). Any book with a Luminiferous Aether Exciter has to be great.
Does anyone have a spare $650 + applicable taxes just lying around?