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Details On First Two Waves Of Playmates Star Trek Movie Toys + Nero’s Ship Name Revealed [UPDATED] November 19, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film),Toys , trackback

As James T. Kirk says in the new Star Trek, "Buckle up!" has the details on the first two waves of Star Trek film toys and figures from Playmates Toys, coming out in 2009. And even if you are not into collecting, there is some movie news for spoiler fans as well. 


Playmates is back with Trek
The new Star Trek movie will have some toys coming from Mattel (like Star Trek Barbie) and other companies will have movie products, but the main toy line is from the venerable Playmates Toys, whose 1990s Star Trek toys are a favorite of many fans.
There will be at least two wave of toys next year from Playmate Toys, with Wave 1 released in March and April before the film (an important marketing decision) and Wave 2 in September, which may be timed to coincide with the probable autumn DVD release.

All of the following are available for preorder now from Entertainment Earth.



Star Trek Movie Enterprise Vehicle – Arriving March 2009
Authentic and detailed scaled model of the USS Enterprise from the Star Trek movie featuring lights and sounds from the movie. Comes with display base that attaches to the ship’s lower hull and allows you to change the ship’s position.

Star Trek Movie Enterprise Vehicle: pre-order  $35.09

ACTION FIGURES – Available: April 2009
Star Trek
movie action figures will be in three versions, 3.75" (similar to Star Wars action figures), 6" (similar to the DST Star Trek action figures), and 12". These figures are designed for both younger fans to play with (especially the 3.75 and 6") and for discerning collectors (6" and 12"). Here are the details from each of the action figures.

3.75" 10 pack set
The 3.75" line has 10 initial figures in Wave 1, and the figures come with accessories such as phasers, communicators, and displays. [NOTE: playsets are sized for these action figures.]. Each figure in the set comes individually wrapped in its own card. The ten figures included are [Note: questionable descriptions mentioned in previous TrekMovie story have been fixed]:

3.75" 10 pack available for pre-order  $62.89

6" Figure case
The 6" inch line will run between 8 and 10 action figures in the initial wave. Details of which characters are included are not yet finalized (although likely to be similar list as 3.75" line), and figures will include accessories such as phasers, communicators, and displays.

6" figure case available for pre-order  $86.84

12" Collector Figure Set
The 12" line will include four figures, three of which are confirmed to be Kirk, Spock, and McCoy (the fourth is either Prime Spock or Scotty in ‘frozen planet outfit’). Each figure features detailed likenesses, cloth costumes, and accessories.

12" Collector Figure Set : available for pre-order  $114.89

PLAYSETS — Available March 2009
It has been almost 15 years since fans have been treated to a Star Trek playset sized for smaller scale action figures and this film has two: Enterprise Bridge and the Transporter Room.  The last movie Enterprise playset was 1979’s MEGO version for TMP.

Enterprise  Bridge Playset
The Enterprise Bridge playset (sized for 3.75" figures) has electronic features, including lighting and sound effects from the film. The set includes a bonus Captain Kirk action figure.

Star Trek Movie Enterprise Bridge Playset: pre-order  $37.39

Transporter Room Playset
The Transporter Room will allow the action figures to beam in and out, with appearing and disappearing effects after being placed in the Transporter cylinder. The set includes a bonus Scotty (of course!) action figure, and features lighting and sound effects.

Star Trek Movie Transporter Room Playset: pre-order  $33.79


One of the biggest trends in toys are role playing sets and items. Batman and Star Wars, for example, both feature these kinds of items based on their characters. There are two waves of role playing items revealed.
For March, there is the troika of the communicator, phaser, and tricorder. All feature movie lighting and sound effects.

Star Trek Movie Electronic Communicator: features a flip open cover and two buttons to activate the electronic play.

Star Trek Movie Electronic Communicator: pre-order  $17.59

Star Trek Movie Electronic Phaser: has a pivoting nozzle (to switch from stun to kill).

Star Trek Movie Electronic Phaser: pre-order  $17.59

Star Trek Movie Electronic Tricorder: has spring activated top and front covers

Star Trek Movie Electronic Tricorder: pre-order  $17.59

The information below was based on the update to the Entertainment Earth website. Since the first update Entertainment Earth has removed all of the items for Wave 2. Below covers what was announced, but none of these items are available for pre-order any more. It is expected for there to be a 2nd wave and it was likely that these items were just announced before they should have been announced and before details were worked out (notably on the ships).

