If you aren’t familiar with Quantum Mechanix, they make some of the best replicas and collectibles out there for nerd-friendly franchises like Firefly, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Warehouse 13 and more. Think Farnsworth replicas, Battlestar Galactica Top Gun steins, Redshirt vs Browncoat t-shirts and Fruity Oat Bar Girl bobbleheads.
And, let me just say this stuff is high quality—even the bobbles. The Fruity Oat Bar Girl bobbles are gorgeous—from the artwork on the outside packaging to the text on the base, everything’s fully steeped in the ‘Verse we all know and love.
That having been said, we were honored to get the invite to see the inner sanctum for ourselves. I mean, no one wants to read a post filled with “omgomgomgomgomg”. But that was me, most of my time there. Geek Girl eyes alight and nerd squees at the ready.
So let’s break down what I saw and all of the exclusive new stuff that I learned.
Things I saw/got to look at/got to hold/almost ran out the door with:
I asked about the possibility of an LDH version of Serenity herself, the answer?
Already in the works—8 inches and not cartoonized. It’ll be a faithful replica of the FF version of the ship.
Oh, and we’re working on a third Serenity replica. This one will be ~12″ and will include a removable roof so you can see tiny versions on the sets inside. Both are scheduled for 2011.
Speaking of Serenity, the following bumper stickers were “coming soon” when I visited, but should be available to order by the time you read this. Honestly, I don’t know what category they fit into. I just know I saw them and I want them and so will you.
Here’s the amazing part — that’s not even everything! I have more information that I can’t even talk about right now. I would, but I ended up finding out so much stuff that I had to sign an NDA — and, while I wouldn’t cost me my first born child if I told, it might cost me my future of prop replica buying, so I’m keeping my mouth shut even if I do wanna pop!
Amazing, amazing day.
And through it all, CEO Andy Gore and the other QMx folks just went about their day. No one looked at me funny. In fact they seemed to take my excitement as normal and Andy even kept showing me things (I think he was trying to make my head explode).
Because he’s just another geek, really. That’s what I discovered. Quantum Mechanix was created because one man wanted to make the kinds of replicas he wanted to buy. They have a deep commitment to quality and a very strict “no geek left behind” policy.
I was already a fan and I’ve bought from them before. But now I understand why I like their product so much and I’m more aware that I’m not just spending my money, I’m helping make the world a better place for geeks.
According to Andy, “At QMx our mission, first and foremost, is to delight geeks all around the world.”
Dear Andy, maybe you didn’t manage the world, but if it comes down to delighting one Geek Girl from the Valley, mission frakkin’ accomplished.
Delighted Geek Girl Diva