Toy Fair Report: Lots Of New Trek From Diamond Select February 17, 2008by Tara DiLullo Bennett , Filed under: Toys , trackback
TrekMovie.com has hit Toy Fair 2008 in New York City. Today we got a personal tour of the Diamond Select booth and a preview of what’s in store for Trek toy fans for the next year. The biggest news is new figures for Voyager and Star Trek The Motion Picture. But DST also showed off new MEGO and DS9 figures, lots of new Minimates and an Enterprise D. See below for more details and pictures.
New Voyager/Borg Series Figures
Diamond Select announced their first foray into the Delta Quadrant with a Borg assortment featuring Seven of Nine (Borgified), The Borg Queen and a Borg Drone. Each 7" figure will come with an enclave piece that will snap together to make a full piece with working lights. The Queen will also come with an accessory head with attached spine. They will all be released later in ’08 at the same time with a slightly higher price point due to the intricacy.
New “Motion Picture” Figures
Next year is the 30th anniversary of Star Trek The Motion Picture and so this fall DST will kick off the celebration by shipping new 7" TMP styled figures of Kirk and Spock. Hopes are that this will be the first of an entire line from the film. DST also announced two TMP Minimates (see Minimates section below).
New Enterprise D and ‘Future’ D models
DST showed off their new 1701-D ship toy coming in August. The ship comes complete with lights and sounds. They also hope to do an exclusive “All Good Things” version that will have a bunch of additional parts.
Diamond will continue the classic Mego line with more retro and new ‘Mego-style’ figures. They showed off the new Chekov and Cheron set (which will likely follow the Uhura and Mugatu figures reported earlier). These will be followed by the recently announced Khan figure and an additional ‘new’ figure (possibly The Gorn, which was announced but not shown). The Khan and Chekov MEGOs are brand new designs from EMCE. They displayed the figures in a classic bridge playset. Diamond said they hope to come out with their own playset, but were not committing to it.
More DS9 figures
Much of the action figure size output from DST this year will focus on Star Trek Deep Space Nine. DST announced series two for DS9 for late ’08 featuring Bashir, O’Brien, Kira and Martok. Worf and Gowron will be a two pack in early ’09.
DST have already done busts for the five captains. This year they will add Wrath of Khan Admiral Kirk and TOS era Commander Spock. They will be released in June and July for $45.00..
More Minimates: TOS, DS9, TNG and TMP
Diamond introduced a bunch of new Minimates for 2008 (in addition to the previously reported TOS Mirror series). For 2008 we will get the following ’2 packs’: Captain Picard and The Borg, Sick Bay Dr McCoy and Nurse Chapel, TWOK Admiral Kirk and Engineering Scotty, TWOK Admiral Kirk and Scotty, "The Trouble With Tribbles" Kirk and Yeoman Rand, TMP Captain Decker and Ilia, Gul Dukat and Captain Sisko, and finally Gul Dukat and Commander Sisko.
New 18" Figures announced
Diamond also announced (but didn’t display) a new line of 18 inch replicas with 21 points of articulation, detailed cloth costumes and sculpted accessories. The first two will (of course) be TOS era Kirk and Spock and feature authentic voices from the Star Trek films and television shows. DST also promise more from "40 years of Star Trek history.” This new 18 inch line represents the largest action figure offered from DST for Star Trek since gaining the license.
New prop toys announced
DST have already announced classic TOS-era phaser and communicator toys, both due out this year. The next prop toy in the line will be a classic tricorder with separate light up scanner piece. DST had a very cool prototype, but weren’t allowing pictures as it hasn’t been approved yet. They also announced a Wrath of Khan phaser with sound and light action that is planned for late ’08/early ’09.
More Toy Fair coming up soon
Next big stop for Toy Fair will be Playmates for the Star Trek movie toys, but still no idea if pictures will be allowed. Plus we will have a reports on Corgi/Mater Replicas Trek plans and a new Star Trek board game…so stay tuned to TrekMovie.comp>
UPDATE: Day 2 news
Toy Fair Report 2: Playmates Movie Toy Details and Trek SceneIt? Game
Photos: Diamond Select and Bill Edwards