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#21 Gothneo

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:28 PM

Got mine today!

Absolutely incredible. Love this replica!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:03 PM

AWWWWWW MAN! I have always wanted one of thse MR props, A comic store had the FC Phaser for years, and they used to let me go in and hold it from time to time, i wish i had that much money to get one of these!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:50 PM

well... in all honesty, since there are very few mass marketed (cheap) toy lines left to collect anymore I've been saving a bundle and so, an Item like this is really not as much of a burden as it might have been in the past.

I have an MR TOS Tric, a Klingon Disrupter and the Assault Phaser. This is easily my fav of them all!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:23 PM

I got mine but have not had time to get it out of the box. I'll pull it out tonight and take some photos.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:30 PM

This was a serious one-off for me in terms of money, but I think I'd consider selling some stuff from my other hobbies in order to get an accompanying Phaser. Perhaps a reissue of the MR First Contact one, or a DS9 version, or even a Dolphin.

Hopefully they'll make something else first, or 2 years will pass. biggrin.gif

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 06:12 PM

Received my Mark IX Tricorder yesterday.

It's quite heavy ... all metal body (except the battery cover on the back, which is plastic) and came in a nice cushioned box.
The main document/booklet comes in a sliding (on each side) foldout format - the left fold-out illustrates some tric. technical facts and the right fold-out panel shows a photograph of Brent Spiner autographing the plaque.

Unlike MR's ST prop plaque, the aluminum plaque slides into a black stand / holder (the MR uses an adhesive peel & stick)

The tricorder lighting effects are brilliant ... just like Las Vegas strip at night

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:47 PM

For those who are still seeking to buy any available returned Mark IX Tricorders (hoping to get a discount) from eFX, it looks like you will be out of luck ...
This message was posted today from eFX directly:

Hi All!
I have been getting a lot of emails in regards to the returned units. I would like to make it clear that these units are NOT for sale. We will not sell these units as "seconds" or at a discount. We have established an editions size and that will be the number that are out there. If we were to sell these defective units, that would theoretically increase the edition size, even though they do not have plaques.
thanks for your understanding. . .

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:38 PM

Returned? Because of defects?

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:01 AM

does anyone have to make said returns? it seems more exclusive, if there are no defects to be taken into account!

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:33 AM

Don't forget that there will be one of these bad boys in the Autism Fundraiser drawing next month.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:55 PM

Can any one take some pics of it or upload a vid of it to you tube please?

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:15 PM

QUOTE (Commodore Kor'Tar @ Mar 18 2010, 02:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can any one take some pics of it or upload a vid of it to you tube please?


Sure Commodore, but excuse my lack of photographic skills. Here are a few pics of my # 129:









And next to my phaser collection ....



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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:43 PM

Wow that looks pretty spiffy!

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:04 AM

When I open/close the lower panel, the lights flicker a bit on the lower panel itself. It will also do it when I move the tricorder sometimes. Does anyone else have this 'problem?'

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE (slayerone76 @ Mar 19 2010, 09:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I open/close the lower panel, the lights flicker a bit on the lower panel itself. It will also do it when I move the tricorder sometimes. Does anyone else have this 'problem?'


I just checked and tested my tricorder .... nope, the lights do not flicker on mines ...

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (slayerone76 @ Mar 19 2010, 06:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I open/close the lower panel, the lights flicker a bit on the lower panel itself. It will also do it when I move the tricorder sometimes. Does anyone else have this 'problem?'


Yep.

The lower panel LEDs are energized through the hinge, and mine is a bit loose, so if mess w/it the LEDs will flicker. It will also do this if I turn it upside down and allow it to "hang" it will flicker too.

The hinges are my biggest concern on this piece.






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