26 sci-fi weapon replicas that'll make killer holiday gifts

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:25 AM EDT (Updated)

One of the many, many reasons we love sci-fi and fantasy so much is watching our favorite heroes (and villains) kick ass with awesome weapons—but sometimes (and the holidays is one of those times) just watching it happen isn't enough. Sometimes you want a mythic sword or high-tech blaster of your very own, and a plastic knockoff from the toy store just won't do.

You want to get as close to the real thing as possible. In that spirit, we've gathered a collection of convincing weapon replicas from Star Wars, Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings and more. They're all for sale, they're all awesome, and they're all ready to go under the tree.