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Qmx Announces New Star Trek Movie Badge Replicas February 22, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Replicas,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

Today the replica maker Quantum Mechanix announced their first available retail products from the 2009 Star Trek. Starting to day you can pre-order any of four replica badges, exactly like those worn by the new crew of USS Enterprise. See below for more details, pictures and ordering information


Need some badges?

In November Qmx worked with Paramount on a special exclusive Blu-ray set for Best Buy, which included a set of four replica badges. So the only way to get the badges was with that set, until now. Today Qmx announced the badges (the same ones from the exclusive Best Buy Blu-ray set) will be available for retail, sold separately for $9.95 each. There are four different badges to choose: Command, Science, Engineering and Medical. Each badge is made from steel and hand-burnished. All are screen-accurate replicas of the original badges used for the film (although those were made of prop plastic).

According to QMx, the badges will be shipping by April 9th. They will be available at comic shops and other retailers.

UPDATE: Badges can now be pre-ordered at Entertainment Earth.

Here are pictures of the badges (click images to pre-order at Entertainment Earth)

Command badge and packaging

Science badge and packaging

Engineering badge and packaging

Medical badge and packaging

Back of pin

Perfect for Cosplay

And if you want to fill out your cosplay set, Entertainment Earth also carries the Star Trek Movie Rubies Costume Collection (You would have to remove the lower-quality pin that comes with the Rubies shirts).

Star Trek Movie Captain Kirk Gold Shirt Star Trek Movie Uniform Grand Heritage Blue Shirt Star Trek Movie Uniform Grand Heritage Red Shirt



More to come from Qmx in 2010

Qmx has the license for all replicas from the 2009 Star Trek movie. For 2010 Qmx is planning a number of products, including an Artisan Series Enterprise replica, maquette statues, a phaser replica, and more. Look for a TrekMovie update on these other Qmx Star Trek replicas in the near future.  


1. Jorg Sacul - February 22, 2010


2. XMind - February 22, 2010

First! Cool, I missed the Best Buy ones.

3. Constellation 1017 - February 22, 2010

I already got these last year for free in Kellogg’s cereal boxes along with Romulan & Klingon Badges…and they light up too!

No thanks…

4. Capt. Roykirk - February 22, 2010

I’m good with my STO badge thank you.

5. MoPo - February 22, 2010

Wow, I never even noticed that Medical had an insignia separate from Science in the new movie.

6. Cardinal_zin - February 22, 2010

These look beautiful, and it’s a nice touch that the packaging looks as good as the badges. Always good to see a company put in the extra effort on a cool product!

(Will green chicks dig me if I wear all four at once?)

7. toasteroven - February 22, 2010

I prefer TOS medical insignia.

8. Lazers - February 22, 2010

@5 – I’ll have to go back and re-watch because I never noticed the medical badge had a plus/cross symbol on it. I thought McCoy just wore a science badge. VERY CURIOUS.

9. Dr. Image - February 22, 2010

Glad I got ’em with the Blu-Ray.
Now the phaser… that’s on my list.

10. Anthony Thompson - February 22, 2010

Nice. But what’s up with the ship model? That was supposed to be out about 6 months ago, as I recall. BTW, the small metal one issued with some Blu-Ray sets was NOT screen-accurate. The saucer section was too thin. Otherwise, a good piece. Another point is that the so-called limited edition was not numbered.

11. Enterprise Captain - February 22, 2010

I hope they plan on doing a Starfleet Academy ring replica.

12. John from Cincinnati - February 22, 2010

Let’s all pray for the safe return of Walter Koenig’s son Andrew.

13. Steve Pinsent - February 22, 2010

In the original series McCoy had the science badge – however nurse Chapel had a red cross in it – the medical badge may of been on the nurses and not actually seen on screen – however it is consistent with the original series.

14. nonymoose - February 22, 2010

Weird that McCoy doesn’t wear a medical badge. I didn’t know there *were* medical badges.

15. British Naval Dude - February 22, 2010

I fashioned tha’ Command badges (large missile on ’em) and tha’ Engineerin’ badges (lotsa’ curly doos on ’em) inta’ a set o’ pants fur’ meself! Cost a lot… and chaffs a bit… But I do impress tha’ lass cadets! And I be shiny below!


16. James Cawley - February 22, 2010

The ones used in the film were NOT plastic.

17. Michael F. - February 22, 2010

“Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!”

Now that that’s out of the way…COOL! Maybe in the sequel they will make the little designs closer to the way they looked in TOS (I prefer the original engineering symbol’s lines to the all-curves version above).

18. Tarrax - February 22, 2010

XMind – First to act like a tool maybe.

Nice Badges. I have the full set of 12 that were released many years ago by Franklin Mint. All made from sterling silver with 24 carat gold plate. These would make a great addition.

