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Detailed Look At Star Trek Movie Barbie Figures – Including Detail on Prop Accessories January 21, 2009

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

TrekMovie has previously reported that Mattel will be doing a line of collector figures for the new Star Trek movie in their Barbie line, and today CBS Consumer Products and Mattel have provided us with more details and some high resolution images, showing just how impressive these figures are. The images also give us a good look at the movie props.


Kirk, Spock and Uhura – via Barbie

This is not Trek’s first foray into Barbie figures, but unlike the Barbie and Ken Star Trek dolls from the 90s, this new set of three figures is actually modeled after the actors playing the roles of Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and Uhura (Zoe Saldana).

All three of the new ‘Star Trek’ Barbie figures from Mattel
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From the looks of the images these dolls are very detailed and have excellent likenesses, especially Pine. At the standard 12" Barbie size and priced at  $43.19 each, these figures will primarily appeal to Star Trek and Barbie collectors, but the quality of the figures may extend that to some more casual collectors and Trek fans.

Captain Kirk and Mr Spock (click to enlarge)

The Barbie Star Trek figures should arrive April 20th in Wal-mart stores and Barbie collector dealers, as well as online at, , Entertainment Earth and elsewhere. They should also be sold in select international markets.

Uhura (click to enlarge)

The figures come with some very detailed accessories, giving us some of the best ideas of what the movie props will look like.

(L-R) Tircorder, Communicator and Phaser accessories
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All in all these new Barbies are a great surprise and something we are very much looking forward to.

Trek Barbies in TV Guide
And in another sign of the mainstreaming of the new Star Trek, these figures are also featured in this week’s TV Guide. See more at TV

More Trek Toy news coming soon
Of course the bulk of the figures and toys related to the new Star Trek movie will be coming from Playmates. They will have a full line ships, role playing toys, and three different sized lines of action figures (3 3/4", 6", and 12"). More news on the first wave of Playmates Star Trek toys should be coming soon.




1. Loskene - January 21, 2009

Props look good so far. True to the original yet modernized

2. The Wild Man of Borneo - January 21, 2009

The phasers look like star trek III, V, VI phasers.

3. Devon - January 21, 2009

Looks okay to me. Phaser def. very reminiscent of movie era phasers. Barbie Kirk looks more like Kirk than Playmates Kirk!

Thank you John!

4. NimoyDog - January 21, 2009

The phaser looks good

5. Elise - January 21, 2009

Not sure about the Spock one, but Kirk looks right!

6. WhatInBlueBlazes?! - January 21, 2009

Nice props.

7. I am not Herbert - January 21, 2009

OK! Feeling MUCH better about the props now! =D

8. Green-Blooded-Bastard - January 21, 2009

Eh, I ain’t buying Barbie dolls, I don’t care who they look like.

9. Will H. - January 21, 2009

Phaser does look good, communicator looks like one of those early samsung flip phones, and the tricorder…looks like its trying too hard to be like its TOS counterpart. As for the barbie’s them selves, seems like a waste to make them, because I think only the hard core Trek collector is gonna buy those, and they look horrible.

10. I am not Herbert - January 21, 2009

Yeah, for guys these figures are way too “soft” looking, not to mention the “Barbie” stigma…

11. tribble - January 21, 2009

everyrhing looks fine !

but the communicator looks strange….

cant wait to get my hand on one of these phasers….theres something i have to “talk” about with my neighbour muharrrr.

12. Stan Wingson - January 21, 2009

I like the Phaser- it’s a nice blend between TOS and movie versions. And let’s face it- blows away the broom handles on TNG.

13. Dr. Image - January 21, 2009

Phinally! The phaser!
Hmmm. Not bad, but why go the route of the post-TOS movies??
As I keep asking regarding the direction of this movie- WHY?

14. Stan Wingson - January 21, 2009

Though I have to say- a barbie with a gun is just wrong…

15. I'm a Doctor not a _____! - January 21, 2009

They all look fine ,Kirk the most accurate of the bunch. Spock looks like a good reproduction of a generic Vulcan. I am glad we finally see some of the gear! Now…..more pics of the Big E please!!

16. I'm a Doctor not a _____! - January 21, 2009

as far as the look of the phasers go..I know there is back story as to why one looks different than another from tos, to film 1, 2 etc…but I just look at it as…they wanted to make it look a bit different..but it is still the same thing.. a phaser.. or tricorder or whatever…it isn’t necessarily supposed to have story surrounding the change…it just is..I dunno..I mean I love trek..but continuity issues when it comes to props like the look of a gun or tricorder…just never have bothered me….

17. Jakob - January 21, 2009

The phaser looks like a xenomorph.

