- Movies’ budgets can be huge – but not everything is a big production
- Some high-tech looking gadgets in the movies appear to be store-bought items
- Social media users around the world revealed several examples online
Blockbuster movies can have huge budgets – but sometimes, due to lack of resources, ease, or time, props have to be turned in quickly.
And the quickest 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 the gadgets used in famous sci-fi movies and TV shows online are actually just store-bought items.
collected by Why this?, Repurposed items include Nike Air Jordan 6 trainers that were apparently transformed into Batman’s heavy-looking boots in Batman Returns (1992).
Here, FEMAIL reveals some of the best examples…
Why this? Compiled by, repurposed items include Nike Air Jordan 6 trainers that were apparently transformed into Batman’s heavy-looking boots in Batman Returns (1992).
Netflix’s Lost in Space used a foam vest when killing military crew members in armor
In Alias (2001), Jennifer Garner uses a high-tech utensil to cut through a wire fence—but it turns out it was actually the torch used for crme brlées.
One Star Wars fan discovered that in The Phantom Menace, a gadget was just a dog toy painted silver
The hilt of the original lightsaber where designed by Roger Christian, who designed the weapon from a 1930s Graflex camera flash handle
It’s not just movies that use budget-friendly items, with the TV series Mutant X using an eyeshadow palette to create one of its tools.
In The Expanse TV Series, a Hi-Tech Looking Holder Was Just a Repurposed Cargo Roof Box
In Star Wars, the characters’ knights wore prop grenades that were apparently made of plastic microphones from children.
The Jedi Comlink, a walkie talkie device used by Qui-Gon (Liam Neeson) in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), was actually a reconstructed Gillette for Women shaver
Halloween costume designers chose a Captain Kirk mask based on Star Trek actor William Shatner and painted it white for Michael Myers’ look.
In the Resident Evil franchise, an access code transmitter was actually a glucose meter, a fan claimed