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# 1 Ship sculpture (figure print)
04-12-2011, 04:36 PM
Someone inside of Cryptic might want to call an ambulance for the moderator reading this thread ... (they are NOT going to believe this one.)



I would like to post the ONE thing that I would gladly spend "extra" money in the "C" store on. (yeah .. I know ... ME.. )

That is a model of my "favorite" ship that I use in game.

Without mentioning the name of that "other MMO" that sells the "figure print" of a players favorite toon, let's just say that the technology is there to reproduce a 3-D model of our toon or (in this case) a ship. The details, including the correct paint and customized vessel can be reproduced to the exact manner in which it is played in game.

Would I actually spend money on that ??? If the model was large enough (for the ship I'd say approximately 8" long ) AND in a clear plastic case for display ... you bet .. up to $150.00 US.

..... someone better call that ambulance .. I just heard a distinct loud THUD ... (as they just collapsed and hit the floor)
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# 2
04-12-2011, 04:56 PM
Considering that I suggested this very thing in another thread here, you know that I'll happily support this cause.
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# 3
04-12-2011, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack_Armstrong View Post
Considering that I suggested this very thing in another thread here, you know that I'll happily support this cause.
oops .. sorry ... my bad !

just the same ... I do think it would be cool if we could get them. THAT I would go for ! Let's face it we really could use some sort of tangible item to have on the shelf from the game ! What a really great way to have longer lasting keep sake!
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# 4
04-12-2011, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by OlBuzzard
oops .. sorry ... my bad
Nah, it's a great idea. I think it deserves its own thread.
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# 5
04-13-2011, 12:08 AM
I would buy a sculpture of my ships and my crew.
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# 6
04-13-2011, 12:17 AM
While I personally wouldn't get one.
It is a great idea.
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# 7
04-13-2011, 04:17 PM
Ship Prints would be awesome!

Depending on how the ship model is formatted it could technically be exported into an online printing company like shapeways or printed on your own home 3d printer (like the cupcake cnc) through thingiverse. They don't have to be that big, about the size of the old Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines.

I tweeted @shapeways about the star trek online ships and got this response:
I contacted the development team to see if they can make them available, in the meantime NASA have free files.
I'm guessing there are copyright and license issues with CBS when an intellectual product transitions to the physical world.

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# 8
04-13-2011, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Apogathos_th.Has
Ship Prints would be awesome!

Depending on how the ship model is formatted it could technically be exported into an online printing company like shapeways or printed on your own home 3d printer (like the cupcake cnc) through thingiverse. They don't have to be that big, about the size of the old Galoob Star Trek MicroMachines.

I tweeted @shapeways about the star trek online ships and got this response:
I contacted the development team to see if they can make them available, in the meantime NASA have free files.
I'm guessing there are copyright and license issues with CBS when an intellectual product transitions to the physical world.

Apo Agathos
IMHO that should not be such a big thing. After all CBS would get a SMALL slice of the pie for every model sold (2-3 maybe 5 % tops ... dunno for certain ... just guessing). BUT as long as they do it should (if anything) give them a little more change in their pocket. It's their stuff soooo . why not ??

BTW.. the more folks we get supporting this idea the more likely Cryptic will at least take the steps to contact those who have the equipment to get this done. Even still there is a lot of steps to take. It would be nice to see the first steps taken in that direction though.

(please note: this is just my thoughts on the matter.)
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# 9
04-14-2011, 12:45 AM
Lets see would i like a small bust of my ship on my desk..

WELL DUH!

I totally support this idea!
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# 10
04-14-2011, 05:13 AM
I didn't know there was another MMO doing this. However, I know Rock Band was offering your characters as figures for a while. It got discontinued. Maybe not enough people like this idea.

Honestly, while it would be neat to have a little desktop model of my ship, I'd pay just as much of more for a figure of my Captain. My girl Captain, at least. I'd say my Bridge Officers, too, but I know how expensive that can get...
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