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Apr
01
2012

Win a Tricorder screen prop and 1,000 dollar shopping spree!

Tricorder Contest


We're going to give you the chance to get a taste of the future by letting you enter to win a Starfleet TR-580 Tricorder VII--straight from the bridge of the Enterprise NCC-1701-D! Well. Straight from the bridge set. This Tricorder comes to us via The Prop Store, so  it's not a functioning item, unless you count instantly raising your geek cred a function.

ST:TNG Tricorder prop

This Tricorder was actually used during the filming of of Star Trek: The Next Generation. So it's a little beaten up. By that we mean scuffed up, with taped-on images and some scratches. Think about it, though. Patrick Stewart might have held this Tricorder. LeVar Burton and Wil Wheaton might have, too. That makes the scuffs and the scotch tape special.

We're not done here.

In addition to the Tricorder and its certificate of authenticity, our grand prize winner will also get a $1,000 ThinkGeek Shopping Spree. You have to outfit your away mission crew, after all.

If the technology of the 24th century and a geeky shopping spree is not our thing, do not despair! The runner up will win the tablet-phone of the present: a 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note 4G Android Phone in Carbon Blue. Disclaimer: You'll have to provide your own mobile contract, and subspace communication frequencies will not be available for at least a couple hundred years.

Click the shiny button below for more details and all of the legalese!

Enter now!

UPDATE! This contest has closed and we'll contact our winners soon!

P.S. If you are interested in having a real Tricorder someday, take a look at The Tricorder Project, which is devoted to making science and medical Tricorders actually happen. So exciting!

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Comments

meaningless icon! This did come out on April 1... But I've determined that ThinkGeek is more funny than vindictive on the Fools Day of April.
Robotic Duke said this 834 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Robotic Duke We may have come out with this on April 1st, but that's mostly because we love seeing you folks trying to figure out if we're pulling your leg or not.
Raevyn W. said this 834 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is an awesome prize. Next Generation will always be the best of the series. Hope it's not just an April Fools joke. Like the new motto.
cuttlefish said this 834 days ago.
meaningless icon! You forgot to put Australia on the eligability list, boooooo!
Quothe said this 834 days ago.
meaningless icon! I can't help but be disappointed that the tricorder would probably lose value if I modded it into functionality. Bluh.
Faeth said this 834 days ago.
meaningless icon! Entered for the shopping spree, though the prop would be cool as well. :)
zionsdaughter said this 834 days ago.
meaningless icon! I hope you Canadians have your calculators at hand! Checked the legalese to try and determine if this was an April Fool's day joke or not and stumbled upon that :P
Disreputable Dog said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! I can finally be looked up to and admired by... hmmm... hold on, I'm thinking...
Duckie1562 said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! I totally forgot it was AFD. I hope this is real because it would be awesome to win at least one awesome contest in my life.
ChandraBondra said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! April Fools?
Taylor97 said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! Why don't you guys believe us when we tell you something is real!? Oh, right. That. But really, this is truly a real contest with real prizes and we really, really will pick a winner after 12 midnight ET on 4/2, so go and enter!
CarrieGouldin said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! I would like to have this in my purse any day.... Like, my iPhone would ring but I'd answer it with this in my hand! I'd give it a GREAT home!
samadhi said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! Great April Fools idea, love the new tagline.
SherreeW said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! You know what's confusing? "Post a Comment in Reply To Win a Tricorder screen prop and 1,000 dollar shopping spree!" it's a bit misleading.
i3rend4nv05 said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! Regarding the second place prize...is the Galaxy Note the US AA&T version, or is it the international unlocked version?
tubbis said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is too awesome to be true, kinda like the creeper marshmallows. Please be real!
skinnywhiteboy said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! "Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Sweepstakes, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to allow Sponsor and its designees to use entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and city and state address for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised without additional compensation, review or approval rights, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law." WTFFFFF sorry I'm not agreeing to that... that's insane.
Nemephosis said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! I can't really agree to the whole "using name, likeness, voice, etc" stuff. It's insane. Did anybody actually read that?
Nemephosis said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! @i3rend4nv05 Sorry about that, that's just how the blog automatically heads the comments. Post a Comment in reply to Title of Post. :/
Raevyn W. said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Nemephosis Sorry if that makes you uncomfortable! It's your usual legalese regarding contest winners. We say this mostly so that we can announce who the winner is, where they're from and maybe post a picture or video of you with your winnings if you send us one.
Raevyn W. said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm in!
bardicstorm said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! I so want
riker1985 said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! Are we really not eligible in Australia? :(
brisk said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Brisk Indeed, you are not. Australian laws and regulations about shopping sprees like this are harsh. We've tried to figure out ways around it like we do for our Canadian friends, but we haven't discovered a good solution yet. :/
Raevyn W. said this 833 days ago.
meaningless icon! C'mon C'mon C'mon Big Bucks! no Whammies!!!
OIIIIIIO said this 832 days ago.
meaningless icon! I entered through the form but I want to make sure I cover all bases. I'm not sure what I'd be more excited to win, a Tricorder or a thousand dollar ThinkGeek shopping spree...there is so much I'd love to buy!!
binkky said this 832 days ago.
meaningless icon! I sure hope I win. I entered a few hundred times. From the time I got the email about this to April 2, 9:00pm. Because I'm on the west coast.
Autodog652 said this 831 days ago.
meaningless icon! awesome stuff
Tman840 said this 831 days ago.
meaningless icon! THE SUSPENSE...... ITS KILLING ME!!!!!
IonZamba said this 825 days ago.
meaningless icon! Wait, do you hear that? that would be the sound of a Tricorder and shopping spree, just waiting to be given out to some loving Geek.
IonZamba said this 825 days ago.
meaningless icon! Have you announced the winner yet? Soooooo crossing fingers, toes and eyes on this.
bastiansmom said this 825 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm beginning to think that maybe this contest was a joke all along.
theGhostofStephenFoster said this 809 days ago.

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