19. ety3 - February 22, 2010

Agreed that it’s odd that McCoy never wore a medical badge (in TOS or in the new film). There weren’t many closeups on Enterprise medical personnel so seeing one on screen may be difficult.

By the by, watching TOS on Blu-ray the other week, we got a good, clear shot of Christine Chapel’s insignia. It was VERY obviously a red cross glued/painted over a sciences insignia. (The black curve of the top of the circle was visible over the top of the cross.)

20. rogue_alice - February 22, 2010


21. C.S. Lewis - February 22, 2010

^8 Lazers on Badges

Chapel wore the Red Cross badge in the third season but I never saw it on McCoy. Mbenga, maybe?

C.S. Lewis

22. Steve - February 22, 2010

Nice post #2! Maybe if you wouldn’t have been in such a hurry to post that you were first, you actually would have been first! lol =)

23. ety3 - February 22, 2010


Chapel was wearing the red cross insignia in season one, as I noted in post 19.

This image from “Naked Time” shows that the red cross was stuck on top of a sciences insignia:


24. OneBuckFilms - February 22, 2010

These are the same pins from the Blu-Ray special editions from Best Buy. They are also screen accurate.

25. Daoud - February 22, 2010

McCoy graduated from the Academy, and isn’t just there as medical personnel, one might presume.

In TOS, McCoy clearly more like a MD/PhD, considering the number of cures he develops, etc. I’d always written his having a Science badge off to his extra qualifications.

His alt-universe existence (presumably no different from the prime) shows us outright he went through full academy training AFTER already being an MD, so it sorta all makes sense.

26. ryanhuyton - February 22, 2010

On his regular shirt, McCoy had the science insignia. On his short sleeved shirt, he had the science insignia as well. I just found a picture of him in his short sleeved shirt and it had the science insignia on it. But I was pretty sure McCoy did wear one with the medical insignia a couple of times.

27. Gary A. Neumann - February 22, 2010


28. Gabriel Bell - February 22, 2010

@16 … Love this comment! So great you got to do that. Congrats again. Keep up the great work.

29. AnotherQ - February 22, 2010

James C, were you able to keep
your badge (or any other part of
the movie uniform)?

30. Kirk, James T. - February 22, 2010

Love them all! might get them all too! anyone know when Qmx are releasing their collectors edition Enterprise and Kelvin?

31. richpit - February 22, 2010

I got the Best Buy badges with the blu-ray disc. Are these the same except for the packaging, obviously?

32. ryanhuyton - February 22, 2010

And if anyone is too cheap to buy a pin, and they have one of the 6 inch figures, they can just take the base(which is the same design as the badge) and glue it to their shirt. Of course, it might come off in the wash, but I suspect a few folks don’t even bother washing their shirts! :-)

Heh heh!

33. ryanhuyton - February 22, 2010

#31 They are the same. But ironically cost more than if you bought them as part of the Best Buy Blu Ray set.

34. ety3 - February 22, 2010

#33 —

“Cost more?”

How do you figure that?

The individual badges are $10 each. The Blu-ray set came with all four and the Blu-ray movie, natch. I paid about $40 for that set a few months ago. I’d say I came out ahead.

In fact, I just checked out the Best Buy website. They still have the Blu-ray set with badges for $40.

35. John Gill - February 22, 2010

I bought the Best Buy set with the badges and I wear them on my business suits’ lapel, you’d be surprised how many people know that it represents Star Trek…

36. MvRojo - February 22, 2010

#34. I think you confused yourself.

37. Anthony Thompson - February 22, 2010

ety3 IS terminally confused (or not paying attention)!

38. Anthony Thompson - February 22, 2010


Maybe they gave A. P. a plastic one – haha!

39. Anthony Pascale - February 22, 2010

according to Qmx and Paramount the ones used on set were made with the rapid prototyping machine out of a polymer of some sort, or ‘plastic’. Qmx has a whole pile of the original ones which they used to create the design for their steel ones.

I am reporting what the licensee and licensor are saying, and confirming again today. I dont make this stuff up you know

40. t'cal - February 22, 2010

I got them for Christmas with the BD set. They are high quality pieces!

41. Capes - February 22, 2010

I think that the fact that we are 40 comments in debating this topic is amazing! Ok everyone….out of your mother’s basements and step into the sunlight! There is life happening out there! Keep the flags flying Anthony!

