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Corgi is a company in Great Britain which has created die-cast vehicle models since the 1950s under the Corgi and Corgi Jr. labels, among others. An subsidiary of the company called Corgi Books published Star Trek novels in the 1970s and early 1980s. Corgi made an early acquaintance with the Star Trek franchise in 1980 when it obtained the casting tools for the second set of the two die-cast models made by the bankrupt Meccano Dinky Toys. Just prior to the release of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Corgi (under its sub-brand Corgi Jr.) re-released the models as Dinky Toys never got around to formally market the models in the UK themselves.

Packaging
CorgiTrekboxed3 Corgi40thAnnTrekIndivboxed
Regular Raw Metal

The company obtained a license to release die-cast models based on starships seen in various Star Trek episodes and movies in 2005. Five to eight-inch long die-cast models of the USS Enterprise, a Klingon Bird-of-Prey, and a model of the USS Enterprise-D were first released in February 2006 with display stands. Later in the year, these were followed by unpainted "raw metal" versions of each ship labeled as the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition and each came with a numbered certificate, four AAA batteries, and an electronically adjustable illuminated stand.

Models of the USS Defiant, USS Voyager, and D'deridex-class Romulan Warbird were scheduled for release in September 2007 but were not produced.[1] The USS Enterprise-E was also tentatively scheduled for future release but never saw production.

Corgi obtained a multi-year license to produce collectibles based on props and ships from Star Trek in January 2008, though it appears that most releases were intended to be released under the Master Replicas brand, a company that Corgi merged with in 2006.[2] Master Replicas' involvement was widely lauded by collectors due to the company's high quality prop replicas from the Star Wars franchise and their "studio scale" three-foot model of the USS Enterprise (TOS). Master Replicas' and Corgi's association with Star Trek ended abruptly in September 2009 when it was announced that licenses to produce replica ships and props had been awarded to eFX Collectibles and QMx.[3]

Models Edit

1982-1984 Releases
Item Item No. Issue Scale Notes
USS Enterprise (refit) 148 1982 n/a Early card variant with "The Vengeance of Khan" imprint Corgi Model No.148 USS Enterprise variant 1982Corgi Model No.148 USS Enterprise 1982
n/a 1984 Reissue of 148 Corgi Model No.148 USS Enterprise 1984
Klingon D7 Battle Cruiser 149 1982 n/a Early card variant with "The Vengeance of Khan" imprint Corgi Model No.149 D7 Battle Cruiser variant 1982 Corgi Model No.149 D7 Battle Cruiser 1982
n/a 1984 Reissue of 149 Corgi Model No.149 D7 Battle Cruiser 1984
USS Enterprise (refit) and Klingon D7 Battle Cruiser Doublepack 2542 1982 n/a   Corgi Model No.2542 USS Enterprise-D7 doublepack 1982
2006 Releases
USS Enterprise (TOS) CC96601 2006 1:1430   Corgi USS Enterprise NCC1701
CC96607 numbered 40th Anniversary Limited Edition (7510 pieces);
on illuminated display stand
Corgi USS Enterprise NCC1701 raw
Klingon Bird-of-Prey CC96602 1:1000   Corgi Bird of Prey
CC96608 numbered 40th Anniversary Limited Edition (7510 pieces);
on illuminated display stand
Corgi Klingon Bird-of-Prey raw
USS Enterprise-D CC96603 1:3160   Corgi USS Enterprise NCC1701D
CC96609 numbered 40th Anniversary Limited Edition (7510 pieces);
on illuminated display stand
Corgi USS Enterprise NCC1701D raw
Canceled Releases
USS Defiant (DS9) D6333 2007 n/a CorgiUSSDefiantDS9
USS Voyager D6334 CorgiUSSVoyager
Romulan Warbird (D'deridex-class) D6335 CorgiRomulanDDeridexWarbird

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