Press Release

Released 5/15/2019

Largest Scale Discovery One Prop Replica On Sale Now
HobbyLink Japan, in partnership with GomoraKick (Kaiyodo International), presents a limited-edition 1.6-meter scale replica of 'Discovery One' prop featured in film "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Sano, Tochigi, JAPAN: Today, HobbyLink Japan Ltd., an internet retail business specializing in sales of hobby products and collectibles to customers worldwide, announced the exclusive US distribution rights for a limited-edition 1/10 scale 3D-CAD replica of the original 'Discovery One' spaceship prop made famous in Stanley Kubrick's acclaimed 1968 sci-fi classic '2001: A Space Odyssey.'

The company, a leader in its niche for nearly 25 years, now expands its portfolio with HLJ Select, a new brand for premium merchandise, to better serve the acquired preferences of memorabilia collectors globally. In collaboration with GomoraKick (Kaiyodo International), HobbyLink Japan Ltd. proudly offers the 'Discovery One' spacecraft prop replica exclusively to the United States market:

  • Most precise, largest scale (1/10) replica of the original movie prop, measuring 160cm (approx. 5 feet 3 inches) in length
  • Each single piece is created through Hollywood-class 3D-CAD printing paired with meticulous handcrafting by world-renowned Japanese modelers
  • Individually-sculpted, unique spine module containers and side panels
  • Superior detail in the piping, heat dissipation fins, and fuel tanks of nuclear engines
  • Perfectly recreated antenna array based on original movie images
  • Cockpit illumination via 4 remote-controlled LED lights
  • Luxury acrylic display stand and photo-etched acrylic name plate included

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In 1997, HobbyLink Japan Ltd. began offering Japanese model kits to international customers out of a small apartment in Tokyo, Japan. Today, HobbyLink Japan Ltd. operates out of a custom-built office and warehouse in cozy Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture, and offers over 120,000 hobby products, toys, publications, and collectibles at domestic prices, shipping to 225 countries and regions worldwide. In addition to retail sales, the company offers wholesale, third-party logistics, and third-party ecommerce services. With its staff of over 70 Japanese and international employees, HobbyLink Japan Ltd. won feefo's Gold Trusted Service Award in 2018 for outstanding service scores, as rated by real customers. To learn more, visit