18. OneBuckFilms - January 21, 2009

I have to confess, I really do like those props.

The Phaser is proportioned similar to the original, but with the detailing appropriate to the overall look they’re going for. Looks kickass to me.

The Communicator makes sense, even if it is slightly odd.

The viewer is a departure, but it makes sense, especially considering where communications technology currently is.

The Tricorder is actually pretty awesome, and definately seems like it functions similar to the original show version.

So far, thumbs up on these !!!

If the PlayMates reproductions are good, I’ll get them for sure.

I’m also hoping that Rubies do a good job with the costumes.

19. Spockanella - January 21, 2009

I’m probably not going to buy any of these, but I have to admit they look pretty good.

20. Devon - January 21, 2009

16 – Good thinking.

21. Hanabi - January 21, 2009

Is it me or do they have long necks? Spock seems to have rather thick hair. overall these look way better than the action figures and I think I would put my money to buying these rather than the Playmates ones.

22. richpit - January 21, 2009

Yay to finally getting a good look at what the props will look like! I’m loving that tricorder and now the communicator makes some sense as well.


23. Tom - January 21, 2009

no offense to gay trekkies or trekkers. But, Kirk and Spock look gay.

24. OneBuckFilms - January 21, 2009

I’m not a figure guy, but these look like high quality products to me.

The Playmates figure looks more like the uniform has scales than the textured (actually printed, it appears) fabric we’ve seen elsewhere.

25. GraniteTrek - January 21, 2009

They’re not dolls.. they’re action figures! ;)

26. Kim Jong Il - January 21, 2009

Hockey jerseys and Motorola cell phones with Star Trek III phasers and a TMP tricorder…

27. AdmNaismith - January 21, 2009

What girl did they model the Spock doll after? The face and the hair are very feminine.
Nice popr CUs.
It feels like all of the art direction (sets, props, ships) came from the movies while completely ignoring everything that ever appeared in TV.

28. Scotty's Mustache - January 21, 2009


see #16..

29. 97Yukon - January 21, 2009

The Phaser actually looks like it evolved from the Phase Pistols from “Enterprise”.

30. Brian - January 21, 2009

Definitely a TMP influence in this film(the Enterprise’s primary hull and deflector dish and the tricorder and phaser). Since I happened to like that look back in the day, I like what I see here.

31. John from Cincinnati - January 21, 2009

Wow, very detailed. Even down to the delta shields in the fabric!

32. SPOCKBOY - January 21, 2009

I have to say I’m really liking these props.
Thanks for posting this Anthony.

: )

33. Anthony C. - January 21, 2009

I wonder if Kirk and Spock will both be wearing those flesh colored underwear that most my sister’s Ken dolls had on complete with the little flap. I never understood why Barbie was all but nude but Ken wore underwear. Should’nt she have been wearing a flesh colored bra and panties? We know from the movie Trailer that Uhura wears a bra. I wonder if she comes with that so some of you more weird fellows can reenact that scene. hehe

Did anyone else kidnap their sister’s Barbies and behead them or pose them in obscene ways?

Me- “Barbie needs a little operation”
Sister – “NO!!! Please! Don’t!”
Me- “Trust me, it will be ok, now, it seems Barbie has a brain tumor. We better amputate her hear if you want her to live. MAHAHAHAHAHAH”
sister- “MOM!!!!!!”

34. Kev-1 - January 21, 2009

The dolls themselves look like quality. Well done. I would have segmented Kirk’s middle stripe (he’s a real USN Lt. Commander now) but that ain’t my call.

35. T.U.M. - January 21, 2009

Kirk and Uhura look perfect. The props are gorgeous. Spock looks like a girl who is not even distantly related to Zach Quinto.

36. THE GOVERNATOR - January 21, 2009


37. screaming satellite - January 21, 2009

2 – agreed – Treks III and V similarity for sure…

speaking of phasers does anyone know if DTS will be doing Trek III and V phasers (and the new movie phaser) like they’ve done for TOS and Trek II

plus what about communicators? will DTS do ones for the movies? (Trek II ‘lunchbox’ and IIIs TOS style?)

38. THE GOVERNATOR - January 21, 2009

#13: Dr. Image

Because they look cooler.

39. Closettrekker - January 21, 2009

#8—“Eh, I ain’t buying Barbie dolls, I don’t care who they look like.”


40. OneBuckFilms - January 21, 2009

37 – No plans as far as I know, but the Trek II Phaser and TOS Tricorder are coming out this year for sure.

They are also releasing a Tribble, that even makes the Klingon angry reaction when shaken.

