(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 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 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.
- 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 (K't'inga-class)
"Special" ships Edit
These "chase" variants were released in much smaller quantities and were randomly packed into cases with the other ships.