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Old July 30 2013, 12:08 AM   #121
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Re: 2013 Star Trek HOT WHEELS - Excelsior, Kelvin, Vengeance, BoP

Anyone seen them in stores recently?
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Old July 31 2013, 04:26 PM   #122
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Re: 2013 Star Trek HOT WHEELS - Excelsior, Kelvin, Vengeance, BoP

I haven't seen any of the Star Trek merchandise in the stores. Even my local comic / collector stores don't have them


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Old August 4 2013, 10:04 PM   #123
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No luck here. Then too I don't know what good luck looks like
Nice avatar BTW
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Old September 21 2013, 07:15 PM   #124
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RE : Registry. I thought that if Vengeance were to have a Registry then NCC - 0000 would be kinda cool.
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Old September 21 2013, 09:15 PM   #125
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Re: 2013 Star Trek HOT WHEELS - Excelsior, Kelvin, Vengeance, BoP

I did finally get Vengeance (villain ship) as part of the Wal Mart exclusive DVD blu-ray everything set.

The ship came on a card, and the plastic bubble which wrapped the ship might be different than the Hot Wheel box version. I wouldn't consider it re-casting to pour resin or plaster into a disposable plastic clam shell--but if you were to do that, you would get a solid saucer with no cut outs.

The flat flank of the secondary hull might be a good place to put nacelle supports for a larger ship, with a tube recessed into the boxy lower hul to approximate a more standard seconary hull.

The Vengeance actualy has the best 3/4 views of any ship--it is actually more graceful than it looks at first. Or maybe Hot Wheels just had the nacelles up higher.
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Old September 22 2013, 12:39 AM   #126
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Re: 2013 Star Trek HOT WHEELS - Excelsior, Kelvin, Vengeance, BoP

I just got back from a local flea market here in Lexington, KY. Surprisingly, I found the entire 2013 wave of hot wheels trek ships there. for, get this 3.99 a piece! they all had crushed packaging...the kelvin was so bad that the upper hull was bent, (I passed on that one) I got the BOP, which I didn't have, the excelsior, to replace the first one I got that had a slightly bent unfixable warp engine, and another vengeance, just because I couldn't leave it there for 4 bucks.

On an off topic, has anyone figured out how to dig the ball socket out of these ships when the stands break? I just had my original series 1701 stand break off, and I don't know how to get that thing out without damaging the ship itself...I considered drilling...
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Old September 22 2013, 12:59 AM   #127
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I just got back from a local flea market here in Lexington, KY. Surprisingly, I found the entire 2013 wave of hot wheels trek ships there. for, get this 3.99 a piece! they all had crushed packaging...the kelvin was so bad that the upper hull was bent...
Sounds like that flea market got its hands on some damaged lots (product that someone sent back to the manufacturer because it had arrived to them in non-mint or poor condition; the manufacturer sold them off to someone else in "buy as-is" lots to try to get something out of them).
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Old September 22 2013, 01:08 AM   #128
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I just got back from a local flea market here in Lexington, KY. Surprisingly, I found the entire 2013 wave of hot wheels trek ships there. for, get this 3.99 a piece! they all had crushed packaging...the kelvin was so bad that the upper hull was bent...
Sounds like that flea market got its hands on some damaged lots (product that someone sent back to the manufacturer because it had arrived to them in non-mint or poor condition; the manufacturer sold them off to someone else in "buy as-is" lots to try to get something out of them).
I figure it was something like that, or that the guy who owned the booth had bought a few cases and one of them was damaged, and he just threw them out there because it was less hassle then returning...I'm sure the undamaged ones were on ebay or amazon if thats what the deal was...
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Old September 23 2013, 12:45 AM   #129
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On an off topic, has anyone figured out how to dig the ball socket out of these ships when the stands break? I just had my original series 1701 stand break off, and I don't know how to get that thing out without damaging the ship itself...I considered drilling...
Yeah, that's a toughie. I'm not sure it would even drill out very easy. Maybe a tiny bit could get in there enough to pull out. :/

I'm hoping that since the stopped using the transparent plastic that kind of think won't happen with the 2013 releases. I've noticed that transparent plastic isn't very robust, the few 2009 HW ships I have the stands have warped and the ships are all droopy (but at least mine haven't broken yet).
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Old September 23 2013, 03:21 AM   #130
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On an off topic, has anyone figured out how to dig the ball socket out of these ships when the stands break? I just had my original series 1701 stand break off, and I don't know how to get that thing out without damaging the ship itself...I considered drilling...
Yeah, that's a toughie. I'm not sure it would even drill out very easy. Maybe a tiny bit could get in there enough to pull out. :/

I'm hoping that since the stopped using the transparent plastic that kind of think won't happen with the 2013 releases. I've noticed that transparent plastic isn't very robust, the few 2009 HW ships I have the stands have warped and the ships are all droopy (but at least mine haven't broken yet).
I think I'm going to use a small drill bit, drill a little hole, and then use a a 4 x 1/2 wood screw...(its what I have availible) screw it in a little bit, and then try to pull the screw while still attached to the ball joint out with pliers, hopefully that will work.
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Old September 24 2013, 12:25 AM   #131
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FYI...the above method worked...I was able to get the broken balls joints out of all 3 ships. no damage to any of them.
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Old September 24 2013, 10:52 AM   #132
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That's good - I'm pretty sure the stand on my TMP-refit Enterprise will be giving up the ghost before too much longer.
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Old September 25 2013, 10:19 PM   #133
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Re: 2013 Star Trek HOT WHEELS - Excelsior, Kelvin, Vengeance, BoP

Anyone notice the nacelle being "loose" on the Kelvin? Causing a slight tilt when the ship is on the stand?
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Old September 26 2013, 06:42 AM   #134
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Anyone notice the nacelle being "loose" on the Kelvin? Causing a slight tilt when the ship is on the stand?
Yeah, the "glue" holding the nacelle to the saucer came loose rather quickly on mine, my Kelvin's nacelle wiggles slightly now, it's not a huge deal to me, the nacelles still on good. but it looks crooked on the stand unless you adjust it after positioning it.
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Old September 26 2013, 04:27 PM   #135
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I've been collecting the Eaglemoss models - apparently they have a Kelvin lined up.

The quality of the Ent-D was really good, so I'll buy these rather than the not so cheap n' nasty hot wheels models.

This chap has a nice review of the latest issue:

http://whentoysruletheworld.blogspot...starships.html

Also, feel free to check out my own blog:

http://ryesofthegeek.wordpress.com/
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