Diamond Select Toys Star Trek: Klingon Disruptor

Diamond Select Toys Star Trek: Klingon Disruptor

  • A Diamond Select release
  • Latest addition to Diamond Select’s Star Trek role-play series
  • Reproduces the Klingons’ weapon of choice
  • Screen-accurate detailing
  • Electronic lights and sounds

A Diamond Select release. At long last, DST adds a new item to their Star Trek role-play series. From the company that gave you screen-accurate phasers and communicators and tricorders comes the Klingon empire’s most popular accessory: the disruptor. This legendary weapon comes with electronic lights and sounds, for the complete role-play experience.

List Price: $ 59.99

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  1. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A Great start… Could use some tweeks, October 22, 2013
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    K’Tesh (Oregon, USA) –

    = Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Diamond Select Toys Star Trek: Klingon Disruptor (Toy)

    I received my Disruptor today, and there’s a lot to be said for it, and a few things that could have been done better.

    First and foremost… Finally an affordable 1/1 scale replica of the props! I’ve been waiting forever for just such a thing. I’ve had an unfinished copy (of a copy, of a copy?) for years, but due to molding issues (bubbles/shrinkage mostly) I wasn’t able to finish it into something that I’d be proud to holster next to my D’k tagh. This prop/toy has clean molds, and doesn’t suffer from replication errors. The colors look good, and it feels good in the hand (Klingons are right handed). The fine details are sharp and clear. The only real visual “tells” that this is a “Toy” and not a prop is the visible pins on the inside of the beak, the red LED (should be green (remember when the Klingons kill the changeling Martok?)), the hollow area near the selector switch (should be filled), the “grill” that hides the speaker on the left side (pointed away from you), and the manufacturer data printed on the right hand side of the grip (near the main body).

    A really nice touch is that the holes for the screws used to hold it together are mostly hidden with plugs that have appropriate texture for the area (all located on the right hand side). These plugs do a lot to hide the screws, but on my copy they are not all perfectly aligned. Seams are present, but very tight, except under the targeting housing (the part that slides off to reveal the battery bay). Here you can see light under the targeting housing if the angle was just right (or wrong depending on how you look at things). There are minor sinkholes just ahead of the targeting housing from where the cooling plastic shrank after the injecting process was finished (plastic modelers will know what I’m talking about).

    Ok onto the stuff that I don’t care for. First is the selector switch. Looks awesome, sound’s horrible. If I were lying in wait to ambush an enemy, I don’t need the clashing electronic sound to give away my position (reminiscent of that clashing sound from the playmates toy D’k Tagh). The sounds are loud, but clearly electronic, and don’t sound like the effects heard in the show (listen to the sounds then compare them to the sounds of the changeling Martok being blown away), and lack the one sound I’d really want to have… Continuous fire. It has a several sounds, including a pulsing continuous fire, but not a steady (cutting beam) sound. The alignment of the beak on my copy was twisted counterclockwise a few (but very noticeable) degrees, and the alignment is pointed to the left of mid-line. I’m able to manually twist it into position (and it pops (audibly, and physically) when it’s in the correct alignment), but it will pop back to the old location/rotation once let go. The screw that holds the battery compartment plate down is very visible (could have been painted black or brown)

    Would I buy it again? Sure, I’d like a couple of copies of both the ST:III and the Beaked disruptor (as well as the long version that formed the basis of the painstick). However, once I got my second copy of each, I’d start modifying them.

    I’d start by drilling out the screw’s plugs, then disassembling the weapon. I’d install a small switch next to the selector switch to turn on or off the sounds. I’d remove the red LED and install either a green one, or (more desirably) install a green pointing laser in its place. I’d fill much of the hollow areas with resin to add “heft”. My big thing would be to make sure that the rods that hold the emitter off of the main body were aligned in the correct position, but make it possible to remove them (if it were to fall and get damaged, I want to be able to swap them out). I’d sand off the sound grill from the left hand side, as well as the matching detail on the right, then replace them with evergreen plastic (from my polyurethane copies, it’s clear that this is what the original property master used to add detail to the weapon). I might consider using rare earth magnets to hold the weapon together rather than glue or screws, that way I can disassemble it as desired w/o having to drill out the screws concealment each time. After reassembling it, I’d fill the screws holes with a suitable filler material (epoxy?), then sand and repaint to conceal the alterations. I’d also sand off the manufacturer’s info, and possibly install the Klingon insignia pin or Klingon Death’s Head pins seen in some of the copies I’ve looked at. Another modification would be to create the disruptor rifle used in TNG/DS9, but as a beaked version rather than the ST:III version (It’s my toy, I’ll play with it my way).

    The nice thing about installing a pointing laser (again, green, not red), is that it clearly shows where the “hit” was made, and would allow an animator to create a convincing blast (none of that “I aimed for the head, and hit him in the shin” kind…

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  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Star Trek Collectable Toy, February 6, 2014
    By 
    Andrew

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    This review is from: Diamond Select Toys Star Trek: Klingon Disruptor (Toy)
    If your a Star Trek toy collector. Then you’ll need one of these in your collection. I was skeptical for the price, but once it arrived. very happy I purchased it.

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  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great gift for the impossible-to-shop for Trekkie!, January 23, 2014
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    My dad is one of those guys that is impossible to shop for–so I got him the Disrupter for the first half of gift and he loved it! He has many Star Trek replicas and really nice quality stuff, so I was excited to see that this piece was up to his standards!

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