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Galoob was founded in 1954 in San Francisco, California and was reported to be the third largest toy maker in the US at the time of its acquisition by Hasbro in 1998. [1]

Galoob is a toy manufacturer that held three separate Star Trek licenses: it produced the first figures and accessories based on Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1988, a line of figures for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and it released a series of Star Trek Micro Machines from 1993 to 1997.

Next Generation releases Edit

Action figuresEdit

Crosby reference photo

Denise Crosby poses for Galoob reference photos

Series One
Series Two
Other toys

Star Trek V: The Final FrontierEdit

Action figures

Micro Machines Edit

Micro Machines logo

Star Trek Micro Machines were plastic Star Trek models produced by Galoob from 1993 to 1997 as part of their popular Micro Machines toy line. They were small sized, about about three inches long, pre-painted and pre-assembled. The first releases were three-piece issues packaged in a transparent bubble attached to a card (blister pack). In size the miniatures were comparable with the role playing miniatures (usually in the stated scale of 1:3900) of FASA and Task Force Games.

Galoob produced vessels from The Original Series, the movies, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. The first two editions featured ships and stations from the TOS, the movies, TNG, and DS9. When the third edition ships were launched in 1994, some new ships were packaged anew with ships from the first editions. The third and fourth editions featured more ships from TOS, the movies, TNG, DS9, and the first models from VOY and were mounted on restyled cards.

Galoob Star Trek MM complete collection

Complete set of Star Trek Micro Machines

Galoob General Mills USS Enterprise-D toy

Galoob USS Enterprise-D toy premium made for General Mills breakfast cereals

Galoob Buy 2 Get 1 Free Star Trek Micro Machines ships

Galoob "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" packaging from the UK

There were also special ships made, available only as part of three sixteen-piece "Collector's Edition" box sets, in which all the models were available. They were ships from "All Good Things...", the USS Enterprise-A and the USS Enterprise-E. Other collector sets featuring silvered and bronzed versions were also issued. Five vessels were individually released in 1995 as part of a promotional action for the fourth edition re-release of the three-pack series, and were simultaneously released in mainland Europe. Galoob also provided Star Trek starship toys for a number of General Mills breakfast cereals in the US.

Mainland Europe saw the official release of the Micro Machines in 1994 (all mounted on a DS9-style card), tied in with the three-pack third edition, and apart from the tri-lingual text on the packaging differed form the US packaging in that it was sub-licensed to Ideal, whose logo was also printed on the front of the packaging. Unlike the third edition, the fourth was in packaging, save for some minor language imprints and the lack of the numbering on the front, virtual identical to the US version. All European editions merely stated Star Trek on the bottom on the front of the packaging as opposed to the US versions that specified which series was applicable.

Differences between the second and third three-pack editions Edit

  • The Enterprise (NCC-1701) was in Set #1.
  • The first Klingon Bird-of-Prey, the Excelsior and the Reliant were in Set #2.
  • The Klingon attack cruiser, the Borg cube and the Romulan warbird were in Set #3. Later, the Borg cube was replaced by the Enterprise-D.
  • The Ferengi Marauder, the Borg cube and the shuttlecraft were in Set #4.
  • The Galor-class, Deep Space 9 and the runabout were in Set #5.

Differences between the third and fourth three-pack editions Edit

Content wise there were no differences between the third (eight issues) and the fourth (sixteen issues) edition as far as contents were concerned, with the exception of the packaging, as the first nine sets are re-packaged items from previously released issues. The fourth edition sported a roman numeral numbering on the front and the models are mounted on a standard style card used for the entire run. Unlike the first three editions, the fourth appeared to have enjoyed a smaller production run, both in the US and Europe, as especially the last seven items (despite having had two issues for the large part) fetch premium prices on the second hand markets like Amazon.com and eBay.com

