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Johnny Lightning was formed in 1994 as a subsidiary of Playing Mantis and is a company primarily known for producing collectible toy cars.

It produced a line of small painted Star Trek miniatures called "Legends Of Star Trek" from 2004 until 2008, after the parent company was acquired by the RC2 Corporation. The RC2 Corporation was acquired by Tomy in 2011[1]. The ships measured from ten to twelve centimeters long and were made of PVC plastic while their display stands were cast in metal.

Platz, the distributor of many Star Trek models in the Japanese market, re-released the line in Japan from 2011 until 2013.

Johnny Lightning Star Trek starship prototypes

Johnny Lightning Legends Of Star Trek prototypes

A USS Constellation, a Shuttlecraft Copernicus with "atmospheric re-entry damage", a "cloaked" "The Enterprise Incident" USS Enterprise, and a "borgified" USS Voyager were slated for possible release[2] but were not produced.

Legends Of Star Trek: Standard ReleasesEdit

JL Legends Of Star Trek logo

Series One Edit

Released in 2004; packed on blue-backed cards with removable stickers; includes individually-labeled silver metal display stands

Series Two: Red Alert Edit

Released in 2005; packed on red-backed cards; includes Starfleet insignia (2370s) embroidered fabric patches and individually-labeled silver metal display stands

  • Enterprise NX-01 with Battle Damage - from "Azati Prime"
  • Klingon D7 Battlecruiser Cloaked - clear plastic
  • USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (refit)
  • USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (refit) with Battle Damage - from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (TOS) with Battle Damage
  • USS Reliant NCC-1864 with Battle Damage - from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Series Three: Uncharted Territories Edit

Released in 2006; packed on purple-backed cards; includes individually-labeled black metal display stands

Series Four: Battlestations! Edit

Released in 2007; packed on red and black-backed cards; includes individually-labeled black metal display stands

Series Five: Sacrifice Edit

Released in 2008; packed on red-backed cards with purple stripe on right; includes individually-labeled black metal display stands

Series Six: Ships Of The Line Edit

Released in November 2008; packed on red-backed cards with green stripe on right; includes individually-labeled black metal display stands

  • Borg Cube - with "phasers and explosions" on hull
  • Romulan D7 Battlecruiser (TAS) - repaint of Klingon D7 Battle Cruiser with Romulan markings
  • USS Excalibur NCC-1664 - repaint of USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (TOS)
  • USS Yamato NCC-71807 - repaint of USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D
A repaint of the USS Voyager with Borg detailing was scheduled for Series Six but was replaced by the Romulan D7 Battle Cruiser. This D7's top hull has markings as seen in TAS: "The Survivor" and TAS: "The Practical Joker" while the bottom hull is marked similarly to the Romulan D7s seen in the remastered version of TOS: "The Enterprise Incident"

Legends Of Star Trek: White Lightning Releases Edit

JL White Lightning logo

Johnny Lightning's Legends of Star Trek ships have been released in both standard versions (as listed above) and in rare "White Lightning" variants with alternate paint schemes. They were randomly packed into cases shipped to retailers and made up "less than two percent" of the production run.

Series Five "White Lightning" packaging had a white stripe covering part of the purple stripe on the right side of the package front. All other White Lightning releases were sold in standard packaging.

Series One Edit

Johnny Lightning S1 White Lightning ships

JL Series 1 "White Lightning" ships

  • All ships are painted pearlescent white instead of the standard base color


Series Two Edit

  • All ships have an identical paint scheme to the standard releases but a tiny Starfleet "Delta Shield" is painted on the ship's lower hull

Series Three Edit

Johnny Lightning S3 White Lightning ships

JL Series 3 "White Lightning" ships

  • Borg Cube - green plastic
  • Future USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D - cloaked, clear plastic
  • ISS Enterprise NX-01 - cloaked, clear plastic
  • Romulan Bird-of-Prey - bird logo painted on clear "cloaked" body
  • USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D - painted pearlescent white
  • USS Voyager - painted pearlescent white


Series Four Edit

Johnny Lightning S4 White Lightning ships

JL Series 4 "White Lightning" ships

  • All ships are painted silver instead of the standard base color


Series Five Edit

Johnny Lightning S5 White Lightning ships

JL Series 5 "White Lightning" ships

  • Columbia NX-02 - repaint of Series Five Enterprise NX-01
  • Columbus Shuttlecraft NCC-1701/2 - repaint of Shuttlecraft Galileo II
  • USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (refit) - auto-destruct deco with orange, yellow, and red painted detail in the "damaged" primary hull
  • Klingon D7 Battlecruiser - painted purple detailing on top hull including bridge, no molded "torpedoes" or "explosions"
    According to Johnny Lightning's parent company (and owner of AMT), this D7's paintwork resembles the original series' studio model's, but this is highly contentious.[[3]] Its coloration appears to more closely resemble that seen on the Star Trek: Phase II D7.[[4]]


Series Six Edit

Johnny Lightning S6 White Lightning ships

JL Series 6 "White Lightning" ships

  • Borg Cube - painted silver and green with orange "explosions" on hull
  • Romulan D7 Battlecruiser - painted pearlescent white instead of standard base color
  • USS Excalibur NCC-1664 - painted pearlescent white instead of standard base color
  • USS Yamato NCC-71807 - painted pearlescent white instead of standard base color


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