Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Classic Star Trek Classic Communicator: Starfleet Standard Communication Device by Playmates 1994

Lock to my signal! One to beam up! Yesterday, we looked at the Classic Star Trek Classic Phaser and this time we look at its counterpart, the Classic Communicator.

I love this toy. Playmates did another superb job of re-creating the original. Especially, its chirp, when you flip up the metallized antenna grill. The Classic Communicator also featured:
  • Includes Three Classic Communicator Sounds: Opening Activation Sound, Hailing and High Frequency!
  • Working Signal Lights!
  • Flip-Up Metallized Antenna Grill!
  • Includes Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Bonus: Technical Blueprint Included!

This is the first generation of subspace communication devices. The Communicator's compact and lightweight design along with its powerful range of 1200 kilometers made this communication device standard issue to all officers in Starfleet. This classic model was used for ground-to-orbit and global audio contact. Once aboard a Starship, the main computer handled all intership communications. Though this communicator was obsolete by 24th century standards, its simple design allowed for easy field maintenance and modifications. Of particular note are the manual dials which controlled emergency signals and frequency response of the communicator. These manual overrides were later replaced by an internal sub-matrix processor.


  1. That thing is nice but i regret not picking up the Tricorder when it was out for sale.

  2. Funny you should mention the Tricorder.


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