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my favourite trek of all
on 13 December 2014
"Ma'am" is acceptable in a crunch, but I prefer 'Captain'" ~ Captain Janeway
Star Trek Voyager, my favourite trek of all.
I've always fancied one of these replica badges, alas, a lot I have seen in the past have been 'tacky'
This badge arrived on the expected delivery date 2 days after ordering in a small bubblewrapped envelope. It is packaged neatly inside a plastic container on top of a card.
The back of the card reads :-
"First seen in the film Star Trek Generations and later in the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Starfleet's redesign of the iconic 24th Century comm badge found its home with Captain Kathryn Janeway and the crew of U.S.S Voyager. This fan favourite has been meticulously re-created from the original prop molds, capturing all the detail of the actual filming piece. Cast in metal, it's ready to wear using our unique magnetic clasp that holds securely with no pinholes.
Relive the adventures throughout the Delta Quadrant and beyond with this incredible, wearable 1:1 prop replica from QMx"
Personally I feel that's an excellent, honest description. The first thing that struck me were the quality, even before opening it, you can see your reflection clearly in the centre and it has a nice weighty feel to it. I think the magnet is a great idea (the badge comes in two parts the same shape). When I say the magnet is strong, I am not exaggerating. Sure, if someone pulls the badge off, it may fall all the way down your pants and you have to jiggle your leg to get it to drop out of the bottom ;) but I much prefer that than pinholes in my shirts and pins that bend and break after a week, plus, nothing wrong with a bit of leg jiggling, just tell people its a Vulcan dance or something. An idea if you may use it a lot, if you own a Star Trek uniform (sadly I don't) may be to stitch the back piece inside your shirt with some material behind it ?
I always wondered how they got the badges to stick onto their uniforms on the series, I always assumed it were velcro (as we all know, "Velco" is a "Rip-off") ;)
At first, one may think the price is a bit steep, I did, but when I received it, I think its a fair price for a quality item that is going to last. I may wear now and again, but for the moment I've put it in an old black jewelry case and put it on a shelf with the top open to display it, may add some rank-pips at some point.
All in all, I'm very happy with this item, good quality and a good price especially if you are a dedicated fan and thankfully doesn't have the "beep" sound novelty when you press it.
Boldly go and get yourselves one of these.