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Check Out: Diamond Select Star Trek Geological Tricorder – Coming In July April 15, 2010

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Do you ever feel the need to scan some soil samples? Well you are in luck. This Summer Diamond Select Toys will complete their series of original series Star Trek tricorders with a third version, the Geological Tricorder. It will be another Entertainment Earth exclusive and pictures are now available.

 

Geological Tricorder Replica Toy

The Diamond Select Toys / Art Asylum tricorder will be released in July. It features the voice of Majel Barrett-Roddenberry as the computer, and includes  lights, sounds, and an exclusive removable scanner with motion effects. Plus it comes complete with two ore sample containers and a planetary ore specimen! The price is $44.99 and it can be pre-ordered from Entertainment Earth.

Here are the first images (via ArtAsylum). Click images to expand


DST Geological Tricorder w/ soil samples!


DST Geological Tricorder w/ soil samples!

Entertainment Earth also has this description:

The Entertainment Earth Exclusive Star Trek Original Series Geological Tricorder is what you need to get your science down. Following the runaway success of the classic-era phaser and communicator, you can now boldly go where no man has gone before with this authentic tricorder replica! Based on the 23rd-century design seen in the original Star Trek television series, the remarkably detailed electronic instrument features silver highlights over a black finish, plus light and sound effects taken from the watershed TV show. It’s perfect for your next away mission! Window-box packaging.

The Entertainment Earth Exclusive Geological Tricorder is the ultimate replica for any fan, collector, or 23rd-century geologist. Not only does the case open to reveal the detailed interior, but this deluxe version also includes a compartment with a removable scanner accessory! The Tricorder features blinking lights, a spinning scanner, light-up elements, and an adjustable shoulder strap. All doors open and close.

This Tricorder includes 6 electronic phrases from the Enterprise’s computer systems that you won’t find anywhere else! They include:
"Working"
"Standing By"
"Computer Affirmative"
"Computer Data Received"
Library Computer sounds
"Computer Accomplished"

Third of a series

Diamond has previously released two other TOS Tricorders:

Here are videos of each

 

 

Comments

1. McTrekker - April 15, 2010

Nice. These are cool replicas.

2. The Bear - April 15, 2010

Absolutely well worth the money. Looking forward to getting mine. Already have it pre-ordered.

3. AnotherQ - April 15, 2010

The price isn’t half bad – good quality.

4. Gabriel Bell - April 15, 2010

I have the Science Tricorder and it is spectacular. I figured I didn’t need the Medical Tricorder, but now I think my collection will need all three. This one looks very, very cool.

Great job on these prop replicas EE! They are wonderful.

5. Khan was Framed!! - April 15, 2010

Diamond Select rules!!

More figures please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Time for some more TOS & TNG bad guys!

6. Jesustrek - April 15, 2010

hey DST more aliens fiugres of TOS in special Andorian,please :)

7. NuSpock - April 15, 2010

LOL!!! Talk about accurate!!! They even got replicas of the sky blue and hot pink dirt sample props used!!! xD WORD!!!

8. captain_neill - April 16, 2010

the science tricorder was awesome, be cool to have this if I can afford it. Its a bad to time to be made redundant from my job.

9. Kirk, James T. - April 16, 2010

yawn. When will Diamond Select realise that they should give their Star Trek license up? let some other company with fresh ideas have a crack at it. All i hear from this company these days is the same ridiculous excuse after another.

Like Berman on Star Trek before Abrams, DST had their moment and did some great stuff as Art Asylum but after a while it’s just been rehashed toys in different packaging.

10. James Cannon - Runcorn Trekkie UK - April 16, 2010

Still waiting on the Enterprise-B, Enterprise-C, Excelsior, Reliant…….

The ones that most people would actually like….
I believe the word is; “demand”…..

Come on DST…….. A USS Reliant please.

11. John Gill - April 16, 2010

Gosh, if only we’d had replicas like this 40 years ago!

12. CmdrR - April 16, 2010

Does it find gold? I mean…

13. Mark Lynch - April 16, 2010

A stupid question perhaps, are these tricorders 1:1 scale?

Anyone know for sure?

14. TonyD - April 16, 2010

Art Asylum always makes great quality toys but another tricorder? I know its easier to just use an existing product, put in some different sounds and mix up the accessories but I wish they’d get just a little more daring with their offerings. Their ST:TMP and STIII:TWOK phasers were fantastic and I’d like to see them release more items that we haven’t seen already multiple times.

15. Miles R. Seppelt - April 16, 2010

I have the Science Tricorder and it seems to be 1:1 scale. Highy recommended!

16. TonyD - April 16, 2010

#13 – Yes, I’m pretty sure the DST/Art Asylum Tricorders are 1:1 scale.

17. Andrew - April 16, 2010

DST has announced TWOK communicator later this year along with the Excelsior and possibly Enterprise B variant (though this may get pushed to next year). The Klingon BOP will be out next year as well as a Klingon disruptor from the movies. From their forums, a Reliant is one they want to do so I suspect it will be coming soon, as well as a ST:III phaser.