41. Star Trackie - January 21, 2009

These figures are way too “barbified” for my tastes. The uniforms are ok, but still too much focus on the, what should be subtle,.shield patterns on the tunics. The heads..well…Uhura looks great, as she should coming from the Matell Barbie line. Kirk and Spocketta are way too “Ken” looking…but hey, it is a Barbie line after all.

The accessories are cool. Aside from the “un-flip-ability” factor of the hand held communicators, the props look great. Can’t wait to see the full size phaser and tricorder in action.

42. T.U.M. - January 21, 2009

Actually, the Spock doll looks a lot like Selar.

43. Rainbucket - January 21, 2009

I remember reading that the movie phaser has a cowl that “pulls back” for a different setting (ie. stun or vaporize.)

From the toy, it looks like the cowl is forward, and if pulled back the emitter would be exposed and look like a classic TOS phaser.

If so, that’s an ingenious way to combine the TOS and TMP looks.

44. thorsten - January 21, 2009

Now I see how you switch from Stun to Kill ;))

45. THX-1138 - January 21, 2009


So you mean that as a compliment then?

It’s got to be tough to give a Ken doll a REAL Spock haircut. Nimoy’s hair was plastered to his skull. I think that if they had given the Barbie Spock a more significant schnozz the likeness would be better.

46. Spockalicious - January 21, 2009

Kirk/ James Dean is ok I guess.

Spock looks like a drag queen.

Uhura looks good. Wish I was a Ken doll right about now…

47. Closettrekker - January 21, 2009

#46—“Wish I was a Ken doll right about now…”

That would make you rather ill-equipped!

Would it not?

48. Nathan - January 21, 2009

Phaser is very, very reminiscent of Trek II-VI phaser designs…I’ll miss the good ol’ classic design, but there’s no denying that it looks good. Tricorder and communicator are…interesting. Very Retro, but with a little bit of the 21st century ‘smooth, sleek n shiny’ design philosophy.


49. THX-1138 - January 21, 2009

Oh, and as far as the tricorder is concerned:

There. Are. Three. Lights.

Now THAT’S retro.

50. Spockalicious - January 21, 2009

47. True. Just shrink me then…

51. KevinA Melbourne Australia - January 21, 2009

Re: 23
And what look would that be TOM?

You could be right, though…they look pretty good to me.

52. dalek - January 21, 2009

That isn’t SPOCK, that’s TPOL lol

53. I'm dead Jim - January 21, 2009

Uhura Barbie looks HOT!

54. Valar1 - January 21, 2009

The Tricorder looks like a TNG one with the flap mechanism of a TOS one- nice blend.

55. Tanner Waterbury (HUGE PINK FLOYD FAN) - January 21, 2009

Is this considered the first Action Figure barbie, with the Phasers and all?

56. Classic Trek - January 21, 2009

Granted these are Barbie sized toys which no doubt lack details of the actual devices and are -after all- representations of imaginary devices from a fictional future– but c’mon!

The classic lines of the Matt Jefferies, and Wah Chang designed props — the Type 1 Phaser, Type 2 Phaser, Communicator, and Tricorder are replaced here by a more modern Giger and Apple influenced sci-fi blandness.

Silver, swooshy and swanky– these props would be fine in any run of the mill sci-fi movie– but this is taking place (at least some of it) in the Classic Trek era — just previous (or possibly overlapping into) the Original Series time line of Star Trek’s 60’s TV show.

It is a tricorder, a communicator and a phaser- yes I can see that there is some design lineage with Enterprise or TNG and VOY or the movies… and okay sure- explain it away by some temporal ripple effect Deus Ex Machina. I mean think I *get* what they are trying to do. Restart, recharge, reboot, reinvent, reinvigorate the franchise.

Here #13. Dr. Image said it best. “why?”

Change for the sake of change does little good to improve a product, service, or process. I’m curious to know what marketing research was done, what thought process went behind the justification of altering so many little things which are slowly adding up to a whole new (alternate) universe. Seems like it was likely a slippery slope, once one element went to the “new” style, other elements quickly followed and now instead of having something that feels familiar, we’re faced with a fresh, new generalized environment – pulled right out of east nowhere onto our screens.

Regardless of the attempts to make the sets and prop that some see as “old and busted” into the “new hotness”- I hold that the original props and the original sets (which I fully expect to see blasted to smithereens on the Kelvin pre-timeline incursion) could have been more than adequately spruced and polished to hold this film through.

I know my next sentence seems to contradict my argument but stick with me. The sets, the props and the gizmos don’t make a movie. That being said – when making a movie about Abraham Lincoln, you wouldn’t put him in a baseball cap. So why do the props, the bridge, even to some degree the ship look so strikingly anachronistic for a movie in and about the timeline of the original TV series?

