We have some October surprises from DST. This week Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum announced a new item (an Ultimate Scale Spock) as well as details on the previously announced ‘Electronic Tribble’ and Enterprise 1701D ship toy. Trekmovie.com provides a look at some of the retro collectibles to look forward to early in 2009 as fans await the new feature film.
New Ultimate Quarter Scale Spock
Diamond Select has announced their second ‘Ultimate Scale’ Star Trek figure. An astounding 18" tall, the UQS Spock features a very nice likeness and sound effects. It will also include over 20 points of articulation, TOS era accessories, and a stand for displaying the world’s most famous fictional scientist. The UQS Spock is going to debut in the next issue of Previews (available at local comic book stores) and should be available for preorder soon online.
Ultimate Spock figure w/ close-up (click to enlarge)
more images HERE
Already available for preorder at Entertainment Earth is the UQS Kirk
|Star Trek Ultimate Scale 1:4 Scale Figure|
(pre-order, available December)
New details and video of the Enterprise D
As reported previously, the Star Trek blog at the Art Asylum website (manufacturer of the Star Trek toys) continues to update progress towards the December launch of the Enterprise D ship toy. This week, they feature an update with a video sneak peak (see below) at the workings of this exciting new product.
1701-D available now for pre-order at Entertainment Earth
|Star Trek The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise D|
(pre-order, available December)
No Trouble for these Tribbles
We previously mentioned that DST was working on a new Tribble toy and we have more details on the next evolution of the furry creatures. They will be six inches long, feature both sound and motion effects, including the ability to switch the creature from calm mode to Klingon-agitated battle action! They are priced at $27.54 and are available now for pre-order at Entertainment Earth, but no photo is available yet. They are expected to ship in March 2009.
October Releases Almost Shipping
This autumn will see an unusual amount of Star Trek products released as licensees begin to gear up for this summer’s Star Trek feature film. This month will see the release of new action figures from Diamond Select Toys, including Deep Space Nine’s Kira, Bashir, Martok, and O’Brien and a two pack of Kirk and Spock from "Amok Time" as well as the Chekov, Uhura, Cheron, and Mugatu MEGO style figures from DST and EMCE, the classic communicator ornament from Hallmark, and the Johnny Lightning’s Wave 5 of ship toys. These items will be shipping to fans and be available in stores at the end of this month, or early November. In fact, most collectibles released from now until spring are "retro" items from the TOS era, which are not only collectible items in themselves, but also help to remind the general public about the coolness of Kirk’s crew (much the same technique was utilized for last summer’s Indiana Jones 4). Very shortly TrekMovie.com will be putting up our ‘Christmas 2008 Trekkie Buyers Guide’ for all the excting products you can stuff your stockings with this year
In addition to the ‘Shopping Guide,’ next week, The Collective will feature the new Hallmark Communicator ornament. Get ready fellow fans, these next few months are going to be a wild time. Start saving now.