Collections Edit

note: numbering style for editions 1-3 as shown on the back of the packaging
Micro Machine Star Trek Collections
Set Item No. Issue Notes Photo
Three-pack Collection, Series 65825, first edition
#1 Star Trek: The Original Series 65801 1993
USS Enterprise
Klingon battlecruiser
Romulan Bird-of-Prey
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65881
#2 Star Trek The Movies 65802
USS Excelsior (NCC-2000)
Klingon Bird-of-Prey
USS Reliant
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65882
#3 Star Trek: The Next Generation 65803
Klingon attack cruiser
Borg cube
Romulan warbird
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65883
Three-pack Collection, Series 65825, second edition
#1 Star Trek: The Original Series 65881 1993
USS Enterprise
Klingon battlecruiser
Romulan Bird-of-Prey
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65881a
#2 Star Trek The Movies 65882
USS Excelsior (NCC-2000)
Klingon Bird-of-Prey
USS Reliant
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65882a
#3 Star Trek: The Next Generation 65883
Klingon attack cruiser
USS Enterprise-D
Romulan warbird
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65883a
#4 Star Trek: The Next Generation 65884
Ferengi Marauder
Borg cube
Shuttle craft
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65884
#5 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 65885
Cardassian Galor-class
Deep Space 9
Runabout
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65885
Three-pack Collection, Series 65825 (96-606 Europe), third edition
1. The Original Star Trek 66100 1994
Klingon battlecruiser
Romulan Bird-of-Prey
SS Botany Bay
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66100
n/a (Europe)
2. The Original Star Trek 66101
Deep Space K-7
USS Enterprise
Shuttlecraft Galileo II
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66101
n/a (Europe)
3. Star Trek The Movies 66102
USS Reliant
Earth Spacedock
Klingon Bird-of-Prey
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66102
n/a (Europe) Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66102e
4. Star Trek The Movies 66103
USS Grissom
USS Excelsior (two versions exist, NCC-2000, and the harder to find NX-2000 variant)
Vulcan warp sled Surak
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66103
n/a (Europe) Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines 66103 e 3rd ed
5. Star Trek The Next Generation 66104
Klingon attack cruiser
USS Enterprise-D
Romulan scout ship
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66104
n/a (Europe) Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66104 (Europe)
6. Star Trek The Next Generation 66105
USS Enterprise-C
Borg cube
Ferengi Marauder
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66105
n/a (Europe) Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines 66105 e 3rd ed
7. Star Trek The Next Generation 66106
USS Stargazer (ready room version)
Romulan warbird
Shuttlecraft (Berman)
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66106
n/a (Europe) Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66106 (Europe)
8. Star Trek Deep Space Nine 66107
Cardassian warship
Deep Space 9
Runabout (USS Rio Grande)
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66107
n/a (Europe) Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66107 (Europe)
Three-pack Collection, Series 65825 (96-606 Europe), fourth edition
I. The Original Star Trek 66100 1995
Klingon battlecruiser
Romulan Bird-of-Prey
SS Botany Bay
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66100(a)
II. The Original Star Trek 66101
Deep Space K-7
USS Enterprise
Shuttlecraft Galileo II
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66101e
III. Star Trek The Movies 66102
USS Reliant
Earth Spacedock
Klingon Bird-of-Prey
IV. Star Trek The Movies 66103
USS Grissom
USS Excelsior (two versions exist, NCC-2000, and the harder to find NX-2000 variant)
Vulcan warp sled Surak
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66103e
V. Star Trek The Next Generation 66104
Klingon attack cruiser
USS Enterprise-D
Romulan scout ship
VI. Star Trek The Next Generation 66105
USS Enterprise-C
Borg cube
Ferengi Marauder
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66105(a)
VII. Star Trek The Next Generation 66106
USS Stargazer (ready room version)
Romulan warbird
Shuttlecraft (Berman)
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66106e
VIII. Star Trek Deep Space Nine 66107
Cardassian warship
Deep Space 9
Runabout (USS Rio Grande)
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66107e
IX. Star Trek The Movies 65846
USS Enterprise-B
Klingon Bird-of-Prey (with a different paint job)
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D (with detachable saucer section)
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65846(a)
X. Star Trek Deep Space Nine 66125 1995
Miradorn raider
Bajoran raider
Klaestron starship
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66125
1996 reissue
XI. Star Trek The Movies 66126 1995
Earth Spacedock shuttle
HMS Bounty Bird-of-Prey (with moveable wings)
USS Farragut
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66126(a)
1996 reissue Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66126
XII. Star Trek Deep Space Nine 66127 1995
USS Defiant
Jem'Hadar attack ship
USS Saratoga
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66127(a)
1996 reissue Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66127
XIII. Star Trek: Voyager 66128 1995
USS Voyager (with movable warp nacelles)
Maquis raider
Kazon fighter
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66128
1996 reissue Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66128(a)
XIV. Star Trek: Voyager 66129 1995
Kazon mothership
Numiri ship
Kazon raider
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66129
1996 reissue Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66129(a)
XV. Star Trek Deep Space Nine 66130 1996
Cardassian Obsidian
Bajoran solar sail ship
Karemma ship
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66130
XVI. Star Trek: Voyager 66131
Kazon torpedo
Caretaker's array
Class 2 shuttle
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66131e
Three-pack one-shot
Star Trek Generations 65846 1994
USS Enterprise-B
Klingon Bird-of-Prey (with a different paint job)
USS Enterprise-D (with detachable saucer section)
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65846
Individual releases "Single Edition", Series 65961 (96-855 Europe)
USS Enterprise n/a 1995 Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65961-1
USS Enterprise-D n/a Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65961-2
n/a (European) Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65961-2 (Europe)
USS Stargazer n/a Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65961-3
n/a (European) Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65961-3 (Europe)
Klingon Bird-of-Prey n/a Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65961-4
n/a (European) Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65961-4 (Europe)
Romulan Warbird n/a Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65961-5
n/a (European) Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65961-5 (Europe)
Limited Edition Collector's Sets (6-9 pieces)
Star Trek Super Pack 65594 1993 Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65594
Star Trek Collector's Set 65827 Excelsior NX-2000 registry variant Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65827
Star Trek: The Next Generation 96-426 1994 Europe only variant
Bonus Ship:
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.96-426
Star Trek The Movies 66073 1995 Pewter series no. 66072 Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66073
Star Trek Television Series I 66074 Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66074
Star Trek Television Series II 66075 Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66075
Star Trek I 66124 Bronze collection Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66124
Star Trek II 66125 Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.66125 (bronze)
Limited Edition Collector's Sets (16 pieces)
I 65301 1993
Borg Ship
Cardassian Galor Warship
Deep Space 9
Ferengi Marauder
Klingon Battlecruiser
Klingon Bird-of-Prey
Klingon Vor'cha Attack Cruiser
Romulan Bird-of-Prey
Romulan Warbird
Runabout
Shuttlecraft
USS Enterprise
USS Enterprise-D
USS Excelsior
USS Reliant
Bonus ship:
  • USS Enterprise-A
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65301
II 65946 1995
Botany Bay
Federation Space Dock
Galileo II Shuttlecraft
Romulan Scout Ship
Space Station K-7
USS Defiant
USS Farragut
USS Enterprise-B (NCC-2000)
USS Enterprise-C
USS Enterprise-D with removeable saucer
USS Grissom
USS Stargazer
Vulcan Shuttle Surak
Bonus ships from "All Good Things...":
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65946
III 65940 1996
Bajoran Fighter
Cardassian Obsidian
Jem'Hadar Ship
Karemma Vessel
Kazon Fighter
Kazon Mother Ship
Kazon Raider
Klaestron Ship
Maquis Ship
Miradorn Ship
Numiri Ship
Space Dock Shuttle
USS Saratoga
USS Voyager
Voyager Shuttlecraft
Bonus ship:
Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines no.65940

