For more than 40 years, Star Trek has entertained and inspired fans around the globe. Having spawned six television series and eleven feature films, Star Trek is one of the most beloved and ground-breaking entertainment icons of all-time. With so much rich history and global appeal, Hot Wheels is proud and excited to present a line of replica starships done as only Hot Wheels can with a focused attention to detail and a high standard of excellence. With reproductions from both film and television, Hot Wheels has created a variety of models for every fan to enjoy.
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The 1701-D is the second best of the first three Hot Wheels Star Trek Vehicles releases ( number one would be the Reliant, and it pains me to say, the 1701 Refit comes in third in this bunch ).
The overall sculpt is very good, with the component shapes and molded in details showing a high degree of accuracy. A nice playworthy touch is the ability to separate the saucer and stardrive sections, as seen in the television show and movies. The painted-on details are basic, but adequate, and better than the paint on the Refit toy.
Unfortunately, as with the other ships in this line, this toy is misleadingly labeled as diecast metal, with no mention of ANY plastic pieces. The only part of this model that is metal is the the upper engineering hull and the engine struts, which makes up about 10% of the whole toy. The rest of the ship; saucer, connecting dorsal, engines, and the underside of the engineering hull are all made of styrene plastic ( which is at least...
Upon purchasing this toy/model, whatever you want to call it, I was very pleased to see that it largely lived up to the billing on the box - the stardrive section of the Enterprise-D is indeed die-cast metal. The saucer section is seperable from the stardrive, a very nice touch from Hot Wheels, but the saucer is not metal. It is plastic, albeit heavy plastic.
My only real gripe with this toy/model is that it is not as elaborately painted as the Johnny Lightning mini-models of Galaxy class ships, such as windows, cargo bays, escape pod hatches, etc.
However, I am pleased to add this ship to my collection of Trek models.
Unfortunately, the box claims that Hot Wheels' collection of Trek ships also includes the Enterprise-1701 as she appears in the new movie, and a Klingon Bird-of-Prey, which I have yet to locate in either stores or on Amazon.
6" from front to back, comes with a ball-pivot stand so you can sort of pose it. The stardrive section is metal, and the disk and engines are plastic. The disk sepperates just like on the shows and movies. While I have seen better paint jobs.., Since I did not have to paint it, I can't complain. Over all, a good pice of desktop eye candy.
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