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Starships Collection USS Enterprise

Posted by T'Bonz - 10/12/13 at 12:12 pm


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Collectors waiting for the J.J. Abrams USS Enterprise model from the Star Trek The Official Starships Collection can have a peek at the ship now.

Based on the ship from 2009′s Star Trek, the model is eight-and-half-inches long.

The die-cast precision model is hand-painted, and comes complete with its own collector’s magazine. For this USS Enterprise, the magazine will “[take] a close look at how the movie’s art department reworked this iconic design. Included will be concept drawings and computer generated renders that show the evolution of the ship.”

Ships from the Official Starships Collection are available via select retailers, or by subscription. For more information, head to the link located here.

Source: StarTrek.com

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  • Jason Nucker

    Why is this ship getting an 8.5″ length when the other truly beloved ships are around 5.5″?

  • milojthatch

    You know what? If I want something that looks like a blow dryer, then I’ll buy a blow dryer, not this piece of garbage! Do yourself all a favor folks and save your money.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Because of the ridiculously overinflated scale.
    Wait, no, still can’t be it. The D and the D’Deridex are also 5.5″ despite the D’Deridex being half again the D’s length.

  • Jason Nucker

    It’s bullcrap isn’t it? I thought this collection was made for the true Trek fans out there but if you took a poll I’d wager the Abrams Enterprise is damn near last on our list of models we want. If it was given equal treatment as the others than ok fine, but to get the biggest length…..ugh.

  • trekfan

    I can only agree: don’t waste your money on this pseudo-Enterprise.

  • trekfan

    I can’t wait for the Apple store bridge model and the brewery-engineering model to come out.

  • Frontier

    Eagle Moss could be being forced to do such. Some companies have been known to demand certain products be made in order for the right to license others…

  • Theragen Derivative

    I can’t wait for JJTrek’s entire ’00s Apple Era production design to age worse in ten years than the ’60s TOS bridge did in 40.

  • Theragen Derivative

    I don’t get it. The target customers for this entire series, and the only people who’d be willing to drop that much money on it, are the hardest-core Trek fans.

    So who are they expecting to buy THIS?

  • robjoh

    Well good thing I’m openminded enough to actually like this. Probably get TWO of’em! Then again,I’m just a casual Trekker who likes ALL Trek,not just stuck with the old stuff,lol! Hey,I’m easygoing and cheap,lol!
    J-R!

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    That’s an interesting point.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Frontier made an interesting point above, that Paramount may be demanding that their current cash cow get preferential treatment. I still think it’s a dick move to make one ship greatly larger than every other one in the collection.

    I’d be inclined to think it’s for demand, that a lot of people would want it based on the numbers the films have brought in… except that its model kits are not big sellers, and the 2009 toy version was clearanced all to hell and back.
    To state it bluntly, it’s butt-ugly.
    Taken in parts, the parts are nice. Stepping back for a full view, the overall effect is that someone with no feel for Star Trek grabbed a bunch of design elements from different versions, threw in some post-modern so-called kewl, and pasted it all together William S. Burroughs style.

  • robjoh

    And being down voted just proves my point,lol!

    J-R!

  • Jason Nucker

    Yeah I suppose. Bottom line though is this is a collection. Nothing should stick out like a sore thumb and it should all be uniform. An exception can be made for a special vessel that is known to be huge like a Borg cube, but other than that a true collector is going to want to have all the ships lined up and I’d rather keep the Abram’s Enterprise in the box instead of sticking out among all the rest.

    I get it might be their current cash cow but this is first and foremost a timeless collection so 20 years from now when it’s not their cash cow it will be double annoying.

  • choomster

    1701A is the best Enterprise ever. But then, I am inclined to be in favor of the original canon than the new timeline of TREK.