18. RM10019 - April 16, 2010

I vote for the ST III phaser! A beutiful design.

19. Cuphes - April 16, 2010

Did anyone else who got the Medical Tricorder find that McCoy’s voice seems a bit sped up and high? Or was that just mine?

20. Dr. Image - April 16, 2010

Yeah. It’s sped up. Oh well.
Wish DeForest had been around to hear it.

The geological varient is so obscure I might have to get it.
Kinda like Dr. M’Benga’s medical scanner.

But still no MOTORIZED scanned, I guess.

21. Michael - April 16, 2010

I have pre-ordered through New Force Comics…as it’s a “SHARED” exclusive..but this forum NEVER mentions NFC EVER! I’ve been ordering through them since the first TNG wave of figs from PM hit.
I love my Science/Medical Tricorders, and owning this unique (& only seen one episode?)”That Which Survives”…prop will be sweet!

22. Simon - April 16, 2010

These prop replicas show just how badly they’ve aged. A Zune looks more high tech than these “23rd century” items.

23. Jeyl - April 16, 2010

I made a little side-by-side comparison between the Master Replicas version and the Diamond Select “Science Tricorder” version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPEXdwDpoZA

24. Gary - April 16, 2010

Very disappointed with the medical tricorder. The hand scanner only spins with a manual wheel and its volume is very low.

25. Andy Patterson - April 16, 2010

That’s ridiculous. We need another tricorder that’s not that different from the others? And these people are making money on it and keep putting them out. I need another one of these in my house like I need a hit on the head. My wife wants another one of these cluttering up our house like she wants a hit in the head. This is a waste of money. I’m ordering mine today.

Now where’s my servo, boys?

26. Jane - April 16, 2010

ooo! ooo! ooo! I want one! I want one!
(jumping up and down and in circles and flailing arms like a 6 year old on christmas morning)

Boy do I ever need to grow up ;)

27. NuSpock - April 16, 2010

#22 The first cell phones looked more futuristic than this tricorder LOL

28. Andrew - April 16, 2010

#24 … you can convert it as I did with mine. Even bought a second one to convert for a medical pouch. You can see my results here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXrzHO5CTO4

29. Desstruxion - April 16, 2010

wow…….another tricorder……..how bout some different ships now. I’d like a Defiant and an Enterprise-C. B would be nice too. Flesh out some of the new movie ships as well. The ones seen in the background shots.

30. Andy Patterson - April 16, 2010

22

If the tricorder could do exactly what they did on the show…it looks fine to me. Doctors have told me nothing in my life.

31. THX-1138 - April 16, 2010

I have both the medical and science tricorder. My medical tricorder arrived beat up and had the high tinny McCoy voice. I told Entertainment Earth (after getting zero response from AA/DST) and they were more than happy to replace it. For the money they are nifty toy replicas that I suppose one could use as a toy. But then again, I have all of the AA/DST prop stuff. Love ‘em. Gonna get this one too.

I have some of the ships, too, but I get much more satisfaction from building my own from models. Nothing that AA/DST could produce would rival the Reliant I built or the BOP. My TNG D is better, too.

32. Simon - April 16, 2010

#31 – That’s well and fine but can you mass produce a Reliant?

That’s the trick, to get something that looks accurate yet inexpensive enough to produce for a mass audience. I enjoy my DST Enterprise-E and “All Good Things” Enterprise-D immensely.

33. THX-1138 - April 16, 2010

#32

Why do I want to mass produce them? I’m not in the business of selling them. The point I was getting at was that if somebody REALLY wants one of the ships that AA/DST hasn’t made, then they can have a go at building their own. They might like the results they get even better than those of a mass produced ship.

Heck, I own 4 of AA/DST’s various Enterprises.

I’m not knocking the mass produced stuff. Just trying to let people know that there are options out there for ships if they would like to add to their fleet. Model building is a hobby anyone can do. And with a bit of practice just about anyone can build a model that rivals anything they see onscreen. I have one of Polar Lights/R2′s Refit Enterprises on the bench and am going to go all out with the best lighting kit I can get my hands on. At around 3 feet long it’s going to be a show-stopper. And for the year it will take me to get it finished I will have spent many, many relaxing hours fiddling around with all the details and thoroughly enjoy myself.

34. Eli - April 16, 2010

So… Can we get accurate readings of that volcano in Iceland with this new Geologic Tricorder?

35. Rocket Scientist - April 16, 2010

My brother asked if to pick up the ST09 tricorder if I saw it priced for clearance. Found one at Toys R Us today. Looks OK, but I prefer the classic TOS tricorder, even if it is dated. These look great, but money’s a little tight these days.

