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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 released a number of pre-painted models of Star Trek starships in March 2008 as the SF Movie Selection Star Trek Vol. 1. The line was an addition to the SF Movie Selection "gashapon" series, itself a subline of the Konami Figure Collection. A second volume was tentatively planned[1] but was not released.

These PVC ships measure ten to fifteen centimeters in length and each comes with an individually-labeled stand. A small amount of assembly is required.

"Special" ships Edit

These "chase" variants were released in much smaller quantities and were randomly packed into cases with the other ships.

*Identical ship to the standard release above but packed with a "special" stand which has "Star Trek" printed above the ship's label

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