In the run up to Comic Con, TrekMovie is bringing you previews of the new Star Trek items that will be debuted at the show. Today we have an exclusive first look at two QMx replicas from the 2009 Star Trek Movie. The replica Starfleet Academy Class Ring and Replica Stunt Phaser look pretty good and both are pretty affordable as well. Details and pictures below.
QMx Starfleet Academy Class Ring Replica
The next Star Trek movie replica from Quantum Mechanix will be a replica Starfleet Academy ring. The sterling silver-plated ring with a copper core is an accurate replica of the ring made for Chris Pine for the Star Trek movie. It shows the Starfleet Academy logo and has the graduation year of 2258, with the indentations all oxidized instead of painted (which can chip).
This new Academy ring comes sized as a Men’s large (which you can have resized at a jeweler if needed). It comes in a presentation case, which has the Starfleet Academy Logo on the inside lid, making it a nice display piece. QMx is hoping to have them ready for purchase by the fall, and the best part is the ring will only set you back $39.95.
Star Trek stunt phaser
Later in the fall following the ring, QMx will release a ‘stunt’ phaser replica from the Star Trek movie. This phaser is a replica of the stunt versions of the prop phasers used in the film, meaning that it has no moving parts, sound or lights.
The main difference between the QMx stunt replica and ones used on the set of Star Trek, is that the QMx replicas are chrome and steel plated (over a resin core) instead of painted. According to QMx President Andy Gore, the phaser has some "heft" to it and will feel like a real weapon, and that feel is also enhanced by the metal plating.
The new Star Trek stunt phaser comes with an acrylic base and will be available late this fall for an affordable $49.95. Gore tells TrekMovie that QMx wanted to give fans "a nice display or costume piece that wont break their wallet." However, Gore confirms that QMx is still developing a ‘hero’ phaser replica from the Star Trek movie made out of solid aluminum, complete with a rotating barrel and lights and sounds. That replica should be available in 2011, but expect it to hit your wallet harder than the stunt version.
Ring, Phaser and more from QMx on display at Comic Con
You will be able to check out these new items this week if you are attending San Diego Comic Con. Check them out at the QMx Booth (#3251). QMx will also be showing off the previously released Star Trek pins and the Star Trek movie retro posters released last week. They will also have a number of items from the Battlestar and Serenity franchises.
In addition, QMx will be showing off the latest version of their Artisan series USS Enterprise. TrekMovie will have more details on that highly anticipated item later this week.