Of course, to us Transformers fans, we'll always know it as the disc that Beast Wars' Dinobot valiantly died protecting. Right? No? Vermin! Joking, love ya!
The disc, which ways just under 3 lbs., is scheduled for a November release and priced at a hefty $149.99 (+$2 for collector's grade item/displayable packaging).
We'd like to point out that this replica is produced by Aritfactory and not Hasbro/Takara or their affiliates.
Head through the spacebridge, brave souls, for pics. of the original, replica and maybe a nice surprise or two!
This is the replica. Doesn't look too shabby, right? I wouldn't mind having this on my wall as both a NASA and Beast Wars fan!
BBTS.Com wrote:Product Number: ARF10008
Shipping Weight: 2.80 pounds
Some info. on the originals:
If you didn't know, the Voyager space probes were launched in the late 70's by the U.S. government. The probes are meant to collect data through the year 2020 (2025, if we're lucky), and hopefully teach us what lies beyond our solar system. The probes are traveling near the outer-rim, close to our sun, and NASA is hopeful to break on through our solar system's boundaries to learn the magic that may await humanity on the other side.
SmithsonianMag.Com wrote:...The “Golden Record” would be an upgrade to Pioneer’s plaques. Mounted on Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, twin probes launched in 1977, the two copies of the record would serve as time capsules and transmit much more information about life on Earth should extraterrestrials find it.
NASA approved the idea. So then it became a question of what should be on the record. What are humanity’s greatest hits? Curating the record’s contents was a gargantuan task, and one that fell to a team including the Sagans, Drake, author Ann Druyan, artist Jon Lomberg and Ferris, an esteemed science writer who was a friend of Sagan’s and a contributing editor to Rolling Stone...
...The [original] Golden Record consists of 115 analog-encoded photographs, greetings in 55 languages, a 12-minute montage of sounds on Earth and 90 minutes of music...
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