Nero Ship Vehicle – Arriving September 2009
Entertainment Earth also has two listings for Star Trek movie related Playmates ship toys for September with no descriptions beyond the names. One is called "Jellyfish" and the other is "Narada."  "Jellyfish Vehicle" and the other is "Narada Vehicle." Although neither Playmates nor Entertainment Earth are confirming this, according to TrekMovie sources these are two different names for the same ship, that of the villain Nero. Narada is the actual name of the ship and ‘Jellyfish’ is a description of how how it looks (like a giant black metal jellyfish). It is not clear why there are two listings and it is possible that is an error or maybe there is a variant. Regardless, we now know that Nero’s ship is called "Narada.".

Utility Belt
It has been nearly 30 years that fans have been waiting for a new version of the Star Trek utility belt, and Playmates Toys answers those hopes with the Star Trek Movie Utility Belt which is detailed after the ones worn by the crew of the Enterprise. It will hold the phaser and communicator from the March toy line.

Walkie talkies in communicator form make all the sense in the world, which is why the idea has been a perennial, from MEGO’s 1970s line to the Playmates TNG walkie talkies. Once again, fans can communicate with each other using 21st century technology wrapped in 23rd century style.

Phaser Tag game
There will also be a Phaser Tag game which is a Star Trek version of laser tag. We all know phasers are better than lasers, anyway.

It is good news for collectors (and for the marketing of the film) that the Star Trek movie toys are being released before the movie. The fact that there are multiple waves shows that Playmates is again committed to Star Trek and hopefully it does not end with two. TrekMovie has been told that the above list is not the extent of the planned Playmates line and there may be additional items in the first two waves.

Putting it into context, this means that Star Trek is being treated more like Indiana Jones and a long term franchise and less like King Kong, whose toys were in and out of stores in basically a single wave. If Playmates Toys gets their toys into stores such as Wal-Mart or Toys R Us, then Star Trek will have a presence in retail for hopefully months at a time. will continue to bring fans movie toy news as it is available, including lines from Mattel and other licenses.



1. Devon - November 20, 2008

I feel like a little kid again.

2. Devon - November 20, 2008

And I mean that in the good way. Second!

3. Reign1701A - November 20, 2008

I wonder how big the Enterprise toy will be. Will Kirk be in the gold uniform or black uniform we’ve seen from the screenshots? I have a ton of Star Trek stuff from playmates so I look forward to this new line!

4. William Kirk - November 20, 2008

And no plush toy ice planet creature?

5. Enterprise - November 20, 2008

How about a play set of the bar complete with little beer cans for your action figures, and break away furniture!

6. MrLirpa - November 20, 2008

TOYGASM! If only they had had this type of stuff when I was a kid!

My son’s too old now for me to buy all of these toys for “him” so I’m now working on my eight year old daughter… she’ll soon have a a bedroom full of trek toys to go with the TOS Barbie and Ken I bought for her when she was a baby ;)

I can see the conversations now…

“No sweetheart, its not a phone its a communicator… yes I know it looks like a phone but its…you can call people on starships with it!”

7. Toddk - November 20, 2008

and how do i order spock’s timeship?

8. Kirk, James T. - November 20, 2008

I hope they make a USS Kelvin :D

9. Yspano - November 20, 2008

“Narada” huh? For a moment there, I thought they would call it “Krakken”.

10. Mark from Germany - November 20, 2008

According to wikipedia, Narada is a divine sage from the Hindu tradition. He is portrayed as a travelling monk with the ability to visit distant worlds or planets. Well..that would make sense. However, it would make sense also as the name for Spock’s ship.

11. lnx - November 20, 2008

What about the Kelvin! It looks sweet — I want Playmates to make a light and sound version of that one too.

12. RTC - November 20, 2008

Hmm. I see I will have to start offloading another shelf’s worth of books in my home office to accommodate these….

13. thorsten - November 20, 2008

Just like Bob Orci predicted in an earlier thread, the Naradas name is revealed via the toys…

Interesting facts: the Communicator still has a flip open cover, the Phaser comes with the in EW described pivoting nozzle, and the Tricorder springs into action… the Utility Belt was shown in the Abrams preview images in Cologne, but was marked as Kelvin equipment then… Spock has it in the trailer.

14. Kelvington - November 20, 2008

#8. As do I for some reason, just hope I can add the “ington” to it. LOL

15. cinemadeus - November 20, 2008

Action figures are for children and 35 year old kiddies. Any word yet about print media?

And better make the books be BIG like THE COMPLETE MAKING OF INDIANA JONES!!!!

16. JP Saylor - November 20, 2008

Man, if I were rich and not a college student….

I would so buy that stuff, and put the new bridge next to my 1701-D bridge.

