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Quantum Mechanix Inc., abbreviated as QMx, is an American company which was founded in 2006 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

For the general public, QMx produces and retails high quality props, badges, figurines, jewelry, keychains, maquettes, artwork, blueprints, toys, and scaled vehicle models based on a number of entertainment franchises. These licensed properties include Battlestar Galactica, Galaxy Quest and Star Wars, among many others. Some of its products are also retailed by Anovos, ThinkGeek and Loot Crate.

QMx FX Cinema Arts logo

Its QMx FX Cinema Arts division manufactures props and models for the film and television industry, in conjunction with production and restoration services for the public.

Star Trek Into Darkness props and modelsEdit

QMx Star Trek Into Darkness starship props

"History of Starflight" miniatures

The QMx FX Cinema Arts division created fourteen "History of Starflight" filming miniatures that appeared on-screen in Star Trek Into Darkness and were seen in Admiral Marcus' office. [1] In May 2013, QMx announced plans to produce reproductions of some of these ships in two scales for retail release.

Starfleet Academy ring

Starfleet Academy ring prop

The company created all of the Starfleet Academy rings that were used in the film, including the ring used in the Kelvin Memorial Archive terrorist incident. [2]

In an alliance with Hollywood prop-maker Kenney's Custom Props, QMx also manufactured the phaser props used in the film. [3]

Star Trek licensing Edit

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Contest for the USS Enterprise Artisan Replica

In 2009, QMx announced that it had acquired exclusive licensing to produce a number of products based on the 2009 Star Trek film. This licensing was later expanded to encompass other Star Trek properties from the "prime universe" and later "alternate reality" (Kelvin Timeline) films. Corgi's and Master Replicas' licensing was abruptly terminated before the commencement of QMx's and eFX Collectibles' licenses.

QMx acquired licensing to build "Studio Scale" (36-inch), "Collector's Scale" (12-inch), solid metal "Metalworks" (8.5-inch), and "Mini Masters" (approximately 6-inch) starship replicas, along with high-end prop replicas. The studio scale starship and high-end prop replica licenses were procured by Anovos by the end of 2017, terminating QMx's production in both of those areas.

As of early 2018, the company maintains licensing to produce Star Trek badges, flags, artwork, jewelry, key chains, plush toys, 1/6-scale figures, novelties, and "Q-Pop" figurines. The Metalworks and new "Master Series" starship lines will also be manufactured.

The Enterprise Project Edit

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Selection of "The Enterprise Project" artworks

To cross-promote the release of the 2009 Star Trek film and the USS Enterprise Artisan Replica, Paramount Pictures' "The Enterprise Project" commissioned twenty-four "graffiti, FX, and pop artists" to "design their own interpretation" of QMx's starship replica. Notable artists who contributed a design included director Robert Rodriguez, actor James Franco and comic book artist Jim Lee. The Enterprise Project's artworks were sent to tour cities around the world, commencing in March 2009.

List of artists Edit

  1. QMx original
  2. Mr. Brainwash
  3. Duncan Lemmon
  4. Robert Rodriguez
  5. House Industries
  6. Ragnar
  7. Harry Knowles
  8. Michael Lau
  9. Bobby Dixon
  10. Jesús Díaz
  11. Amanda Visell
  12. Amy Vatanakul
  13. Olka Osadzinska
  14. André
  15. H5
  16. Turbokrapfen
  17. James Franco
  18. Will Lemon III
  19. Jeremy and Claire Weiss
  20. Afro-Punks
  21. Rafael Burgos
  22. Jeremy Kaplan
  23. Jim Lee
  24. David Rager
  25. Brandon Fayette


Star Trek releases Edit

Home video premiumsEdit

Amazon QMx Mini Masters USS Franklin

USS Franklin premium

QMx produced metal Star Trek insignia badges and 5000 limited edition Metalworks (metal) USS Enterprise models for release with specific retailers' versions of the Star Trek Blu-ray set in 2009.

Metal QMx phaser premiums were included with the Amazon.com-exclusive Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray 3D release in September 2013.

Seventeen centimeter-long QMx "Mini Masters" replicas of the USS Franklin were included with certain Amazon.com Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and 4K Ultra HD releases of Star Trek Beyond in November 2016.

Studio Scale starship releases Edit

USS Enterprise Artisan Replica Edit

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USS Enterprise Artisan Replica

QMx released a 34-inch long Artisan Replica of the USS Enterprise in 2009, based on CGI models provided by ILM. The production replica featured LED lighting, sound effects, an illuminated mirror base, and was limited to an edition of 250. The standard model retailed for US$6,995.

USS Enterprise Refit/ USS Enterprise-A Artisan Replicas Edit

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USS Enterprise Refit Artisan Replica

QMx USS Enterprise-A Artisan Replica

USS Enterprise-A Artisan Replica

QMx released 34.5-inch long Artisan Replicas of the USS Enterprise (refit) and USS Enterprise-A in late 2011. The 1:350 scale production replicas featured LED lighting, sound effects, a mirrored base, and were limited to a combined edition of 250. In either livery, the standard model retailed for US$6,995.

