STAR TREK - Type 1 Phaser Kit
NEW from the Star Trek Experience store
This kit was created by John Long Props with the benefit of an original screen-used "Hero" prop as reference, and was released in commemoration of Star Trek's 40th anniversary. The kit includes all of the components necessary for you to assemble a completely authentic, full-scale, re-creation of the original Hero hand Phaser props used in the filming of the first Star Trek series. The Hero or practical version of this science-fiction icon had some very cool working features.
Turning the thumbwheel would cause the acrylic "sight" to rotate upward, lifting the sight cowling and simultaneously extending the clear acrylic "Beam Emitter" out from the solid brass emitter housing.
Pretty neat huh? It gets better.
Once the emitter is fully extended, and at full rotation of the sight, the emitter lights up via a miniature incandescent light bulb. The really fun thing about the light-up feature, is that the light bulb (or GOR lamp) was placed in the tip of the emitter so it was plainly visible as it is actually outside of the housing (or barrel) when fired. This was designed to provide a clear point-of-origin for the post production artists to zero in on when creating the animated beam effect.
These props were true works of art.
Everything from the sleek and futuristic styling of the fiberglass body, to the ingenious internal mechanism, is a beautiful testament to the talent behind Star Trek.
Now for the first time ever this incredible piece of science fiction history is available to you in a fully licensed, fun-to-build collectorÂ’s kit. This kit enables you to build a totally accurate, museum quality replica of the actual studio filming prop. Not a toy, not someoneÂ’s idealized vision of what a Starfleet weapon might have looked like, but a true re-creation of what was used on set back in the 60s. Your limited-edition kit comes complete with very detailed step-by-step instructions, a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity, and a full color collectorÂ’s box that will beam you back to the time when you first fell in love with Star Trek.
Please note: This kit is a lot of fun to build, but it is somewhat advanced and definitely requires adult supervision.
The assembled Phaser pictured is the one built for the box art, and is shown as an example of the finished item. Also, the "box art" Phaser was built to exhibit the handmade appearance of the original screen-used props. You can build your Phaser to look like a brand new piece of 23rd century field equipment or a 40 year old studio prop. It's up to you.
Again, your Phaser will be in kit form, and will require assembly.