TOMY Prestige Select Die-cast 1/350 Scale Enterprise Replica

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Anyone getting in on this here?

1/350

5,000 backers needed by July 11th. It's on the spendy side for me, but when else has a company produced a finished TOS Enterprise like this?
 
Just realised it's continental US only, so that's me out

Also has there ever been an enterprise model that looks this good, for this cheap? It seems to good to be true
 
It's cetainly a beggars cant be choosers situation. It may not be perfectly awesome - but there is nothing else out there like it.
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They’re only 10% of the way there and have less than a month. They would’ve upped their chances opening it up to a global audience. I hope they do make it, the price tag is fair if it turns out as shown.
 
this is ****** sweet, I'll be crushed if it doesn't pass

Spinning nacelle caps, saucer separation (referenced but never seen during TOS!), lit/articulated shuttlebay, fully lit w/ blinky lights, detailed paint from the original 11 foot model, 20lbs of diecast, the works.
Gary Kerr, who consulted on the restoration of the original model at the Smithsonian, worked with Tomy on this and had this to say:

“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.”

It's a nice chunk of change, but for what it is, and compared to the prices of similar offerings over the years, that's a downright steal (especially with shipping already included). This kind of finished model is typically priced in the thousands, not the hundreds.
When QMX released their Refit around the same size as this it went for $5000. Chronicle Collectibles was taking orders for a 1701-D 8 inches smaller than this for $2000. HeroCollector's diecast Enterprise kit (also several inches shorter than this), which you have to put together yourself out of 120 boxes, is $1550. This 20 pound finished & lit model is somehow only $100 more shipped than the Playmobil toy.

If these make it to production they're going to end up going for thousands on the secondary market eventually. The problem is just making it to Tomy's required minimum order QTY, which is surprisingly high for a product they are confusingly limiting to US shipping only. I assume the high qty is how they got the price down. They'd have a lot more bites if they opened this up internationally. Although some international folks are ordering anyway with plans to figure out forwarding later.

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this is ****** sweet, I'll be crushed if it doesn't pass

Spinning nacelle caps, saucer separation (referenced but never seen during TOS!), lit/articulated shuttlebay, fully lit w/ blinky lights, detailed paint from the original 11 foot model, 20lbs of diecast, the works.
Gary Kerr, who consulted on the restoration of the original model at the Smithsonian, worked with Tomy on this and had this to say:



It's a nice chunk of change, but for what it is, and compared to the prices of similar offerings over the years, that's a downright steal (especially with shipping already included). This kind of finished model is typically priced in the thousands, not the hundreds.
When QMX released their Refit around the same size as this it went for $5000. Chronicle Collectibles was taking orders for a 1701-D 8 inches smaller than this for $2000. HeroCollector's diecast Enterprise kit (also several inches shorter than this), which you have to put together yourself out of 120 boxes, is $1550. This 20 pound finished & lit model is somehow only $100 more shipped than the Playmobil toy.

If these make it to production they're going to end up going for thousands on the secondary market eventually. The problem is just making it to Tomy's required minimum order QTY, which is surprisingly high for a product they are confusingly limiting to US shipping only. I assume the high qty is how they got the price down. They'd have a lot more bites if they opened this up internationally. Although some international folks are ordering anyway with plans to figure out forwarding later.

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You pretty much nailed it - the latest offering from QMx was the NX-01 and they’re asking $3,995 so this is a steal for sure.

I wasn’t convinced on the value front to jump on the eaglemoss Ent-D build. I find the customer service with them has gone down the toilet, I had to go back and forth with them over the course of nearly 10 months over a defective XL model. Like hell I’m giving them $1500+.
 
I'll be placing an order, and fingers crossed they reach the minimum backers required. Out of curiosity, I checked ebays recently sold listings for the Master Replicas Enterprise. They were all signature edition, but $2,499.00 appears to be the going price.
 
I'll be placing an order, and fingers crossed they reach the minimum backers required. Out of curiosity, I checked ebays recently sold listings for the Master Replicas Enterprise. They were all signature edition, but $2,499.00 appears to be the going price.
One went for £900 on Sunday
 
Number of backers jumped, and they may have increased the time limit. It's looking a bit more realistic
 
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