Ahhh yes… that would be nice. I would need a helluva lot more space in my room though. (Pardon the pun)

17. star trackie - November 20, 2008

Cool. I really hope the landing party gear is less like the Playmates props of the 80’s and 90’s, which were close, but no cigar, and more spot on repro’s like Art Asylum an Dst are doing with the incredible TOS phaser/communicator and tricorder.

18. Fansince9 - November 20, 2008

Umm Santa, I know I’m 32, but I want a Star Trek Phaser, a bridge play set, a Toy ship…… :)

19. CmdrR - November 20, 2008


OK, excitement coming soon.

I wanna SEE!

20. Scribblings From The Public Restroom Stalls Of The Gods » Skip this if you’re not up for a toy-collecting rant - November 20, 2008

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21. I'm dead Jim - November 20, 2008

#10 here’s some additional info on Narada that may apply here:
“Narada is here, there, and everywhere; and yet, none of the Puranas gives the true characteristics of this great enemy of physical procreation. Whatever those characteristics may be in Hindu Esotericism, Narada — who is called in Cis-Himalayan Occultism Pesh-Hun, the ‘Messenger,’ or the Greek Angelos — is the sole confidant and the executor of the universal decrees of Karma and adi-Budh a kind of active and ever incarnating logos, who leads and guides human affairs from the beginning to the end of the Kalpa (a VERY long time period)

While I suppose Romulans don’t follow Hinduism, this would explain the choice of the name..

22. scifib5st - November 20, 2008

I need a Micro Mini Machine set of the new Movie ships!
If only that would be on the list. Maybe we will find them at Burger King, or in cereal boxes.

23. The Gorn Identity - November 20, 2008

I’ll DEFINITELY be getting the new Enterprise toy. I’m sure it’ll look great next to my DST ships. Also, it’s very cool that the Star Trek figures will be scaled in the 3 3/4″ format like the Star Wars and G.I. Joe action figures. I’ve always felt those were the best size, probably because I’m a child of the 80’s.

24. Viking - November 20, 2008


25. thorsten - November 20, 2008

[24] The front of the Phaser, where the beam emits…

26. Robert H. - November 20, 2008


27. Splurch - November 20, 2008

What, no Uhura taking off her top figure????

28. NCC-73515 - November 20, 2008

Cnidaria would be a better name ;)

29. Julio - November 20, 2008


ROFL… that would be life-sized!

30. That One Guy - November 20, 2008

Oh boy, Liz and Denise are gonna flip out when they see this.

31. thorsten - November 20, 2008

[28] The Kelvin ends up in that stinging nettle for sure…

32. Steve Short - November 20, 2008

I wish Playmates would make the new Star Trek figures 4.5″ the same size they made them before not 3.75″. Then the old figures would match up in size with the new figures side by side in a showcase.

33. cautiouslyoptomistic - November 20, 2008

Okay…are we CERTAIN there haven’t been any leaks on the design of the new phasers, communicators and tricorders? I’M DYIN’ OVER HERE!!!!!

34. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - November 20, 2008

No pictures??

That Star Trek-themed laser tag set sounds AWESOME!! I’ve always wanted something like that…but the laser tag things have always been generic, until now!! :D

35. JL - November 20, 2008

How could they not offer the ice planet creature..?! Makes no sense. Kids want to have “battles” (actually I want to have “battles” with them, heh).

They also neglected to offer a Klingon (or whatever those dudes are with the metal helmets) and a basic Romulan bad guy to go with Nero…

Playmates marketing CEO: “Hey! Let’s make a new line of Trek movie action figures with primarily good guys! In fact, let’s only make one of them a bad guy!”


36. G. Prich - November 20, 2008

“The last movie Enterprise playset was 1979’s MEGO version for TMP.”

Actually, the Playmates TNG engineering playset was “Generations” branded, though it looked no different from the Engineering set seen in the TV show.

This all sounds great.. Glad to hear that they’re making TNG-Galoob scale figures!

37. JL - November 20, 2008

Hell, Idepending on how cool the playsets are, I might buy one for my 5 year-old next Christmas.

The “Transporter” set would be extra cool if it had the same type of spinning chamber that the Mego TOS set had…

only THIS one should have five or six bright blue and white mini LEDs attached to the cylindrical door so that when it spins, it gives off an awesome “spinning light” effect like the one in the movie!!!

Wouldn’t that be bitchin’?

38. freezejeans - November 20, 2008

I still have the bridge set from the 70’s, with transporter “effect”…and WOW was the graphic art bad on those interchangeable viewscreen things! The rest of it’s cool, though.