The characters, the plot, the acting, the effects, the music and the props and gizmos all tie together to create a complete vision– and that vision, that look, the environment (complete with cardboard walls and recycled foam bits for the wall) was established +40 years ago on broadcast Television.

I would have been much happier if *that* design lineage had been honored and represented in a slightly tweaked and modern way for this new movie. Instead I’m feeling more like the Star Trek designs of Okuda and Co where dropped into a “Will It Blend” episode along with work from Syd Mead, Giger and Jonathon Ives; the whole thing set to puree and poured out into molds made by someone who had never actually watched The Original Series.

So I hate to be THAT GUY but… no. no. and … no.


57. Andrew - January 21, 2009

I like the props but after seeing the action figure of Kirk from Playmates I am concerned on how they will screw them up. I wish Diamond Select and Art Asylum got the license as they would have done them justice.

58. Weerd1 - January 21, 2009

55- No- they’ve done Trek Barbies before actually, phasers and all, and even Army Barbie, which I believe had a rifle (not sure though, my daughter traded her Barbies for GI Joes at age 3).

As far as the props- I like them fine. Close enough to be recognizable as what they are supposed to be, while still updating the look. I wonder when DST will give us the all-silver TOS phaser variant as a homage to these?

59. Lord Garth, Formerly Of Izar - January 21, 2009

First good news in a few days, especially after the big poopie of Whoopie Goldberg even mentioned on our site!!! The equipment looks pretty god damn cool!!!!

Very true to the orig but modernized!!!!
If only they could have gotten the E right?? sigh………

BUT very excited about the phaser, Tricorder and communicator looks cool!!!!!!!!

60. Kaiser The Great - January 21, 2009

#8 – Not sure you perhaps, but what about for a daughter or niece? Gotta build the next generation of fans and, as with all geek franchises, get more women interested!

61. Lucas - January 21, 2009


62. C!onk - January 21, 2009

Both Spock and Uhura look nothing like the actors. Kirk does look like Pine.

63. max - January 21, 2009

Spock needed longer bangs. Otherwise, I like the quality of what I see. If Uhura’s any indication, there isn’t a great deal of articulation on these dolls.

64. Closettrekker - January 21, 2009

#56—When I was a kid in the 70’s, I loved the classic original designs. They were fantastic.

But filmmaking has surpassed that era of television set design.

I don’t need the “props” to match what I saw on syndicated TOS, some 30 years ago. I need only use my imagination to reconcile that the “pre-timeline incursion” period, presumably visted briefly in the film, is 2 decades prior to the events depicted in “The Cage”.

I need only realize that this film is being marketed to an audience in 2009. That isn’t very hard to do.

So, where you cry “no”, I say “yes!”

I want to believe (and more importantly, I want my sons to believe), in 2009, that this is technology that might exist in the 23rd Century. That is quite the different standard from what I was willing to buy into 30 years ago, sitting in front of the television and eating a bowl of cereal.

May I buy my ticket now?

65. AJ - January 21, 2009

Do they have interchangeable heads?

66. screaming satellite - January 21, 2009

56 – what about the altered timeline chaging stuff? maybe stuff looks different cos of that….

67. SPOCKBOY - January 21, 2009

Has anyone noticed that it looks like (perhaps) the phaser one slides into the back of the phaser 2.
I hope so, to not include such a cool idea of slipping the smaller phaser into the larger one for more power would be really silly.
: )

68. konar - January 21, 2009

The movie does not take place within or before the timeline of the original series. Rather, the movie AND the series take place within the timeline of the established STORY. Given that, artistic representations of each are subject to the imaginations of the producers, directors and designers.

Enjoy or not, but don’t expect or demand any kind of visual or design continuity — it’s just not reasonable. Take what similarities we are given as a subtle acknowledgment that they are at least aware of what came before, and be happy that they involved Leonard Nimoy as the ultimate “carryover.”

That’s my attitude, and it keeps me sane.

69. sean - January 21, 2009

Man, where does anyone see a Giger influence??? The Romulan ship maybe? Because otherwise I ain’t seein’ it. I just find that comparison/reference bizarre.

70. mikey_pikey (Ireland) - January 21, 2009

@23, i dont see the resemblance, but thanks for the compliment! :P

71. The Unreal Mc Coy - January 21, 2009

Phaser looks terrible… why could they just leave the damn thing alone… this entire project sound like a big mess. If JJ wanted to change everything around he should have invented something on is own. I am really dissapointed in these props… and don’t get me started on the “new” Enterprise…

72. SChaos1701 - January 21, 2009

“That being said – when making a movie about Abraham Lincoln, you wouldn’t put him in a baseball cap. So why do the props, the bridge, even to some degree the ship look so strikingly anachronistic for a movie in and about the timeline of the original TV series?”

