The Collective: TRU Exclusive Figure Revealed + Timeless Geordi Arrives

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.


DST’s previously released TWOK figures

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).


‘Timeless’ Geordi from DST – Exclusive with ‘Alternative Realities’ DVD set
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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.


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KKKKKKKKKKKKKHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

Third, and wishing I was 30 yrs younger

Is that the 29th century Borg with that pod on his arm?

Aw, snap, those look so… so…

Can’t think of the word. xD Figures, FTW.

#2’s comment was inevitable from someone, wasn’t it?

Still, a cool figure.

Remember that Kirk had already pre-arranged an escape plan with Spock, so he never risked being “buried alive… alive…” and his enraged yell was just an act, in fact a “KKKKKHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNN!! job.” ;)

The profile of the Geordi figure looks disarmingly like Charlton Heston’s astronaut pal Dodge, killed in the hunt, and “taxidermied” and displayed in a museum on the “Planet of the Apes.”

Wow, those looks awesome! Can’t wait to get them!

Can't Wait for May 2009

I feel bad for saying this, but “Timeless Geordi” looks like Beetlejuice from Howard Stern.

Just another German trekker

OH YEAH – finally not only a Khan- but a KHAAAN!-figurine … but somehow… well, somehow I think that they need to make a BUST of the enraged Kirk to capture the essence of the scene and his facial expression…

The Underpants Monster

Love the “KHAAAN!” figure! I bet the sculptor had a great time with that one. Geordi is looking a bit lantern-jawed, but it’s nice to see him, anyway.

Geordi looks a little too much like a primate…I mean his jaw line is FIERCE…

I was always amused by how Shatner reminded me of Dr. Smith when he screwed up his face to unleash that famous shout!

And yes, it was another example of Kirk the Actor in the line if duty.

Just another German trekker

I got my Timeless Geordi a couple weeks ago…I’m usually torn on the diamond select toys…some of the likenesses are great, some not so much. I agree that the likeness comes off as too “thin” and tall, and in general he looks like “basketball Geordi” instead of “Captain LaForge” Of course, it was free w/ the DVD set, so I guess I can’t complain.

The likeness on screaming Kirk is so bad it’s comical. He looks more like the incredible Hulk! But the uniform is great and it is funny. I think I may get this one.

Screaming Kirk looks exactly like Jean-Claude Van Damme. You cant deny it!

See, this is why I have KHAAANN as my license plate. Kirk yelling KHAAANN rules! I am so buying this.

Geordi looks like Dodge, after he became a permanent exhibit in the Ape City Natural History Museum. And that’s not the kind of obscure reference I can make anywhere but here.

If I were LeVar Burton, I’d be really gutted.

Geordi’s mouth area is all wrong. He almost looks like a black stereotype. It’s borderline offensive.

17. CmdrR – I guess I’m not hip enough. Who or what is “Dodge”?

Nice work on kirk, Now all we need is the luke skywalker action figure from the empire strikes back with the: Nooooooooo!!! That’s not true! that’s impossible! face! Cool:)

dont normally get action figures..but CMON!! SCREAMING KHHHHHAAAN KIRK IS A MUST!!

Might have to get some of the others as well – Bloody Kirk, Spock and Genesis Khan…but then what about the Kirk/spock death scene?…aggggrraaahhh too much choice!…why don they release Kirk walks down the corridor figure or Khans bulging eyes at Joachim figure while their at it?

is it just me or is the wrong commbadge on the geodi figure lol

I have bought the Alternate Realities box and there is NO such offer whatsoever here in Germany.

I’ve got to get those!

The Kirk figure looks more like Jean Claude Van Damme…! Dohhhh!!!!

That Kahn Kirk figure is priceless! AWESOME!

KAHHHHHHHN!

Merry Christmas everyone, listen to some Merry Trekmas music
http://www.christrocks.com/merrytrekmas

Peace, out.

Not so sure about the head sculpts on this series of figures especially Kirk. I think he looks more like Tom Hanks… and Geordi is just wrong, I agree he looks like a caveman.

I know Shatner is a tough face to get, but I’ve seen way better… even the older TOS figures from Diamond Select looked more Kirk-esque!

27 – the reason why they can never get his face rights is because he was too handsome…its difficult to recreate all that hunky shatner handsomeness on a little action doll!

the same is true for elvis – they can never get his face right – even on the ultra detailed McFarlene figures – he was too damn pretty!

CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

Geordi looks like a freaking Zombie. If I was Levar, I’d be pissed!!

CRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM

I want the Kirk Khan figure. It’s great!

19- ArtRob — no no, you’re too hip is the problem. Dodge was the black astronaut in the original Planet of the Apes. He gets shot, then stuff with marbles stuck in his eye sockets. In the late 60’s that was plenty gross.

I like the constipated Kirk doll…..

Why didn’t they make the figure with a sound chip???????

Oh I love the catsuited Seven!

Oh mama!!

-cs™

Why didn’t they make the figure with a sound chip???????

Kirk would run off all your pets.

Where’s Kirk’s communicator?

I put in the order for my Timeless Geordi on November 11th and I am still waiting on him to arrive. It seems to me the 3 to 4 weeks that the order form claims is stretching it .

For the people that have ordered and received the figure , anyone have a good idea of the real ETA?

I realize we are in the busiest shipping time of the year …

but, I want my figure!

19 – Read my post 5. I made the comment first and give fuller explanation about Dodge.

And my comment at #5 about Geordi looking like “Apes'” Dodge meant he looks like him AFTER he’s been killed and stuffed.

Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gotta get that one!!!

The KHAAAAAAN figure is bl**dy hilarious – looks more like he’s just shatnered himself, ‘cos that’s the face I make when I… you know…

I’ll get me coat

17 – So, not that obscure a reference, apparently, since we both made that same connection upon seeing the Geordi figure. It’s those glassy-looking eyes, especially, don’cha think?

See, now I want to go into an Indian restaurant and order a NAAAAAAAAAAAAN bread

I think so. I totally was so into being snide, I didn’t read the previous posts… but, yes, the likeness on Geordi leaves something to be desired.

46 – I think the toy manufacturers were trying to give a “blind look” to Geordi’s eyes, but it definitely had my mind flash to the glassy eyes they used on the stuffed Dodge in “Apes” and and also flash on Heston’s reaction when he realizes he was hiding from the gorillas behind his dead, displayed friend. Maybe a little embarrassing to admit, but the original “Apes” is my all-time favorite flick.

Must be Geordi really does look like taxidermied Dodge or it’s unlikely we both would have made the same comparison.

Personally, I’d rather have an action figure of dead, stuffed Dodge. The Geordi is creepier by far… ;)

The Invader (In Color)

That Kirk figure is creepy in a “Trilogy of Terror” (Movie about a killer doll) kind of way…

I’d like to see all the figures from all the different ranges (from original series, right up to next gen and beyond), actually be the same scale so you can ‘intermix’ them? Stood next to TOS Kirk, the new TWOK KIrk seems to have had his heels heightened (no they’re same), or his toupee has been modelled too high, but by nearly a 1/4″! (So? Kirk had his ‘Books’, I have my imperial measurement ;o))
The faces on TOS figures aren’t as good as more recent series, because they can’t depend on laser scans of the actors faces as they do for later series (Their Archer is a great scan, but the method of production often causes width shrinkage in laser scanned models).
PHLOX though is brilliant, I have one!
Shame about Geordie though, more neck pose accentuating his jawline.

I’m amazed and disappointed that none of you have linked to this yet…

http://khaaan.com/

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