CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS ENTERS NEXT FRONTIER WITH HIGH-END STAR TREK COLLECTIBLES
New Deals with QMx, Hollywood Collectibles, eFX and ANOVOS
Broaden Licensing Program for Iconic Sci-Fi Franchise
NEW YORK - November 16, 2009 -- CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, 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.
"Star Trek fans continue to be the ultimate collectors within the science-fiction community," said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. "These new lines will feature an eclectic mix of niche collectibles that will satisfy any Star Trek enthusiast."
Quantum Mechanix (QMx) will create several new lines of collectibles based on J.J. Abrams' reimagined Star Trek including large-scale and mid-scale ship replicas, prop replicas, novelty items and animated-style maquettes. The company unveiled its 34-inch Artisan U.S.S. EnterpriseTM at Comic-Con 2009 in San Diego this past summer and has already started work on a large-scale version of the U.S.S. Kelvin with plans for collector-scale versions of both ships. 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. Finally for those fans clamoring for the most popular weapon in the fleet, QMx is developing a complete line of screen-accurate prop replicas, including the Starfleet phaser.
When it comes to the best in resin statues, Hollywood Collectibles will introduce 12" and 18" versions of the entire 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 and available through select distributors including Diamond Distribution.
eFX Inc. will also introduce new prop replicas based on the classic Star Trek films and TV series, starting off with the Mark IX Tricorder as seen in Star Trek: First Contact, followed by ship replicas in all scales. Pre-orders for the Mark IX Tricorder began in September, with eFX limiting 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.
In 2010, ANOVOS Productions 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.
All Star Trek collectibles will be available in comic, collector and specialty stores nationwide as well as directly through http://www.qmxonline.com/, http://www.hollywood-collectibles.com/, http://www.efxcollectibles.com/, and http://www.anovos.com/
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