The Collective: New Diamond Select Items Available April 6, 2008by John Tenuto , Filed under: Toys , trackback
This week, The Collective has your details and a guide to new Diamond Select/Art Asylum’s Star Trek items for 2008 (announced at ToyFair) which are now available for presale. This week you can reserve DST’s first Enterprise D, their first TMP figures and the latest Minimates.
DST’s toy ship line continues this year with the Enterprise NCC 1701 D, featuring saucer separation with sound effects and lights. This roughly 12" ship toy is DST’s first TNG TV era ship. As with most DST ships, the toy also features the voice of its Captain from famous episodes.
1701-D available now for pre-order at Entertainment Earth
|Star Trek The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise D|
(pre-order, available September)
There will also be an "All Good Things" Future Enterprise D version which includes the extra nacelle and detailing. This is not available for pre-order yet, but will be an exclusive at NewForceComics.com.
"All Good Things" 1701-D
Other DST Ships
The two versions of the 1701-D finish out the (major) Enterprises to be made by Diamond/Art Asylum. Previously they have done three versions each of the NX-01, TOS 1701, and movie era 1701/1701-A. They have also done two 1701-E’s. All include sound effects which are often timed with the lighting effects on these collectibles which helps make the toy even more fun.
The "Cage" TOS 1701 and "Wrath of Khan" refit 1701 are available now at Entertainment Earth.
|Star Trek Wrath of Khan U.S.S. Enterprise Replica||The Cage Enterprise NCC-1701 Vehicle|
First TMP Action Figures From DST
Star Trek: The Motion Picture versions of Kirk and Spock are coming this October, limited to a ’1701 edition’ (only 1,701 will be made). These 7" figures feature multiple points of articulation and are the first ever TMP figures from DST.
TMP figures now available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth
|Star Trek The Motion Picture Kirk & Spock Action Figures|
(pre-order, available September)
The TMP figures are the latest of Kirk and Spock 2 packs to be added to the 2008 line-up from DST. Coming this May is the "Death of Spock" set featuring a grieving Admiral Kirk and Radiation Spock from The Wrath of Khan. And in June comes the TOS "The Amok Time Set" with lirpas!
|Death Of Spock Kirk and Spock 2-Pack Figures||Amok Time Kirk and Spock Action Figures|
(pre-order, avail May)
(pre-order, avail June)
Avoid the agonizer and preorder the Mirror Mirror MiniMates (talk about alliteration) shipping this August. This is the first 5 pack of 2" Star Trek featuring alternative universe versions of Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Marlena Moreau, and Sulu. Also for preorder is the ‘series 4′ set of Minimates featuring the first TNG MiniMates (Picard and the Borg), along with McCoy and Chapel, Admiral Kirk and Engineering Scotty, and Admiral Kirk and TWOK Dress Version Scotty.
|Series 4 Set of Minimates
|Mirror Mirror Minimates
(pre-order, avail September)
(pre-order, avail August)
These newest Diamond Select items are also featured in this months ‘Previews’ magazine…here are scans of those ads. (click to enlarge)
Up Next: Megopalooza
Our next Collective presents a review of the EMCE and DST retro MEGO versions of Dr. McCoy and the Romulan, along with news about the presales and the next items available in the line.