LOS ANGELES — February 11, 2013 — Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx) is pleased to announce its line of Trekkies™ collectibles. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the line will include high-quality PVC figures, plushes and novelties.
What makes Trekkies™ distinctive is a playful design style that highlights the fun side of the characters, props and ships made famous by Star Trek over the years. Trekkies™ will be as well crafted as they are irresistible.
QMx is also announcing its first three Trekkies™ collectibles: the new Q-Pop™ figures of Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Lt. Uhura from Star Trek: The Original Series.
Q-Pop figures embrace a more whimsical style reminiscent of Japanese chibi characters, but with a distinctly American flair. Made in the same scale as QMx’s hit Little Damn Heroes® (~4.5”), Q-Pops feature word balloons with a whiteboard surface on a clear plastic post. Each Q-Pop also comes with a Trekkies™-branded dry-erase marker that is color matched with the character’s uniform, enabling collectors to add their favorite quotes for each character.
Q-Pops will be constructed of high-quality PVC and will be offered in an open edition. They will also retail for the unheard-of low price of just $19.95, making Trekkies™ Q-Pop Figures our most accessible statues to date.
"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.”
“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.”
Trekkies™ Q-Pop™ Kirk, Spock and Uhura are expected to be available in late Q2 2013 from QMx-authorized comic, collector and specialty stores around the country. They will also be available directly at www.qmxonline.com.
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About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Paramount Network Television and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles. Additionally, the group oversees the CBS Retail Store and online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.CBS.com.
About Quantum Mechanix
Based in Los Angeles, Quantum Mechanix Inc. is a creative studio and developer of screen-accurate replicas, collectibles and artwork inspired by entertainment's most beloved shows and movies. We focus on serving the most demanding customers – from dedicated fans to the industry's most prestigious production companies and studios – with the most detailed and accurate products possible.
QMx currently operates under licenses from such studios as Bad Robot Productions, the BBC, CBS Consumer Products, The Knights of Good Productions, MGM, Mutant Enemy, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Sony Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. Licensed franchises include Battlestar Galactica, Despicable Me, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Doctor Who, Firefly, Ghostbusters, The Guild, Star Trek, Stargate, Super 8, Warehouse 13 and World War Z.
For more information, please visit http://www.qmxonline.com.
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