New Stargate licensee Quantum Mechanix has unveiled the first of a brand new product line for our favorite characters! The first SG-1 animated maquette is now in development at the studio — Teal’c, circa 1997’s series premiere “Children of the Gods.”
What is a maquette? French for “scale model,” the concept originally came from physical models sculpted to see how 3D, computer-generated models would look before they are fully rendered. “The term was adopted by collectibles developers to describe cartoon (animated) interpretations of ‘real life’ screen characters,” QMx president Andy Gore said.
The statue is hand-painted resin and stand over 9-inches tall (including Teal’c’s staff weapon). Teal’c is limited to a production run of just 1,000.
“Teal’c is the first in a line of animated maquettes inspired by the heroes (and villains) of Stargate,” Gore said — indicating the strong possibility of additional characters, both good guys and bad guys, in the future. He added that Daniel Jackson is up next, “currently in an action pose with a pistol in one hand and a book of ancient knowledge in the other, circa Season Five-ish.”
Pricing is still to be determined, but Gore said that it should come in “well under $100.”
The company also recently announced the first, officially-licensed Stargate coasters — made from the same cast as the maquette stand pictured above. The coasters measure 4.57 inches (11.6cm) across. QMx will be selling sets of four for $29.95 (U.S.), and they should be available from their Web site next week.
“The Stargate design is exactly screen-accurate and was taken from the CGI files used to create the visual effects for Stargate SG-1,” according to the Web site’s product description. “Each glyph and chevron is perfectly reproduced, hand-cast in resin and hand-painted with a detailed paint job and weathering. The event horizon is semi-transparent blue with a rippled surface.”
Pick them up at QuantumMechanix.com this month, and watch for more details on the Stargate animated maquettes soon!
(Thanks to SGAsgard and Morjana for contributing)