These have have been available from Planet Replicas for a while, but I’ve only just seen them thanks to a couple of social media posts. If you order now, you might just get a personalised Judge badge in time for Christmas – but you’ll have to be quick.
Straight from the Mega City Armoury, these personalised Judge Badges – priced at £60 each, not including delivery – are resin cast and machined especially for the bearer, using subtractive prototyping. Planet Replicas say they can make virtually any name for you – whether its your surname, Forum nickname, – you name it, they can make it. The only limitation is that we recommend 10 or 11 letters maximum to make sure they read properly in the space available.
If you’re thinking of ordering as a gift, and you aren’t as familiar with 2000AD as some of our readers, then be aware Judge badges use the SURNAME of the Judge as standard, rather than forename.
Each badge comes in its own foam box with a display stand. Note that Planet Replicas say you need to allow 30 days for manufacture.
The company has a huge range of 2000AD-related product that looks great, and are just taking pre-orders for a limited edition Mick McMahon art-inspired Judge Dredd figure, that looks positively gorgeous, although it will set you back £55.
Still it’s not as pricey as the Complete Judges outfit, which will set you back a whopping £1650… still, it would set off that personalised badge rather nicely! Just don’t come crying to us after your 20 years in an Iso-Cube for impersonating a Judge!
All images © Planet Replicas. 2000AD and Judge Dredd © Rebelllion
Thanks to Michael Molcher for extra info!
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.