It seems Japan is caught up in Piranha fever! Not only are they making their own film but now the Higa Brothers have committed to making 100 prop piranhas based on the 1978 film! 50 of these will be made with fiberglass (nearly $450 but without a stand) while the other 50 are latex (they’ll run you over $620 each but will include a walnut stand). You can see the differences between the two below.
Piranha featured work from both Rob Bottin, who would go on to work on John Carpenter’s The Thing, as well as Phil Tippett, the infamous dinosaur supervisor on Jurassic Park (you had ONE job, Phil!). These props aim to pay homage to the film, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year.
If you want one for yourself, you can place an order right here.