July 21st, 2009

At Last – The Final Reveal

Some stories require few words. And in the case the final reveal, I think we’ll let the pictures (and product description) tell all: http://www.qmxonline.com/serenity.

Pricing is still pending, but we should have prices soon. So all’s that’s left is for you to tell us what you think. How’d we do?


57 Responses to “At Last – The Final Reveal”

  1. Sam Kimpton says:

    Hey, do I see a miniature Mal and Wash on the bridge?

  2. admin says:

    You do indeed. In fact, there are eight BDHs on the bridge!

  3. ChingTing says:

    I cannot believe it will be ready soon. I need a price. Is there an installment plan . Needs are needs.

  4. micjwelch says:

    That is a thing of beauty.

  5. darthviper107 says:

    Wow, very awesome. Great lights–really good solution for the gravity ring. Are you still planning a signature edition?

  6. ayzsky says:

    It’s so beautiful, I almost cried looking at the photos. And I didn’t cry watching “Up” so that says something! There aren’t enough superlatives to describe how incredible she is. You guys did a fantastic job!

  7. Atom says:

    I feel sick, I’ve been waiting and watching so long now. I use to believe that there isn’t a way I wouldn’t be first in line, but that was two years ago when I still had a job. Man, congrats to anyone who can pick this up, you are indeed envied!

  8. Jim in St. Louis says:

    Awesome,,,,,, Just Awesome! The paint and lighting effects are perfet.

    I signed up to be on the wait list.



  9. Jim in St. Louis says:

    Oh, and I love the base and display config. Oh, and the BDH’s inside. Oh, and the solar panels. Oh, and,,,,,,, you get the point!!

  10. Mutt says:

    Wow! Prettiest thing ever!

  11. rebecca says:

    Is it Christmas yet? Daddy, I know what I want!

  12. Sam Kimpton says:

    I have a feeling this will be out of my price range. But if QMx has a $30/month payment plan, I’m in! :D

  13. James Zimmerman says:

    Stunning. I’m at a loss for words to describe how this beauty makes me feel. Crafted with love – your intentions shine through.

  14. cortex ghost says:

    i love you guys. seriously.

    now, when will it be available? nudge, nudge…

  15. Richie Photo says:

    Seriously, I love you guys. This really is amazing, no, it’s shiny!
    We really need pricing, I mean, I’m going to go hungry for a few months and definitely buying, but some pre-budgeting would be good.
    Again, thank you, I could cry.

  16. Chris Schultz says:

    You did good. :)

  17. Craig Rhodes says:

    How does one download the wallpaper pic. I’m having trouble getting it.

  18. admin says:

    Hi Craig – just click on the image at the top of this story and then right-click and save to your hard drive. That should do it!

  19. DarkEmeralds says:

    I’m in heaven. Geek-freakin’-heaven. Absolutely stunning.

  20. William Pace says:

    Dear Buddha…

  21. Anthony Affrunti says:

    I agree 150% with the comments and praise above (including being afraid that I might not be able to afford this beauty).

    I hate to point out, however, that Inara’s shuttle (shuttle #1) is supposed to be on the starboard side.

    If you wish to thank me for pointing this out and helping you avoid a potential fan backlash, I would greatly appreciate a discount on the purchase. :D

  22. Jim in St. Louis says:

    Would it be possible to get a confirmation email so we know our Wait List request was received?


  23. Joe F says:

    Has somebody seen my jaw anywhere???

  24. Christim says:

    Very very well done. I wish they did those comic cons in NY or Boston.I’m guessing not spending money on the airfare to get across the country to it means I’m in better shape when the price for this becomes known.

    I’ll add that the hype and site put together was worth it. Seeing the details of the individual parts was a nice touch!

