The collectibles we want after seeing Blade Runner 2049.
It only took 35 years, but the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 Blade Runner is finally upon us. And, surprise surprise, critics have been going nuts over this one.
Now, as much as we love seeing Harrison Ford reprising his role as Deckard on the big screen, the Harrison Ford we want to find at Gemr is the one we can take home with us. Um, in figure form, that is. In honor of this, here are 5 Blade Runner collectibles we’d love to get our hands on. Be forewarned, we’re pretty sure most of these will be sort of impossible to obtain.
5: NECA’s 7” scale Blade Runner 2049 figures.
Let’s start something that we can realistically own!
To celebrate the release of Blade Runner 2049, NECA stepped up to the plate to give us these 7” figures of Deckard and Officer K. For my money, it’s the details on Deckard’s face that really sell the entire figure. Part of me wants to get multiples just to dress them up as Han Solo and Indiana Jones and position them all in a Mexican standoff with each other. I’m sure there’s fan fiction of this somewhere but I’m too scared to look it up.
4: LAPD Blaster Replica.
Well those figures were fun, now it’s time to get into crazy land.
Arguably as iconic as any of the characters in 1982’s Blade Runner was Deckard’s gun. There have been many attempts to recreate this weapon over the years, but perhaps none are more extravagant than the Tomenosuke LAPD Blaster Replica. This thing retailed for $900, and only 50 pieces were produced worldwide. In other words, if you tried to get this thing now, it would probably cost an even more premium price. I think I’ll stick with one of the many fan-made replicas for the sake of my wallet.
3: Blade Runner Ultimate Collector’s Edition.
If you’re building a Blade Runner collection, you obviously have to own the movie on DVD. And if you’re a mega fan, you may have picked up this “Ultimate Collector’s Edition” Blu-Ray set, featuring all sorts of bonus collectibles encased in a imitation silver briefcase. At an MSRP of $54.95, it seems like a fun yet fairly affordable way to treat a Blade Runner fan.
The thing is, the Ultimate Collector’s Edition came out back in 2007, and even then it was produced in limited quantities. If you’re looking to pick this up on the second-hand market, expect to pay a bit more than you would have 10 years ago. Like four or five times more.
2: Sideshow’s Deckard figure.
Here’s the thing about this Deckard figure from Sideshow Collectibles. First of all, it only kind of looks like Harrison Ford by Sideshow standards. Second of all, this figure is literally impossible to find. So I guess that’s two things about this Deckard figure from Sideshow Collectibles.
Yes, this figure was sighted at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con, in which it was very clearly labeled “not for sale.” Perhaps this figure will someday be available to officially purchase, but until then, this is a (presumably) one-of-a-kind Deckard any fan would love to get their hands on. Even if it’s just for the novelty of owning something so rare.
1: The official (1982) Blade Runner movie script.
Well here we are. Figures are nice and all, but nothing rises to the top of a fan’s holy grail list like an official piece of the movie they collect for. While any official Blade Runner movie props could have taken the top spot, we decided to go with something that’s actually up for grabs as of writing.
That’s right, over on Prop Store, you can snag an actual shooting script used during the production of Blade Runner. According to the description, it’s dated “Feburary 23, 1981,” and remains in “overall good condition.” This amazing piece of memorabilia could be all yours, right now… for a cool $2000. I don’t know if any of us at Gemr have that kind of cash to pony up for an item like this, but much like the relationship between androids and electric sheep, I will be very content to dream about it.
But hey, this is just scratching the surface of awesome Blade Runner collectibles, and who knows what the future will bring for this franchise. Even if it takes another 35 years for us to get another follow up to the story, we have plenty of Blade Runner love going around to appease our inner sci-fi nerdom. Or, you know, maybe we’re all Replicants and we only have a few years to live with our fake memories anyway. My point is, we should be happy with what we have now. I swear all these thoughts sound so much better in my head.