If I read the handwriting on the wall, I believe up next will be a medical VII tricorder. And If that’s successful I imagine the vii won’t be far behind. Sadly I don’t see a way to do it today without surface mounted LEDs, which don’t quite give me the look I want, but it’s still the prop I want!
I also wish they would go back to the old MR style acrylic displays, but I imagine the new look is in part due to the f-Ed up world supply. Electronics items from Chiba makes sense, acrylic stands probably not. I see display stands on their James Bond line, but being that those don’t have electronics and I’d bet they come from India.
They did a nice job on the flute and I’m curious about the hypo with sfx. I’m excited that they are going the TNG direction, I think that’s what the fans want. I’m eager to support them because o want them to be successful just to see what comes next. geordis visor? The borg queens skull
I’m in for the cricket too, but I’m disappointed by the unsightly seam lines on the season 1 version. It was smart to utilize the tooling for two versions, but should have figured out how to do it to get the look more accurate on that one. Should be smooth, one smooth piece. They made it that way to make the painting easier for the S3. Also worried about light leak with the surface mounted LEDs in the power bar. It’s like I’m saying above on the tricorder, just not the same look as individual rectangular LEDs lighting up one at a time stacked up together. Also, I get that it’s a more “limited” version but the price disparity between the S1 and S2 is off putting to me too. It’s hard for an obsessive completist like myself, but I’m gunna hold off on the S1. I am excited foe the S3 though and think it will feel great in Metal.
here are my replica crickets for comparison on aesthetics.