USS Enterprise-D Artisan Replica Edit

QMX USS Enterprise-D

USS Enterprise-D Artisan Replica

QMx released a 29.5-inch long Artisan Replica of the USS Enterprise-D in 2013. The 1:850 scale production replica featured LED lighting, sound effects, a mirrored base, and was limited to an edition of 50. The standard model retailed for US$9,995.

USS Kelvin Artisan Replica Edit

QMx USS Kelvin Artisan Replica

USS Kelvin Artisan Replica

QMx displayed a prototype Artisan Replica of the USS Kelvin at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. The 1:850 scale production replica featured LED lighting, sound effects, a mirrored base, and was intended to be limited to an edition of 50. [4]

Enterprise NX-01 Artisan Replica Edit

QMx Enterprise NX-01 Artisan Replica

Enterprise NX-01 Artisan Replica

QMx released a 23.5-inch long Artisan Replica of Enterprise NX-01 in 2013. The 1:350 scale production replica featured LED lighting, sound effects, a mirrored base, included Doug Drexler's signature, and was limited to an edition of 100. The standard model retailed for US$3,995.

USS Vengeance Artisan Replica Edit

QMx Star Trek Into Darkness USS Vengeance artisan replica

USS Vengeance Artisan Replica

In 2013, QMx released a 36-inch long Artisan Replica of the USS Vengeance, identical in size to the prop model built by QMx for Star Trek Into Darkness. The 1:1600 scale production replica featured LED lighting, sound effects, an illuminated mirror base, and was limited to an edition of 100. The standard model retailed for US$9,995.

XCV 330 Ring Ship Artisan ReplicaEdit

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XCV 330 Ring Ship Artisan Replica

QMx released a 12-inch long Artisan Replica of the USS Enterprise (XCV 330) in November 2013. It was identical in size to the prop model built by QMx for Star Trek Into Darkness, was limited to an edition of 25, and retailed for US$1,499.95.

USS Reliant Artisan ReplicasEdit

QMx USS Reliant

1:250 USS Reliant Artisan Replica

1:250 ScaleEdit

In October 2014, QMx released a 37-inch long Artisan Replica of the USS Reliant. The 1:250 scale production replica featured LED lighting, sound effects, an illuminated base, and was limited to an edition of 500. The standard model retailed for US$9,995.

1:350 ScaleEdit
QMx USS Reliant 1-350 Artisan Replica

1:350 USS Reliant Artisan Replica

In November 2014, QMx released a 27-inch long Artisan Replica of the USS Reliant. The 1:350 scale production replica featured LED lighting, sound effects, a mirrored base, and was limited to an edition of 250. The standard model retailed for US$4,995.

USS Enterprise Artisan Replica Edit

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1:350 USS Enterprise Artisan Replica prototype

QMx displayed a prototype of their USS Enterprise (TOS) Artisan Replica at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2015. The 1:350 scale ship featured LED lighting, sound effects and a mirrored base. Many aspects of this ship (including the appearance of aztec paint patterning and blue LED lighting strips along the inside of the warp nacelles) were departures from the ship's standard appearance. It was displayed with a space shuttle Enterprise miniature. [5]

USS Franklin Artisan Replica Edit

QMX USS Franklin Artisan Replica

USS Franklin Artisan Replica prototype

The company displayed a prototype of their USS Franklin Artisan Replica at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2016 which featured LED lighting and a posable base.

Metalworks starship releases Edit

USS Enterprise Refit Solid Metal ReplicaEdit

QMx USS Enterprise Refit desktop replica

Metalworks USS Enterprise Refit desktop replica prototype

A 8.5-inch long solid metal USS Enterprise (refit) desktop replica is slated for release as a Loot Crate Star Trek Mission Crate gift premium in 2018. [6]

A Metalworks USS Enterprise from the alternate reality (Kelvin Timeline) was released in 2009 as a home video premium.

Collector's Scale starship prototypes Edit

USS Kelvin Collector's Scale Replica Edit

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USS Kelvin Collector's Scale Replica prototype

Photographs of a 12-inch USS Kelvin prototype were shown by QMx in April 2013.

USS Vengeance Collector's Scale Replica Edit

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USS Vengeance Collector's Scale Replica prototype

A 12-inch USS Vengeance prototype was shown in May 2013.

Mini Masters starship release and prototypes Edit

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Mini Masters prototypes

Five to six-inch long USS Enterprise (TOS) and USS Enterprise (refit) models were shown by QMx at Toy Fair 2016 and were slated to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2016 [7] but were not released.

A USS Franklin miniature was released in 2016 as a home video premium.

Master Series Latinum Edition starship prototype Edit

QMx Master Series Latinum Edition USS Enterprise-D

Master Series Latinum Edition USS Enterprise-D prototype

A USS Enterprise-D model was shown by QMx at Toy Fair 2018 and is slated to premiere as a Loot Crate release in March 2018. A USS Defiant NX-74205 model is also planned and both ships are expected to be retailed at a later time by QMx's webshop. [8]

Phaser replica releases Edit

Insignia replica releasesEdit

Other releasesEdit

See also Edit

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