Did anyone have those huge phasers that were actually flashlights with sound effects? Those things were gigantic! Thankfully they’re able to get the electronics down MUCH smaller now :)

39. Me - November 20, 2008

It’s been a long time since I’ve bought Star Trek crap. Too long!!! Can’t wait to see this stuff!!!

And damn, do I ever want a real ‘you built it model kit’ of the Kelvin and new E!!!

40. thorsten - November 20, 2008

[33] The only thing I saw was the concept drawing for the Phaser…

41. rag451 - November 20, 2008

I can’t see myself buying any of it, but it will be nice to stroll down the toy aisles at Wal-Mart and seeing little kids fumble with Spock and Kirk action figures. Been a long time…

42. JL - November 20, 2008

I was extremely excited to see TMP back in the day.

But Mego’s line of TMP figures = Boring with a capital “B”!!!

Like I said, kids want to stage battles and that line of figures was lacking in a major way. Not one bad guy (except, I think a Klingon)!!

You almost can’t blame Mego though – – there was not one “bad guy” in the entire film.

43. RM10019 - November 20, 2008

The TMP ‘action’ figures were as boring as the movie that spawned them :) This is a fun article, and I will have to budget accordingly!!

44. Ricci - November 20, 2008

are ther any adults on this site. you guys are kidding…Abrams is expecting alot from this movie, I mean he must think it’s going to be BIG! Sequals, toys, action figures. I predict a few to sell but…….

45. JL - November 20, 2008

Why are you asking if there are any adults here? I don’t see anything to indicate otherwise — be specific

46. Nomad - November 20, 2008

No model kits? :-(

47. table10 - November 20, 2008

32. Steve Short

I second that notion

Although, regardless of the change, im still gonna buy the new bridge, and im still gonna try to fit my old 4.5’s into the new 3.75 sized chairs, lol

48. Jason P Hunt - Kansas City Filmmaker - November 20, 2008

Nomad, there was a separate announcement covered in another article, that there will be several model kits from AMT.

Anthony, do you have a link to that?

I really hope the franchise has a bright future. Even though it’s not exactly how I’d do it (how many of us can say that?), it’s gratifying to see Paramount get behind the property so strongly. Bodes well for the whole TREK universe.

49. Chris Peterson - November 20, 2008

I’m blind so having the toys to “play with” has always been a neat way for me to get an idea of what the ships…etc. look like. My parents think it’s a little strange that at age 31 I still ask for toys for Christmas, but what the hell… :-) I hope I get all of them.

Oh, and they should make a phaser squirtgun with an LED in it to eluminate the water stream as it comes out. That would be hella cool and I could use it on my cat!

50. Jeyl - November 20, 2008

Star Trek Movie Enterprise Vehicle – Arriving March 2009

I’m hoping for a return of the “multi-button” ships that Playmates used to deliver. I don’t really like the work that Art Asylum / Diamond Select did for the single button releases. If I want the Enterprise to shoot Torpedoes, I press the Torpedo button!

51. JL - November 20, 2008

Re: the TMP Enterprise “ship” toy

Check this out, at Mego Museum:

52. Dr. Image - November 20, 2008

To bad AA didn’t get the contract.

53. Gary 7 - November 20, 2008

Does the Uhura action figure come complete with a white bra under her “Enterprise outfit”?

54. Viking - November 20, 2008

‘[24] The front of the Phaser, where the beam emits…’

I KNOW what it is and where it is. For all the kvetching about ‘canon’, I’d at least like a little technical accuracy. Sounds like the handle of a garden hose-Oh, GOD, NO………….. :-)

55. Weerd1 - November 20, 2008

Hurray- 3 3/4 inch! Now Captain Kirk can beat up Boba Fett and Destro!

I hope the 3 3/4 inch figures maintain playability and not just poseability. Some of Hasbro’s new GI Joes are sculpted to hold a particular pose, and I far prefer generic sculpting. Remember when companies made toys to PLAY with instead of look nice in the package on the shelf?

56. Prologic9 - November 20, 2008

I hope someone as the rights to make models from the film. We NEED models!

57. Holger - November 20, 2008

Jellyfish… in Doctor Who that could really be the name of a bad guy ship.

58. OneBuckFilms - November 20, 2008

While I wish AA/DST had gotten the contract for the movie, I hope the Playmates Tricorder, Communicator and Phaser are of decent quality.

If the reviews are positive, then I’ll likely have them.

59. Shatner_Fan_Prime - November 20, 2008

MUST have a Spock Prime.

Then I’ll place him next to my Playmates Generations Captain Kirk from 1994 and pretend like they were in the movie together. Hehe.