You’re comparing apples to oranges. Abraham Lincoln actually existed. Captain Kirk and company did not. They are fictional characters in a fictional story.

73. NX01 - January 21, 2009

Ok the props look good, at least the communicator flips open very retro.

74. John Gill - January 21, 2009

Kirk and Spock’s boots look like ski boots/snow boots, but the tricorder looks great!

75. Adam E - January 21, 2009

II am less nervous about the phaser after seeing this toy. The textual descriptions worried me with the rotating stun/kill adjustment.

76. Kirk, James T. - January 21, 2009

Number 13: “As I keep asking regarding the direction of this movie- WHY?”

Why Not?

77. McCoy - January 21, 2009

16: “..I mean I love trek..but continuity issues when it comes to props like the look of a gun or tricorder…just never have bothered me….?

There’s never been a reason to be bothered by continuity issues. Each story had moved forward from the last. Change was interpreted as upgrade. But even when DS9 and Enterprise went back in time, they maintained continuity with TOS. They knew their audience.

This movie will be the first to break continuity.

I guess for me, as a designer and fan of Trek, I just don’t see the need for the redesigns to go even this far on these props. They are just trying to be different just because—especially on the phaser. There’s no real benefit of changing the phaser. The only other thing I can think of is that they have already saturated the toy market with the classic designs, so now they think if they do something different, the same people will have to buy the new ones too? Just like the Mach V redesigns for Speed Racer (which are still stilling on Target shelves)?

78. McCoy - January 21, 2009

72. “You’re comparing apples to oranges. Abraham Lincoln actually existed. Captain Kirk and company did not. They are fictional characters in a fictional story.?

Ahhhh…actually, they DID exist as fictional charaters on a hit TV show. We have pictures and video. It’s true. It happened. We know what they wore, what the gadgets looked like and what the ship looked like.

79. Devon - January 21, 2009

#75 – Look at the Cage era phasers. They had the same feature.

80. Devon - January 21, 2009

#71 – Blah blah blah blah blah.

81. Dennis Bailey - January 21, 2009

Those are cool-looking props, even as little cast vinyl accessories. :)

82. SChaos1701 - January 21, 2009


Capt Kirk and Company did NOT exist. The actors who played them existed. It’s called fiction. It’s a story. Getting your panties in a wad over a fictional story just isn’t healthy. Getting worked up over a fictional story and saying that they really did exist is just wrong….and kinda borderline neurotic. Enjoy it for what it is. A good FICTIONAL story. And don’t judge a movie we’ve only seen less that 2 minutes of.

83. Magic_Al - January 21, 2009

It’s like there was a transporter accident that made the crew “dreamy”.

84. Unreal McCoy - January 21, 2009

Headline the morning after the new “Star Trek’ (if you can call it that) comes out:

“Disaster strikes Trek”…
“It’s official: Star Trek is dead!”…
“JJ Abrams and friends murder Star Trek”…
“Space Troopers takes over Star Trek”…

All in all, Shatner should be happy to have not been invited in this travesty that calls itself Trek

85. Dennis Bailey - January 21, 2009

#78:”Ahhhh…actually, they DID exist as fictional charaters on a hit TV show. We have pictures and video. It’s true. It happened. We know what they wore, what the gadgets looked like and what the ship looked like.”

So what?

By definition, fiction is not real.

But you don’t have to see the movie if you don’t want to. Others of us will, and aren’t going to be dissuaded because some people don’t care for it and continue to say that over and over and over…

86. Christine - January 21, 2009

I like how Uhura’s carrying the phaser. xD GIRL POWER!!!!!! You show those guys!!

Once I get… un-broke, I’ll have to look into these.

87. bgiles73 - January 21, 2009

For those of you still in doubt about Playmatestoys Trek figures check out thier 3 3/4″ line:

88. Kirk's Girdle - January 21, 2009

That Kirk doll is DEFINITELY wearing a toupe.

89. Kirk's Girdle - January 21, 2009

The playmates figures say Cadet McCoy and Cadet Kirk, but that is definitely Cadet Uhura. I suppose that’s Pike on the right?

90. Camaro 09 - January 21, 2009

The marketing team really seems to be pushing Uhura.

91. Weerd1 - January 21, 2009

87- good find! Is that Kirk on the right? He looks like Shatner…

92. charliebob - January 21, 2009

sorry if its been said before but:
that phaser is very TWOK!

