CBS Announces New (and Expanded) High-end Star Trek Replica Licenses November 16, 2009by John Tenuto , Filed under: Apparel,Merchandise,Replicas,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek Franchise , trackback
In the last few months CBS and Paramount have already announced deals with Quantum Mechanix and eFX for high end replicas from classic Star Trek series and the new Star Trek movie. Today CBS has announced expansions of those lines, plus two new additional licensees for high-end replicas and collectibles.
Star Trek Expanding Into More High End Collectibles
CBS Consumer Products announced today the launch of a select line of high-end collectible items that will roll out just in time for the 2009 holiday season. The products, based on the classic Star Trek films and television series as well as this summer’s blockbuster film, will include ship replicas, prop replicas, uniform replicas, resin statues of the characters and more. The new lines come from agreements with Quantum Mechanix (QMx), Hollywood Collectibles Group, eFX Inc. and ANOVOS Productions. Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products Liz Kalodner says of the expansion:\
Star Trek fans continue to be the ultimate collectors within the science-fiction community. These new lines will feature an eclectic mix of niche collectibles that will satisfy any Star Trek enthusiast.
Each of the companies offereings are broken down below…
QMx Star Trek 2009 movie replicas & collectibles
It has been previously announced that Quantum Mechanix (QMx) is developing a 34-inch Artisan U.S.S. Enterprise replica from JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie, which they showed off at Comic Con. They also previously announced they were developing a smaller ‘collector scale’ version.
Studio-scale Enterprise from QMx
Today CBS announced that QMx will be expanding their offering from the 2009 Star Trek movie to include more large-scale and mid-scale ship replicas, prop replicas, novelty items and animated-style maquettes. QMx has already started work on a large-scale and collector-scale version of the U.S.S. Kelvin. Their first screen-accurate prop replica will be the Starfleet phaser. QMx has also produced two premium collectibles that will be bundled with the Blu-ray DVD version of Star Trek this fall: a screen-accurate set of four Starfleet Division badges cast in metal and an 8.5-inch all-metal Enterprise replica exclusively for Amazon.com.
Official site: www.QMxonline.com
eFX ‘classic’ Star Trek replicas
Also previously announced eFX Inc. is developing a replica of the TNG era Mark IX Tricorder, seen in Star Trek: First Contact. Pre-orders for the Mark IX Tricorder began in September, and eFX will limit its production run to no more than 1,000 pieces worldwide. The Tricorders will be offered as a "Signature Edition" signed by actor Brent Spiner, who played Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the films it inspired.
eFx first Star Trek replica: Mark IX Tricorder
Today CBS has confirmed that eFx will be developing more prop replicas based on the classic Star Trek films and TV series, and they are also developing ship replicas in all scales, such as thoseseen in the video game Star Trek Legacy.
Official site: www.eFXcollectibles.com
Hollywood Collectibles resin statues
CBS announced a new licensing deal with Hollywood Collectibles, makers of some of the best resin statues. Hollywood Collectibles will introduce 12" and 18" versions of the entire ‘classic’ Star Trek universe – from Kirk and Picard from the original series and The Next Generation, to Archer from TV’s Star Trek Enterprise series. The first pieces will be unveiled soon ranging from $149.95 to $249.95.
Official site: www.hollywood-collectibles.com
ANOVOS High-end Star Trek Uniform replicas
The final announcement from CBS was for ANOVOS Productions, who in 2010 will debut the Star Trek Movie (2009) Collection featuring high-end male and female full uniform replicas starting off with the science officer’s complete uniform. ANOVOS Productions will also offer Star Trek uniform replicas available for the classic Star Trek movies and television series. These high-end uniform replicas will feature original or close-to-original fabrics, techniques and pattern analysis. Pricing for the 2009 Movie Collection is expected to range from $499.95 to $1099.95.
Official site: www.anovos.com
TrekMovie will have more details on all of these exciting new lines in a future update.