(written from a Production point of view)
Quantum Mechanix Inc., or QMx for short, is an American company based in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and was founded in 2006. It specializes in the production of screen-accurate replica collectibles, apparel, props, jewelry, keychains, maquettes, artwork, blueprints, and scaled models based on a number of licensed entertainment franchises.
In 2009, QMx announced that they had acquired exclusive licensing to produce a number of products based on the 2009 Star Trek film. This licensing was later extended to encompass other Star Trek properties from the "prime universe". Corgi's and Master Replicas' licensing was abruptly terminated before the commencement of QMx's and eFX Collectibles' licenses.
QMx gained licensing to build both "Studio Scale" (thirty-six inch} and "Collector's Scale" (twelve inch) starship replicas, along with prop replicas, decorative maquettes, artwork, jewelry, key chains, and other novelties.
The company also created fourteen filming miniatures that were used onscreen in Star Trek Into Darkness, notably the historical flight vehicle props seen in Admiral Marcus' office. QMx announced plans to produce scaled reproductions of some of these ships in May 2013.
The Enterprise Project Edit
To promote the release of the USS Enterprise (alternate reality) Artisan Replica and the 2009 Star Trek film, Paramount Pictures' "The Enterprise Project" commissioned twenty-four "graffiti, FX, and pop artists" to "design their own interpretation" of the replica. Notable artists who contributed a design included director Robert Rodriguez, actor James Franco, and comic book artist Jim Lee. The Enterprise Project's artworks were sent to tour cities world-wide beginning in March 2009.
- QMx original
- Mr. Brainwash
- Duncan Lemmon
- Robert Rodriguez
- House Industries
- Harry Knowles
- Michael Lau
- Bobby Dixon
- Jesús Díaz
- Amanda Visell
- Amy Vatanakul
- Olka Osadzinska
- James Franco
- Will Lemon III
- Jeremy and Claire Weiss
- Rafael Burgos
- Jeremy Kaplan
- Jim Lee
- David Rager
- Brandon Fayette
Artisan Replica releases Edit
USS Enterprise (alternate reality) Artisan Replica Edit
QMx released a thirty-four inch long Artisan Replica of the USS Enterprise in 2009, based upon CGI models provided by ILM. The production replica featured LED lighting, sound effects, an illuminated mirrored base, and is limited to an edition of 250.
USS Enterprise (Refit) Artisan Replica Edit
QMx released an Artisan Replica of the USS Enterprise refit in late 2011. The 1:350 scale production replica featured LED lighting, sound effects, a mirrored base, and was limited to an edition of 250.
USS Enterprise-D Artisan Replica Edit
QMx announced that the release of an Artisan Replica of the USS Enterprise-D will occur in 2013. The 1:850 scale production replica features LED lighting, sound effects, a mirrored base, and is limited to an edition of fifty.
USS Kelvin Artisan Replica Edit
QMx announced that the release of an Artisan Replica of the USS Kelvin is scheduled for future release. The 1:850 scale production replica features LED lighting, sound effects, a mirrored base, and is limited to an edition of fifty. A prototype of the ship was displayed at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con.[]
Collector's Scale Replica releases Edit
USS Kelvin Collector's Scale Replica Edit
QMx announced that the release of a twelve-inch replica of the USS Kelvin is slated for the future and the company released images of the prototype in April 2013.
USS Vengeance Collector's Scale Replica Edit
QMx announced that the release of a twelve-inch replica of the USS Vengeance is slated for 2013 and the company released images of the prototype in May 2013.
Other Star Trek releases Edit
QMx produced five thousand 8.5-inch long starship replicas which were retailed by Amazon.com and Best Buy as solid metal "limited edition" Blu-ray Disc "exclusive" premiums. An "exclusive" metal phaser is slated for release with certain upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray releases.
QMx has also plans to release a limited edition "prop scale" version of the USS Enterprise (XCV 330) at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. A "prop scale" version of the USS Vengeance and Enterprise NX-01 are also slated for release.