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

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COMLOCK AND STUN GUN SET (ICONIC REPLICAS)

Comlock and Stun Gun

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

Made by Ian Crichton of Iconic Replicas.

Mounted in a clear acrylic display case with an etched brass plaque featuring unique edition number. The 1000 copies sold out within a few months.

According to the maker's description, both are based on the "Year Two" versions of the props. In fact there was no real changes between the two seasons (see commlock and stun gun guides). The picture of Koenig on the side is from Year One, while it gives his section as "Command Centre" (the British spelling; most of the on-screen signage used the American "Center").

Both models seem to be based closely on the Technical Notebook plans (and the Warp kits based on them), which are smaller than the actual props (the plan height is 18cm; the studio prop height is 20.5cm).

Comlock and Stun Gun

Although the studio props varied, the commlock had a few inaccuracies and doesn't match any prop seen on screen. The number font is inaccurate, and the position is wrong too (centered on the buttons; it should be either to the right or right-bottom). The commlock screen "testcard" is based on the screen seen in "Immunity Syndrome" (the alternative spelling "commlock" was also used in the series). The studio props had Letraset under the owner photo (actually the copyright notice: "Letraset products are protected..."), but the name and section here is arguably an improvement. Also the black rectangle on the lower front was also marked with scrappy Letraset on the props, so the neater version of the replica is nicer.

The stun gun "stun"/"kill" slider is based on the version seen in "Space Warp", at least in the position of the lettering, although the borders of the slider are too wide and should be a slightly more silver colour. The contours of the grip should also be wider.


Pictures thanks to Chris Potter

Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun
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Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun
Comlock and Stun Gun

Copyright Martin Willey. Pictures thanks to Chris Potter.