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Star Trek: TNG Rank Pips and Starfleet Division Badge Replicas

Star Trek TNG Captain 4 Gold Rank Pips

No Star Trek uniform is complete without the proper rank pips and other insignia. Check out your options below for Star Trek rank pips and the Starfleet Division Badge Replicas to complete your costume.

Right now a couple of the rank pips are out of stock on Amazon, but you can still get most of them through the links on this page. You’ve also got a choice of some Starfleet Replica Badges, which are available for the different Starfleet Divisions like Science, Medical, Command, and Engineering.

As an option for the ranks up to Captain, you can buy the Captain 4 Gold pips and use 1 through 4 of them, depending on rank. With the Admiral ranks, the various ranks from Commodore up come in a patch style instead of individual pips, so be sure to pick up the ones for your correct desired Admiral rank.

Rank Pips for Different Ranks

 
Star Trek Commander 3 Gold Rank Pips

ST Commander Gold Rank Pips

This set of Star Trek: The Next Generation rank pips for Commanders is currently out of stock. However, there is an easy fix. Just order the Captain’s Rank Pips instead. The rank pips for Captain comes with 4 gold pips instead of 3, but you can just wear three of them!

The reviews are a little mixed, but oddly enough, one complaint was that the pips weren’t shiny, whereas I noted above that the reviewer complained because they were shiny. So I’m going to leave that up to you – shiny or not is your choice, and easily fixable either way, I’d think, with a little application of gloss or matte paint. If you want a good budget option, this style of Rank Pip may be the way to go if they are in stock.

Another option is to buy this Communicator and Rank Pip set and raid it for the pips you need, since it has all 4 gold pips and the black one.

 
Star Trek TNG Captain 4 Gold Rank Pips

TNG 4 Gold Rank Pips for Captain Rank

While the basic Captain’s Rank Pip set is also out of stock as pictured here, the TNG Captain’s Rank Pip set is a good option.

These are a bit shinier than the ones shown, and some feel that shiny is more authentic and looks good, while others are a big fan of the matte finish style. If the ones I link to here won’t work for you, check out the link at the bottom of this page for more options.

 
Star Trek Lieutenant Junior Grade Rank Pips

TNG Lieutenant Junior Grade Rank Pips

These Star Trek Lieutenant Junior Grade Rank Pips include a Gold Pip and a Black Pip to properly denote the Lt. (jg) Starfleet rank. If you want more flexibility of rank than just this one, I recommend the full Star Trek Next Generation Gold Rank Pip Set above, because you get enough Gold rank pins to cover your rank up to Captain.

Another option is to buy this Communicator and Rank Pip set and raid it for the pips you need, since it has all 4 gold pips and the black one.

This matte finish gold pip closely resembles the real rank pips used, and the understated black pip will lend itself to an authentic look for your Star Trek uniform.

You also have the option of just using the gold pip to denote rank as an Ensign. If you’re looking for a good basic Lieutenant j.g. rank pip this one will serve you well.

 
Star Trek TNG and Voyager Communicators and Rank Pin Set

Star Trek: TNG / Voyager Communicators and Rank Pin Set

If you’re looking for a smart Communicator and Rank Pips set for either Star Trek: Voyager or Star Trek: The Next Generation, this is the bets choice I’ve found around.

The set comes with one full-sized Voyager Communicator Pin, one full-sized TNG Communicator Pin, and 4 Gold Captain’s Rank Pips. You can also depict a couple of other ranks with the gold pips. You are limited to Ensign, Lieutenant, Commander, and Captain due to the lack of a black rank pip. If you need those ranks, you can get the full Rank Pip Set I reviewed above to get that.

The metal pins come with the military clasps on back for a secure fit, which others have noted makes a big difference in how they hold in place and stay aligned. If you’re looking for a full-sized, authentic TNG or Voyager Communicator and Rank Pip replica set, go with this one.

 
Star Trek TNG Communicator and Rank Pips Set

Star Trek TNG Communicator and Rank Pips Set

If you don’t need the full-sized replica of the Star Trek: Voyager Communicator Pin, then this Star Trek: TNG Communicator Pin Set is going to be the best bet for you. It includes a full-sized, authentic TNG Communicator Pin and a Rank Pip set that covers the full set of Starfleet ranks from Captain down through Chief Warrant Officer by using the included 4 Gold Pips and 1 Black Pip.

The communicator and rank pips are the original size used in Star Trek, and constructed of sturdy, high quality metal pins. They were an official Paramount product from 1997, and marketed only in Germany, so these are a real rare find.

The reviewer who offered his opinion mentioned that the weight and heft of the communicator and rank pins were quite realistic and not too heavy for the uniform material. He added that the series did use resin matte painted surfaces, unlike these, but he felt that these pips would be what a “realistic” Star Trek officer would truly be wearing if it was real life.

Of all the sets I’ve looked at, besides the full Rank Pip set above, this one is the best deal I’ve seen with the addition of the communicator to the complete rank pip set. For a really realistic finish to your uniform, get this one.

 
Star Trek-TNG 5 Star Admiral Rank Pips Pair

Star Trek: TNG 5 Star Fleet Admiral Rank Pips Pair

Rise to the top of the fleet as a Starfleet Five Star Fleet Admiral using this Star Trek: TNG 5 Star Admiral Rank Pip Set.

The rank pip set (2 sets of pips in a bar) is of the highest quality and made with full metal. It also has a military clasp on the back for a secure fit.

As you know, these Admiral Rank Pip sets are hard to come by since they’ve been out of production for so many years. They are a licensed Paramount Productions rank pip set. Get this Fleet Admiral Pip Set before they’re gone.

