Kirk’s Chair: To Boldly Sit Where No Fan Has Sat Before…

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 12, 2009 in Star Trek |

Star Trek: The Original Series: Classic Captain's Chair Replica

The minute I came across this Classic Captain’s Chair Replica from the original Star Trek series I just knew that I had to have it! Although the devil is in the details and I quickly realized the $2,933 price tag (on sale from $3k at Amazon) was still a bit much for my modest fanboy budget. But then I started to wonder “who would buy such a thing?” when my eyes skipped down to the review section; what I came across next made me glad that I’m on a low budget:

“They just delivered this thing yesterday. When I opened it up, the first thing I noticed was that 2 of the white buttons on the right arm of the chair had “fallen through” the arm and were laying in the bottom leaving 2 exposed holes. No way to acces them as the arm of the chair is one piece and is essentially sealed. Worked like crazy to fish the “buttons” out and finally got them to pull through. The glue was bad that held them in. By the way none of the buttons on the right arm actually push down. They are static. There for looks only. Not true to the original chair as seen on tv. “

Sadly poor J. Mayer was so let down with the lack of quality that he asked Amazon to replace the chair and they agreed (although we don’t have a follow up review). Although frankly it made me wonder that if you wanted your own Kirk chair if you might be better off commissioning someone who is handy to built it for you — this way you can get the details right and have functioning buttons on the side of the chair.

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