We all loved/feared that terrifying, emotionless computer overseer HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you couldn’t get enough of that unfeeling, psychotic AI in the film, you’ll be happy to know that ThinkGeek has made a full-size, movie accurate replica of the murderous AI that you can buy for $500. Because of its steep price, you can expect that the replica is accurate down to the last detail. And it is – the replica was constructed using the film’s original blueprints even down to the original studio files for the HAL 9000 label.
Of course not everything could be replicated exactly – the original HAL 9000’s iconic lens for example was originally made with very rare and expensive Nikkor fish-eye lens. The HAL 9000 replica features a custom-ground replica, with a sticker of the writing on the Nikkor lens for those times you just want to stare into HAL 9000’s deep, unfeeling eyes. The HAL 9000 replica also has a LED light inside the eyes, and has a repertoire of 15 iconic phrases of the film. You trigger his (or her, we could never really tell) voice module by talking to it for over 1.2 seconds, or if you’re not in a chatty mood, point an IR remote at it and press a button.
Like we mentioned, it’s not cheap – expect to pay $500 for this awesome replica. Some say it’s expensive, but can you really put a price on HAL 9000 terrorizing you in your home? We thought not.