93. ShawnP - January 21, 2009

84. Unreal McCoy – January 21, 2009

Seriously, man, where is the joy in your life?

94. McCoy - January 21, 2009

85. “….By definition, fiction is not real. But you don’t have to see the movie if you don’t want to. Others of us will, and aren’t going to be dissuaded because some people don’t care for it and continue to say that over and over and over…”

The characters existed as fictional characters. The TV series existed. Their existence was fleshed out beyond words. They had a physical appearance and the world they lived in had specifications.

This is no reflection on the new movie.

95. Amazing Bizarro - January 21, 2009

You have got to be kidding!!??!! Uhura looks great, the other two… gee.. what’s the word I’m looking for…. EXAAACTLY!

96. bgiles73 - January 21, 2009

91: I hear that the one on the far right is Pike. He does bear a great resemblance to 60’s SHAT though!

97. AirForcePA - January 21, 2009

I remember hearing stories from my dad (now 52) that when he was really young they didn’t have GI JOES or any other action figures. The girls had Barbies and the boys had Kens.

In essence the original action figure was a BARBIE! Don’t forget that when considering buying these.

Plus, if the toys all sell well, it may mean a bigger push for more stuff next time! :-)

98. Charlie - January 21, 2009

Spock’s hair looks like a rug.
Kirk looks like a 19 year old boy.
Uhura’s got it going on!

I may have to purchase them to complete my Barbie collection… Boowahahahahahahahahahaha…

99. NoonienSpock - January 21, 2009

That style of boot seems like it will be easier for me to find than the tall, pointy kind in TOS. Or something.

100. richpit - January 21, 2009

Look, I don’t want any of you pervs buying that Uhura doll and doing anything inappropriate to it! ;-)

101. Gene L. Coon was a U. S. Marine and doesn't high five the blind - January 21, 2009

Hey, over in the real world, Drudge has a huge Star Trek movie ad on top of his page above the big headline. Go check it out! That’s big.

102. EJD1984 - January 21, 2009

The Spock doll looks like a lesbian in drag………………….LOL

103. I'm a Doctor not a __________! - January 21, 2009


104. Greyfox - January 21, 2009

The phaser does look like a mixture of past designs, but the texture of it reminds me more of a Go’ald weapon. It doesn’t seem to be in the same style as the other props like the tricorder or communicator.

105. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - January 21, 2009

JJ Abrams always compared his movie to “Galaxy Quest” more than the actual Star Trek TV show, and this fact rears it’s ugly head in the design of those props. The phaser especially looks like the Nebulizer from “Galaxy Quest,” and the Communicator looks like a 10-year old Cingular phone…the Tricorder is horrible, everything looks so cheesy.

106. Steamblade73 - January 21, 2009

105. Yes we’ve missed that horse in all of your previous posts.

My only question is, Barbie notwithstanding, do the female uniforms have any indication of the officer’s rank?

107. Irishtrekkie - January 21, 2009

O.K. even if i do like the new props they do ”remind” me of stuff i have seen before hmmm


……I know , i am sorry i had to do it , but meh maybe the movies have the same prop guy >>:)

108. iplaicawd - January 21, 2009

awesome pictures, thanks bro

109. DrNebuloso - January 21, 2009

Why does Kirk look like Anakin?

110. McCoy - January 21, 2009

82: “Capt Kirk and Company did NOT exist. The actors who played them existed. It’s called fiction. It’s a story. Getting your panties in a wad over a fictional story just isn’t healthy. Getting worked up over a fictional story and saying that they really did exist is just wrong….and kinda borderline neurotic. Enjoy it for what it is. A good FICTIONAL story. And don’t judge a movie we’ve only seen less that 2 minutes of.”

LOL. Must have touched a nerve. I don’t wear panties. The old TV series did exist as a TV series. It exists. And I actually didn’t say anything about the new movie here, except that, yeah, it is breaking continuity.

BTW, if the new movie is also ONLY fiction then I see even less reason why changes needed to be made.

111. S. John Ross - January 21, 2009

#106: I’m still sticking with my “olfactory insignia” theory, where female officers have perfume indicative of their grade (insert your own “rank scent” joke here) :)

112. Steamblade73 - January 21, 2009

The only place these are listed is of the three retailers mentioned is Entertainment Earth. They are $151.19 for all three.

113. Konar - January 21, 2009

They’re teeny tiny plastic Barbie accesories –of course they look cheesy.

