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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Got a better price only at Bestbuy

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    Always wanted one - finally saw one during the Christmas discount at Bestbuy and got one - and it does not disappoint, top quality, sight and sound - the use as a remote control is only secondary - not very intuitive, but overall very satisfied

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Spear throwing giants covered in fur beware!

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    I can bullseye a wamprat from thirty meters, and heat up a pile o rocks for cooking it! As prop replicas go, I have found no better. As universal remote controls go well, ...it would have been better off left as a simple high quality prop replica. Sounds, lights and the ability to remove the hand-phaser from the pistol grip for authenticity harkening back to the original classic series. At $150 - it isn't for everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun to use and great sound effects!

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    Phaser has both the small hand held and the gun type phaser. I've counted upwards of 15 different sound effects so far. A little difficult to program but it can be done. Do recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Now you can join the landing party

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    The phaser you've wanted since the sixties. Every detail is perfection.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Phaser Replica

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    This phaser is a perfect replica of the "hero" Phaser from the original Star Trek TV series. It is made of high quality materials including metal and composite plastic. It has weight and feels like a real Phaser. It comes disassembled in three parts (type 1 and type 2 Phasers, and the "power pack" handle) in a nice case that makes it look like the real thing. It also comes with a magnetic stand (handle is a strong magnet). The included micro USB cable plugs into the top Phaser type 1 that holds an internal lithium battery; so it works either separated or connected to the Phaser type 2 grip. In addition to 9 Phaser sound effects from the show -- including phaser overload -- it has multiple color light effects (including the clear indicator, movable sight, beam emitter and hidden dilithium crystal) and is also a wand style universal remote control. I haven't programmed the remote control functions yet; so I can't comment on that feature. It is a beautiful display piece for any fan of the original Star Trek TV series.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    For the Love of Trek

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    The Wand Company's phaser is a labor of love from a company greatly focused on detail and quality (appropriate, as a co-founder of the company is an ex-engineer). The product is certainly oriented towards hardcore Trek fans, and I would argue that only such fans apply due to its price and popular, yet niche appeal. Though expensive, the phaser is reasonably-priced for what is provided. The product is display-grade, but can be used for cosplay and of course, as a universal remote. I found it's best suited for display and cosplay, as the gesture-based remote control is impractical beyond all but the most singular inputs (volume control is sluggish, as each volume level requires remote input & cannot be held down for rapid level change). Ultimately, I whole-heartedly recommend this product, as I too am a hardcore and lifelong Star Trek fan. It serves as a lovely display piece in my living room where it can be admired, occasionally used for conversation and turn my home theater electronics on and off when the desire strikes.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Star Trek Phaser

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    What an awesome Star Trek Phaser, With a very professional pistol case with the best foam insert which looks very realistic. Nice feel of Weight, awesome electronic sounds, and the vibration in unit when fired in FX mode was nice touch along with the etched magnetic stand it makes the perfect display setup for that diehard Star Trek Fan. Worth the wait for a very realistic copy of the Phaser without paying thousands for custom made ones. Cons Had to wait 50 years for this, LOL Volume could be a bit louder esp for the self-destruct mode, It does have 0-9 volume control other wise it will not disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wand Star Trek Phaser TOS

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    This is a great prop, or replica of the Star Trek TOS phaser! It's made with mixture of rubber, plastic and metal components. The phaser and the case has a sturdy look and feel. Both are high quality and you can tell someone or a team gave this product a lot of thoughts and planning. Also I got it on sale around Christmas time in 2017/New Year 2018 so it was a bargain ! I ended up buying 2 Wand phaser a 1 Wand communicator. I'm not using it as a remote control, but as a prop. I wish the battery could be taken out easily. Wand claims the battery will last the life of the product (or expected time that most people keep the prop) from the Wand website " The power cell in the Phaser I cannot be changed and will last the lifetime of the product." oh, well, it still an excellent replica. I hope Wand makes the Star Trek Discovery phaser next or the TOS tricoder. Another company is already making the STD phaser but it is kind of pricey compared to the Wand TOS phaser.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Set Your Phasers On Awesome

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    Much like the Communicator from The Wand Company, the Star Trek Phaser is a beautiful piece crafted from apparently quality materials with impressive build quality. The pistol grip is quite heavy and made with with metal, somewhat resembling a magazine from like a Glock or something. The metal "cooling fins" around the rear of the pistol body are also made of metal, and they feel almost silky. Every piece on the Phaser seems to be better than it has to be, and even the plastic seems to be of high quality. You can use either the smaller Type 1 Phaser by itself or plus it into the pistol body to be used as a combined Type 2 unit, and it charges using a standard cord for a Droid smartphone. I haven't actually used it as a TV remote, so I can't really comment on that aspect of the device. But it has 10 different Phaser sounds from The Original Series, including the overload function. It also has a vibration feature built into it, so the Phaser gently vibrates when "blasting" stuff. I sure wish I'd had one of these when I was a kid.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Phaser ever!

