RODDENBERRY ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES “RODDENBERRY LEGACY SERIES,” NEW LINE OF HIGH-QUALITY PROP REPLICAS INSPIRED BY ON-SCREEN PROPS
August 5, 2014

Los Angeles, CA (August 5, 2014) – Building upon a decades-long tradition of producing high-quality, authentic merchandise and prop replicas for legions of Star Trek fans worldwide, Roddenberry Entertainment has launched the Roddenberry Legacy Series.  Inspired by original screen-filmed props, this evolving line of collectible replicas blends painstaking attention to detail and precision craftsmanship.

 

Roddenberry’s merchandising roots extend back to 1967, when Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and his wife, actress Majel Barrett Roddenberry, first published their Lincoln Enterprises catalog.  Inspired by fan requests for Star Trek memorabilia, this mail-order business focused on authentic Star Trek merchandise including scripts, storyboards, props, film clip frames and more.  This authentic merchandising tradition evolved within Roddenberry Entertainment into its dot com destination and now seamlessly continues with the launch of the Roddenberry Legacy Series.

 

“My family has enjoyed offering fans Star Trek merchandise starting nearly 5 decades ago, and we are proud to continue that tradition with this new line. Fans are able to bring a quality piece of the Star Trek legacy into their homes in a whole new way with these beautifully crafted replicas,” said Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, president of Roddenberry Entertainment.”

 

In partnership with talented artisans, prop-makers and manufacturers, this new line will offer a variety of iconic pieces, each furthering the shared legacy of Star Trek.  Launching the Roddenberry Legacy Series are the Klingon Bat’leth, currently available for sale at shop.Roddenberry.com (http://www.roddenberry.com/star-trek-klingon-batleth-prop-replica.html) and the Star Trek Starfleet TR-590 Mark IX Science Tricorder, available for pre-sale starting today at shop.Roddenberry.com (http://www.roddenberry.com/star-trek-prop-replicas/star-trek-prop-replicas/star-trek-mark-ix-tricorder-prop-replica.html).  Additional products in the Series will follow shortly.

This Klingon Bat’leth represents all the majesty and tradition that is the Klingon Empire, designed to instill fear in the hearts of all who oppose it!

Constructed of high-grade aircraft aluminum, with a genuine split leather grip, this 1:1-scale prop replica measures 43 inches in length, is 1/4 inch thick, and weighs an impressive 4 pounds.  Also includes cold-cast resin display stand featuring a plate aluminum Klingon insignia, printed Roddenberry logo, Certificate of Authenticity, and a complimentary Klingon Warrior Floppet figure.

 

This Bat’leth prop replica is designed to the specifications used for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek:  Deep Space Nine.  The false edge blade is not sharpened, and the points have been dulled for increased safety when handling.  Intended for adult use only.

 

The second prop from the Roddenberry Legacy Series is the Star Trek Starfleet TR-590 Mark IX Science Tricorder.  Conceived for use in several Star Trek productions, the Tricorder is a versatile and portable handheld scanning device, capable of analyzing data and sharing it quickly with other systems.  The Tricorder has proven to be invaluable to crewmembers, whether on a starship or an away mission.  The 23rd century Tricorder from Star Trek: The Original Series was a heavy, rectangular model with a small screen and shoulder strap.  Over the 24th century, the unit became more compact and featured a flip-out panel, allowing for a larger display.  Later on, this clamshell design was further refined into a more angular appearance.

Replicated from the original master tooling, this 1:1 scale version features screen-accurate layered sound and LED light sequences, including a ‘ratchet-open’ and ‘ratchet-close’ effect.  Each Tricorder includes an exclusive display stand, wearable holster, and certificate of authenticity.  Replaceable batteries included!  Intended for adult use only.

 

 

ABOUT RODDENBERRY ENTERTAINMENT

Roddenberry Entertainment is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of groundbreaking entertainment.  Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science-fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict, Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and, most notably, Star Trek.  Roddenberry Entertainment continues to produce entertainment for all audiences, employing a viewer-centric creative process and resulting in insightful explorations of humanity.  The company’s mission is to make good on its namesake’s promise of superior science-fiction while utilizing new and varied vehicles of delivery.  Building on its TV roots, this entertainment pioneer has also successfully ventured into graphic novels, documentaries, comic strips and 360° films, all the while continuing a long and unique tradition in quality merchandising, offering  high-quality, authentic memorabilia and prop replicas for an ever-growing worldwide fan base.  Roddenberry Entertainment has set itself apart by creating content that surpasses mere entertainment; it challenges audiences to think, question and explore the world, as well as potential worlds beyond.

 

For more information on Roddenberry Entertainment, please visit www.Roddenberry.com. Follow on Facebook (facebook.com/roddenberrycom) and Twitter (twitter.com/roddenberry).

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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