As we reported from ToyFair, Quantum Mechanix was previewing a few new Star Trek offerings, which are now available to purchase or pre-order. These include two new badges from their Star Trek: Discovery replica series, as well as a ship and figure from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
‘Discovery’ Black Badge and Cadet Badge
QMx has previously released four division magnetic badge replicas for Discovery, and now they have added two new ones. As with the other badges, the new offerings are made of zinc alloy, are cut from laser-cut molds, and are screen accurate. First, there is Sylvia Tilly’s Cadet Badge, which is now available to reserve on the QMx site for $14.95, with stock coming soon.
Also added to the site is the Star Trek: Discovery “Black Badge.” which was only seen in episode 3. This can also be reserved now for $14.95.
This black badge has been a mystery, since it was seen in just one episode of Discovery. There has been a lot of speculation about what the badges are for, and there is a chance that QMx has dropped a clue. On the QMx site, the “Black Badge” product description heading is posed as a question: “Section 31?” (see below) This of course references the covert agency called Section 31, the secret group within the Federation that was introduced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and referenced again in Star Trek: Enterprise and the feature film Star Trek Into Darkness.
Even though QMx is an official licensee, there is a good chance they are just speculating like the rest of us. Section 31 has been a popular theory regarding the black badges, so this will just add a bit of fuel to that fire. Maybe we will learn more at tomorrow’s Wondercon panel.
TNG Locutus and Enterprise-D
Quantum Mechanix has also added two new Star Trek: The Next Generation figures, which are available now. First up is the Locutus of Borg Mini Master figure. This is the first in a series of Star Trek figures in QMx’s new larger, more detailed “Latinum Edition.” The 1:12 scale hand-painted statue stands approximately 6 inches tall and features the authentic likeness of Patrick Stewart as the transformed Locutus. It comes in a full color 5-panel box with a box cover and window display and is available to buy now for $24.95.
Also just added is the QMx Mini Master Enterprise-D replica. The 6″ ship is hand-painted and comes on a magnetic stand. The Enterprise D comes packaged in a full color window box and is the first in a series of Star Trek Mini Master vehicles. The Enterprise D is available to buy now for $19.95.
For more information on all of QMx’s Star Trek products, visit their site at qmxonline.com.