Star Trek The Official Starship Collection U. S. S. Thunderchild NCC-63549This fan favorite made it's debut in STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT. The Akira class is the first-ever officially licensed model of the incredibly popular little ship. It is taken directly from the CG model made by ILM. The Akira class was named after the cult Japanese anime film, Akira (1988) - Set in the future, this animated cyberpunk film features biker gangs and characters with psychic abilities. This model is die-cast, hand-painted, and comes with an in-depth magazine featuring product artwork andhighlightingthe ship's history and design.