11 August 2021
The U.S.S. Enterprise will launch worldwide this September
The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and crew will see its first Playmobil release on 8 September this year, 55 years after the original premiere of Star Trek on 8 September 1966, a date which marked the start of one of the greatest global pop culture phenomena of all time.
Over the generations, fans have enjoyed six classic TV series, plus five more that are currently in production, as well as 13 feature films.
Amongst its millions of fans, the world-famous franchise is known just as much for its original spaceship, the U.S.S. Enterprise, as for the original crew made up of fan- favourites Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov.
The 70548 Star Trek – U.S.S. Enterprise sees the Star Trek universe joining forces with Playmobil, as the brand continues to extend from being an integral part of children’s play to include themes that are popular with adult fans too.
The metre-long Constitution-class starship comes with a host of mesmerising details and features to inspire fans, including the ship’s iconic bridge and engineering – it has a focus on authenticity and attention to detail.
Lights, sounds and other technical features are included alongside a unique AR tie-in app, which will expand the authentically detailed Star Trek experience much further than just the physical product. The ship comes with a total of seven crew members from the original cast.
There’s a rotating chair for Captain Kirk, workstations for all crew members, a cell phone holder and storage compartment for phasers, communicator and other equipment.
In the hull is the engine room with two stand-up workstations. To activate the light and sound electronics, the dilithium core must be inserted into the container and placed in the engine room. Power can be supplied via batteries or USB connection, and Captain Kirk will personally announce greetings. The buttons on the centre console on the bridge can be used to control various light and sound effects such as the warp drive, torpedo or alarm sounds.
For more on the Playmobil U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, (boldly) go to www.playmobil.co.uk/star-trek.