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"The saucer separation capability, designed with input from well-known starship designers, sets this model apart from all previous efforts."
OAKBROOK, IL, May 24, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Today, TOMY announced a large-scale crowd-funded Star Trek NCC-1701 U.S.S. Enterprise will be available for pre-order starting June 7, 2022, through July 8, 2022. Based on the starship from the original 1960s series, this offering for Star Trek fans, creates a unique opportunity to own the definitive version of the iconic starship.
TOMY will be developing products across several collector toy categories, including crowd-funded Starships, die cast vehicles, and collector plush. The crowd-funded project, culminating in the creation of the highly detailed 1/350 scale premium die cast U.S.S. Enterprise, is the first collaboration to launch.
"This TOMY Prestige Select crowd-funded NCC-1701 Enterprise will be the centerpiece of any avid Star Trek fan's collection," said Bill Walters, SVP Brand Leader of TOMY International. "The quality of this die cast replica, based on the 11-foot TV series NCC-1701 Star Trek Enterprise on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute, is over 32" long and weighs in nearly 20 lbs."
The recognized authority on the original series Enterprise, Gary Kerr, consulted on the 2016 Smithsonian restoration project and worked with TOMY designers on the development of this replica. "This model represents the culmination of my 30+ years of research and data related to the studio model" said Kerr. "The saucer separation capability, designed with input from well-known starship designers, sets this model apart from all previous efforts. The level of detail, saucer separation, working lights, and overall die cast metal construction demonstrate extraordinary attention to detail."
Exciting features include:
• The saucer-section separation from the secondary hull which can be displayed with the included base – a first-time ever feature originally envisioned by Gene Roddenberry
• Electronic, light-up nacelles that replicate the special effects seen in the show
• 90% die cast metal
• A lit hangar bay with corresponding detail
• Over 70 LED lights that mimic the illumination of the U.S.S. Enterprise, including flashing formation lights
• Highly detailed bridge with lights
• Glowing impulse drive feature
• Precision detailing and decorations
• Premium collector packaging
The TOMY U.S.S. Enterprise will be priced at $599 USD (continental United States only) and production will begin in the fall after the goal of 5,000 pieces is met. TOMY is supporting the announcement of the limited-time, crowd-funded starship offering with a robust digital campaign targeting U.S. Star Trek fans and will also promote the preview on https://startrek-registration.tomy.com/register. The TOMY Prestige Select U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 starship is scheduled to deliver to buyers in summer 2023.
About TOMY International
TOMY International (www.tomy.com) is a leading global designer, producer, and marketer of a broad range of innovative, high-quality toys sold to preschoolers, youths and adults under the TOMY® and Ertl® brands as well as products for parents, infants and toddlers marketed under Lamaze®, The First Years®, JJ Cole® Collections and Boon® brands. TOMY International's mission is to make the world smile. TOMY International reaches its target consumers through multiple channels of distribution supporting more than 25,000 retail outlets throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia. TOMY International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based TOMY Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code No. 7867). © TOMY.
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