The Catacombs The Merchandise Guide
Commlocks and Stun Guns
Compiled by Martin Willey

COMLOCK COMMUNICATORS (LJN)

LJN Comlock

US 1975

Two commlocks in the pack. Approximate likeness, with a large round speaker in the top front face, and logo in the bottom front face. Each uses a 9 volt battery for the walkie-talkie radio. When buttons 7, 8 and 9 are pressed various electronic sounds are made. The packaging is a biege box with window showing one commlock. The instruction sheet includes morse code. There are also two small photos on cardboard of Koenig (from Last Sunset) and Helena (holding up a slide): these could be slotted into top to simulate the video screen.

Titled "comlock"- the series spelled the name both "commlock" and "comlock".

Instruction sheet

COMMLOCKS

Various 1:1 replicas were made by so called "garage" kit manufacturers, usually based on the blueprints in the Technical Notebook (note that the studio props varied in dimensions). Many of these are probably unlicensed.

Manufacturer Year Comments
Unknown 1982 £25 in UK
GBH 1992 Resin.
£33 in UK. Sold by Comet Miniatures.
Warp 1992 Resin.
£33 in UK. Sold by Comet Miniatures.
Reshape 1999 Resin.
£35 in UK. Sold by Comet Miniatures.
Mark Shaw 1996+ Fully constructed prop, available privately.
Pictures
Clint Young (CY Productions) 1999 US $139.95
Fully constructed prop, solid Urethane with metal parts, cast of Mark Shaw commlock.
Pictures
Wilco! 2001 US $35
Resin model kit.
Sidkit 2006 US $79
Resin model kit with metal and plastic pieces, and stickers.
Michele Possanza 2009 Italy by auction (around GB£270 - 300)
Fully constructed prop with working colour LCD screen and functional buttons.
Pictures
"Propmaker" (Roland, based in Canada) August 2009 Sold on ebay and privately (around US $200-$350)
Fully constructed prop made of cast resin with metal components. Very well made and very accurate.
Pictures
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Warp commlock.

STUN GUN KITS

Various 1:1 replicas were made by so called "garage" kit manufacturers, usually based on the blueprints in the Technical Notebook (note that the studio props varied in dimensions). Many of these are probably unlicensed.

Manufacturer Year Comments
Impulse 1979 Japan
"Garage kit", released in 2 different packs. Based on Starlog Technical Manual. See Century 21 £10 p23
TV Chariot Productions 1982 US $75
Made by Richard Coyle.
General Products 1983 Vacform accurate scale model. (Re: "Collecting Scale Models" May 1991 p30)
Future 1990 UK. No. 2. £35
Model 1 type (without stun/kill selector). Resin model kit.
Reshape 1997, retooled 1999 UK. £23
Model 2 type (with stun/kill selector). Resin model kit.
Clint Young (CY Productions) 1999 US $75
Fully constructed prop, solid urethane with brass parts, molded from an original prop
Wilco! 2001 US $25
Model 1 or model 2 type. Resin model kit.
Sidkit 2006 US $79
Resin model kit with metal and plastic pieces, and stickers.
"Propmaker" (Roland, based in Canada) 2007 (sold on ebay and privately) Fully constructed prop made of cast resin with metal components. Very well made and very accurate.
Pictures
Reshape
Reshape stun gun Wilco!
Wilco!

OFFICIAL STUN GUN (Blue & Red Box)

US, UK 1975

12 x 11 x 2.5 cm very accurate toy. Lights flash when top button pressed (uses 2 pen light batteries). Colour was gray or white.

Box 12.5 x 9.5 x 3 cm, art of Koenig (yellow uniform) firing gun, Alpha beyond.

Pictures thanks to Donald Suttie.

Box Box Laser lights White stun gun White and gray stun gun White and gray stun gun

OFFICIAL STUN WATER-GUN (Ahi Brand/ Azrak-Hamway International)

Water gun

UK US, 1976.

Made in Hong Kong. No 6371

Water pistol, relatively accurate, with logo on side intersecting a circle. A rare red-coloured version was also available. Sold in bubble pack, the 18 x 23cm card displaying logo (top left), photos of Koenig & Bergman (top right), and boldly coloured artwork of an Eagle, the Kaldorian ship and a Breakaway waste cap on the lunar surface.

Later it was reissued under the name "Arm's Master Water Gun", with the logo "Arm's Master" (sic).

See other Azrak-Hamway (ahi) toys.

Picture from Robert Ruiz Picture from Robert Ruiz
Packaging Gray and red variations Arms Master reissue

OFFICIAL STUN RAY GUN (Ahi Brand/ Azrak-Hamway International)

UK/ US 1976

Made in Hong Kong.

Another version of the stun gun, relatively accurate and very similar to the Ahi water gun, with logo on side intersecting a circle. There were two slightly different backing cards (one had a laser beam drawn as if shooting from the gun, the other without).

See other Azrak-Hamway (ahi) toys.