60. Testpilot2b - November 20, 2008

Wow! The last Star Trek toy i’ve ever bought was the Enterprise E when First Contact came out when I was in the sixth grade. As a result of the new trailer, I feel strangly compelled to take a toy USS Kelvin and “woosh” it around the living room like I was a kid again. Good times!!!

61. Holger - November 20, 2008

60: I’m 35 and I still woosh the NCC-1701 and the NX-01

62. spider1981 - November 20, 2008

I also wish art asylum/ diamond select had gotten this license. I have been collecting their figures and ships lately and when I go back and compare them to my old playmates stuff, the playmates stuff looks like badly made cartoon renditions of Trek. I can only hope Playmates goes for a more lifelike style this time around.

63. Myrth - November 20, 2008

#15 and #44 take your pretentious bull**** and place it up your ****ing ***.

64. The Gorn Identity - November 20, 2008

#61. Holger said: “I’m 35 and I still woosh the NCC-1701 and the NX-01″

Attaboy, Holger! Nothing wrong with unleashing that inner-child. I’m the same age and I’ve got the retro-Mego Trek figures, DST phaser and communicator, and a ton of the 25th Anniversary G.I. Joe figures. If these new 3 3/4″ figs look good, I may end up getting them.

65. nurturer - November 20, 2008

I never thought that Playmates stuff was all that accurate or articulate. I would have preferred seeing Art Asylum pick this up.

66. Rastaman - November 20, 2008

Jellyfish eh?

That reminds me of “Farpoint” (TNG)

I agree with the sentiment but not the “colorful metaphors”

67. Thomas Jensen - November 20, 2008

Anthony, Would there be a possibility of somehow opening some kind of dialog/thread for those who’d like to trade or sell these figures? Something where only trek fans hang out? Something better then ebay?

68. Dr. Image - November 20, 2008

#67 Yes!
I have…. a few figures. And loads of collectibles.

69. Timncc1701 - November 20, 2008

Any possibility of Enterprise design change before movie release is now officially dead.

70. cinemadeus - November 20, 2008


You better grow up and get a girlfriend. Do you really think you can p**s me off with your ***?

Have you ever done anything creative instead of spending your bucks for loads of plastic? It may be cool for a 9 year old wannabe Jimmy Kirk but not for adults.

71. cinemadeus - November 20, 2008

‘# 61 & 64:

There’s nothing against unleashing the inner child or a little whoosh by the time but there are other ways of doing it.

You can effing unleash your inner child at a party with your best friends and you can also whoosh a woman instead of a starship model. But for gods sake ask her before you do so. Treating her like a toy is not the way you should…

72. RaveOnEd - November 20, 2008

27 – My 7 year-old daughter wanted the original Trek Barbies out of the box that my friends got me as a gag gift years ago, so she plays with them now.

Since she usually changes dolls and outfits, she’s already demonstrated the Uhura scene from the trailer numerous times with the Barbie figure.

She was ahead of the curve!

On another note, all this looks very cool! I’m looking forward to seeing it all on shelves!

73. Mikey1091 - November 20, 2008

This would all be good and well IF the had pictures for these things. I’m not pre-ordering something that I don’t even know what it looks like. Besides, if I pre-order it and I look at it when the image comes out for it online, find out it looks shitty, and cancel the pre-order, then there is absolutely no point whatsoever to pre-ordering an item. Let me see images of the items, THEN I’ll pre-order something. until then, forget advertising that things are available for pre-order.

74. Jeffrey S. Nelson - November 20, 2008

Gonna pass on the toys cuz they’re not my “Daddy’s Star Trek.” This will avoid going into bankruptcy, too.

75. Scifigirl - November 20, 2008

*squee* So many toys, so little space… I want the Enterprise, the transporter room, the communicator, the phaser, the tricorder… Trek Barbie?! *roftlmao* But why do we have to buy the 12-inch figures as a set?? I only want McCoy, damn it! *pouts* :-D

76. HSIV - November 20, 2008


77. Myrth - November 20, 2008

I’m Happily married, Manage an engineering team, draw, write, 3rd level Krav Maga and still training, learning acoustic guitar, video gamer, board gamer, participate in equestrian activities and just happen to like to collect action figures. Was I trying to p*** you off? Nope. Was i trying to forcefully (verbally of course) tell you in no uncertain terms that you are generalizing and being insulting and making yourself look like a closed minded fool. That answers is a resounding yes. If you have any doubts about what i wrote or questions, send me an email at We can trade phone numbers and have a real conversation and maybe adjust some of your unfounded prejudices.

78. Anthony Pascale - November 20, 2008

HSIV, warning for the ALL CAPS, you have been asked before, stop with the all caps.

