If you’re a fan of Resident Evil (whether it’s the movie series or the games), then you’d undoubtedly know about the Raccoon Police Department and its special forces unit, S.T.A.R.S.

Not too hard, considering Leon Kennedy (RE2) belonged to the former and Jill Valentine (RE3) is a member of the latter. Hell, you even get to visit both the Detectives’ Room and the S.T.A.R.S. office in the Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and Resident Evil 2 remakes.

Well…if you’re into replicas of stuff from games and movies, you’re going to want to nab the Resident Evil badges (S.T.A.R.S. and R.P.D.) that Capcom just released.

Having bought both of them, I can honestly say that they’re pretty good quality.

The badges are made of metal (Zinc Alloy), with a leather holder and have a nice weighty feel to them. There’s even an iron chain you get so that you can hang the badge around the neck if you’re a cosplayer.

Resident Evil Badges

I prefer the S.T.A.R.S. badge to the R.P.D. one though. The design’s better and you actually see it more in the games than the other one. The R.P.D. one looks a tad plain jane to me.

Manufacturing quality is solid, which is good considering that the Resident Evil Badges are 6,380YEN each (that’s around SG$84). Yeah, that’s kind of pricey but these replicas don’t get made often. I think it’s been years since Capcom originally released these and those sold out fast!

Hell, even these are going out of stock fast, with retailers like HLJ and Amiami already on their last pieces. In fact, only the S.T.A.R.S. badge is left on either site, with the R.P.D. one sold out.

So if you’re interested, you’re going to want to act now and nab the S.T.A.R.S. badge. Chances are, Capcom’s not going to reprint these any time soon…if ever again.

Sal's been in the industry since the early 2000s. He's written for a ton of gaming and tech publications including Playworks, Hardwarezone, HWM and GameAxis. Recently, Sal served as a juror for the Indie Game Awards at Taipei Game Show 2020. A geek and hardcore gamer, Sal will play everything, on any platform.