114. Lawrence Boucher - January 21, 2009

USA today has a new article up with images of what appear to be the 12-inch “Command Collection” Playmates action figures:

115. SChaos1701 - January 21, 2009


Changes are needed to bring the style to make it look like a movie that was made in the 21st Century. I’m watching TOS on DVD right now and, as much as I love Trek, I can see why it was canceled. Cheesy acting with cheesy props and a cheesy set. Trek needs a facelift to bring it to a new generation. Let’s face it Trek is dead right now. This film will either resurrect it or end it’s swan song. I’m hoping and praying for the former.

There’s a reason why Japan still has a franchise like Mobile Suit Gundam still around. (Gundam is, basically, Japan’s version of Star Trek) They keep it with the times and rejuvenate it to bring it to the wider audience of each generation. And believe me when I tell you that a small part of the Japanese audience does sometimes bitch, moan, and complain about parts of its “canon” but they embrace it all because it delivers what they want….a good story with compelling characters and great action.

116. fred - January 21, 2009

OK, I can totally live with those three props. Better than what we saw on the other dolls.

117. George - January 21, 2009

There are more photos of the new action figures please see link below.

118. DAK23 - January 21, 2009

Eh… This Uhura & Barbie dolls in general give an horrible sense of actually beauty. Look how skinny it is. Seems like it would break if some little girl tried playing with it. Now Nichelle Nichols… grrrr! Curves, fellas, a woman should have curves, not angles.

#83, Right, love it!

119. FSL - January 21, 2009

The props, like teh Enterprise, seem to be more in line with the designs of the TOS movies.

With the exception of the communicator, which looks like a Moto…

Love the phaser. Though where is that rotating for different setting thing previously described?

120. Rhett Coates - January 21, 2009

The other side of Barbie’s coin:

You have to wonder what the ACTORS think when they are introduced, for the first time, to their likenesses (however true to form or not they may be) in this form. I can only imagine them thinking something along the lines of “Oh my God, they made a Barbie doll figure after me!” LOL! It isn’t difficult to visualize Zoe, Chris, Karl, Simon and the rest inspecting, with dropped jaws and/or absolute amazement, these toys.

Remember, these actors — with the exception of Leonard Nimoy — are basically new to the inside Star Trek experience (even if some of them have seen the show, in any incarnation), and are [only now?] beginning to realize the implications of being cast into the vastness of the overall ‘Trek franchise – and what they have stepped into. Now, just wait until they begin making regular appearances at the conventions….

In my mind’s imagination, I can just hear Chris Pine and some of the others, now, might think as they walk on stage after being introduced, in person, to the fans — to thunderous applause: “This is just UNREAL!” ‘Makes one wonder what TOS series cast thought about their first convention appearances, doesn’t it? NICE!

121. Sybok's Secret Brother - January 21, 2009

Check out #4:

122. bdrcarter - January 21, 2009

From Websters….

Hater (See Also: Haters)
n. A 21st Century nomenclature for an individual, or groups of people, characterized by rigid and unusually critical points of view on subjects for which they profess a strong affinity, while having little or no practical experience with requisite skills or affiliation. The term was first popularized by participants of social networking websites such as and FaceBook. Common signature phrases associated with these individuals include; Not Canon, This Is A Disaster, My Childhood Has Been Raped, I Have Lost All Faith, I Could Have Done Better on My Own Laptop and I’m Boycotting.

123. SChaos1701 - January 21, 2009


You are my hero!

124. departmentq - January 21, 2009

Love the detail photos, especially the phaser and tricorder but…

I still think they look like supermarionation puppets!!!


125. OM - January 21, 2009

…Same opinion as before applies: the Uhura doll is anatomically correct – read: lacking – as Zoe Saldana herself. Spock has pointed ears, Uhura’s supposed to have one hell of a pair of Tribbles.

Anyone wanna bet Mattel doesn’t have the balls to release a Scotty doll with a bottle of Saurian Brandy? :-P

126. SChaos1701 - January 21, 2009

I always wanted to see a scene where McCoy and Scotty become drinking buddies. :-P

127. Sybok's Secret Brother - January 21, 2009

#114 & 117

Look closer:

128. Sybok's Secret Brother - January 21, 2009

Has anyone looked at the link in my previous post? There are pics if the toy Transporter, Bridge, Communicator and the Enterprise!!!

Or did I miss the memo?

Is this thing on??? I’m so lonely….

129. Sybok's Secret Brother - January 21, 2009

that should be “…pics OF the toy…”


beer and posting… dangerous mix… lots of tpyos

130. Lucas - January 21, 2009

107: I enjoyed Galaxy Quest a lot more than the last 3 star trek movies, thas Fo SURE!