The article says that Nero’s ship is the Narada, so yes TrekMovie is reporting that from our sources. Right now the toy company is not confirming it nor is Paraount, again as it says in the article.

Over the last year TrekMovie has reported many things before they have been officially confirmed by Paramount and the licensees. In fact TrekMovie reported that Playmates was the licensee for the movie toys before they officially confirmed that.

so is it ‘confirmed’…that depends on your point of view

79. Anthony Pascale - November 20, 2008

70 cinemadeus
Warning for trolling

80. The Jamuga - November 20, 2008

Looks like I’m gonna have to break out the old “Damn nephew’s birthday” excuse when I head down the toy aisle and pass other adults with their children.

I like to get the girlfriend in on my ruse too. When I pick something up that is particularly cool I ask her “Does he have this?”

I’m a man-child and well aware of it.

81. Rip Canon - November 20, 2008

Attention all.

Pocket protector ALERT!

82. sicfiguy67 - November 20, 2008

i am a model builder…i hope they make a model of the enterprise when the movie come out !…by the way it looks it won’t be eazy to build!

83. KevinA Melbourne Australia - November 20, 2008

I’m just hoping I can delete the “L” maybe?

Already have my order in at EE for new Enterprise.

84. KevinA Melbourne Australia - November 20, 2008

Sorry – try #14

85. cinemadeus - November 20, 2008

@ Anthony:
I respect that.

# Myrth:
I wonder how you still have the time to argue with me via e-mail. Seems to me like you’re a pretty busy person and thats absolutely fine because I’m a busy person too although not happily married yet.
Theater degree (Director), fourth short film in postproduction, script for graduation film in progress (third draft), writing, drawing, collecting comics (you could say it’s childish, too, but I collect Playboy, News and Film Magazines as well) and I’m gonna watch STAR TREK XI at least three times if it’s worth but I never really got into that whole merchandising stuff.
I must confess though that I have a model of the DEFIANT NX-74205 that I bought when I was 15… not to mention the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE and DEEP SPACE NINE Technical Manuals and THE ART OF STAR TREK etc.

Is it too much to ask for another book?

86. Juan Martinez - November 20, 2008

Do you think they’ll remake all the old figures from TNG, DS9, VOY, TOS and TOS movies in the new 3 3/4 scale line later on if they new line is a success?

87. Myrth - November 20, 2008

#85 :) The art of misdirection. When did I ever imply in either post that there was anything wrong with your request / wish for another art book. My issue was and still is with your insulting comments about adults on this site. Not that I asked for or questioned your accomplishments and behaviors as you did mine, but congrats on all that you are doing. However, the fact still remains that you, a self admitted comic collector and star trek site reader thought so little of your fellow posters that you relegated “us” to the level of children. I propose that you address that.

88. Spocks BRAIN - November 20, 2008

Hey I started getting used to the new big E design…

I used the beer method.. after a few beers anything looks good.

89. Rick Sternbach - November 20, 2008

82 – There may be a problem with bringing out an accurate scale model from any of the established sources like Revell or Polar Lights or Round Two or whatever the injection kit companies have morphed into. If the shuttlebay scene in the trailer is indeed the new Enterprise, there will be a scaling situation more in need of deep analysis than trying to fit the Delta Flyer through the Voyager shuttlebay garage door. And I oughta know. There is a good chance that the new Ent scales out to be bigger than the Galaxy class. Definitely not a good sign for kits or deck plans or diagrams, not so bad for toys.

90. Ralph F - November 20, 2008

What #7 (Toddk) said! I want a scale model of the USS SPOCK’S TIME SHIP. I want it called that on the box, and I want that written in big letters on the hull.

And what Rick (love your work, eh) said re/the scale of the shuttlebay. That’s been bugging me since I first watched the HD preview. (Spock’s) Time (ship) will tell, I guess.

91. Enterprise - November 20, 2008

I wonder if they’ll make Kirk in Halo Jump outfit?

92. Nomad - November 20, 2008

48: Thanks for that Jason! I’m happy now. Good luck in your quest to make Kansas a centre of film production.

93. Rick Sternbach - November 20, 2008

65 – Back in the TNG days, Playmates waited until AMT/Ertl or Revell came out with a kit so that they could get somewhat more accurate shapes from which they could make their toys. The Klingon Attack Cruiser from Playmates retained most of the detail of the Ertl original, so I was pretty happy with that one and Voyager, and DS9, though some of the soft vinyl parts on DS9 didn’t thrill me. Some of the other Playmate ships and shuttles were way more toy-like and not really displayable replicas like the injection kits could be. I’ll take an injection or resin kit over a toy any day, but that’s just me. The kit business has been sliding terribly in favor of pre-builts that you pop out of the box, and that’s a shame, but at least there are still kits out there to build and paint.

