(written from a Production point of view)
Aoshima was established in 1923 in Shizuoka, Japan as an aircraft research institute and began to manufacture wooden airplane model kits in 1929. Over the following years, the company has released thousands of plastic model kits of aircraft, vehicles, ships, spacecraft, and figures from a wide variety of different genres and franchises.
Star Trek starship releasesEdit
Aoshima’s fully-painted 1/2000-scale ABS plastic replicas measured 32 cm long (docked) and included internal LED lighting for the windows, deflector array, and warp nacelles. The saucer section separated from the stardrive section, the Captain's yacht separated from the saucer, and each ship included a 45 mm long 1/80-scale Type 15 shuttlepod. Its display stand divided into two to allow the starship to be presented in saucer separation configuration.
- USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D – pale blue with El-Baz shuttlepod; released in October 2011 (Japan)
- USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D – white "TV Image Color" with El-Baz shuttlepod; released in March 2012 (Japan); Previews/Diamond Comic Distributors (Diamond Select Toys) exclusive outside of Japan
- USS Yamato NCC-71807 – pale blue limited edition repaint with Onizuka shuttlepod; released in late March 2012 (Japan); BBTS exclusive (US)
See also Edit
- Aoshima-bk.co.jp – official site