  25. john vaughan says:

    Anyone know the best way to dry out a drooled-on keyboard? Had to switch to my deaktop until the laptop stops smokin’

  26. We'reDoomed says:

    No power in the ‘Verse can stop me from getting the Shiniest Firefly on the planet :D

  27. 4rcane says:

    To quote a certain salesman
    “Tell you what. You buy this ship – treat her proper – she’ll be with you for the rest of your life.”
    I can’t imagine any possible way you could have done a better job, not if you spent a whole decade trying! She’s simply breathtaking.

  28. Akin says:

    This is actually the first chance I’ve had to look at this on a computer (as opposed to my iphone). Holy crap. I’ve been close enough to touch it before, but it was unpainted and with no lights… wow.

    Can’t wait to steal it errr I mean see it come Friday…

  29. Akin says:

    Will you still be providing contact info to get that Plexiglas case that you had at Creation? I think having this hermetically sealed so no dust gets on her, ever, would not be unreasonable…

  30. Donnovan says:

    Congratulations to the QMX and FX Company teams. You have created a masterpiece. Bravo.

  31. Tam says:

    This is absolutely amazing! Please, please have some kind of payment plan!

  32. Anthony says:

    That looks so amazing, I want one. So we all know that orders go up on 30th Sept, but any idea when pricing, etc will be announced, so that I have some idea as to if I can afford it.

    On a side issue, I’ve been looking at the eps and the movie, and the colour scheme seems somewhat different, especially the back half and engine pods. Or are these photo’s not of a fully final painted prototype.

  33. Jim in St. Louis says:

    Anthony Wrote:

    21.07.2009 at 7:46 pm

    “On a side issue, I’ve been looking at the eps and the movie, and the colour scheme seems somewhat different, especially the back half and engine pods. Or are these photo’s not of a fully final painted prototype”.


    I’ve carefully examined every shot of Serenity on Blu-ray for this very issue. It is apparent that the appearance of the ship changes in almost every scene of the film depending on the lighting, angle, situation the ship is in (landing vs. dog fighting vs. cruising). There are times that the engine section looks metal, and other times when it appears to be ceramic. Based on the Blue Prints and solids I have seen, I believe QMx has the color and appearance spot on. I’m sure they had the most accurate of source materials and their representation is accurate.


  34. Donnovan says:

    I have a small request. As a number of us will likely never be able to even see one of these in person, could we get a photo of the crew on the bridge with it partially disassembled? Having the crew on board is way beyond what I expected for this.

  35. Sam Kimpton says:

    “On a side issue, I’ve been looking at the eps and the movie, and the colour scheme seems somewhat different, especially the back half and engine pods. Or are these photo’s not of a fully final painted prototype.”

    One problem with creating a real-life plastic version of a CGI model is that it’s never going to look like the digital version. Even if you copy the paint colors exactly from the RGB values used in the CGI version, real-world (not-in-space) lighting is going to make it look different.

  36. Rich Black says:

    I don’t give a good gorham what… I have GOT to have one of these!
    This thing is unbelievably sweet!

    Hurry.. Hurry.. Hurry..

  37. Therese says:

    This is fantastic, I am working extra hard to get enough cashy money for this sweet ship. Payment plan please?!

  38. Anthony says:

    Jim and Sam, thanks for that. I’ve had a bit more of a look myself and yeah, colours seem to be all over the place along with some actual differences in the model itself, between series and film.
    So, in this case, in QMx we trust.

  39. 4rcane says:

    I know you can’t say anything about price yet & I totally accept that. I would like to ask, if I may, about the payment plan? Can you tell us what the maximum period of time you can give us to complete the payments is likely to be or can’t you say anything about that until the price is announced? Lastly I just want to say you people put the art into artisan, this version of Serenity screams quality, painstaking accuracy & the kind of attention to detail that leaves sculptors permanantly cross-eyed! Thank you for putting so much work into this project & giving us Browncoats the chance to own the ultimate collectable.

