Tuesday 12 December 2017

Quantum Mechanix Star Trek insignia badges

Quantum Mechanix (otherwise known as QMx) have been releasing Star Trek insignia badges since 2009. Like many of QMx's products, the badges are highly accurate reproductions of screen used props, in some cases even using original production molds.

QMx have two different ranges: Full scale prop replicas (early badges had pin backs, but these were soon replaced with powerful magnets, allowing each badge to be worn without damaging clothing), and under-scaled pins (which continue to use pin fastenings).

The list below is split into those two groups, and then in reverse release order, with the latest badges at the top of each section.

Full-scale replicas

 Discovery mirror universe insignia badge pins

Discovery Enterprise insignia badges

Klingon insignia badge
  • Notes: Klingon insignia.
  • Release date: August 2018.
  • Coverage: Images.

Discovery Section 31 insignia badge

Discovery Starfleeet cadet insignia badge

TNG mirror universe insignia badge

Discovery Starfleet badges

Star Trek Beyond Starfleet badges

50th anniversary logo badge
  • Notes: Badge version of the 50th anniversary logo, which itself was a variation of the TOS command insignia. 
  • Release date: 2016.
  • Purchase: AmazonEntertainment Earth.
Voyager/DS9 combadge
  • Notes: Starfleet combadge/insignia seen in Voyager and DS9. While based on original props in detailing, the finish is in metallic gold and silver rather than painted like the original props.
  • Release date: February 2014.
  • Coverage: Mold restoration, images and details.
  • Purchase: AmazonEntertainment Earth.

Starfleet and Bajoran Combadge Set
  • Notes: A framed collection of badges from TNG, DS9, and Voyager. Including both Starfleet combadges of the era, with the first release of the Voyager version, and the only release of the Bajoran combadge. These were all made using original prop molds, and made from resin (rather than the metal of other releases), with velcro backing. This was a limited edition of 100 units, released as a Black Friday promotion. 
  • Release date: November 2013.
  • Coverage: Details.
  • Purchase: Amazon.

TNG/DS9 combadge
  • Notes: Starfleet combadge/insignia seen in TNG and DS9. While based on original props in detailing, the finish is in metallic gold and silver rather than painted like the original props.
  • Release date: March 2013.
  • Coverage: Prototypes, images.
  • Purchase: AmazonEntertainment Earth.

Kelvin timeline Starfleet badges
  • Notes: Range of four Starfleet badges from Star Trek (and later Star Trek Into Darkness) representing all four departments. This range was initially released with pin backs in 2009, but reissued in 2014 with magnetic backs - Although the medical badge was not included in the reissue so is only available pin-backed. As well as being offered individually, all four were also available as bonus items as part of a bluray release in 2009.
  • Release date: 2009 (pin back), December 2014 (magnetic back).
  • Coverage: 2013 packaging, magnetic backing reissue details.
  • Purchase:
    • Command (magnetic back): Amazon.
    • Science (magnetic back): Amazon.
    • Operations (magnetic back): Amazon.
    • Medical (pin back): Amazon.
    • Bluray set (pin back): Amazon.

Under-scaled pins

Discovery Enterprise insignia badge pins
  • Series/format: Discovery insignia pins for all four department variants, releases in pairs with the corresponding full sized badge replica.
  • Release date: 2019.
  • Coverage: Images.

Discovery admiral insignia pin

Discovery insignia badge lapel pin
  • Series/format: Discovery command insignia pin.
  • Release date: September 2017.
  • Coverage: Images.
  • Purchase: Amazon.

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