(written from a Production point of view)
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:
- the TOS movie era-based Star Trek: 25th Anniversary LCD Video Game
- the TNG-based Star Trek LCD Video Game
- the TOS-based Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (NES game)
- the TOS-based Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (Game Boy game) produced by Konami's Ultra Games subsidiary
SF Movie Selection – Star Trek Vol. 1 Edit
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.
- USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (refit)
- USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A
- USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
- USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E
- USS Reliant NCC-1864
- Klingon Battle Cruiser
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.