I see NECA Toys constantly get asked on twitter why they don’t make a 1:1 Aliens pulse rifle replica, and their answer is a legal one – they simply aren’t allowed to, because it’s too similar to a real gun.
However, DIY Prop Shop reveals that there is a toy gun you can buy in stores that will make a great base for a custom pulse rifle, with a few easy modifications.
(Please mod responsibly if you do – the paranoia about real-life mad gunmen is very tangible right now. Only point a pulse rifle at an actual xenomorph)
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist