QMx will introduce a line of Trekkies collectibles to include plushes, PVC figures and novelties designed to capture the fun side of the characters, ships and props made famous by Star Trek over the past several decades. The first trio of Trekkies collectibles -- due out late second quarter 2013 -- will be the new Q-Pop figures of TOS-era Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Lt. Uhura. According to QMx, the Q-Pop figures "embrace a more whimsical style reminiscent of Japanese chibi characters, but with a distinctly American flair."
Q-Pops are made of high-quality PVC and will be available in an open edition. Q-Pops will come with word balloons with a whiteboard surface on a clear plastic post and will also feature a Trekkies-branded dry-erase marker color matched to a character’s uniform, allowing collectors to add their favorite quotes for each character.
“When QMx was granted a license to produce Star Trek collectibles, we all felt like we’d been given a sacred trust,” said QMx CEO Andy Gore. “We want to create awesome stuff with innovative and unique twists. We want to create products people will prize. That’s the only way to do credit to one of sci-fi’s greatest properties.”
"As a Star Trek fan I wanted to create a figurine that hit the sweet spot of the series and gave me a chance to add my favorite quotes," said Mohammad Haque, QMx Design Director and creator of the Trekkies line. “I wanted our Trekkies to be really cute, but also have a bit of wit, so they would appeal to collectors of all ages.”
Trekkies Q-Pops are priced at $19.95 each, making them QMx's the company's most accessible statues yet. They'll be available at QMx-authorized comic, collector and specialty stores.
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