So you can imagine my delight the other day when I discovered that a company called Termight Replicas was selling replica Blake’s 7 teleport bracelets (the superior version from the Liberator spaceship, rather than the later Scorpio model).
And here’s the kicker – they are made by Martin Bower, who created the original TV prop bracelets used on the show. Here’s a photo of the replicas – Termight say they are virtually identical to the ones used on the TV show. Of course, this authenticity is also why they don’t exactly come cheap. Anyway here’s what they look like:
Termight Replicas, incidentally, currently specialises mainly in Judge Dredd/2000AD items – the company name presumably is inspired by Nemesis The Warlock, one of the long-running weekly British anthology comic’s most popular series, in which a far-future Earth has been renamed Termight.
But a couple of other comics-related items particularly caught my attention.
First, this awesome-looking and very beautifully presented replica of The Armstrong Siddeley “Royal Albert” Vibro-Beamer, from writer/artist Bryan Talbot ‘s wonderful comic-book series The Adventures Of Luther Arkwright. Check this beauty out:
And here are a couple of examples of Ezquerra’s art from 2000AD to see how closely the replica captures his original comic artwork:
Disclaimer: I have no connection with Termight Replicas (or any of the makers/creators/publishers of the replicas or the works they are based upon). However, I may well become a customer in the very near future!