Factory Entertainment, a producer of licensed film and TV prop replicas, announced on July 11 that it will be creating a new product line, called FE Masterworks.
This will be unveiled at San Diego Comic on July 19 at their booth, and will launch with three ‘Star Trek’ ship models.
The first is the U.S.S. Enterprise, which is perhaps the most iconic ship of the franchise, most prominently seen in ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ and ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’.
The U.S.S. Enterprise-D, the variant of the classic ship that featured as the main spacecraft for the protagonists of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’.
The final ship in the line will be the U.S.S. Excelsior, which can be seen in ‘Star Trek III: The Search For Spock’ and ‘Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country’.
A fourth and as of yet unnamed ‘Star Trek’ ship will make its debut later this summer.
FE Masterworks won’t just be confined to ships, it will also include screen-accurate vehicles and pops, all with the right lights, sounds and details.
“The FE Masterworks program is dedicated to preserving the art of building filming models.” said Jordan Schwartz, President & CEO of Factory Entertainment.
“With modern CGI greatly diminishing the use of filming models in new motion pictures, fans of classic science fiction have come to appreciate even more the artisanship of the craftsmen who built the detailed miniatures used in classic iterations of ‘Star Trek’ and other iconic science fiction films and TV series,” he added.
Factory Entertainment has produced licensed products from many different franchises over the years, not just ‘Star Trek’.
Other notable franchises include Batman, Masters of the Universe, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter.