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With convention season upon us and Halloween not too far away, Star Trek fans who like to costume could now enjoy the "trifecta" of role playing items. With the release of Diamond Select’s new science tricorder toy, you can complete your Star Trek The Original Series landing party kit. .
The Star Trek Trifecta
Entertainment Earth is now selling both their exclusive Medical Tricorder toy from Diamond Select Toys (see our previous review) and the newly available Science Tricorder. Additionally, Entertainment Earth has an exclusive 2-pack combining a "gold" handled edition of the Phaser with their exclusive TOS Communicator.
The latest item in the landing party kit is the newly available TOS science tricorder, which retails for $49.99. Complimenting the already available medical edition of the tricorder, this science version (although oddly named as medicine is a science) is Spock themed in every measure. It features Spock’s voice, a spinning moiré, light effects, and a removable "salt shaker" scanning unit with various lights.
While the "TV" panel is a bit disappointing because it is lighted from the side only, this is an excellent toy and perfect for costumers looking for a reasonably priced alternative to a $400 prop replica.
DST Science Tricorder available now from Entertainment Earth.
Phaser/Communicator Role Playing Set
Entertainment Earth now has a special two-pack that combines their exclusive gold handled TOS phaser with their exclusive TOS communicator.
The gold handled phaser toy is based on the prop seen as early as the first season of the show. The toy is a Type 2 phaser, which includes a removable Type 1 hand phaser. Fans could move the targeting scanner and there is a setting dial that features four modes (off, stun, kill, disrupt) which changes how the phaser sounds and the lighting effects on the toy, The Type 2 phaser (when the Type 1 phaser is attached) has a switch that toggles the emitter light off and on, and a very cool power setting which allows fans to place the phaser on overload settings (as featured in episodes such as "That Which Survives"). This toy measures 9.5" tall and long.
This video shows off the features of the phaser:
We have previously reviewed the excellent EE version of the communicator toy (see review). The communicator included in this Gold Handled Phaser/Communicator Role Playing Set is indeed the exclusive EE edition featuring a phrase by Spock not available anywhere else ("Your signal is very weak. Can you turn up your gain?") along with the other 8 phrases included. Here is a video from EE for the communicator.
As a two pack, this is a great deal, and if fans interested in ordering this set hurry, they could save $10 off the regular price now from EE (sale price is $39.99).