 
Star Trek-TNG 4 Star Admiral Rank Pips Pair

Star Trek: TNG 4 Star Admiral Rank Pips Pair

The 4-Star Star Trek Admiral Pip set is currently out of stock. These hard-to-find rank pip sets come into and out of stock as sellers have them available. Although I haven’t tried it myself, I have a theory about trying to rectify the situation. If you can find a 5 Star Fleet Admiral set of pips, you may be able to cut them down to a 4 Star Rank Pip Set. At the moment, there are some Star Trek: TNG 5 Star Admiral Rank Pip Sets available as mentioned above.

 
Star Trek-TNG 3 Star Vice Admiral Rank Pip Pair

Star Trek: TNG 3 Star Vice Admiral Rank Pip Pair

There are currently some 3 Star Vice Admiral Rank Pip Sets available for purchase. As I mentioned for the 5 Star Fleet Admiral pins, these are hard to find these days as a licensed product because they have been out of production for so long.

If you’re looking for a 2 Star Admiral, they are also out of stock. But as I mentioned above for the 4 Star Admiral, finding a set of Rank Pips for a higher ranking Admiral may give you the option of cutting them down to the proper number of stars.

 
Star Trek-TNG 1 Star Commodore Rank Pips

Star Trek: TNG 1 Star Commodore Rank Pips

If Starfleet Commodore is your dream rank, then these authentic, licensed Star Trek: TNG 1 Star Commodore Flag Rank Pips are the way to go. But be sure to get them quick, because once they are gone, they are gone.

Like the other Admiral Rank Pip Sets mentioned above, these are licensed, full-sized Rank Pip sets for various Starfleet flag ranks. They are full metal with military clasps for a good fit, and if you can find the rank you want in stock, these are a great way to go.

 

Starfleet Division Badge Replicas for Science and Medical Uniforms

Starfleet Science Division Badge Replica

Star Trek / Starfleet Science Division Badge Replica

These expertly-crafted Starfleet Science Division Badge prop replicas are based on the 2009 Star Trek Movie version.

The badge is cast in solid metal and hand-burnished with a 2 pin backing for better wear and display. They are exact replicas of the badges worn in the 2009 movie. According to some convention-bound buyers, it is a nice solid weight but doesn’t sag on your uniform, and the pin backings keep it held in place quite well.

Other reviews were similarly complimentary and many expressed their satisfaction with these badges over and above many other Star Trek items they have purchased. If you want real authenticity, this Science prop replica badge is the way to go.

 
Starfleet Medical Division Badge Replica

Star Trek / Starfleet Medical Division Badge Replica

These expertly-crafted Starfleet Medical Division Badge prop replicas are based on the 2009 Star Trek Movie version.

Like the Science Badge, the Medical prop replica badge is cast in solid metal and hand-burnished with a 2 pin backing for better wear and display. They are exact replicas of the badges worn in the movie.

The buyers’ reviews were unanimously pleased with their purchase and one noted that this replica badge is really more of a collector’s quality rather than a costume piece. However, as mentioned, it has a nice solid weight but doesn’t sag on your uniform, and it is quite wearable as well as being a great collector’s display.

If you’re looking for a Star Trek 2009 Movie insignia badge for the Medical Division, other buyers and I are absolutely voting for this one.

 
Starfleet Command Division Badge Prop Replica

Star Trek / Starfleet Command Division Badge Prop Replica

Like the Science and Medical Prop Replica Badges above the Starfleet Command Division Badge Replica is top quality.

Expertly-crafted of solid metal and then hand-burnished for a beautiful effect, this collector’s quality prop replica will really knock your socks off! Like the other badges, the many reviews are extremely complimentary, with an average of 4.8 out of 5. That’s hard to get from Amazon buyers’ picky standards.

Buyers felt that the prop replica was just the right size to display well on your uniform, and had a solid weight to it without being too heavy to wear well on your uniform. One other point of note is that if you are wearing it with a lower quality of fabric in a less expensive uniform shirt, or another kind of fabric that is lightweight, you can improve the heft and avoid any sagging by cutting out a small piece of thin cardboard and using that to anchor between the pins and the uniform shirt. Otherwise, with some lighter materials, you do get a bit of sagging.

If you want a great prop replica Command Badge, go with quality and get this one.

 
Starfleet Engineering Division Badge Replica

Star Trek / Starfleet Engineering Division Badge Replica

Like the Science, Medical, and Command prop replicas, this Engineering Division badge is a great piece of insignia for collectors or to dress up just about any uniform, costume, jacket, or other apparel you want to wear it with.

Made of solid metal like the other versions, and also hand-burnished, buyers were quite complimentary with regards to authenticity, wearability, and being just all around fun to own.

If you’re looking for an authentic prop replica that can serve for a costume or as a collector’s item, go with this version of the Starfleet Engineering Division badge.

 
Star Trek-TOS 3rd Season Starfleet Command Patch

Star Trek: TOS 3rd Season Starfleet Command Patch

In Star Trek: The Original Series, the Starfleet Command patches on the uniform were embroidered rather than sporting a communicator badge or more elaborate Division badge like the ones above. In TOS Season 3, this Command Patch was worn by Captain Kirk and other Starfleet Command officers.

With excellent details on the embroidered patch, if you’re a fan of TOS, and especially looking for something from Season 3, this patch is a good choice.

Other Starfleet Divisions have similar patches at Amazon. You can check out the Command Patch here and other patches are available as related products on that page, too.

 

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