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    As a kid I grew up watching Star Trek. I always wanted a phaser but the best I could find was a model kit. Undersized and brittle it didn't last long. Later I got a toy phaser but it was just 'less' than I had hoped for. The Wand Co. Phaser is completely different than either of those. Correct in dimensions, accurate in appearance and capable of a wide range of sounds this one is awesome! Short of actually being a real phaser for understandable reasons this phaser is the very best next thing. I would highly recommend it to both collectors and cosplayers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Prop Replica for Star Trek Fans

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    I really spent some time considering purchasing this product because of the price point. However, after reading reviews and watching videos about it, I took the plunge. It is a spot-on replica of a TOS Phaser with appropriate weight. It produces high quality sounds of different types of Phasers and other Star Trek TOS Sound Effects. In addition to being a quality prop, it is also a remote control. But, I can't really speak to how that works because I had no desire to use this as a remote. Instead, it is on display on top of the magnetic stand that holds the Prop firmly. Overall, I am really happy about the purchase. It was one of those "because it make me smile" types of purchases. There are other Phaser replicas, but this one not only has the look, but the weight and feel of what I imagined it would.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Starfleet Approved!!!

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    First off, I am reviewing this item as a prop only as I have not set-up the remote features yet. The phaser comes in a case that is as impressive as threw remote itself. It looks like a prop with custom fitted padding inside to cradle every piece. The details are spot on and the heft of the item adds to its realism. if you are a Star Trek fan, you want to add this to your collection. Looks great on a shelf or makes for a great addition to your landing party gear. lol. Great sound effects and lights effects!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking and pretty functional

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    I got this on a clearance- still expensive for a "toy" but hey I've got lightsabers on the wall too so why not serve both fandoms. The Phaser II has a good feel, fair amount of metal. Phaser I is pretty plasticy, but decent. Sound effects and lights are spot-on; even has an overload/explode mode. Haven't tried any remote functions yet; I don't anticipate it being that useful. Stand is very basic and elegant. I keep it displayed right next to me on the couch so I can blast when the mood arises.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool prop, but...

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    I've seen this online at various sites for a while now, but I've deferred purchase. When I saw one in person, I couldn't resist. As a phaser prop replica, it's the best I have, but not really enough to rationalize the expense. As a remote, it's awkward, and I doubt if anyone actually uses it that way. I think I'm going to keep it, primarily to complete my collection. It is nice that you don't have to buy batteries since it has a USB charger. My recommendation is qualified, based on the fact that most hardcore ST fans who can afford this will like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular Star Trek Replica

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    After extensive research on this item, I picked one up at my local Best Buy while it was on sale. It is a fantastic reproduction of the phaser pistol from the original Star Trek series. By all accounts, it is one of the best replicas ever made, and at a fraction of the price premium versions have sold for in the past. I have not attempted to use the remote control function, as I already have a Logitech Harmony that I use and love dearly. The phaser is more than worth the asking price just as a superb replica.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The best replica out there

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    This is amazing! It's very authentic, and made well. The stand is magnetic, so it's easy to pick up and play with. The sounds are very cool, and authentic to the show. It also lights up when being fired. I would not buy it just for the remote feature. The tv remote feature is very complicated and difficult to set up. However, the remote feature is not the reason why fans are buying this. They're buying this because it's the best replica out there. Trust me, you'll love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply looks Gorgeous!

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    At first I was hesitant to shell out $150 + tax for a "toy." But this is no toy. It's got heft and weight behind it, plus it's a fully functional remote. Additionally, whoever designed and crafted this must have been Star Trek fans, because it truly looks and feels gorgeous in one's hand. Big shoutout to the manufacturing company. Thank you for keeping Star Trek Alive.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great replica

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    Let's be honest. If you don't know what it is or its significance, you wouldn't even consider buying it. The real question is it worth getting? YES! Even if it wasn't a basic remote the collectible quality alone is worth it. It's not a limited numbered edition, but the craftsmanship is really good and the sound and lights are just icing. Good for Cons because now you can carry a great working prop and not have to baby it or walk in fear of damaging it like a high priced version.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a phaser

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    After purchasing the Wand Company communicator and discovering the quality of manufacture, I just had to have the phaser also. This is an amazing product! The quality of build is great. It looks exactly like the phaser seen in the original Star Trek series. The sounds effects have great quality and are amazingly accurate. I would buy again if given the chance. Definitely satisfies my inner nerd. If you're a Star Trek fan, you must have this phaser!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Star Trek™ Phaser

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    Best product yet I can take control of my home entertainment equipment with this Star Trek Phaser universal remote control. It operates using gesture-control technology instead of buttons, and it makes 10 realistic phaser sounds from the TV show. The Star Trek Phaser universal remote control has four banks of memory so I can program up to 36 commands. That is just Groovy.

    I would recommend this to a friend