QMx Secures Complete Star Trek(R) License for Collectible Lines
September 28, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA — September 28, 2012 — Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx) is pleased to announce that it has secured the rights from CBS Consumer Products to produce collectibles for all Star Trek movie and TV properties.

Among the QMx collectible items will be:

  • Ship replicas – both studio-scale and mid-scale limited-edition ship replicas.
  • Animation-style maquettes.
  • Novelty items – including jewelry, key chains, stickers and more.
  • Prop replicas and set props.
  • Lithographs
  • Plushes

Already in the works is the Artisan Edition Studio-Scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, a 38-inch long, film-quality replica with working lights and a screen-accurate paint job. Like all QMx Artisan replicas, the Enterprise will be 100% made-to-order in the U.S.A. with the finest detailing and greatest precision.

QMx has pioneered the U.S.-based development and manufacture of licensed, made-to-order ship replicas. Each Artisan ship is assembled, wired and painted by hand in a working model-effects shop. This process, while more resource intensive and more time consuming than overseas manufacture, ensures discerning collectors get a replica of unsurpassed quality.

QMx’s plans for Star Trek go well beyond high-end filming miniatures. The company also has a replica of the Star Trek: The Next Generationcommunicator badge in development that offers fans a unique way of fastening the prop to their clothing – using a magnetic clasp.

The company will also be releasing the next in its hot replica key chain line – the Enterprise D. Cast in metal with a pewter finish, the Enterprise D key chain is based on the same digital effects files used to create the big replica.

Taking a cue from QMx’s best-selling Little Damn Heroes line of animated chibi-style figures, Star Trek fans can expect to see a full line of small-scale character maquettes that are as well-crafted as they are adorable.

“Working on Star Trek products is something of a dream come true for our team,” said QMx CEO Andy Gore. “Whether it’s a key chain, a screen-accurate prop or FX model, folks can expect us to put extra effort into surprising and delighting them.”

Star Trek collectibles will be available in comic, collector and specialty stores around the country, and are also available directly atwww.qmxonline.com.

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About CBS Consumer Products

CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Paramount Network Television and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles. Additionally, the group oversees the CBS Retail Store and online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.CBS.com.


About Quantum Mechanix

Based in Los Angeles and suburban Pennsylvania, Quantum Mechanix Inc. is a boutique developer of screen-accurate replicas, collectibles and artwork inspired by entertainment’s most beloved shows and movies. We focus on serving the most demanding customers – from dedicated fans to the industry’s most prestigious production companies and studios – with the most detailed and accurate products possible.

Our product lines include:

QMx – Screen-accurate recreations of props and scale models, including mid-scale ship replicas and animated character maquettes.

QMx Press – Paper props and high-quality prints inspired by beloved science fiction TV and films. This category includes blueprints, “expanded universe” reference packs, and character and vehicle posters.

QMx Artisan – Hand-built models of props and vehicles. These items are produced by professional Hollywood prop-makers. Edition sizes are generally very limited.

QMx currently operates under licenses from such studios as Paramount, MGM, NBCUniversal, CBS Consumer Products, Mutant Enemy, Twentieth Century Fox and the BBC. Licensed franchises include Super 8, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Warehouse 13, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe, Serenity and Firefly and The Guild.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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