Star Trek Original Series Phaser Pistol by Art Asylum
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- First Art Asylum Edition with Red Box
- This Toy was used also as Prop in Enterprise Episode Mirror Darkly
- Long sold out Production
- With authentic light and sound
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Art Asylum Star Trek Original Series Black Handle Phaser With Gray Body. These are the rarer out of production first release edition red colored box dated 2003, now over eleven years old and getting very hard to find. Phaser has lights and sound effects.
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|Item Dimensions||—||6 x 13.5 x 8.5 in||3 x 10 x 10 in||9.9 x 9.5 x 3.1 in|
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That being said, I can't describe the thrill of opening one of these for the first time: I own a phaser, dammit! Whoooo! If you grew up in the 70s like I did, you remember the miserable toys they released. These are so much more accurate--if not perfect. Great for those who are casually involved in cosplay.
Does anyone remember where that line can be found?
Since I couldn`t,wouldn`t(and shouldn`t)justify shelling out $100+ for a high(er) end TOS prop replica phaser pistol *sigh*,I took a chance on one of the many plastic "toy" replicas.My NIB ca.2003 ART ASYLUM/DIAMOND TOYS 2-IN-1 PHASER Type 1/Type 2(Item #:85870,red box)cost me $28.20 + normal shipping cost.I was a little worried about buying something I remembered looking at in Wal-Mart`s toy aisles so...Imagine my delight and childlike thrill then...as I held a (dang near!)real ST Phaser in my hand!!The overall look and dimensions of this "toy" are dead on to those boutique collector replicas!Even though this/these series were designed as children`s toys,were mass produced,and were constructed of plastics--this lil "wannabe" Master Replica is WELL,WELL worth the current online prices!(NOTE:Since I purchased my AA 2-IN-1 approx. 6 weeks ago,prices have gone UP!)If you pick up a NIB piece,the 3 batteries will be weak,so you`ll most likely want to install fresh ones if you feel that childhood urge to "play".HINT:The size batteries are hiding in the HEARING AID/DIGITAL THERMOMETER section of your nearest Wal- or K-Mart(NOT in the watch/jewelry dept.)
I totally recommend this little plastic replica based on looks alone,BUT...it comes with several classic TOS phaser sound FX that are virtually identical to the series!!I feel that setting two (2)on the # wheel is most realistic/generic(imho).As other reviewers have already explained the workings,outlined the how-to`s,and added the best sequence to go from NIB to FIH(Fun In Hand),I`ll spare you.The black Type 1 "mini-phaser" contains the batteries,micro-chip w/sounds,and the 2 movable thumbwheels--in other words Type 1 is the "go" in this AA replica(even though you can detatch 1 from 2 base at will).
Hope this humble review helps someone!
The Phaser is full size, 1:1 scale, and is loaded with the little touches that make these things so much fun. The Hand Phaser is removeable, and works on its own quite well. It includes a flip-up "site" and the numbered window rotates to different power settings. Even the "snout" of the Phaser I is accurate. Changing the power settings even produces different phaser sounds.
The larger Phaser II operates only with the hand phaser attached (as it should be) and adds a switch for the beam emitter light, and a rear switch that activates the "overload" setting. Fantastic!
On the down side (you knew there had to be SOMETHING), the beam emitter blinks when in use. I'm not sure why this was preferred by the designers, but it's a strange choice. Also of note, when you remove the "Try Me" tab, as it's called (the little plastic tab that allows kids in the store to make the sound and lights work), the toy gets turned off. It took me fifteen minutes of thinking I'd gotten a defective one before I realized the numbered dial on the hand phaser had to be moved off of the "0" setting before the toy would work. Very confusing, and worthy of a note in the manual.
All in all, a rare find: a Star Trek prop toy worth buying. Let's just hope the tricorder and communicator are next.