42. Anthony Pascale - February 22, 2010

RE: best buy set
As stated in the article, these are the same badges, but in individual boxes. According to qmx the best buy bluray thing was a single run and when supplies run out they run out. Not sure how many are left

43. ryanhuyton - February 22, 2010

If it is true that the set versions were made of plastic, then I guess I can feel good knowing that the pins I got from the Blu Ray set are “superior”.
Steel pins are better than “plastic” pins in my opinion. :-)

44. sean - February 22, 2010

sweet….can’t wait….will be nice to throw on my bag i use everyday….i remember back in ’92….i was 10 and we went to DC and the air and space museum at the smithsonian and they had next gen pins like this…..they werent the cool QVC sound ones, but back in 92 before the internet if your local comic store didnt have it, it didnt exist….best $20 i spent…got a next gen 1:1 pin and an enterprise-a scaled toy (which were rare)

45. SebiMeyer - February 22, 2010

That screenshot of Majel with the taped up badge is hilarious. I guess someone thought “ah, what the hell. That won’t register on screen.” Plus, back then people didn’t have any way of rewatching stuff since VCRs did not exist yet.

Doubly funny since badges like this is what Gene and Majel later made money with.

46. The Angry Klingon (without a trenchcoat) - February 22, 2010

The ones in the movie were actually metal and, at least the ones I saw, were applied with a double sided adhesive so Im with James Cawley on this one…Paramount generally doesnt have a clue (take a look at that ‘screen used TOS Phaser with COA from CBS’ that just sold on Ebay for huge money…not even close to being real. As to what QMX was given I dunno but the all the ones I know of were metal.

47. U.S.S. Manila NCC-99232 - February 23, 2010

The Command pin fits me the best.

48. James Cawley - February 23, 2010

#46 is correct! They were made of metal and did attach with double sided adhesive tape. No mistakes on my part.

49. Chris M - February 23, 2010

These badges look awesome, looking forward to gettin the set! :)

50. pleasuregirl1990 - February 23, 2010

Now thats what I call ‘Balderjack’!!!

51. Anthony Thompson - February 23, 2010


I call it : “Badgegate”! : )

52. Anthony Thompson - February 23, 2010

I’m going to start selling tickets for the cage match-up of Cawley vs. Pascale!

53. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - February 23, 2010

@5 neither did I

54. star trackie - February 23, 2010

I read somewhere else about plastic badges…maybe in the wonderful The Art of Star Trek. . I think it’s safe to say, there were probably both hero metal versions for close scrutiny and cheaper plastic ones for scenes with a large amount of extras running about. It just makes sense cost wise. Although, with 150 million…you could make a LOT of metal badges!

Regardless…I already have the Best Buy versions. If you have them, put them in an aluminum frame and mount them on black velvet to display. They look awesome.

55. Anthony Thompson - February 23, 2010


That makes sense. It’s pretty typical for extras to have props and uniforms which are not as exacting (and expensive) as those worn and used by up-front principal characters. So James and Anthony are probably both right. Odd, though, that Qmx would have been given inferior examples to model their products after.

56. Dr. Image - February 23, 2010

An auction (can’t remember where) description stated that the badges IN the auction were painted plastic.
The photo did look like they were painted urethane.
BUT metal versions were used as well, I’m sure.

57. Bryan - February 23, 2010

My $30 Blu Ray came $40 worth of Insignia! Sweet. I got a killer deal!

58. James Tyler - February 23, 2010

I couldn’t help myself – I’ve ordered the lot.

59. QMx Andy - February 23, 2010

Hey folks. Normally wouldn’t comment on a story about our stuff (this is your place to comment, after all), but feel the need to set the record straight on the badges.

There were several kinds of badges in the movie – the academy pins, the kelvin outline delta and the division badges worn on the Enterprise. We had access to all the screen-used hero pieces when we were working on developing the division badges and Anthony is correct – the Enterprise badges were RP’d polymer (plastic). The rest of the badges – big and small academy badges and the outline Kelvin badge, were metal.

Just didn’t want you to think Anthony was losing his touch ;-)

60. Capt. of the USS Anduril - February 23, 2010

These are cool and all for those who didn’t get the set…BUT! I want the smaller-scale Collector’s Enterprise. Gotta replace that Playmates Enterprise someday, after all, and since I doubt Diamond Select will be able to so it, that leaves QMx. ;-)

61. Dr. Image - February 24, 2010

#59 Andy- Thanks! I’m not crazy!
BTW, NICE job on the badges. Looking fwd to more stuff.

62. Justice Boy - February 24, 2010

Even though I have the bluray set with badges, I may get these too. The packaging looks great & it never hurts to have extras for party guests!

63. Anthony Thompson - February 25, 2010


Am i invited to your next party? : )

64. Jule Gerdsen - May 9, 2011

That looks fine yet i’m just still less than sure that I prefer it. In any case will look more into it and choose for myself! :)

65. Scott - January 7, 2012

Does anyone know where you can get the small lapel pin worn by Kirk in the New Star Trek movie on his dress uniform (seen in the closing scene of the movie)?

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