May 20, 2013, 2:16 AM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
I'm curious about the phaser pointed at Scotty by the USS Vengence crewmember.
May 20, 2013, 9:05 AM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
Gotta get me one of them fancy rifles. Now it's just a case of waiting for some decent screen-caps.
May 20, 2013, 3:24 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
May 20, 2013, 5:00 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
Looks like QMX have finally revealed what their offerings are.
An updated phaser, with...
... a spinny bit! From what I can gather, there's going to be a manual spinny version released with a special Amazon bundle (with the Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray and DVD combo set) coming out later this year, and a motorized one getting a standalone release in 2014.
We've also got an updated Starfleet Academy ring. This one is apparently going to be cast from the same molds QMX used to make the props for the film. This looks much nicer, in my opinion at least, than the previous ring.
That one looks like it's been inflated compared to the new version.
But wait, there's more!
A new UFP flag, and...
... re-released insignia pins.
That's it in the way of props from QMX so far.
May 20, 2013, 5:12 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
The top three pics are of the "Knormian" phaser. What I can tell you about that phaser is that John Eaves was the illustrator that created it. As I was working on all the hero phasers, I designed the CAD and built the hero masters, of the Knormian Phaser, for Rick Gamez who was also working on the film. Rick then took my masters, pulled molds, and built up all of those. It was a pleasure tag teaming that one with him..... he's a great friend.
even though I worked on the film, I have no idea what phaser that was that was pointed at Scotty. I could make a few phone calls and see if I can come up with some pics or at least some info.
May 20, 2013, 5:36 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
I'd love to see more pictures of the weapons.
May 20, 2013, 5:43 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
Thanks for the info KCP - is there anywhere online to see better/clearer pics of these?
Awesome work by the way - definitely caught my eye...
May 20, 2013, 7:53 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
Glad to see that that KCP is helping to finally get us a replica of the phaser with a motorized stun/kill feature. I've been waiting for one of these for a while. just hope it's not going to end up costing over a grand (which I'm guessing it probably will )
I already preordered the blu-ray set with the phaser on Amazon. $80 isn't bad for that at all.
May 20, 2013, 7:58 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
I hope the Blu-Ray/Phaser set makes it to the UK!
May 21, 2013, 12:04 AM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
The pistol in the Uhura pic is Klingon - that was done at The Hand Prop Room, along with the bat'leths and the BFG that "John Harrison" uses in that sequence.
May 21, 2013, 9:30 AM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
The Phaser/ Bluray set looks like a great offering. I may get that since I missed the phaser the first time around.
For those that have the first phaser, what is the quality like?
May 21, 2013, 10:00 AM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
Not bad at all. It's mighty cool looking, heavy, & makes a great display piece.
Having just come back from watching Start Trek into Darkness, I was of course, throughout the film, looking out for new props
To be honest, the Phaser is identical except for an inverted colour black / grey on the top and the handle, compared to the first one. And the rotating stun/kill barrel of course. Communicator looks identical too. Tricorder is seen very briefly, so no opinion on that yet.
Back to the phaser, I am not getting the latest version, as I don't think having another 'identical' one that just has a manually rotating barrel justifies the expense.
May 21, 2013, 11:46 AM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
May 21, 2013, 1:19 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
At least one of the guys who worked on these was recently banned from the RPF. Bummer.
May 21, 2013, 1:22 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
All the Super Heros, Heros, and Tear Down phasers, that I made for Into Darkness is different and not identical to the 2009. The heros from 2009 had a totally different handle, had no lens or functioning rotary setting on top, had a ton of visible bolts holding the thing together, and the paint was different. So to say the phaser is identical is not correct.
With that said... the phaser QMx made for the film is the same design they had for the QMx 2009 replica but is now utilizing a magnetic hold for the manual rotate of the barrels that I developed for my tear downs in the film. QMx states that their phasers are pulls directly from the same molds. They are referring to their molds off their replicas... not my heros in the movie. If QMx provided background phasers for the film, I can not confirm what they may have provided and that could be the molds they are referring to. However, all the phasers on screen are mine... so I don't know where their backgrounds would be. Could have been cut out of the final edit. The phaser they are releasing with the dvd set, according to their site, will be spring loaded. I will be putting an article together so i will confirm what exactly they will be producing.
Now, the animatronic 2014 phaser they mentioned on their site would be mine. I mentioned to them that I would love to make a limited edition of the hero phaser I made for the film. I just want to be clear on a few things so there's not misunderstanding. I hope this helps clear up some questions.
Last edited by kcpstudio; May 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM.
Reason: Added new info
May 21, 2013, 2:07 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
I was not referring to the one used on screen Kenny. What I wrote referred to the side by side pictures of the two made by QMX.
... which we agree on :
... and is why I am not going to buy the Into Darkness QMX version, because a 'manual' rotating barrel, IMO, does not 'justify' me spending money on an almost identical static prop for display.
May 21, 2013, 2:55 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
Sorry, just wanted to make sure that everyone knows the difference and don't get upset because they saw my heros on set and then buy the DVD limited edition and then say it doesn't look the same. QMx, i believe, mentioned they made background phasers and that's what they are selling. They said "stunts" but in my industry, a "stunt" is a soft prop for the stunt guys. I think they are referring to background pieces. I can't confirm that cause I had nothing to do with that. I know they did do work on the film and I'm sure they'll talk about that at some point. I do know they at least made the rings and some models found on the desk in the admiral's office.
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May 21, 2013, 3:06 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
great meeting you at wonderfest...i was the guy with the 20 questions about phasers (or one of the many people badgering you about details). thanks again for telling my daughter the story about how you started out and got into the prop biz...and thanks for all the cool stuff you showed us on your laptop.
what a treat to see the hero phasers and talk to the craftsman who built them.
saw the movie the next day with family & friends -- we all loved it.
looking forward to updates on the animatronic versions.
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Reason: spelled kenney's name wrong
May 21, 2013, 6:09 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
May 21, 2013, 7:13 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
Placed a pre-order for the LE set. Seems like a great buy.
May 21, 2013, 7:40 PM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
Such an easy purchase since I don't have a phaser, want the movie set, and don't have to pay for it yet.
May 22, 2013, 3:08 AM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
You know, that's not a shabby deal. I just pre-ordered one myself.
Are these the same badges that came with the best buy bluray set?
May 22, 2013, 8:49 AM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
yes they are, QMX made the badges that came with that set.
May 22, 2013, 9:35 AM - Re: Star Trek Into Darkness replicas
I'm excited about the servo phaser!
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