I had a good visit yesterday with Dav Levin from Premier Props. I got to see the 3 key props that I thought were the ones most likely to be questionable. Two Hero Tricorders and the Proton Collector.
There are three Tricorders in the auction.
Mk IX Static Tricorder (Which I will not cover)
TR-890 Relativity Tricorder
Now the problem with the two Hero Light-Up Tricorders is that unless you bust open the back and take photos of the insides, you can’t tell if these are production-made, or are the ones made for Star Trek: The Experience.
So you will have to open the back and photograph the boards and send them to Brett Jones who is the expert I always use. He can tell you if these Tricorders are production made or for The Experience.
HERO Mk X TRICORDER
The lights on top do not work on this. As most know, this was based on a travel clock, and comes with a vacu-formed holster.
|Note top lights|
|It lights up!|
I have no opinion on the authenticity of this prop, but have emailed Richard Coyle the prop maker. This is NOT the one that sold in profiles a few years ago.
There are a lot more photos on the auction listing.