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#1 Dilithium1

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:00 AM

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 08:32 AM

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That looks pretty nice and would be a great addition to my collection but... That is way to pricey. I wouldn't spend that much on it.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:44 AM

YOUCH!! Too rich for my blood too. Quick question for the prop guys/gals, how much did it cost for you to make one of these yourself?

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:44 PM

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YOUCH!! Too rich for my blood too. Quick question for the prop guys/gals, how much did it cost for you to make one of these yourself?


Well, the kit runs $349.99, electronics are $199.99, and the "sling" is $79.99, so the raw parts are about $630. Plus paint, shipping, etc, etc.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:47 PM

That is pretty pricey, and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa*breathes*aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of my league.

However, it does seem like a fair deal for all of the features you get, plus a custom stand.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:12 PM

as cool as it looks..... nah. At the end of the day, I couldn't even bring myself to spend $350 on a tricorder. Buying that is a non-starter.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:13 PM

Oh My God. That is the trek item I have always wanted. Too bad I'll have to win the lottery to get it.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:51 PM

A friend bought a resin, screen-used rifle during the IAW Trek auctions for about $1700. I bought a rubber screen-used stunt for $850. I think this is an absurdly-priced replica. At that price, they won't be selling many.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:00 PM

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Oh My God. That is the trek item I have always wanted. Too bad I'll have to win the lottery to get it.



Same here!!! When I was at the Vegas Con last year in FC Uniform I HAD to take a picture with one....my fav pic of me in Uniform =)

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:41 PM

Keep in mind, these have electronics and are built by HMS, the same company that made them for the movie. If it's an accurate prop you want, then this is as good as it gets.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:29 AM

QUOTE (BadBunnyMike @ May 4 2010, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Same here!!! When I was at the Vegas Con last year in FC Uniform I HAD to take a picture with one....my fav pic of me in Uniform =)


I'd love to see that pic if you have it handy!

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 03:02 PM

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Keep in mind, these have electronics and are built by HMS, the same company that made them for the movie.

Exactly. So they didn't have to tool up or reinvent the wheel.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 03:47 PM

^^No, but the have to pay to get the wheel made rolleyes.gif

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:50 PM

HMS is like 2 guys that live off the props that they make. Of course Rod.com has it's markup and well there it is.......

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:06 PM

And I'm guessing their production probably isn't exactly like an assembly line. If it's anything like the processes we've seen you post, Mark, then I can only imagine it gets even more difficult than that when putting in so many electronic features. So yeah, I'd definitely say that the price is pretty decent considering the amount of labor most likely involved.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:07 PM

Yup, these are hand finished, one at a time from parts made from hand poured resin from hand crafted molds. Not done on an assembly line and not done by any automated means. You're paying for craftsmanship as well as accuracy and quality.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:07 PM

sheeeeeeee.. that,s my rent. but it looks dam good...

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:03 PM

I Want one!!!! *Sigh* This is one I held at the Vegas Convention



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Posted 11 May 2010 - 06:31 PM

Wow, that's sweet!

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:14 PM

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I Want one!!!! *Sigh* This is one I held at the Vegas Convention



I take it that you were supposed to be a Trill with those spots? So whats up with the mullet? Thought they went out years ago.




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