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Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise D Ship
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Join the crew of the USS Enterprise for the adventure of a lifetime with this legendary starship!
Features the voice of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and an array of sound effects from the Iconic series
Authentic light-up Warp Nacelles, Deflector Dish, and Impulse Engines, plus real separating Saucer Section
Measuring over 15 inches long, every detail of the Galaxy-class vessel has been recreated with attention to even the smallest detail
This special release from Diamond Select Toys brings the classic Star Trek
A Diamond Select Toys release
The Next Generation ship into the your collection just in time for a new era of Star Trek adventures
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21 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Excellently detailed! Brilliantly done! But with some minor flaws....Jun 18, 2009
By M. IMRAN
After a long long wait due to the extended delays from Art Asylum (AA) for their rendition of the the USS Enterprise-D, all I can say that it was well worth the wait. This toy or model is near perfection that the reason for the delay was probably because Art Asylum wanted it to be perfect. Well, almost perfect. I'll explain the flaws later. Overall, they got the model right. Unlike their Enterprise-E which was a disappointment, the Ent-D in my opinion is a winner. Every tiny bit of detail on the ship from all the painted windows to the tiny ship registrations on some parts of the hull, down to the colour scheme of the ship, the guys from AA have not missed a single detail, well except for the missing windows on the neck section of the engineering section. Kinda disappointed abt this as there were windows on the prototype models prior to its development... Other than that, this model is just perfect and a great model to represent the Galaxy Class Enterprise-D. This one knocks the Playmates Ent-D in terms of details that was released many years ago off the shelve.
Now for the flaws that is really bugging me. I can't get the battery compartment on the engineering section to open!!! It requires some prying which would damage the hull slightly surrounding the battery compartment. Once opened, there is a switch inside where you can activate it to from "Try Me" mode to "Play" mode. You can also switch it off. This is a design flaw on Art Asylum's part. Even the batt compartment on the saucer section is difficult to remove without damaging the paint job.
And lastly, the display stand. Due to the saucer section, the model tend to be top heavy, so you will have to find the right balancing spot to display the ship. Otherwise, the ship will just topple forward and you risk damaging it. In my opinion, AA shd have used a different display stand for the Ent-D.
The main attraction of this model is the saucer separation. And this gimmick is very well done! Probably another reason for the delay from Art Asylum as they wanted to make it close to perfection. Indeed they have and I'm pretty satisfied with it. The magnet used is probably the most powerful magnet ever used in a toy! You can simply pull off the saucer section with a bit of force and it will come off.. And don't worry about the saucer coming off while on display, don't worry coz it won't... The magnet is just too strong.
But please be careful while attaching the saucer section back to the engineering section. The magnet is very powerful and once the saucer is close enough, the magnet will pull the saucer into the secondary hull with a lot of force, this will risk damaging or breaking the pegs underneath the saucer. The best way to attach the saucer back is by sliding your hand in between the magnets so that the force will not be as great, from there, you will slowly adjust the saucer to its appropriate position.
Model comes with two display stand, one for the saucer section, and the other for the engineering section.
In conclusion, a must have for Star Trek fans, especially fans of The Next Generation series such as myself. Minus the flaws mentioned above such as the battery compartment cover and the missing windows on the neck section etc, this is one of the better releases from Art Asylum thus far and you can see that they have put in a lot of effort for the Ent-D. Highly recommended!!!
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Best Enterprise 1701-D to dateDec 06, 2009
"reader of books"
I have the playmates 1701-D a and a micro machines enterprise. The paymates version lacks really any kind of good paint job. The micromachine has good paint but the aztec is is over the top. This diamond select has plenty of detail and the paint for the most part (more on this later) is good. The sound effects and lighting are first rate and I really like the saucer seperation ability.
As for negatives, there are two. First, the paint job on the neck is not star trek, there are no windows at all. I dont know what happened but it looks strange. They have a fix for it if you contact them. They will send out decals that you can put on. I have not tried this yet so I dont know. The second problem is that getting the thing mounted on the display stand is a excercise in balance. It just does not feel sturdy at all.
Otherwise this is a great replica!
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Nice model, Stand could be betterSep 14, 2009
By Nathan Rackliffe
I really like the model and it is very detailed relative to others I've seen. The magnetic separation works well and holds the ship together quite well when connected. It makes for a very "swooshable" ship. The lights look great and really are an important element to convey what the ship is all about. I'm not terribly keen on the voice clips, but that's just me, I get tired of the same collection of noises being repeated over and over again on any toy.
The stand however could use some work. The entire weight of the model is supported on a rather flimsy ball joint, and since the ship is so heavily front-loaded (at least here on earth, in orbit or at warp speed it's probably not a problem.) I wasn't able to support the ship with the single stand, so right now I have both stands supporting it, but that requires the ship to be positioned in a nose-down attitude (since the saucer stand is too short), which looks kind of silly. A fully articulating stand that supports positioning the ship securely in many different poses would earn this five stars.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Great product!Sep 08, 2009
It's great to see such detail and craftsmanship go into making a toy like this-- I have it displayed in my studio next to my movies and entertainment center and it looks awesome. It looks more like an expensive movie replica than a toy by a long shot. Paint and details are way above par-- and the internal lighting looks exactly like the movie version of the ship. It does have a button that plays sounds fx and clips from the show... it IS a toy after all and some kid is going to want to relive some episodes with those, but luckily for me, it also has a lights-only mode, so I can just turn them on when the room is dim and it looks very cool. The saucer separates and comes back into place just like the model from the show, being held together by a magnet that is more than able to do the job-- and I can only HOPE that this company also comes out with an Enterprise ship based on the JJ Abrams movie as well in the near future. Its a real piece of art and I highly recommend this for any fan of the show... or fan of futuristic tech and sci-fi in general:) Nice addition to my collection:)
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
A great ship, despite the rather slight sloppy job....Oct 07, 2009
By Jesse Huongvilay
This Enterprise-D has got to be the most detailed ship I have ever had in a long while since my childhood. Everything from the warp lights and deflector lights to the voices of Captain Jean-Luc Picard really makes me wish that I had gotten this a long time ago. The one that I have recieved was, of course, a bit better than some of the other units of the same type, and so I think that I lucked out getting this one. So, my hint to all of you who are about to buy this ship: The condition of the ship may, of course, depend on what seller you buy it from. The display stand, however, could use a little more technical work, since the Enterprise-D tends to tip over a bit on the display stand due to its heavy weight (due to the magnet installed in its hull).
Overall, not too bad a ship, and she's a beauty when displayed either on your shelf or on your desk. If you're looking for a decent-quality Enterprise-D, then this would be your ship.
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