Toy of the Week: Star Trek Communicator

Here’s yet another toy I saw at the New York Toy Fair that stunned me with its awesomeness. Diamond Select’s is somewhere in the happy area between replica and toy; it looks just like the original Trek TV series communicators, has a nice metal mesh on top, a good heft, etc. But the things it can do! So it says all of this stuff:

? “Enterprise, this is Kirk.” (Captain Kirk)
? “Spock here, Captain.” (Spock)
? “Bridge here, Captain.”
? “Transporter room ready to beam up.”
? “Bridge, this is the captain.” (Captain Kirk)
? “Enterprise to Mr. Spock.”
? “Scotty here, Captain.” (Scotty)

But you can set it to call you, so you can be walking around, get the little noise, and hear Spock say, “Captain, shall I beam down an armed party?” It’s a nerdy steal at only $30, and if you order it at Entertainment Earth, you get a bonus phrase. Incidentally, If anyone can buy one of these and get laid on the same day, congratulations.