94. Decker Unit - November 20, 2008

For anyone into Trek models, I recomend the excellent kits that BanDai produced. High quality, accurately pre-painted, lights, and snap together.

They’re kind of expensive but for those of us whose modeling skills are not the greatest, you can make a nicely detailed model.

95. Viking - November 20, 2008

Well, good evening, Rick!

96. Weerd1 - November 20, 2008

I don’t think the bay in the trailer is supposed to be the Enterprise, but even the size of the bridge set shows the New Enterprise must be seriously larger. Again, the external proportions are the same, so if the bridge dome has that much more space inside, the rest must be proportionately larger as well.

Regardless of the new directions, I had hoped people like Mr. Sternbach or Mike Okuda would have at least been consulted on technical specs. As the mutant enemy would say, Grrr Arrgh.

97. Enterprise - November 20, 2008

If you guys remember the outside shots from last year, that’s where the graduation ceremony and hangers will be, I bet.

98. Shaun - November 20, 2008


LOL, new mythology borrowing from the classics.

99. Weerd1 - November 20, 2008

54- actually, thinking back on it (and pulling out a previous Playmates toy) the laser from “The Cage” had a large rotating nozzle to switch settings, as did the Playmates toy version called the “Captain Pike’s Laser Pistol.” This may be a canon cannon misfire…

100. cinemadeus - November 21, 2008

@ myrth:

There’s nothing wrong for me being relegated to the level of a child for children are often a lot wiser than many grownups.
My only concern is that many of you jump on the hype train for all that stuff without even knowing what the movie finally will be like. Will you keep the toys if the movie sucks?

I am very much looking forward to May 7 and as I said if the movie is good, I’ll watch it again in the nearby theater even if the dubbing is awful as much as I’ve seen in the trailer. The week after opening I’ll take the train to Munich to see it in OV but I’m not gonna support it blindly months before its release.

101. cautiouslyoptimistic - November 21, 2008

(40) Where have you seen these concept drawings? That sounds awesome!

102. Myrth - November 21, 2008

#100 Another good attempt at side stepping., however your logic fails here. Lets take a look at your words shall we:

” Action figures are for children and 35 year old kiddies. Any word yet about print media?”

“You can effing unleash your inner child at a party with your best friends and you can also whoosh a woman instead of a starship model.”

By your most recent post you say that there is nothing wring with being relegated to the level of a child. However, It is very clear from the above quote that you are using references to children in a derogatory way about people who collect action figures. Were you stating your true feelings then or now? The second quote shows again that you think that unleashing your inner child with action figures etc is in some way inferior as you so tactfully give us suggestions to go out to parties and meet girls, implying that we don’t and that you do. Sounds condescending to me. Your last argument stating that you were expressing concern over all “us” obsessive people supporting this blindly, is also in question. From your very first post you say :

And better make the books be BIG like THE COMPLETE MAKING OF INDIANA JONES!!!!”

So I ask you how is your awaiting an art book any different than us awaiting action figures? Have you seen the art books? There is no difference because when you made that statement you were trying to sound more intellectual than us toy loving geeks by stating that you wanted “print media”. That is a pretentious attitude and that is what I called you on. Your merchandising concern is a vapor argument conjured up to distract me and others from a comment you are probably feeling bad you made.

103. Todd Judson Thomas McDanel - November 21, 2008

When will a styrene plastic model of the newest Enterprise be available?

104. Jaryd Weiss - November 21, 2008

Utility Belt doesn’t appear on the website anymore. Says it was removed Thursday.

105. Jaryd Weiss - November 21, 2008

*Also!: The phaser walkie-talkies and the phaser-tag are gone, as well.

106. Christine - November 21, 2008

Haha, I haven’t collected figures since my brother and I were fairly small… xD Maybe I’ll have to start up again! *^__^* Of course, they’ll probably be sitting in a shadowbox where I can just /stare/ at them all day… hehe.

Can’t wait ’til we get some images.

So far, looking good for the franchise! ;3

107. richpit - November 21, 2008

I’ve got to see the new communicator, phaser and tricorder!! Aaaah!!

108. cinemadeus - November 21, 2008

“So I ask you how is your awaiting an art book any different than us awaiting action figures?”

