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QMx Star Trek Ring Ship

Posted by T'Bonz - 28/10/13 at 10:10 am


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Fans of the USS Enterprise Ring Ship seen in Star Trek into Darkness will be able to purchase a high-quality artisan replica beginning on Black Friday.

The USS Enterprise XCV-330 was one of the fourteen seen in Admiral Marcus’ office in the movie.

The USS Enterprise XCV-330 was meant as a precursor to the USS Enterprise NCC-1701. Matt Jeffries designed the original XCV-330, which never made it into the original series as a ship, but appeared as artwork in both Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek: Enterprise.

The ship is made of cast resin, reinforced by metal armature, and hand-painted. Almost eight inches in diameter, the ship is twelve inches long and thirteen inches high when displayed a custom-built stand.

Only twenty-five of the USS Enterprise XCV-330 will be made, and each comes with a numbered plaque and will be packed in individual foam-padded boxes that will then be placed together in another larger box for additional protection.

Each of the USS Enterprise XCV-330s will also have commissioning papers signed by the QMX artisans who have built the ship. The price for this model, which is now in the pre-order phase, will cost $1,499.95.

Click on thumbnails for larger photos. More can be found at the referring site.

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  • guest

    why can’t they do a cheaper end model, like the Art Asylum ones for $50. I’d love one of these.

  • 1moreRobot

    I would be shocked if 25 of these things sold at that price. It’s such an obscure bit of memorabilia. Also, I don’t think the last two movies are really the ones the collectors gravitate to (I don’t think even the toys from these past 2 movies sold well). I stand to be corrected and proven wrong, but this seems pretty silly.

  • Keith Smith

    This is one thing I’ll grant the reboot movies – they have good movie-to-movie continuity and a respect for the source material. Say what you will about the Into Darkness storyline, it’s exactly what they needed to do – take an existing storyline and do a Marvel Comics “What If…” Spin on it. Not to say they didn’t have their faults – there are certainly plenty of them – but I give credit where I see it due.

  • http://streetsofgotham.insanejournal.com/ seventhbeacon

    This ship looks really cool. It also looks like a lamp. I’m conflicted.

  • mythme

    I’ll just wait and hope Eaglemoss makes on that looks as good and it will certainly be affordable. For that price I might as well buy an actual set piece from a Trek movie.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Curious, what source material are they respecting? Tossing in bits of trivia as soup seasoning while utterly buggering major characters, events, locations and races doesn’t strike me as respect.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    It’s a really cool lamp. Conflict resolved.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    I’m interested in seeing how well they sell or do not. There’s a really interesting disparity in the American and Japanese collectibles markets, lots of top and bottom end with very little middle ground. There is a lot of really cheap stuff, by which I mean cheaply made as opposed to low cost, and a smaller but surprisingly large amount of limited, very expensive collectibles, often of very obscure subjects. Hot Toys for instance is doing their full-dog 1/6 treatment of some of the oddball suits from Iron Man 3, but only a smaller 1/12 edition with fewer features of suits like Iron Patriot/War Machine II. There is a 78000 yen, over $800, non-transformable figure of Optimus Prime coming out, at a time where size and quality of mass-market Transformers is steadily shrinking. There are expensive, $3-400 range figures of obscure ships and mecha from even more obscure ’70s anime.
    Alright, now this disturbs me, because it clearly reflects the growing gap between the wealthy and the proletariat and the decline of the middle class. I think I need a hug.

  • Keith Smith

    Hey, Kang. Don’t wish to be obnoxious here, but also don’t want to be misunderstood. In The Big Picture, yeah, Into Darkness is an unfortunate mess. Should have left Khan alone, but I understand their inability to resist temptation in the matter.

    No, I’m one of those horrible people in that I look past the big picture and obsess about all the little stuff. I hate watching Star Trek III – not because they blow up the Enterprise, but for all the little stuff. Since when is a turbo lift on the Enterprise operated by a keypad? Why can’t we have uniform, weapon, communicator, etc consistency from movie to movie? They went to such great lengths with The Motion Picture to create a believable system – George Takei had to learn designated functions for controls so that viewer magnification was operated consistently from shot to shot. And it went south from there. Movie to movie we have little to no continuity – yeah, the uniforms stay the same for the most part, but…

    So, don’t read too much in my support for the film. It’s a good ride, but it’s not Star Trek. But they get kudos from me for trying to be consistent from film to film, to respect some of the design decisions that came before and offer their own spin. The transporter effect is gee-whiz but definitely recognizable. The warp effect could have been anything they wanted but they opted to respect the stretch effect introduced way back in Encounter At Farpoint and give it an Angry Birds Slingshot twist, but it jives with what has come before it. The OCD inner geek in me appreciates a lot of the design decisions while the Trekkie in me cringes at a lot of the rest that was going on, but I can appreciate it on those terms. Hope you can at least see the perspective I’m trying to describe.

    And, dammit Jim, I want a prop replica of that Klingon Disrupter that Uhura was toting. Art Asylum, make it so!

  • Theragen Derivative

    Collectors might be more interested than you think, since this isn’t really a Star Trek into Badness piece at all but a ship that goes all the way back to ST:TMP. I think it’s pretty cool myself, but will hang onto the 1500 bucks all the same….

  • Curtis Kopeschny

    If you pay $1500 for a little ship on your desk, you’re either rich, crazy, or both.

  • 22 Stars

    Agree about the Klingon Disruptor. AA, take my money please!

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Ah. No actually, that answered my question. And… you are correct. The continuity between the two movies is solid, and their art department clearly has had a field day with all the details and items in the background. And, for all I bitch about the major, painfully apparent flaws I do like the little mentions and nods and details in the background.
    I thought they kept the bridge operating manual after ST:TMP? At least for II… for III I’m pretty sure not. IV is right out– the entire bridge on the Bird of Prey changed. Continuity was pretty slipshod before NexGen and the wonderfully anal Okudas. Eh. Blame it all on time travel.

  • http://streetsofgotham.insanejournal.com/ seventhbeacon

    Amen. It will complement the Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story nicely. That’s the next craze, people! Designer lamps for nerds!

  • http://streetsofgotham.insanejournal.com/ seventhbeacon

    My biggest issue with the new ones is the science, at least in the first movie. Supernovas happen all the time, and they can’t “envelop the whole galaxy”. I know the online game tried to explain it away that there was some kind of Romulan experiment that caused it, but it wasn’t in the movie and it kind of pulled me out of it. The other thing was red matter, which, if this was a Fantasy story would totally fit, but in Star Trek I’d at least like the attempt to bullshit what science we do know into a cohesive, reasonable sounding hypothesis of how red cough medicine could kill with black hole gravity voodoo.

  • Guest

    I preordered ten!