131. Lucas - January 21, 2009

105: Of course it does, those are freekin BARBIE props..hardly showing off the real luster of the movie props..still don’t base much on these. Do you base the likeness of the toys against the real actor too? …

132. Q-Pid - January 21, 2009

I don’t know why. For some reason i’d love to see Kirk, Spock and Uhura ride in the Barbie pink corvette.

133. Bob - January 21, 2009

Too funny that most of the comments are about the props and not the actual figures. *grin*

134. Rod @ New Zealand - January 22, 2009

For some reason, the phaser reminds me of the body and head of the alien from the ‘Alien’ movies … it’s got that creepy organic look about it.

135. Unbel1ever - January 22, 2009

I like the props as seen here. Ironically the toy communicator looks less cheap than the full-sized prop.

136. Rhett Coates - January 22, 2009

#132 – I don’t know about that: [young] Kirk would likely consider crashing it into a large ravine …. on purpose. LOL

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138. Truth - January 22, 2009

Excellent likenesses? They barely look like the actors, with Sadanha being the closest. Pine looks like a 13-year-old JFK and Spock doesn’t look anything like big-nosed Quinto. Wow, talk about selective blindness.

139. Closettrekker - January 22, 2009

#110—“And I actually didn’t say anything about the new movie here, except that, yeah, it is breaking continuity. ”

Breaking continuity?

Do you mean the ‘continuity’ established in episodes like “The City On The Edge Of Forever”, “Tommorow Is Yesterday”, and “Assignment: Earth”?

The possibility for the creation of an alternate timeline as a result of interference with the past has been an integral part of that very continuity since the very first season of TOS.

Moreover, all of the “in-timeline” continuity is left intact. In fact, the story cannot progress to this point without it. Everything which unfolds in the timeline that encompasses ENT-NEM is still very much an indispensable part of the overall Trek mythos, regardless of where this film’s story leaves that universe.

Your contention makes no sense.

140. SciFiMetalGirl - January 22, 2009

Frankly, I’m impressed! The attention to detail is awesome, right down to the material of the uniforms! C’mon guys, did you see those Playmates versions? These blow them away!

I’ll be having me some of these!

141. T.U.M. - January 22, 2009

I bet a green Orion slave girl Barbie would do some brisk sales. I guess you could just do a repaint of a regular doll, though.

142. SOS - 1 - January 22, 2009

Spock’s a bit dodgy, is’nt he?

143. tribble farmer - January 22, 2009

Kirk and Spock ones are hideous. Uhura looks okay.

144. Trekee - January 22, 2009

Hah, they are awesome… it’s like how Trek would have been if it was Thunderbirds!

I don’t think I ever wanted a Barbie Doll before. Not that I’d admit to anyway…

145. Jovan - January 22, 2009

All you guys judging the movie based on the props — before you’ve even seen it — make me laugh. You have no idea if it’s going to be terrible or not. Why don’t you break out that 100-year-old Scotch, have a shot or two and RELAX because it’s just a movie and just a TV series. That’s what Scotty would do, right? :)

I’m already going to buy a ticket for Iowagirl, should she accept. Any other naysayers want to see the movie for free and THEN form their opinion?

146. Pop Culture Zoo - full frontal nerdity | ‘Star Trek’ Barbie And Ken Boldly Go… [UPDATED 1/22] - January 22, 2009

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147. JWM - January 22, 2009

Solid stuff, and it’s always fun how the early toy images always give away something they haven’t yet revealed, because no one remembers we’re in the age of the interwebs where zooming in on a replica of an accessory on a barbie doll is…par for the course. :o)

148. captain_neill - January 23, 2009

The tricorder is shape of the 23rd century model but the style and lighting at the top gives it more of the 24th Century look to it. I love both designs. The props look good and faithful enough although I wish they were more faithful to the originals.

149. Mark Lynch - January 23, 2009


I’ll take you up on a free ticket Jovan, do you post to the UK? :-)

150. T.U.M. - January 23, 2009

#144 – Trek as Thunderbirds! How absolutely awesome would that be!?!

151. G-Boss - January 24, 2009

Is it just me or do these things look like the puppets from “Thunderbirds”?

152. Slitheen - February 25, 2009

I want them……I want them all. I want two of each, one to stash away in their boxes and one to play with. I just hope my missus lets me buy them all.

I’m pushing 40 and Trek toys still make me go weak at the knees. LOL :)

153. James - December 6, 2009

I just bought all three of these at Big Lots for $20 a piece! So far the lowest price I’ve seen is $98 for all three in Amazon.

Yes, I’m gay, but this really makes me gay. :) Oh well.

* snap *

154. Jason nesmith - February 9, 2012

hey jhon its otaku5003 again, like i said before, im offering 10 dollars for the
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