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MEAN MACHiNE

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If you are a science-fiction fanatic or simply have dreams of one day becoming the human overlord of a legion of robots, VIP Fan Auctions can help take you one giant leap closer to achieving your goals. The site is offering the components of a screen-used Tetravaal Scout robot straight from the assembly line in Neill Blomkamp’s CHAPPiE. The collection of 30 parts – some with production notes and markings on them – includes two head parts, arms, legs, waist, torso, feet, hands, hips, groin and pistons. It’s up to you to animate the robot to do your bidding. Click here to see photos of all the pieces, and get in on the action for your piece(s) of CHAPPiE today!

 

HOW TO BUILD A BETTER ‘BOT

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There are few weapons manufacturers that give the general public a warm-and-fuzzy feeling, but Tetravaal does build a darn fine robot (and with a little tweaking and uploading, even Tetravaal products can be humanized). Of course, the special effects manufacturers at WETA have a lot to do with the look and feel of the Tetravaal Scout robots featured in CHAPPiE, which translates to a phenomenal opportunity for SFX fanatics looking to reverse engineer some WETA handiwork. VIP Fan Auctions is offering a set of assembly line Scout parts straight from the Neill Blomkamp film to the fan who casts the winning bid. The parts include components from Scout robots and CHAPPiE parts, including pieces of head, torso, arms, legs and waist. Click here for a detailed listing – and photos – of the pieces. The winner of this auction will also receive a Tetravaal Pelican 1740 storage case. If you’re interested in sci-fi, special effects and creating cool stuff, don’t delay – this auction is ending soon!

 

BRINGING OUT THE BIG GUNS

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Ninja and Yolandi Visser – members of the South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord – play major, heavily armed roles in Neill Blomkamp’s CHAPPiE. VIP Fan Auctions is offering one of the most impressive pieces of firepower in their arsenal in the form of a prop automatic rifle that was featured on-screen in the film. Click here for more information and to see photos of this imposing CHAPPiE weapon and get in on the bidding today!

 

TETRAVAAL HQ

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Taking its name from Neill Blomkamp’s 2004 short film “Tetra Vaal” – about a police robot that patrols the slums of Johannesburg – which set the stage for CHAPPiE. In the feature film, Tetravaal is the weapons and tactical robot manufacturer that develops and produces police robots, one of which is imbued with artificial intelligence and become the self-aware CHAPPiE. VIP Fan Auctions is offering fans an official Tetravaal corporate banner featured on-screen in the film – a 64 x 48-in. flag featuring the Tetravaal rocket logo and the name of the company. Click here for photos and more information – and place your bid on this unique piece of sci-fi history today!

 

LEADER OF THE PACK

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To survive in a world where rampant crime and hopelessness have forced the government to deploy robotic police to patrol the streets, you may want to pick up a trusty weapon (preferably a brightly colored uzi), razor-sharp throwing stars and nunchucks – and a backpack equipped to handle the rigors of a robot apocalypse. To help CHAPPiE fans survive, VIP Fan Auctions is offering a Tetravaal backpack featured on-screen in the Neill Blomkamp film – a Pelican S100 with water-tight, crushproof case, rubber handle, large laptop area and a chest clip. Don’t miss out on a chance to own a piece of movie history that is also a top-of-the-line, practical piece of equipment for life today. Click here to see photos, more information and to get in on the bidding today!

 

BRAIN BUCKET: SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

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Artificial intelligence begins with an artificial brain – and VIP Fan Auctions is offering the perfect place to store it. The site is offering the cranium components of a Scout droid built by the special effects gurus at WETA for use in the production of CHAPPiE. The set includes two side head plates, two antennae and the head frame – all directly from the Tetravaal assembly line in the latest Neill Blomkamp film. It is the only one of its kind received from the production, but it is now available to the CHAPPiE fan who places the winning bid. Click here for photos and more details – and claim your piece of CHAPPiE today!

 

IN ARMS WAY

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Legendary New Zealand-based visual effects powerhouse WETA is responsible for creating some of the greatest moments in modern science fiction. And while state-of-the-art digital effects can bring new worlds to life, it takes a special, old-school kind of FX guru to create the little, gruesome details that stick with viewers long after the credits roll. WETA is able to walk tall in both worlds – and VIP Fan Auctions has proof. The site is offering a pair of WETA-created disembodied arms featured on-screen in CHAPPiE to the special-effects fanatic who casts the winning bid. Meticulously designed to freak out anyone who unknowingly comes across them, the arms are created from a ballistics gel material with plastic bones, forearm hair and just enough stage blood to look completely realistic. Click here to see photos and for more information on these lessons in visual effects awesomeness – and get in on the bidding today.

 

 

INSPIRING CHAPPiE

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It was while listening to his favorite band – South African rapper-ravers Die Antwoord, that writer/director Neill Blomkamp was struck with the inspiration for CHAPPiE. The link between the music and the film was so strong, in fact, that Blomkamp cast Die Antwoord bandmates Yolandi Visser and Ninja to play themselves in the film. They essentially become CHAPPiE’s “mommy” and “daddy” as the robot is made self-aware, and fans became aware of Die Antwoord in the process. VIP Fan Auctions is now offering the Die Antwoord metal shield logo featured on-screen in CHAPPiE. Click here to see a photo of this unique prop that links science fiction and music.

 

PHYSICAL GRAFFITI

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CHAPPiE thinks for himself and, along with that, has his own sense of style. In the robot’s South African danger zone, that means unmistakable graffiti on his components as a sort of robotic tattoo. These distinctive spray-painted CHAPPiE pieces are now available to one ambitious fan interested in assembling his or her own “Scout 22” robot. VIP Fan Auctions is offering a collection of WETA-created parts, including graffiti-covered CHAPPiE head, torso and arm components – as well as numerous other generic scout assembly-line pieces straight from Tetravaal. Click here to see the entire set of 69 pieces and begin assembling your own version of CHAPPiE today!

 

PINK POWER

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One of the keys to a long life is to avoid messing with a woman who carries a pink uzi. Case in point: South African rapper/raver Yolandi Visser – playing herself as a gangster in CHAPPiE – who helps kidnap, “mother” and teach the titular robot to fight for her crew and think for himself. The pink BPX uzi she uses on-screen in CHAPPiE is now available at VIP Fan Auctions to the fan – human or machine – who casts the winning bid. Click here for photos and more information on this unique – and adorably deadly – piece of Hollywood prop weaponry today. But act fast because this auction is ending soon!