Dear Ernie Cline: How Airwolf is an Airwolf Replica?

Airwolf Replica

I dunno, but I think $60,000–the winning bed for this–is pretty freaking Airwolf.

The full size Airwolf replica was made with an existing Bell 222A airframe. The side panels, nose panel and refueling port were all made from the specs from the original Airwolf and are exact. The ADF pod and chainguns are not included in this auction, but will be available if anyone is interested. The interior is not finished, but the pilot and co-pilot seats have been reupholstered and the instrument panel has been mocked up. Airwolf inspired a whole generation to learn to fly helicopters and this replica is beautiful.

“Chainguns sold separately.” I think the most depressing part is that the replica had to be picked up–I would love to know the shipping costs on an Airwolf. I don’t know why–I still have lots of perfectly good and useless information stuck in my head from high school and college, but still. I am compelled to know.

Update: Auction is long since gone.
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Flux Capacitor Replica: Yet Another Reason to Rob a Bank

Flux capacitor replica

This is pretty ri-goddamn-diculous: Entertainment Earth is selling a replica of the Flux Capacitor from Back to the Future.

Update: Alas, it’s no longer on their website. However, Amazon apparently has one for sale from one of their Used and New folks.

Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Reproduced with full light effects and adjustable power settings, the Flux Capacitor replica recreates the 1.21 jigowatt-controlling heart of the De Lorean time machine. Measuring over 16-inches tall x 12-inches wide, each replica features hand-numbering with a matching box, certificate of authenticity and care instructions!

ETA for these things is May of next year. And yes, they are $275 smackers. But you can expect them to be mounted in geek cars all across the world as soon as they hit.

P.S. If you are crazy enough to order one of these things, A) we salute you for having more money than us and 2) do it through this link because we get kickbacks! Thanks!

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