The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica

The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica

Regular price $ 349 now $ 325

Product Description

"Hornet Gun, check!"

Factory Entertainment is proud to present its Gas Gun & Kato Dart prop replica from the 1966 television series The Green Hornet. The officially licensed replica was created after exhaustive and careful study of surviving original props from the show as well as archive materials to ensure maximum accuracy.

The replica is modeled on a ‘hero’ prop used for close up scenes and has working features that include a moving trigger mechanism and adjustable gas gauge. Push the release catch and a hidden door in the handle opens, containing a solid metal gas cartridge that can be removed. The replica is hand crafted from aluminum, brass, zinc and resin components. It has a heavy weight high quality feel and is finished in a two tone green paint scheme which matches the prop seen in most episodes as well as the opening credits.

Product Description:

The Dart Kato dart replica is similarly hand crafted and features a metal barb, molded body and translucent wings. It is decorated with a yellow body design to match a dart prop thrown by Kato in the episode "Freeway To Death."

Limited to only 250 numbered pieces worldwide each replica comes complete with a museum quality display base with acrylic cover and includes a detailed prop story booklet , blueprint style instructions, certificate of authenticity and a numbered limited edition plaque. The product is presented in a presentation style box bearing the distinctive hornet moiré pattern.

The Original Props

As in his earlier radio and movie serial incarnations, the Green Hornet carried a futuristic and non-lethal sidearm, the Gas Gun, which as its name suggests emitted gas which could subdue an opponent, or even the occasional law enforcement officer who attempted to thwart the Hornet’s plans. A master of martial arts at close range, Kato would sometimes employ throwing darts at long distance targets.

Several different versions of gas gun props were used during the production of the original TV series. These ranged from basic, non functional pieces for stunt, or distance shots, to complex ‘hero’ pieces for close-up action shots. 
In the early days before computer aided special effects, their once existed an earlier version which could actually ‘fire’ jets of colored powder for a fairly onscreen effect. 

 

The original gas gun props were constructed from a number of "found" recycled items, as well as custom made elements that were combined to create a prop design that foreshadowed a sleekly styled look that would be seen in real-world designs decades later.
Kato’s dart-throwing props were created from the body of a wooden English pub style dart. The Wings and ‘eyes’ were added to create a more distinct insect motif, and these dart-props were intended to emulate the ‘shuriken’ throwing weapons used in certain martial arts disciplines.
 
Product Dimensions & Weight (Inches/Pounds):
  • Length: 9.125
  • Width: 5.625
  • Height: 1
  • Weight: 0.5
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica
The Green Hornet - Gas Gun & Kato Dart Limited Edition Prop Replica