(written from a Production point of view)
Star Trek associationEdit
In 1982 and 1983, the company produced two "tabletop battle" games based in the Star Trek universe:
The company also produced ENTERPRISE: Role Play Game In Star Trek as part of their "Hobby Role Play Game Series".
Gaming miniatures and model kitsEdit
In 1984 Tsukuda released two 1:3788 scale gaming miniature boxes as enhancements for their Star Trek: The Invasion of Klingon Empire role playing game. The four plastic miniatures contained therein were the Japanese versions of the plastic GameScience counterparts, based on the Franz Joseph designs for the Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual.
During the early 1990s, Tsukuda very shortly ventured into the Star Trek model kits market with the release of two vinyl model kits. The choice for vinyl by the company, instead of the usually harder plastics, was a surprising one. Vinyl is a plastic typically used in applications, where the softer and more malleable characteristics of the material are more valued, such as in carpets and clothing. Though sought after by collectors due to the rarity of the two models, they have also reported material related problems with them on several model kit blogs, such as difficulties in assembly and sagging of parts over time. Vinyl, however is the material of choice for figurine models.
Star Trek releasesEdit
|Tsukuda Star Trek product lines|
|Star Trek: The Invasion of Klingon Empire||n/a||1982||HG-009-4000|
|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan||1983||HG-017-3500|
|ENTERPRISE: Role Play Game In Star Trek||HG-014-R-3000|
|Star Trek Miniature Series 1||1:3788||1984||n/a||Contains a Dreadnought, and a Constitution-class vessel|
|Star Trek Miniature Series 2||Contains a Ptolemy-class, and a Saladin-class-vessel|
|USS Excelsior||1:1000||1993||SVM14||Vinyl kit|
|L-42 Klingon Bird-of-Prey||1:350||unknown||Vinyl kit|