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25th Oct '17 8:06:49 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Pinball/{{Avatar}}'' uses Mattel's action figures and AMP Suit from the movie tie-in toyline.

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* ''Pinball/{{Avatar}}'' uses Mattel's Creator/{{Mattel}}'s action figures and AMP Suit from the movie tie-in toyline.
21st Oct '17 11:32:55 PM BattleMaster
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* Creator/{{Bioware}} did this a bit in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. For example, the barrel of the deployable Sentry Turret is taken off the Vindicator Battle Rifle while the guns used on the shuttle are obviously scaled up Eviscerators. In the case of the Sentry Turret it's possible that it was actually built in-universe from a modified Vindicator.
13th Oct '17 10:08:07 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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*** According to VFX artist Rick Cortes, the staff would use off-the-shelf toys of the Zords whenever they lacked the necessary shots from the existing ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' footage they were given.

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*** According to VFX artist Rick Cortes, the staff would use off-the-shelf toys of the Zords whenever they lacked the necessary shots from the existing ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' footage they were given.



** When the [=TyrannoRanger=] from ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' shows up in the ''[[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger Kyoryuger]]'' vs. ''[[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters Go-Busters]]'' movie, he transforms by using the Legacy Power Morpher toy that Bandai had released to celebrate ''[[MightyMorphinPowerRangers MMPR]]'''s 20th anniversary.

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** When the [=TyrannoRanger=] from ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' shows up in the ''[[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger Kyoryuger]]'' vs. ''[[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters Go-Busters]]'' movie, he transforms by using the Legacy Power Morpher toy that Bandai had released to celebrate ''[[MightyMorphinPowerRangers MMPR]]'''s 20th anniversary.
3rd Oct '17 11:48:15 AM CosmicFerret
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* On the live-action ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'', this is how Bob Burns got the part of Tracy the gorilla: [[NoBudget he already owned the gorilla suit.]][[note]]The suit itself beloned to "Kogar," Burns' earlier gorilla character. The suit was all right, but the Kogar mask was rather fierce and menacing. When ''Ghostbusters'' came around, Burns asked a then up-and-coming Rick Baker to make a much more placid mask for the new character.[[/note]]

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* On the live-action ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'', this is how Bob Burns got the part of Tracy the gorilla: [[NoBudget he already owned the gorilla suit.]][[note]]The suit itself beloned to "Kogar," Burns' earlier gorilla character. The suit was all right, but the Kogar mask was rather fierce and menacing. When ''Ghostbusters'' came around, Burns asked a then up-and-coming Rick Baker Creator/RickBaker to make a much more placid mask for the new character.[[/note]]
15th Sep '17 2:24:02 PM nombretomado
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** The revived series was criticised for using what are quite obviously [[AppleMacintosh Apple Mac]] keyboards in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary Silence in the Library]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead]]", set in the 52nd century.

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** The revived series was criticised for using what are quite obviously [[AppleMacintosh [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Apple Mac]] keyboards in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary Silence in the Library]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead]]", set in the 52nd century.
14th Sep '17 10:42:18 AM MarkLungo
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An act of desperation by a cash- or time-strapped effects team in the days before digital imaging became affordable and subsequently took over SpecialEffects. Instead of incurring the time or expense of building their own miniatures, they instead take a shortcut by purchasing off-the-shelf toys or model kits. Depending on the quality of their manufacture (and, in the case of models, assembly), the results can range from surprisingly effective, to sub-par, to obvious SpecialEffectsFailure.

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An act of desperation by a cash- or time-strapped effects team in the days before digital imaging became affordable and subsequently took over SpecialEffects. Instead of incurring the time or expense of building their own miniatures, they instead take a shortcut by purchasing off-the-shelf toys or model kits. Depending on the quality of their manufacture (and, in the case of models, assembly), the results can range from surprisingly effective, to sub-par, to obvious SpecialEffectsFailure.
SpecialEffectsFailure. Alternately, the effects team might modify ordinary household items into whatever props they need.




* {{Film/EndersGame}}: The command school sequences show the characters using [[https://www2.razerzone.com/au-en/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-nostromo Nostromo keypads]] as they give commands to the fleet.

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\n* {{Film/EndersGame}}: ''Film/EndersGame'': The command school sequences show the characters using [[https://www2.razerzone.com/au-en/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-nostromo Nostromo keypads]] as they give commands to the fleet.