Additional European Micro Machine VariantsEdit

Trivia Edit

Galoob Star Trek MM ad

Magazine ad

  • The yellow-painted USS Stargazer model, first released in 1994 in three-pack set 66106, is actually not that of the starship, but rather of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's ready room display model, NCC-1700, though it has the correct registry number. It is not clear why this is so, but possibly the manufacturers had only access to clear reference photos of the display model rather than those of the actual studio model.
  • Likewise, the Kazon fighter of set 66128 is that of the studio model as it was originally delivered to CBS Television Studios, before it was decided to have it modified into its ultimate configuration as shown on screen.
  • Some silver colored Micro Machines of the Starfleet ships, most likely from the pewter series, were used as part of the San Francisco Presidio Starfleet Headquarters maquette building, first seen in DS9: "Homefront" and used several other times throughout DS9 and VOY.
  • On the packaging for Collector Set Two, the descriptions for the USS Farragut and USS Defiant refer to the TOS ships bearing those names, rather than the ship models in the set.
  • In the TNG Season 6 DVD-special feature, "Dan Curry Profile", it was revealed that Star Trek Visual Effects Producer Dan Curry, an Original Series fan, collected micro machines.
  • In 2013, former Galoob art department employees Jim Fong and Robert DiGiacomo provided extensive details and archival photographs from the development of the Next Generation toy line to TrekCore.com, which included numerous cancelled products and prototype designs. [2]

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