Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Object of geek desire: Majora's Mask replica prop

If there's a hipster Zelda game out there, Majora's Mask is definitely it.

Released back in 2000 as the follow-up to the iconic Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask is cherished by hardcore fans of the franchise for its steep difficulty and darker themes.  It's also a nice departure from the usual Zelda formula, as there's no princess to rescue - instead, Link's tasked with saving the people of Termina from an evil brat who's decided to throw the moon at the planet.

And also, it's got this really neat mask in it.  A mask that you can own with this week's Object of Geek Desire.

Yup, that's exactly that it looks like - a faithful, hand-painted replica of Major's Mask sure to whip Zelda fans into a tizzy and give small children at least a month's worth of nightmares.

Created out of pink foam and brushed plastic by the amazing Etsy crafter ThePropsShop, this mask is fully wearable (albeit with a narrow field of vision) or can be mounted on a wall in your geek den.  Unfortunately, it's gorgeous appearance and high quality both come at a price - namely, $400 (+ $30 for shipping) - but that seems like a fair price to ask for a handmade prop of this quality.

Thankfully, ThePropShop has plenty of other masks to offer if that's too many ruppees for you to part with - namely, a Goron mask ($70), a Deku mask ($75), or even an Amon mask ($70) for the Legend of Korra enthusiast.

Still, it'd be hard to top the commanding presence of the Majora's Mask above... even if you had to smash every pot in Hyrule to afford it.