* The Iron Man [[TheMockbuster rip-off]] ''Metal Man/Iron Hero'' surprisingly has a [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kabuto Zecter]] on the protagonist's costume!
* In the J.J. Abrams ''Film/StarTrek'', the vertical "sensors" briefly seen on the ''USS Kelvin'' bridge are unmodified commercially made amateur radio antennas.

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* The Iron Man ''Film/IronMan'' [[TheMockbuster rip-off]] ''Metal Man/Iron Hero'' surprisingly has a [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kabuto Zecter]] on the protagonist's costume!
* In the J.J. Abrams Creator/JJAbrams ''Film/StarTrek'', the vertical "sensors" briefly seen on the ''USS Kelvin'' bridge are unmodified commercially made amateur radio antennas.



* In the Film/IncredibleHulk knockoff ''Film/TheAmazingBulk'', one shot of Bulk's hands are actual Hulk Hand toys recolored purple!

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* In the Film/IncredibleHulk ''Film/IncredibleHulk'' knockoff ''Film/TheAmazingBulk'', one shot of Bulk's hands are actual Hulk Hand toys recolored purple!


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* In ''Film/NightOfTheBigHeat'', the [[AlienInvasion alien invaders]] are jellyfish-like StarfishAliens who resemble melted plastic lamps--because that's exactly what they are.
23rd Aug '17 8:11:37 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''{{Garfield}}'' mentions it [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111028 here.]]

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' mentions it [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111028 here.]]
16th Jul '17 11:08:58 AM nombretomado
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* In ''The Film/BattleOfBritain'', a lot of scenes are very clever editing involving cutting between studio sets, live-action footage of preserved 1940-era warplanes, and FX involving virtually off-the-shelf models of the Airfix type. Even in 1969, there simply were not enough preserved WW2-era aircraft to have live footage of German and British aircraft in the sort of numbers that would have fought over southern England in 1940. Scenes of lots and lots of German bombers in formation were done as model shots, using off-the shelf Airfix kits [[note]]Even in 1969, other manufacturers were available, but Airfix were nearest and most ubiquitous.[[/note]] of German aircraft. The kit-bashing element involved adapting the completed models to take small electric motors and batteries so that the airscrews moved authentically. Pyrotechnics were built into some models, which were adapted to break up in ways that would have been realistic for real aircraft and not for plastic kits, whose parts and assembly do not usually correspond to the way in which real aircraft are built and how they deconstruct if catastrophic breaking stresses are applied. [[note]]i.e. when they are shot down or sustain critical damage in flight. [[/note]]

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* In ''The Film/BattleOfBritain'', a lot of scenes are very clever editing involving cutting between studio sets, live-action footage of preserved 1940-era warplanes, and FX involving virtually off-the-shelf models of the Airfix type. Even in 1969, there simply were not enough preserved WW2-era [=WW2=]-era aircraft to have live footage of German and British aircraft in the sort of numbers that would have fought over southern England in 1940. Scenes of lots and lots of German bombers in formation were done as model shots, using off-the shelf Airfix kits [[note]]Even in 1969, other manufacturers were available, but Airfix were nearest and most ubiquitous.[[/note]] of German aircraft. The kit-bashing element involved adapting the completed models to take small electric motors and batteries so that the airscrews moved authentically. Pyrotechnics were built into some models, which were adapted to break up in ways that would have been realistic for real aircraft and not for plastic kits, whose parts and assembly do not usually correspond to the way in which real aircraft are built and how they deconstruct if catastrophic breaking stresses are applied. [[note]]i.e. when they are shot down or sustain critical damage in flight. [[/note]]
5th Jul '17 10:42:48 PM TairaMai
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* {{Film/EndersGame}}: The command school sequences show the characters using [[https://www2.razerzone.com/au-en/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-nostromo Nostromo keypads]] as they give commands to the fleet.
11th Jun '17 6:09:49 PM nombretomado
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* Present in nearly all {{YouTube Poop}}s, which use no more than video samples and stock effects straight from the video editor of choice (and occasionally an after-effects program).

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* Present in nearly all {{YouTube WebAnimation/{{YouTube Poop}}s, which use no more than video samples and stock effects straight from the video editor of choice (and occasionally an after-effects program).
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