(written from a Production point of view)
Platz Co., Ltd. is a Japanese model kit manufacturer founded in April 2000. Aside from being a developer and manufacturer of model kits, the company also serves as a distributor of Japanese made and imported model kit products, as well as related products such as books and DVD's dealing with the subject. The company is located in the city of Shizuoka.
Star Trek association
In 2010 Platz was sub-licensed by Round 2 LLC to release four former AMT/Ertl Star Trek model kits as limited editions for the Japanese market only. The kits were marketed under the name "Platz-AMT/ERTL", though the "ERTL" component was by that time no longer applicable, it already been split off a decade earlier. The four Platz kits came in boxes with differing boxart, and Platz' own contribution was the inclusion of enhanced and more detailed decal sheets. As of 2013, Platz has been the only company that has been given an international model kit sub-license, as Round 2 LLC administers the international marketing of their products themselves. The company also marketed the F-Toys and Johnny Lightning miniatures lines in Japan.
|Platz Star Trek releases|
|USS Enterprise-B||1:1000||2010||GDS8136||with improved decals|
|USS Enterprise-C||1:1400||GDS8137||with improved decals|
|USS Enterprise-D||GDS8138||with improved decals|
|USS Enterprise-E||GDS8139||with improved decals|
- Platz-hobby.com - official site