Star Trek toy question.

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  1. Seth Buzzard

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    I don’t know what it is I have been a passive Star Trek fan. I like the shows and movies but never to the Treky level but lately I have been really digging the Star Trek ship aesthetic.

    So my question is has there ever been a line of ships made that where all to scale? I have seen some stuff but they weren’t scale.
     
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    I have a bunch of the Micro Machines Star Trek sets. They are not to scale though. The closest I have seen is the model kits I have. It's a set with the Enterpise, Enterprise A, and Enterprise D all together and to scale. It's only those three ships though.
     
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    Not to my knowledge. Most ships are scaled up or down, just so the toys/models are roughly the same physical size.

    I think the reason is because (for instance) the Enterprise from The Next Generation around twice as big as Captain Kirks Enterprise. There was a gold model kit that had 3 different Enterprises as part of it, all in scale with each other, but that was out years and years ago.

    If you do go for these ships, I'd recommend the Bandai prepainted models, even though they're quite pricey they're very very nice, even if they are out of scale with each other.
     
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    I've spent years talking with folks about this, and here are some references on this:

    1. Most of the Star Trek ship toys are based off of the AMT/Ertl model kits; they're relatively simplified versions of the kits. The Movie enterprise toy put out by Art Asylum looks to be around 1:750-1:800. The Old Playmates Enterprise D is just smaller than the Ertl kit, putting it at approximately around 1:1600 or below.

    2. If you're looking for stuff in similar scales, Trek garage modelers have spent years scaling stuff to the following AMT/Ertl kit scales:

    Original Star Trek I through IV Enterprise: 1/650 (or abouts)
    TNG Enterprise: 1/1400 (approx.)
    Enterprise 3-set: 1/2500 (again, approx.)

    A nice reference for these scales is http://www.federationmodels.com/. WHILE I RECOGNIZE THAT YOUR QUESTION WAS ABOUT TOYS AND NOT MODELS, these guys have an awful lot of reference scales for the model kits. And, like I mentioned above, many of the Playmates toys are almost the same size (and generally the same scale) as the AMT/Ertl kits.

    EDIT: You could also use the scale comparisons on www.merzo.net to get an approximate idea of how big the ships are.
     
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    There were two model kits with six different ships bettween the two sets. These are the only ones that are suposed to be close to 'in scale'.

    You can mix and match the toys as there have been so many good toys out there, Futura, Johnny Lightning, Corgi, Art Asylum, Micro Machines, they have all put out different scales of these great ships.

    The two kits suck for detail but you can get detail decals and other ideas for those two kits. You can also check outhttp://www.culttvman.com/trek.html for some great referance material.

    Spencer
     
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    Yeah, that's the one I mentioned. I have it and was gonna just throw it out. Do you think it's worth anything?
     
  7. Seth Buzzard

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    Thanks for the info guys. I think model kits are going to be larger then I’m interested in.

    Some of those links are pretty cool.
     
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    There were two other model sets which are supposed to be in scale with that three-ship set. One had a TNG Romulan warbird, Ferengi marauder, and Klingon Bird of prey. The other came out around the time the "First Contact" movie did, and had the Enterprises B, C, and E. No idea how easy it is to find those kits nowadays though. Also, they are pure model kits, so you have to do all the assembling and painting yourself (or hire someone).

    (I built a lot of aircraft models in my younger days)
     
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    I've been a Trek fan for 20 years and I have a small trek figure and vehicle collection also. I only have the playmates Romulan warbird, Klingon attack crusier and the original Enterprise. I would love to buy the art asylum 1701-A and E.
     
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    Finding the set with the B, C and E is a brain-damaging hassle. They go for a lot on Ebay and had a pretty tiny production run. I feel incredibly fortunate that I stumbled on one in retail.
     
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    I saw your post was posted just before mine.

    As to value, I don't think it would be to be honest, doesn't seem to be much demand on eBay. :( 
     
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    I might be interested in it. :)  I love star trek models......
     
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    Shoot me a PM with an offer.
     

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