(written from a Production point of view)
Aoshima was established in 1923 in Shizuoka, Japan as an aircraft research institute and began to manufacture wooden airplane model kits in 1929. Over the following years, the company has released thousands of plastic model kits of aircraft, vehicles, and figures from a wide variety of different genres and franchises.
The company acquired licensing for the production of Star Trek starship replicas in 2010.
Star Trek Electronic StarshipsEdit
Aoshima’s fully-painted 1/2000-scale ABS plastic replicas measure thirty-two centimeters long (docked) and include internal LED lighting for the windows, deflector array, and warp nacelles. The saucer section separates from the stardrive section, the Captain's yacht separates from the saucer, and each ship includes a non-scaled Type 15 shuttlepod and a dividable display stand.
- USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D – Pale blue with El-Baz shuttlepod; released in October 2011 (Japan)
- USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D – White "TV Image Color" with El-Baz shuttlepod; released in March 2012 (Japan); exclusively released by Previews/Diamond Comic Distributors in N. America
- USS Yamato NCC-71807 – Pale blue limited edition repaint with Onizuka shuttlepod; released in late March 2012 (Japan)
- Aoshima-bk.co.jp - official Aoshima website