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1 Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:12 am

It’s been maybe a couple of years since I saw anyone post about the diecast keychain weapons that were marketed mostly as League of Legends (game name).  I did not realize their range had expanded greatly, and also, they are now making some very cool design sci-fi type weapons.  

I came across these in February, on the same day, as it happens, that I was feeling giddy from having just watched the Falcon Heavy SpaceX launch.

I’ve gone back to Chinatown a couple of times since and accumulated a few more.  Most of the items you see below cost me $8 CAN ($6.50 US$) each.  Some had keychain links that I’ve removed.  Not all of the available diecast weapons are 1/6 but I’ve selected some that are.  These are very heavy in hand (diecast) and figures may have trouble holding them up.  There are several categories of design style.  Some are souped-up versions of semi-realistic weapons.  But my favorites are more ornate fantasy sci-fi weapons, which are maybe very John Carter.

We begin our tour with a shady character selling you untraceable weapons in two adjoining hotel rooms:




#futuristic #scifi #weapon

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2 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:18 am

Here is a look at some individually:

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3 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:21 am

There are plenty of bladed weapons also:



This is what they look like in package:


I still have most of these on my desk so if anyone wants to see a close-up of anything, just ask.

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4 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:31 am

Very Nice some very cool looking weapons there!


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5 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:38 am

Thanks for sharing MAM ! some interesting stuff made into keychains that fit the scale perfectly !
Details on them look good too !


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6 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:54 am

I love keychain weapons. Grind off the chain, apply some paint, and they are ready to go. These M9 bayonet keychains are exactly 1:6 scale.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Counter-Strike-CS-M9-classic-mini-Knife-Sword-dagger-Metal-Keyring-Keychain-A/222598482076








Here is a keychain that I made a scabbard for.




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7 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:25 am

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Some pretty cool stuff. Really like the sci-fI looking weapons.


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8 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:33 am

These are really cool!  I think this one is my favorite



since it's just so ornate and scifi/alien looking.

I picked up a bunch of keychain swords a while back.  While really cool, I feel like the weight ends up being a problem when trying to pose figures with them, especially with phicen's weak wrists.  I think with these rifles types especially, that's probably less of an issue.

Here are a few of the swords I got:













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9 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:57 pm

Stryker2011 wrote:Some pretty cool stuff. Really like the sci-fI looking weapons.

I'd love those designs enough if they were just on a book cover or something -- but being able to get them in 1/6 scale, diecast, and for only $6.50 US! I can't believe there's a guy putting that much skill and effort into it while he's working basically for a knockoff keychains company. I wish he could read this and feel appreciated!

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10 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:48 pm

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Thank you for posting these. Really cool finds, although I get what you say about the John Carter look. And you have appropriately put the most John Carter-looking weapon in John Carter's hands. Somewhere I have a fantasy battle axe from a key chain that works ok in sixth scale, but not handy (or locatable) enough to show. I also chuckled when I saw Steppenwolf. I got him, thinking I might attempt a custom. Then I remembered I am not shovelchop! Smile


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11 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:24 pm

SIGH . . .

Whatever happened to the good old fashioned disintegrator ray gun?  The kind you can just point and shoot and the target is gone or maybe traces of ashes left.

If I wanted to get real exotic maybe a disintegrator/vaporizer/heat ray gun where if shooting a human target only leaves behind their clothing.

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12 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:10 pm

Wow! These are very cool, and pretty decent priced too. They seem to be a very good alternative. Thank you for sharing them.

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13 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:25 am

I cut this in half and have two weapons for the price of one.










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14 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:33 am

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Great idea, shazzdan. The mace in particular looks very good.


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15 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:41 am

Damn Shazzdan, the repainting on those looks tight too. Very cool.

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16 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:12 pm

ReverendSpooky wrote:Damn Shazzdan, the repainting on those looks tight too.  Very cool.

Heh. I use more "gun metal grey" than all my other paint colours combined.

Here is a Legend of Zelda keychain if you want a fantasy-styled sword.




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17 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:27 pm

Sweet, thanks for sharing!

Some years ago I planned to customize a few figures as League of Legends champions, and these would have been useful. I might get some of the melee weapons for my chars even though they're from a different game.


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18 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:36 am

Excellent batch of weapons and the characters are great as well!
I always recommend using the search term " novelty keychain " when shopping eBay, Amazon, aliexpress, etc. there are SO many items that scale out nicely!

