Saturday, April 14, 2007

USS Excelsior - Figurine Review

I remember seeing the USS Excelsior (NCC-2000) for the first time in the movie Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and at that time, I thought it looked better than the Enterprise-A. The Enterprise-B shown in the movie Star Trek: Generations is also an Excelsior class star ship but it pales in comparison to the Enterprise-D.

Nevertheless, the Excelsior makes for a pretty fine figurine. Produced under license from Paramount Pictures by Furuta under its "Federation Ships & Alien Ships Collection Alpha", it is one part of a set of five. This collection includes the Shuttlecraft Galileo, the USS Grissom, the Phoenix (Star Trek First Contact) and a head bust of Spock.

Back to the figurine itself, its pretty detailed, and you can see the ship's numbers on the end of each nacelle, and the ship's numbers on the saucer dish. This sort of micro text is pretty amazing and the stand and metal plaque rounds up this particular figurine.