Sunday, January 2, 2011

Did Round 2 Really Cancelled the JJ Enterprise kit?

The JJ Enterprise from the recent new Star Trek movie. You either love it or hate it. I for one don't mind her so much .... the lighting potential on this kit was going to be a real challenge. Anyways, we were teased with these images earlier on ...  it certainly got a lot of us interested in owning one.

And what a way to start off the new year for Star Trek Fans in general.

When Round 2 announced on their blog their product listing for 2011, that one notable kit went MIA. A further check on any of Round 2's mention of the JJ Enterprise in either their blog or website resulted in zilch. Apparently, all mention of this impending kit have suddenly disappeared.

So what happened to the JJ Enterprise kit?

A lot of speculations were presented in forums everywhere, ranging from lapsed license to holding the release back for the next movie. And then of course there are also comments from those fans that really, really despise this design and would rather have a 1/350 scale Classic Enterprise to replace her. Whatever the reason for its disappearance, I for one will never say die. I'm pretty sure a JJ Enterprise kit will pop out one day, and it could be from Polar Lights or some other brands.

One thing is for sure, there's a lot of very disappointed fans right now. It was the same feeling when they announced the Akira Class Starship which was in the offering for 2010, and then "poof" ... nothing. Queries to the manufacturer have also gone unanswered, which can mean that something is not right with Round 2's JJ Enterprise kit. Were the sales for their other Trek kits that bad that they decide to cancel this one out? Did they really lose their license? Or are they just holding the kit back until the next movie? Your guess is as good as mine.

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