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19 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:21 am

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Since shazzdan was showing off a sword (beautifully repainted, by the way), I will point out that there is a jewelry outfit called "Fairytale" that has, among many other kinds of pendants, various swords. Some of them are excessively fairytale looking, others less so, but with minor modification (if any) most of them could be used for sixth-scale action figures as short- to mid-sized weapons. They are being carried by Hobby Lobby both in-store and online, but they might also be available elsewhere.


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20 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:40 pm

Kukolka wrote:Sweet, thanks for sharing!

Some years ago I planned to customize a few figures as League of Legends champions, and these would have been useful. I might get some of the melee weapons for my chars even though they're from a different game.

Hey Kukolka. When I was looking I remember seeing a ton of keychains on ebay specifically from League of Legends so you might have more luck than you think. Just fair warning, some are definitely more in scale than others, so it can be a bit of a gamble.

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21 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed May 02, 2018 4:22 am

shazzdan wrote:

Here is another one from the same keychain. Made entirely of metal.




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22 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed May 02, 2018 5:24 pm

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It looks perfect, shazzdan!


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23 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed May 02, 2018 9:14 pm

Damn Shazzdan, that looks brutal. Really is perfect scale.

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24 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed May 02, 2018 9:51 pm

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Cool mace. I might have to get one of those.


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25 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed May 02, 2018 11:07 pm

ReverendSpooky wrote:
Kukolka wrote:Sweet, thanks for sharing!

Some years ago I planned to customize a few figures as League of Legends champions, and these would have been useful. I might get some of the melee weapons for my chars even though they're from a different game.

Hey Kukolka.  When I was looking I remember seeing a ton of keychains on ebay specifically from League of Legends so you might have more luck than you think.  Just fair warning, some are definitely more in scale than others, so it can be a bit of a gamble.
Ooops, this confused me, then I came to know I caused the first confusion. I might get some of these League of Legends branded weapons for my characters who are from a different game.


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If I wanted to get real exotic maybe a disintegrator/vaporizer/heat ray gun where if shooting a human target only leaves behind their clothing.
This is surprising, DFC. I'd expect from you to vaporize only the clothing. Razz


shazzdan nice job on the flail!


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26 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Thu May 03, 2018 11:24 am

Kukolka wrote:
ReverendSpooky wrote:
Kukolka wrote:Sweet, thanks for sharing!

Some years ago I planned to customize a few figures as League of Legends champions, and these would have been useful. I might get some of the melee weapons for my chars even though they're from a different game.

Hey Kukolka.  When I was looking I remember seeing a ton of keychains on ebay specifically from League of Legends so you might have more luck than you think.  Just fair warning, some are definitely more in scale than others, so it can be a bit of a gamble.
Ooops, this confused me, then I came to know I caused the first confusion. I might get some of these League of Legends branded weapons for my characters who are from a different game.
Ah, my bad! Yeah, I getcha now. Like I said before, just be warned on the weight. They look great on a figure's hip, but can definitely be heavy for a lot of poses. Good luck on the hunt!


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If I wanted to get real exotic maybe a disintegrator/vaporizer/heat ray gun where if shooting a human target only leaves behind their clothing.
This is surprising, DFC. I'd expect from you to vaporize only the clothing. Razz
Lol! This is a 1/6 comic waiting to happen.

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27 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:44 am

shazzdan wrote:

Here is a flail made from the other end.






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28 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:28 am

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Nice. That turned out great.


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29 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:23 am

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It does look excellent!


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30 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:03 pm

Deeply wicked looking.

I like it.

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31 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:18 am

Great Stuff and some great Figures to. I like Your "four arm Golem Beast" !

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32 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:53 pm

@Shazzdan! Those are beautiful pieces of weaponry!
Uh oh the AD&D geek in me is coming out!

Geek Me: "I believe its called a morning star, not a mace..."

Normal Me: "Who cares?! Its a mace with spikes! There! When it hits you on the head,
would you know the difference?!"

Geek Me: "Okay! Okay! Sheesh....................................................................... yes i would..."

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33 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:49 pm

The one on the chain is called a morning star. The one on the shaft is simply a spiked mace.

Glad you liked them. I've ordered a few more of those keychains to experiment with.


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34 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:05 pm

I reckon I need to fold up and try to find some of these. Since I have all three of the CooModel plate armor knights, some additional weaponry is in order.

Thanks very much for showing them. Mighty damn fine work.

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37 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:00 am

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Nice scimitars, shazz!


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38 Re: Diecast Science Fiction Guns (in use) on Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:35 pm

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Those are pretty cool.


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