As long as it looks out of this world! Fans reveal gadgets from sci-fi movies that are actually everyday items – from Nike sneakers turned into Batman boots to a creme brulee torch as a wire cutter
- Movies can have big budgets – but not everything is a big production
- Some high-tech gadgets in the movies are apparently store bought items
- Social media users around the world have revealed several examples online
Blockbuster movies can have particularly large budgets – but sometimes, due to resource, ease, or time constraints, props need to be returned quickly.
And the fastest way to do that seems to be to buy everyday products and give them a little makeover.
Social media users around the world have revealed online gadgets used in famous sci-fi movies and TV shows that are in fact just seemingly store-bought items.
Collected by Why these?, reused items include Nike Air Jordan 6 sneakers that were apparently made into Batman’s towering shoes in Batman Returns (1992).
Here, FEMAIL reveals some of the best examples …
Collected by Why These ?, the repurposed items include Nike Air Jordan 6 sneakers that were apparently made into Batman’s towering shoes in Batman Returns (1992).
Netflix’s Lost in Space apparently used a foam vest to outfit military crew members in armor
In Alias ââ(2001), Jennifer Garner uses a high-tech utensil to cut wire mesh – but it turns out it was actually a torch used for CrÃ¨mes BrÃ»lÃ©es.
Star Wars fan discovered that in The Phantom Menace, a gadget was just a silver painted dog toy
The grips on the original lightsaber were designed by Roger Christian, who made the weapon from the 1930s Graflex camera flash grips
It’s not just the movies that use the budget items, with the Mutant X TV series using an eyeshadow palette to create one of its devices.
In the TV series The Expanse, a high-tech looking rack was just a reused roof box
In Star Wars, characters’ Knights of Ren wore prop grenades that were apparently made from plastic children’s microphones.
The Jedi Comlink, a walkie-talkie used by Qui-Gon (Liam Neeson) in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), was actually a repainted Gillette For Women razor.
Halloween costume designers chose a Captain Kirk mask based on Star Trek actor William Shatner and painted it white for the Michael Myers look.
In the Resident Evil franchise, a passcode transmitter was actually a blood glucose meter, fan said