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Konami logo

Konami (pronounced ko-NAH-mee) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards and computer/video games.


Konami logo 1998-2003

The company was founded in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business in Osaka, Japan by Kagemasa Kozuki, the firm's current chairman and CEO.

The name "Konami" is a conjunction of the names Kagemasa Kozuki, Yoshinobu Nakama, Hiro Matsuda, and Shokichi Ishihara, who were partners acquired in 1973 by Kozuki and the original founders of Konami Industry Co., Ltd.. In Japanese, the word "konami" also means "small waves".

Star Trek releases Edit

Electronic and video games Edit

In 1991, Konami became a licensee for producing Star Trek-related electronic and video games and it produced a number of games:

SF Movie Selection – Star Trek Vol. 1 Edit

Konami Movie Selection 1 promo artwork

Star Trek Vol. 1 promo

Konami released nine pre-painted PVC starship models as the SF Movie Selection Star Trek Vol. 1 in March 2008. The ships measured ten to fifteen centimeters in length and came with individually-labeled stands. A small amount of assembly was required.

The "blind-box gashapon" line was an addition to the SF Movie Selection, a series within the Konami Figure Collection that has focused on producing miniatures from licensed entertainment properties including the Alien films, Battlestar Galactica (TOS), Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Daimajin, Fireball XL5, Gamera, Godzilla, Joe 90, King Kong (1933), Mighty Jack, Space 1999, Stingray, Supercar, and UFO.

A second Star Trek volume was being planned in late 2006 [1] but it did not reach production.

Starships Edit

Special starships Edit

Special "chase" ships, including an entirely new starship class, were produced in smaller quantities and were randomly packed into cases, among the standard releases.

*Ship is identical to the standard release above but is packed with a Special stand featuring a Star Trek logo printed above the vessel's name.

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