Playmates Star Trek Movie Toys Revealed

Ready for more toy news from the Star Trek movie? Well it is just pouring in now with the first big reveal of figures, toys and playsets from Playmates. USA Today has an exclusive first look at what kids are going to be playing with this summer, details below.


It’s play time

Unlike the Barbie figures shown earlier on Wednesday, the Playmates line of Star Trek movie toys will be extensive, covering ships, role playing toys, figures (in three sizes) and playsets. Today the first images of much of Playmates first wave of Star Trek toys are being revealed at USA Today (again showing how Paramount and CBS Products are trying to market this new Trek and the merchandise to the wider mainstream audience).

So let’s take a look at some of what they are showing off…

12" figures of (L-R) Nimoy Spock, McCoy, Kirk, Spock, and Nero – $30/each
(click to see larger at USAToday)

USS Enterprise -$30
(click to see larger at USAToday)

Starfleet Communicator – $15
(click to see larger at USAToday)

Bridge playset – $25 (3 3/4" figures – $7/each)
(click to see larger at USAToday)

USA Today has more details and images and larger sizes as well as comments from CBS and otherss, so check it out. (While there you may notice some quotes from TrekMovie’s Anthony Pascale and John Tenuto).

In addition to USA Today, Previews Magazine is also showing off an additional small image from Playmates 3 3/4" line (the line used for the play sets).

Pre-order Playmates toys at Entertainment Earth
The first wave of Playmates toys has been available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth for a few months. In some cases the prices and some details are a little different than reported by USA Today, however the info on EE was put up a couple months ago and could be based on outdated information. TrekMovie will attempt to get clarification on this, but there are the pre-order links now available:


More to come
What is being shown at USA Today is only part of Playmates full line of Star Trek toys. There is the 6" line, and additional role-playing toys, plus we still don’t have a detailed look at the 3 3/4" figures…so stay tuned to TrekMovie for even more Playmates fun.

All images courtesy of USA Today and Playmates

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January 21, 2009 9:23 pm

Ohh nice set…

The bridge set and the set i will definatly buy!

January 21, 2009 9:25 pm

Wow, that makes the Enterprise’s new design look almost beautiful. And this coming from someone who was put off of the initial picture release a few months ago. The bridge also doesn’t look that bad–a little too big with perhaps a few too many stations, but not that bad if it is accurate.

January 21, 2009 9:26 pm


January 21, 2009 9:27 pm

gigggity gigggity gooo

January 21, 2009 9:28 pm

I think this not only gives us a great look at the toys (some of which I wish had come around when I was still a wee one), but also by extrapolation the possibilities of the movie. I had not seen any picture showing the communicator fully open, and I definitely felt giddy when I saw that UFP logo on the top there. No matter how good the movie is, these pieces have definitely got me excited, and I think I’ll be picking some up for, um, research. Yeah, that’s the ticket…

Kobayashi Maru
January 21, 2009 9:28 pm

I wish I was the same age I was when Mego put out there acid dipped playset!!!!

January 21, 2009 9:28 pm

Well the bridge is sold in seperate pieces so hmm… time to get collecting.

The ship i will buy for sure.

January 21, 2009 9:29 pm

They look awesome and it’s very exciting to see cool toys-it makes it feel like a big event worth caring about like big productions of my youth advertised to kids in a similar fashion.

January 21, 2009 9:29 pm

the USA Today pic of the Enterprise is a far better pose than the first look from several weeks ago.

January 21, 2009 9:30 pm

‘love that ship!

January 21, 2009 9:30 pm

This looks like what Gene Roddenberry would have done if he had the money, tech, and marketing that exists today. Bring on the movie! :)

January 21, 2009 9:32 pm

Wow! I just happened to get a Google news alert on this, and was in geek heaven checking out the pictures when what should I find but quotes from Good to see you guys getting some A-list press along with the movie. As for the toys, well … I’m going to be poor again this spring. :-) Love the E, and the bridge set — so the carpeting will be red, then? Very sharp.

January 21, 2009 9:33 pm

I’m almost certainly going to get the communicator , tricorder, and phaser toys that will be released. I’m a sucker for the gadgets!

January 21, 2009 9:33 pm

Bridge looks neat, but the exterior model just makes me all nervous again.

Why does everything look and feel squished towards the center???

January 21, 2009 9:33 pm


January 21, 2009 9:33 pm

The sculpts are not that impressive (particularly the 12″ guys). But as Anthony said in the USA Today write-up- these are being made for kids more than collectors. That being said, kids can discern the quality of sculpts very well.

The bridge playset is interesting! But the rest of the stuff looks disappointing.

January 21, 2009 9:35 pm

that bridge is so tight…I WANT!!

January 21, 2009 9:38 pm

:D :D

Tanner Waterbury (HUGE PINK FLOYD FAN)
January 21, 2009 9:39 pm

I already preordered the Enterprise and the trek Tech, so im set, however i do wish i preordered the bridgeset

January 21, 2009 9:39 pm

Definitely liking the shot of the new enterprise. The first press shot made me abit nervous but this is looking like a gorgeous starship.

