The Collective: TRU Exclusive Figure Revealed + Timeless Geordi Arrives December 17, 2008by John Tenuto , Filed under: Review,Toys , trackback
In the last ‘Collective’ TrekMovie reported that Star Trek toys from Diamond Select were headed into Toys R’ Us and this week we can show you the TRU exclusive figure that is going along with them…one hint: Khaaaaannnnn! Plus we have a review of the exclusive Geordi figure you can get with the ‘Alternate Realities DVD Set’ and some new Borg figure pictures.
Khan R’ Us
Diamond T has announced in their ‘E Spectrum’ online newsletter the its first exclusive for Toys R’ Us is none other than an Admiral Kirk ‘Khaaaannnn!’ 7" action figure. The action figure commemorates the iconic moment when Kirk "doesn’t mince words" and "expresses his true feelings" about Khan from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Star Trek toys are already starting to show up at TRU, and the Kirk exclusive will be available soon.
New ST II Adm. Kirk Toys R Us Exclusive
William Shatner’s famous vocal oscillation has been featured on licensed t-shirts, however this is the first time the outburst has been rendered as an action figure. Star Trek II actually did not have any figures around its release, although Playmates did put out a Saavik and Khan in the 1990s and in 2007 DST started offering a whole set of figures and toys to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The line includes some exclusive and limited items, such as Captain Clarke Terrell and Genesis Radiation Khan action figures. Now, frustrated Kirk joins the line.
It has been six years since TRU has carried Star Trek figures and so the DST and TRU announcement is a welcome sign of Star Trek’s return to mainstream attention. And the last TRU Trek exclusive figure is also from six years ago, a carded edition of Dr. Phlox (in Away Team gear) from Enterprise.
2002 Phlox – the last Toys R Us Star Trek Exclusive
"Timeless" Geordi arrives
In other ‘DST exclusives’ news, fans who sent in the order forms featured in the September DVD "Alternate Realities" collective release are starting to receive their Diamond Select Toys "Timeless Geordi" action figure. The 7" action figure is an exclusive to the DVD set and features the character as he appeared "Timeless," the acclaimed 100th episode of Star Trek Voyager (which was directed by LeVar Burton).
While Geordi is one of my favorite characters, and any Geordi item is welcomed, this action figure is slightly disappointing. Firstly, the "future" delta shield on the figure is not from "Timeless" and is more akin to the "Future Imperfect" variety. Also, the sculpt is a bit "thin" because actor Burton has a rounder face than this in the episode. However, other details are good, including the proper collar pips and a full beard on the character. The eyes are also nice, which is one of the most important features of the character. In a year dominated by TOS collectibles, it was nice that DST offered a TNG item for fans. Plus the figure is ‘free’ except for the $7.50 in shipping and handling.
Hey, you can recreate LeVar Burton directing actor Garrett Wang!
More pics of Borg figures
On last bit of DST figure news. ToyNews has some new higher res images of the upcoming Borg Figures, expected to arrive in mid 2009.