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Hot Wheels is a brand name used for many of Mattel's die-cast toys and was first utilized in 1968.

Mattel, one of the world's largest toy makers, announced in 2008 that it had acquired a license to produce merchandise based on the Star Trek franchise.

Including repaints, a total of fifteen die-cast metal and ABS plastic Star Trek starship miniatures have been released under the Hot Wheels brand. Each ship is said to be in "1/50 scale" (in reference to diecast automobile scales), measures from ten to seventeen centimeters in length, and is packaged with an adjustable plastic stand.

A smaller "1/64 scale" miniature was also released in 2013.

Releases

Hot Wheels USS Voyager and USS Defiant prototypes

Unproduced Hot Wheels USS Voyager and USS Defiant prototypes from early 2000's.

Series 1

Released in May 2009

San Diego Comic-Con International 2009 Exclusive

Released in July 2009

Series 2

Released in January 2010

Series 3

Released in September 2010 as a six ship set in the Star Trek Scene It? Ultimate Fan Pack Limited Edition and sold at Costco Warehouse locations in Canada and the U.S.

2013 Releases

Hot Wheels 2013 Imagination USS Enterprise

Packaged Hot Wheels Imagination USS Enterprise (alternate reality)

Mattel has announced the resumption of the 1/50 line in May 2013 and will release:

Unconfirmed additions may include:

  • "Klingon Battle Cruiser from Star Trek XII"
  • "New Movie Ship from Star Trek XII"

The company also released a smaller version of the USS Enterprise (alternate reality) in its 1/64 scale Imagination line in February 2013.

Notes

  • When first released, the packaging for the USS Enterprise (refit) was erroneously printed as "USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A". The packaging was corrected for Series 2.
  • The USS Enterprise (alternate reality) prototype was mistakenly produced with red bussard collectors which caused a four month release delay for the first production version of the ship. The color was corrected to blue before retail release.
  • The Enterprise NX-01's packaging mis-identifies the ship as the "U.S.S. Enterprise NX-01"

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