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Monday, 19 February 2018

Gentle Giant reveal new Fleet Flyers range of mini Discovery starships

Gentle Giant, producers of typically higher-end collectables, have launched a new mass market division, Gentle Giant Toys. They have announced plans for several new lines as part of this, including a series of tiny Star Trek: Discovery starship models, called Fleet Flyers. Here's how they describe them:
Boldly GO!… AND take your favorite ships from Starfleet with you!  From the runaway hit TV series Star Trek: Discovery comes Gentle Giant’s Fleet Flyers!   Relive your favorite space battles or explore the outer reaches of the quadrant with these replica spacecraft that have appeared in the new season of Star Trek: Discovery.  Each vessel is sculpted using actual digital models from the show, capturing every detail of each unique ship from both the Federation, the Klingon Empire and the yet unknown!  Each ship comes packed with an articulated arm stand and suction cup so they can be attached to any smooth, flat surface for display!

In their press release image Gentle Giant highlighted three ships, the obvious USS Discovery and USS Shenzhou, plus the USS Europa. But they also had a display at the recent New York Toy Fair, and had five ships to show there. Those included the first ever model of the Vulcan shuttle, plus the  Malachowski class USS Clarke - Gentle Giant could well beat Eaglemoss to market with those two, with no mention yet of the Vulcan shuttle due in the Discovery starships collection, and the Clarke noted as likely future release but not in the initial line-up.

Continue below to check out all five ships on display, which have remarkable great for small models, although the design of the ships do seem to have been slightly distorted in some cases, most notably the Discovery itself. Images via TrekCore, Awesome Toy Blog, and Figures.com:









The Toy Fair display neatly demonstrated the suction-cup posing stands, plus the snazzy new style packaging used on this range and many other Star Trek releases revealed at Toy Fair.


Make sure you check out the full galleries at TrekCoreAwesome Toy Blog, and Figures.com, for many more views of all the ships.

To stay up to date on all the latest Star Trek toy and model releases, check my 2018 schedule page, and for listings of various ranges see Trek Collective Lists. You can also find an overview of everything Discovery, including tie-in products, and behind the scenes coverage, on my Star Trek: Discovery guide page.



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