Toy Fair Report 2: New Trek SceneIt? Game + Playmates Movie Toy Details February 17, 2008by Tara DiLullo Bennett , Filed under: Games,Toys , trackback
Day 2 for TrekMovie.com at the New York Toy Fair was supposed to be all about Playmates and their upcoming line of figures and toys for the new Star Trek feature. Playmates did finally officially announce their movie license along with details on the the planned line. However (likely due to Paramount’s recent decision to delay the film) Playmates limited their Trek presentation to just a press release with no prototypes on display. But we do have pictures and details on a fun DVD game all about Trek from SceneIt?
Scene It? goes Trekking
Scene It?, the "most popular DVD board game on the planet" is headed to the final frontier. Carrie Peters, Director of Public Relations for Scene It?, told TrekMovie.com today that Star Trek has been the most requested Scene It? version and so they have listened to what the people want. “The Star Trek game will encompass all the TV shows and movies, so we have content from all the generations. We wanted to put together the best game we could so we really feel like this is going to be a great one.” Peters says the game will have some unique puzzlers to Trek and all the content and clips are from the original material.
Unfortunately since the game will include material from the upcoming movie, they planned to release the game in fall ’08, but it could get pushed to spring of ’09. Decisions will be pending in the coming months. More info on other Scene It Games (such as Harry Potter and Bond editions) available at their official site.
Playmates announces Trek movie license and details
Playmates, the toy company that released hundreds of Trek toys and figures during Trek’s heydays of the 90s is now officially back in the Trek business. However, due to the delay of the upcoming Star Trek movie, Playmates did not display or tease any of their prototype tie-in toys at Toy Fair as anticipated. Playmates did provide details on their plans. Playmates confirmed they will make a line up of highly detailed, fully-articulated action figures in 3.75”, 6” and 9” sizes, vehicles, playsets and role play toys for the new movie. Although they were first planned for the Christmas season of this year, they will now debut in Spring 2009.
According to their press release, "the line will include three scales of life-like action figures and accessories; a 12″ scale of collector figures; and iconic vehicles, such as the USS Enterprise with realistic features and details. Additionally, the line will include basic role play toys and deluxe versions boasting exciting electronic features; amazing and intricate playsets that are compatible with the 3.75” figures: and more.”
Pat Linden, Sr. Director of Boys Marketing at Playmates Toys is quoted in the release:
We are proud to represent Star Trek, an important entertainment event, with highly-detailed and intricately designed new toys. With a full line of figures, vehicles, playsets and role-play toys, fans of all ages can relive their favorite moments from the feature film again and again. With an exciting new theatrical release and Playmates Toys extensive product line-up, Star Trek will continue its mission to “boldly go where no one has gone before,” attracting a new generation of fans.
Although we were hoping to see more, being that the film is now fifteen months away it is not surprising that Playmates didn’t show prototypes at this Toy Fair. However, next Toy Fair will be too late for them to allow retailers time to make plans so there will likely be some more news from Playmates this year. TrekMovie.com was the first to reveal Playmates had the the Trek film license and will continue to follow the story closely, so stay tuned.
Playmates announces (but doesn’t show) Trek line at New York Toy Fair 2008
Coming up next
TrekMovie.com will have one more report coming up from Toy Fair. We will visit with Corgi/Master Replicas to see what they have for 2008 and find out what they have to say about their plans for the new movie.
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See our First Report on Diamond Select Trek Plans for 2008
Photos by Bill Edwards