Also found the Hot Wheels Enterprise Refit and Reliant. Not priced to clear but not bad. Since I haven’t built my Reliant model yet (how many years has it been?), I wanted a little version to tide me over. And of course you can’t have the Reliant without the Enterprise, right? As far as die cast toys go, they’re pretty sweet.

36. ryanhuyton - April 16, 2010

I have the science tricorder, gold-handled phaser and communicator all from DS/AA. Sweet stuff. I also have a bunch of their figures, including two limited numbered “First Contact” Data figures as well as a Sulu one signed by George Takei. I also have the TWOK Enterprise, TOS Mirror Enterprise, Enterprise-E and Enterprise-D.

Diamond Select and Art Asylum had better keep them coming! :-)

37. PunkSpocker - April 16, 2010

Fabulous! New place to keep my stash, I mean, who would think to look there?

38. Shatoupee - April 16, 2010

This geo tric looks awesome, as did DST’s medical and science tricorders. Can’t wait for the geo version!

39. Scooter - April 16, 2010

I’m 47 years old and I want one! The model of this I made in 1976 broke a long time ago.

40. Anthony Thompson - April 16, 2010

Hey, what happened to John Tenuto?

The medical tricorder was a dud. A waste of money. This looks to be almost as bad; cheaply produced. Didn’t use DeForest Kelly’s voice, etc. Which is a shame because their phaser and communicator were so well done for the price.

41. Shatoupee - April 16, 2010

Anthony Thompson–what are you talking about? The DST TOS med tric DID use DeForest Kelley’s voice as “Dr. McCoy.”

And this is a toy, not a hand-made prop!

42. Anthony Thompson - April 17, 2010

41.

It was supposed to be his voice. But…none of the recordings sound remotely like him. And, yes, it’s a toy. But so were the communicator and phaser products. They were made much better.

43. ryanhuyton - April 17, 2010

#42

I don’t own the medical tricorder but I own the science version. That version has great sound and the screen is better lit. I’ve heard the medical tricorder isn’t as good when it comes to sound and lights.
The geological tricorder looks like it could be better as well.
Wierd.

44. Holger - April 17, 2010

Cool prop. I’m seriously considering, even though I own the sci tricorder.

45. et - April 17, 2010

Did we ever see an actual “geological” tricorder in the show?

46. They call me Stasiu - April 17, 2010

The only episode I remember seeing it in features Lee Meriwether.

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/3×17/thatwhichsurvives_219.jpg

The “soil samples” make a cool accessory to an otherwise drab-looking variant.

47. Scott B. here. - April 17, 2010

I remember the geological tricorder quite well from “That Which Survives,” and think this variant is molto cool … but I don’t remember the soil sample vials from the show. I remember bigger sample kits on other episodes like “Wink of an Eye,” but they didn’t look like this. Are these modeled after anything ever seen on the show?

Scott B. out.

48. Andy Patterson - April 17, 2010

47

I remember it in that episode….”I am for you D’Amato”.

49. THX-1138 - April 18, 2010

#41

That IS De Kelley’s voice on the med tricorder. You probably have one with the faulty chips. The voice is being played too fast and makes his voice sound high pitched.

50. Losira - April 18, 2010

Yes the Geo tricorder strikes a cord. I’m ordering my own now. The one I swiped from poor D’Amato broke down! Just kiddind

51. Tuvok - April 20, 2010

Nice! Looking forward to this release.

52. 1701 over Gotham City - April 21, 2010

The rep at Art Asylum’s booth at C2E2 in Chicago this past weekend said the license is not looking good, nor the release of the next series of figures… extremely sad, we have to support this license!

53. David Pease - May 31, 2010

What’s wrong with everyone?? These are AMAZING for the price!! PEOPLE ARE SO FREAKING SPOILED!! Do you realize that TOS trek props fetch huge prices?? To get a geo tricorder for less than $50 is a STEAL! Try buying JUST the electronics board from roddenberry.com!
I buy every TOS item these guys put out and am NEVER disappointed!! I’d love to finally see a Reliant, ST3 phaser, ST6 assault phaser, the upcoming TWOK comm, but also would love to see a Klingon TOS disruptor and comm!
It really sucks that so many people are so down on these. Compare these to ANY of the other trek toys and they’re amazing!
It’s sad, but I’m sure when the next movie comes out everyone will be trying to buy all this stuff on ebay for 3X+ the original price! Already the medical tricorder is fetching more than original price. I would recommend making a TOS hypospray or med kit! (they’d sell like crazy I imagine) Even if they were plastic, it’s better than the $550 the metal ones fetch.
I support DST / AA all the way. Amazing stuff!

54. guy man dude - June 10, 2010

Though it says “The Tricorder features blinking lights, a spinning scanner, light-up elements, and an adjustable shoulder strap. All doors open and close.” during a Q&A they said that it DOSN`T come with a scanner. I dont mind this because of the ore samples, but they can at least not advertise that it comes with a scaner.

55. ml - October 15, 2010

Mid-October and still not available? What’s up?

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