Packaging-click for larger view
First issue packaging

Second issue packaging

OFFICIAL DISC SHOOTING STUN GUN (Ahi Brand/ Azrak-Hamway International)

UK/ US 1977

Made in Hong Kong.

Disc shooting stun gun, similar to the others (see above). Blister pack.

See other Azrak-Hamway (ahi) toys.


OFFICIAL STUN SAUCER GUN (Ahi Brand/ Azrak-Hamway International)

Stun Saucer Gun

Image thanks to Gordon Moriguchi

US 1976

Made in Hong Kong.

Comes with 3 spinning rings. Blister pack.

See other Azrak-Hamway (ahi) toys.

Ahi catalogue image

OFFICIAL TARGET GUN SET (Ahi Brand/ Azrak-Hamway International)

US 1976

Made in Hong Kong.

Fires rubber darts at a bullseye target. Box pack.

See other Azrak-Hamway (ahi) toys.


ARM'S MASTER STUN GUN (?)

UK & Europe 197?

12 x 11 x 2.5 cm very accurate replica, with "Arm's Master" on side. Water pistol function. In France it was released as a giveaway with the weekly boys comic Pif Gadget (which gave away toys with each issue). It is also believed to be available separately.


STUN GUN (Remco- Burbank Toys)

UK £1.50, later £4.18; US $6.77 1976

17 x 14 x 3.5 cm large but light weight silver toy, with logo in black on left side. Uses 2 HP11 batteries.

Features: "Lazer beam" (2.4 volt light bulb), "project a light target" (three 3.5 cm diameter caps with crude cut out shapes of Eagle, buggy & astronaut, which fit over light), "sequential colour lights" (3 small bulbs below light which blink), "realistic space sound" (ugly noise), "3 function actuator" (!?!)

Box 28 x 20 x 7 cm. US box art used a photo of the gun, UK box art used a painting of the gun, with a small Eagle beyond. Toy mounted inside on card braces. 19.5 x 35.5 cm instruction sheet for fitting batteries.

UK box art

Remco-Burbank also produced the Space Belt (aka Utility Belt).

Online: pictures in the Cyber Museum

Remco stungun
Remco stun gun

ELECTRONIC SPACE GUN (Unknown)

Space Gun

Not licensed by ITC (although it boldly states "Patents Pending"). The box artwork, showing three heroes attacked by a furry monster, includes a couple of spaceships that look like Hawks.


OFFICIAL SPACE BELT (Remco- Burbank Toys)

UK £3.45, USA 1976

UTILITY BELT (Remco Toys)

USA 1976

UTILITY BELT/ CEINTURE D'ACCESSOIRES (Irwin)

Canada 1976
Play set consisting of
  • belt: 74 cm long, 4 cm wide thick black plastic. Two loops provide holders for 'gun' and 'detector'. Buckle is 10 x 6 cm oval plastic, showing silver logo.
  • "Compass watch": 19 cm long, 1.5 cm wide black plastic strap with a 3 x 2.5 cm oval buckle, again with silver logo. 'Watch' is 3.5 cm diameter grey plastic, with a blue and orange sticker showing dial face & 3 small dials within it.
  • "Stun gun": 9.5 x 10 x 3 cm grey plastic with black handle. Black logo on left side. Trigger on inside of handle fires 2 cm diameter plastic discs from a spring loaded chamber. Bag of 8 discs provided (blue and red).
  • "Radiation detector": 5 x 11.5 x 3.5 cm hollow black plastic radio-like toy (3.5 cm long extendable yellow aerial, 3.5 cm diameter silver dish set in face). Yellow oval sticker (2 x 1.5 cm) announces in red letters "Space 1999 Radiation Detector".

Box 37.5 x 20 x 5 cm with plastic window to show contents mounted in card braces.

  • UK (Remco-Burbank "Space Belt") shows helmetless astronaut with small Eagle landing beyond.
  • US (Remco) and Canada (Irwin) ("Utility Belt", in Canada with English/French title) features Eagle and Koenig & Bergman left, the toy laser firing discs right (artwork was quite accurate).

Remco also produced a Stun Gun.

Utility Belt Space Belt, thanks to Gordon Moriguchi
Utility Belt box Space Belt- click for larger version

Space Belt picture thanks to Patrick Hannas.

Below: 1976 catalogue shows a different "radiation detector". The pictured version looks like a commlock (upside down and stylized, but recognisable). In the released set it is actually the same as the Bat Walki-Talkie from the Batman Utility Set. Thanks to Gordon Moriguchi


Star Trek Space: 1999 Jet Discs (Ahi)

1977?
Blister pack of spare discs for the stun gun (from the Remco Utility Belt?) and Star Trek phaser. The card has art of a phaser (left) and stun gun (right, with series logo on the side) on a bluish background.

See other Azrak-Hamway (ahi) toys.

COMLOCK AND STUN GUN SET (ICONIC REPLICAS)

UK 20 December 2007; £150. Limited edition of 1000.

See details


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