First of all, I will only get the art book if I will enjoy the movie and especially its design (as for what I´ve seen in the trailer, I am quite sure I will ). I simply refuse to jump on something because it´s fan stuff which is different from people just freaking out because of some toys . Second, I am not trying to sound intellectual here – I am going to enjoy a book (and the way it can give me access to the film making process and the story behind the story) much more than some plastic goodies; especially as I am trying to make a living in the same business – maybe not on such a big scale, but I hope it´s going to pay…

“The second quote shows again that you think that unleashing your inner child with action figures etc is in some way inferior…”

I don´t need action figures to enjoy myself, unleash my inner child or to celebrate my fandom of ST. Judging a phenomenon like ST by its merchandise seems a little inappropriate to me, and feels like proving the cliché of the 35-year-old Trekkie, still living in his Mom´s basement (see the SIMPSONS – ST episode for details…). ST deserves better. ST means more to me. Realising the troublesome state of the world it could teach us lessons way more valuable than how to fill our cupboards with collectibles. I’ve seen an old man walking the streets of Bucharest on his knees (not only because of humility – he simply had no lower legs) begging for a piece of bread, children on the by-passes of Thessaloniki blocking any driving car for a bit of change. This makes me think twice about buying loads of actually useless plastic figures.

PS: A hint from my girlfriend – if you are happily married, why do you spent so much time doing hour-long psychological analysis of other people´s comments?

109. Myrth - November 21, 2008

#108 Yet more dodges. Again you skirt the fact that you are placing your interests in a higher category of “right” than others. We spend money on plastic you send money on glossy paper. Guess what, your interests in big “making of books” don’t help the poor in the third world anymore than action figures, and no amount of country name dropping will change that. Merchandising is part of the Engine that keeps any franchise going. You want the “hope” of Star Trek to reach as many people as possible? Then you better hope that all us 35 year old Trek geeks do buy that merchandising in droves or it is going to die for real this time. You are so afraid of being compared to a fictional caricature that you need to insult your fellow fans to assure yourself that you are indeed better than a Simpsons stereotype. Good on ya mate. What ever you need to do to get you through the day. Also please note that these are hardly hour long psychological analysis. These are 5 minute posts at best.

110. cinemadeus - November 21, 2008

“You are so afraid of being compared to a fictional caricature that you need to insult your fellow fans to assure yourself that you are better than a Simpson stereotype.”

This is simply not true. I’m not afraid of anything of that kind. Neither am I comparing you or other fans with the typical Simpsons/Futurama nerd. It’s a fact though that many Trek fans out there are behaving like that and that’s what scares me.

However, we could talk it over again and again. Maybe I did myself not clear in the short amount of time. Blame me for my mediocre English or for not being patient enough to clarify my position.

I’m aware of the fact that neither the big making of book nor your beloved action figures will help make the world any better. Y’ know what? Spend as much money as you like on any kinds of stuff as long as you don’t forget your surroundings…

You seem to me like a nice guy and here in Germany it’s 3.11h in the morning. I’m tired of arguing with a Star Trek fan like me 8000 or so miles away, who, under other circumstances I would ask out for a couple of drinks (It does not mean that I consider myself defeated yet.)

@ Anthony:
I never intended to appear like a flamer or a troll. Sorry for that.
Keep up the good work.

Can you manage that I accompany you the next time you get invited to a TREK XI screening? Only joking…. of course not!

111. choirboy44 - November 22, 2008

Hey Guys, I’m new to posting on this site but have been visiting the site since it started.

I, for one, am just glad that we have new Star Trek toys to talk about again. Since my days as a kid playing with the galoob TNG figures, I have wished for more of the same size action figures. My wife says I already have enough stuff, but I can’t wait for these!

112. Bob - November 25, 2008

I’m new to this thing…but I gotta say…is collecting a toy for your shelf really any different than buying a painting for your wall? Either one gives you a little bit of joy depending on what your interests are. I’ll probably buy everything and give it a spot on the shelf along with all of the other Playmates and Art Asylum stuff I have.. I just hope they don’t keep making a bunch of spocks or kirks… do we really need a seperate figure for every outfit a character wore? Make more electronic ships damn it.

113. Robert E Baskerville - January 4, 2009

I feel like a kid all over again. I hope theres also personalized figures. Im also looking foward to te film n te nw toy line. Happy Nw yr!

114. Crazy Guy - January 22, 2009

Finally. Trek toys will be reappearing in stores…

Trek, Star Wars, Terminator Salvation…it’s all coming together now.


And I feel like a kid again.

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116. bob ro - November 24, 2009

what about the Kelvin

117. brandon - September 25, 2010

yeah why not the kelvin and they have not made any of the items listed here well atleast in canada anyway! any one know why?

118. Dani Oyabu - April 7, 2011

Well, that is certainly good, however how about the other options we’ve got here? Do you mind making a further post about them too? Thanks a bunch! is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.