Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise, which for the first time is bridging space and time to be released as a Playmobil model. This spectacular collaboration between Playmobil and licensor ViacomCBS will launch worldwide on 8th September.
To boldly go where no one has gone before…
The legendary lines from the Star Trek opening credits, spoken by Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, are known far and wide – even 55 years after they were first aired, they still give people goosebumps. On 8th September 1966, the premiere of Star Trek marked the start of one of the greatest global pop culture phenomena of all time. The Star Trek universe has had an extremely successful history so far: over the generations, fans have enjoyed six classic TV series, plus five more that are currently in production, as well as 13 incredible feature films. Amongst its millions of fans, the world-famous franchise is known just as much for its mesmerizing original spaceship, the U.S.S. Enterprise, as for another special and unique aspect: the original cast. The characters of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov couldn’t be more different from each other, and yet they came together as a crew and on-board family following the creative vision of Gene Roddenberry.
The first Enterprise from Playmobil
The 70548 Star Trek – U.S.S. Enterprise sees the Star Trek universe joining forces with one of Germany’s iconic greats: Playmobil. For a long time now, Playmobil hasn’t just been an integral part of children’s play, it has also increasingly expanded to include themes that are popular with adult fans too. This Star Trek license cooperation, and the first Playmobil model of the Enterprise, is all about authentic details and numerous features to inspire fans: the 1-meter-long Constitution-class vessel is the pride of Starfleet, and comes with plenty of mesmerizing details... but more about these will be revealed soon! The specially designed mounting will help to make sure this legendary ship is presented in the best possible way. Lights, sounds and other technical features are included alongside a unique AR tie-in app, which will expand this authentically detailed Star Trek experience much further than just the physical product. The ship comes with a total of seven crew members from the original cast, which all fit perfectly into their traditional places on the bridge. Plus, the Enterprise ship isn’t the only thing that’s a Playmobil first: Mr. Spock is the first figure in Playmobil history, dating all the way back to 1974, to have (Vulcan) ears!
To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before... And now, with the authentic U.S.S. Enterprise and original crew from Playmobil, there will be plenty more space adventures to come! So stay tuned, and get further information about new Playmobil releases by following Playmobil on social media.