(written from a Production point of view)
Running Press is an independent American trade publishing company and was established in 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a member of the Perseus Books Group which has additional offices in New York City and London, UK.
The company operates four publishing imprints including Running Press, Running Press Kids, Running Press Miniature Editions, and Courage Books.
Star Trek releases Edit
In 2013 and 2014, Running Press released two licensed Star Trek-related "Mega Mini Kits" under its "Miniature Editions" imprint, including Original Series-era phaser and USS Enterprise miniatures. In the case of the Enterprise model, a very small amount of assembly was required. Two more kits were released in 2016 and two additional kits are slated for release in 2018.
These pre-painted plastic miniatures include a 2.5 x 3-inch 32- or 48-page miniature reference book written by Chip Carter. Button cell batteries that power the electronic features are included and are replaceable.
|Star Trek Mega Mini Kits|
|Date||Title||ISBN||Model length||Packaging, model, & book|
|9 April 2013||Star Trek: Light-Up Phaser||ISBN 9780762450107||10 cm|
|25 March 2014||Star Trek: Light-Up Starship Enterprise||ISBN 9780762449897||13 cm (assembled)|
Prototype (TOS pilot)
|24 May 2016||Star Trek: Light-and-Sound Communicator||ISBN 9780762459339||9 cm|
|9 August 2016||Star Trek: Light-Up Shuttlecraft||ISBN 9780762459346||8 cm|
Prototype (Galileo II)
|3 April 2018||Star Trek: Light-and-Sound Borg Cube||ISBN 9780762463657||Prototype|
|3 April 2018||Star Trek: Light-and-Sound Tricorder||ISBN 978-0762463640||Prototype|