For collectors and fans who are eager for new cool stuff related to the 2009 Star Trek movie, today brings good news. Today QMx begins taking pre orders for their replica phaser which costs just $50 with a stand and will begin shipping next month. Details and photos below.
QMx Star Trek 2009 "Enterprise Metal-Plated Phaser Replica"
It was announced last year, but today fans can finally pre-order the gleaming 1:1 scale, screen-accurate replica of the stunt phaser used in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. QMx created their new replica using a first generation master of the screen used phaser and the look is considered an exact match for the hero phaser used in the film – and it only costs around $50.
The replica measures 10.5" long x 7" high (grip included) and weighs more than one pound. Even though this is a replica of the stunt phaser (meaning it has no moving parts or lights), QMx’s Andy Gore tells TrekMovie they "upgraded the actual prop" to create an "idealized version". The replica is made out of solid polystone core and is precision metal-plated in several finishes, whereas the stunt phasers used on set were made of painted plastic.
The new replica still costs just $49.95, which includes a Lucite stand with a brass plaque. Gore says while the replica is ideal for cosplayers, they also wanted to make it a "real collectible any fan can afford".
More to come from QMx
QMx is also still working on creating a hero version of the phaser replica, which will have moving parts and working lights and sounds (no word on when that will be released, but it is expected to cost much more). As for what is else is next for QMx, Gore tells TrekMovie that they are still working on all of their previously announced collectibles and replicas related to the 2009 Star Trek movie, including the big "Artisan" USS Enterprise replica, Starfleet Academy ring replica, USS Kelvin Salt & Pepper shakers, Star Trek maquettes, and more. Gore says that they don’t rush products out because "the most important thing is quality and these things always take time". So stay tuned.
Starfleet Academy Ring coming later in 2011 from QMx
Available now from QMx
QMx released some other cool Star Trek items in 2010 and those are still available.
Star Trek Movie posters for $29.95 Available now at the QMx site
Star Trek movie badge replicas – $9.99 each. Available at Entertainment Earth discounted to $8.49 (click images below to buy).
And QMx also makes replicas and collectibles for Battlestar Galactica, Firely/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, Doctor Who, and Stargate. www.qmxonline.com for more info.