I've had fantasies about defending this thread in court, and HA having to hand over their irrefutable proof that it's real....and the Judge just laughing her head off when she reads it, and then saying, "CASE DISMISSED" for lack of evidence. For HA to prove any case against someone that says it's a modern replica, HA would have to PROVE it's NOT a modern replica. And at this point, I am very very very sure that they cannot do that.I don’t think a lawyer would have much of a problem chewing up HA in court, and any of us might even do a good job.
I believe the option of a bench or jury trial is up to the defendant.↑ They wouldn't, which is the whole point. It was an empty threat. They could start a suit, sure. It would even go so far as the first day of trial, probably a bench trial at the request of Heritage but I don't see it surviving a motion to dismiss. Not based on what is a matter of public record.
I may be wrong but I believe in state level civil cases, either party may request a bench trial. In Federal court it always defaults to jury trial though some of what I read seemed to indicate this was only true in instances where the defendant faces incarceration and even then, a defendant may waive a jury trial. I'm not a lawyer and I'm only going by things I have read over the years, usually pertaining to where I lived and related to someone or a contractor I was suing. Luckily for me, I'm 4-0 with no losses.I believe the option of a bench or jury trial is up to the defendant.
This list is a very good start to definitively say this is a forgery. With so many discrepancies how could any intelligent person still believe this is any more than replica? There are actually many more problems with it but I am not interested in helping the forger(s) with their next attempt at fraud. The fact alone that the P2 shells don't match, the P1 shells don't match, and the front nozzle (with fake weathering), butt plate, etc. are replicas tell you everything you need to know about this piece.
Someone mentioned the Diamond Select having that. I do not have my DST to hand so cannot confirm
The raised trim lines near the emitter, really get me. Are there any replicas that have that feature? It may have been mentioned, but we are on page 66 at this point.
I guess I would like the in universe look the best. That was why I liked the MR TOS and First Contact Phasers, they felt real.There’s certainly a niche of the prop community which likes replicating props as they are now, with all of the warts, weathering, and damage. Some people prefer the on-set look, and others try to go for what the in-universe item would look like. The majority of replicas and models tend to feature some degree of idealization, rather than replicating the real-world flaws.
Every single model of the TOS Enterprise which has a finished/mirrored port side is technically inaccurate to the studio model, after all.