  40. whitlockj says:

    It is wonderful when the promise of such a beloved ship is fully realized in such a breath-taking model. Very nice work. Any chance of the landing gear configuration mentioned before? The paint job is amazing, and will make the price easier to bear. I’ll be first in line to pay, but I would think the more flexible you are with payment plans the more you will sell — at least more than a sideshow flex-pay version. Thanks for bringing serenity to life!

  41. Tech Sergeant says:

    I hope contacting the provided email to get on the wait list worked, there was no response (kind scary). I guess that says enough about what I think of your BDM. She’s awesome! Pretty sure the price is going to be scary but she’s a must have, so we’ll just deal with it!

    Way to go you guys!

  42. Rambie says:

    I too would like one, if I can get one I hope they offer a acrylic cover as well so keep dust (and hands) off. I’d be too tempted to play with it! :)

  43. Dan says:

    Has it been stated roughly when the price or payment plan will be announced at all? Love the ship cant wait to get one….(i hope)


  44. Mel says:

    I’ve heard there are only eight of the BDH’s on the bridge. Is this accurate? If so, who’s missing, and why? Please don’t say Inara because her shuttle (which was correctly pointed out above is on the Starboard side, not Port) can be shown departing…

  45. Brian Waller says:

    Okay… Does it come as pictured? Meaning lights, BDH figures, etc, etc… And, can I just trade you guys one of my kids, my car, or a kidney?

  46. admin says:

    Hi Brain – what you see is what you get – lights, mini-BDHs, the whole shebang. Don’t need anymore kids (in fact, might be willing to throw one of mine in with a Serenity, if you like). But happy to put a lien on your kidney. Never know when having a fresh kidney might prove handy.

  47. Gerry says:

    In the Photo Gallery, the model your showing has the shuttle taking off on the Port (left) side of the ship. Is That still supposed to be Anara’s shuttle? Because her shuttle is on the Starboard (right) side! What happened?

  48. Seth Asa says:

    Great Replica. The lighting effects are stunning. I WANT THIS.

  49. Anim8r Guy says:

    I’ve been waiting for a replica of the Serenity other than that Xmas Ornament that came out a few years ago. This thing looks awesome — I hope you got my email about adding me to the order list! :D

  50. another browncoat says:

    I just won the lottery and I’m thinking of building a BDR of my own to live in! The best house ever!
    Now if the zoning commission would allow it. I don’t want to move to the middle of nowhere. What’s the point if you can’t entertain your friends in it?

  51. Mel says:

    I’ve been looking into the ‘Shuttle discrepancy’, pouring over Firefly episodes and our BDM (such hardship, I know!) and this is what I found:

    In the series, Inara’s shuttle was Shuttle 1, and docked on the port side.

    In the movie, Inara’s shuttle was Shuttle *2*, but was also docked on the port side.

    The model appears to be Shuttle 2, as it was in the movie (being as how Universal grants the license to produce the shinies, that makes sense) but is shown launching from the Port side… which I haven’t yet found any evidence for in the movie, so I’m not sure yet why that choice was made…

    That being said, the shuttles appear to have hatches on both port and starboard sides, so presumably they could dock on either side.

    What I’d like to know is, would we have a choice as to *which* shuttle we wanted launching from Serenity??? I’d still want it to be Shuttle 1, personally :o )

    Regardless, I’m drooling over her, and mention of a possible payment plan has me crossing my fingers that I might be able to swing the monthly payments *WANTS* It’s a beautiful piece of work!

  52. Mel says:

    Ack! I meant STARBOARD side above – Inara’s shuttle in both the series and the movie was docked on the STARBOARD side! Had port on the brain :(

  53. Vito says:

    I’m a Star Trek fan, but Serenity blows it away!!!!
    Please let us know how much. I would live to ownone.

  54. Vito says:

    Man I’m soo excieted I can’t spell..
    I meant to say I would love to have one.

  55. Matt says:

    Perfect! Whatever the price, I want one! Please keep me (and the rest of us salivating Browncoats) informed of when, how much, and how!

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