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Member Since 20 Aug 2006
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In Topic: Star Trek III Phaser

29 April 2014 - 12:33 PM

The 3 and 4 are actually the same. You can see them in the holsters of the Starfleet security personnel, but they are the same model used in 3. The alternate version for this phaser was only made by ILM as a prototype that never made it into any movie. However, the art for that phaser made it into books like "Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise" and other licensed material.

In Topic: Star Trek III Phaser

28 April 2014 - 05:20 PM

Preordered several within minutes of BBTS putting this up. It's been years and years since DST has had something coming out that I am really excited to get. Can't wait. Although, knowing DST, it might be a bit of a wait.

I'm not even sure if they can make any actual variants of this. The TNG one would require some kind of wrapped handle, and I just can't see them producing the wrapped material for it. Although the TOS tricorders did have pleather straps, so who knows. It just seems like something that wouldn't happen since it is more than just molding parts and there is the issue of what materials to use, how to keep it attached, etc.

The concept version would have to have very different electronics, it would depend on how they do the electronics package. But, if the prototype electronics are too different, not sure they would go to the trouble of creating completely different electronics. The TWOK phaser was just a matter of adding colored lights to the existing package. This might involve a completely different lighting arrangement.

It doesn't matter, I suppose. I'm just so excited to see this model even happen. A lack of variants wouldn't even be noticed in this case.

In Topic: Playmates TMP customs

13 March 2014 - 10:48 PM

Wow!  For someone who isn't a customizer, that's great custom work!