(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".
QMx gained licenses to build both "studio-scale" and "collector scale" (mid-scale) replicas, along with prop replicas, maquettes and novelties. Corgi's and Master Replicas' licensing was abruptly terminated before the commencement of QMx's and eFX Collectibles' licenses.
The Enterprise Project
To promote the release of the USS Enterprise (alternate reality) Artisan Replica and the 2009 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
USS Enterprise (alternate reality) Artisan Replica
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
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
QMx announced that the release of an Artisan Replica of the USS Enterprise-D will occur in September 2012. 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
QMx announced that the release of an Artisan Replica of the USS Kelvin is scheduled for 2013. The 1:850 scale production replica features LED lighting, sound effects, a mirrored base, and is limited to an edition of fifty.
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. QMx has also released Star Trek posters, metal insignia badges, T-shirts, phaser replicas, decorative maquettes, a keychain, and a ring.