I am not Herbert
January 21, 2009 9:41 pm

I must say: NOT BAD AT ALL!!! =D

January 21, 2009 9:42 pm

Hey, the Enterprise actually looks nice in this photo.

January 21, 2009 9:44 pm


My quote to USA Today was mostly about the 3 3/4 and the toys and ship stuff, the mass market stuff. What I love is that we are getting stuff that is meant to played with (as john said to USA Today). For collectors you can choose between the Barbie 12″ figures and the Playmates 12″ figures (which are cheaper but still pricey for kids).

Many of us here can remember playing with Mego toys in the 70s…I can see kids playing with the bridge and transporter sets and with the new toys.

John will have more thoughts and we should have more details on Playmates, but John (who knows more about this than just about anyone) is very thrilled with the new stuff from Playmates, from what has been seen so far.

January 21, 2009 9:51 pm

That is a very acceptable Enterprise now…

Although, the Neck is still too big.

January 21, 2009 9:52 pm

Not a fan of that bridge at ALL. Ugh. What’s with the weirdo blue chairs?

January 21, 2009 9:53 pm

Pure Awesomeness!!!!!!

Bridge looks awesome. Transporter looks awesome. The ship looks really awesome!

January 21, 2009 9:53 pm

Honestly, seeing these – and they are only toys of course – really does give me the impression that the creators have taken the original designs and simply updated them to look like, well, what they may have looked like had they had the cash and technology in the 60s. As someone else said, they look like the originals, just modernized, rather than some sort of entirely new creations.

One item I really like is on the transporter room set (available by clicking on the enterprise photo above)…. it looks like it has the old “slider” controls. :)

January 21, 2009 9:54 pm

Oh, and the communicator is really neat too!

Sybok's Secret Brother
January 21, 2009 9:57 pm

Damn, I did miss the memo…

I think I like the New Old E… Wish I had a toybox big enough for it all!

January 21, 2009 9:58 pm

I love the new enterprise toy more than the screengrab from the movie itself! lol.

This alternate timeline is shaping up to be cooler than the Prime line!


Looks like I’m going bankrupt :(

January 21, 2009 10:00 pm

Wow, these look great! The bridge looks spectacular!

January 21, 2009 10:05 pm

I like the Enterprise toy and that’s about it. Not a fan of the bridge or the other stuff. Odd, since I absolutely abhor the Enterprise, but from that angle, it almost looks like a decent ship. Almost.

Can't Wait for May 2008
January 21, 2009 10:08 pm

Much better then the 6inch Kirk. I can not wait to add these to my collection

January 21, 2009 10:10 pm

Also, the 12″ Spock looks like a ridiculously good likeness of Quinto. The others aren’t quite as great but they’re still good. While I’m not big into collecting action figures anymore, I’ll definitely be picking up the Enterprise and probably a phaser and communicator. Though that bridge set is very tempting..

Just a Fan
January 21, 2009 10:12 pm

It is like Christmas…i can’t wait to get this stuff for my son and nephew…or maybe I will just keep it.

And what is up with them releasing that horrible image of ‘Kirk in Sweater’ first? DId they really think that was their best foot forward? Maybe it was a head fake, like…here is a crappy thing to lower expections

January 21, 2009 10:14 pm

I agree that this shot of the Ent is a more flattering view of the ship they are selling us than the screen grab.

But, honestly, I just don’t understand how most of these comments are so enthusiastic about wanting or buying these things, especially without knowing the value of the film. I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s because I’m a 43 year old single parent. Maybe because I grew up with the old series. I don’t understand the fan behavior.

And the bridge looks exactly how I would have expected it….yuk-o-ramma.

I think I shall take the hint and leave the site for a while…..I’m flabergasted and clearly in the minority.

Just a Fan
January 21, 2009 10:15 pm

Is it just me, or does anyone else sense a thawing of the cynical trekkies? These toys are making fans feel like kids again, but are they enough to turn the canonistas?

January 21, 2009 10:16 pm

I’m liking all the red in these set models. I was afraid from the earlier photos that everything would be just gleaming white. The red gives it a nice jolt, while being a nice nod to the original series’s aesthetic.

Toothless Grishnar Cat
January 21, 2009 10:19 pm

Something that struck me about the chairs on the bridge set was how reminiscent they are of the Pike-era chairs seen in ‘The Cage’…

January 21, 2009 10:25 pm

oh my. i just hope the “kids” actually want this stuff. For some reason its hard for me to picture children actually playing with Trek figures.

January 21, 2009 10:28 pm

also..the toy line should put to rest any of the folks who are freaking out about the “breaking of the trinity”

so many folks are worried that the Bones character has been left out of the loop. This proves hes right where he should be!!

January 21, 2009 10:29 pm

Okay, in spite of my misgivings about the first full of image of the new Enterprise, THAT looks sweet. To be young again.. will def. be getting these.

January 21, 2009 10:29 pm

omg cannon alert, the writing on the big e is different

January 21, 2009 10:34 pm

The Ship looks nice and all, But this Enterprise(Except for the Saucer Section on the outside) is not Canon to Me, The Defiant in the final “Mirror Mirror” Enterprise episode was Canon and so was the Bridge inside, Even the Next Generation Enterprise had a Holo Deck for Scotty with the Real Bridge from the NCC-1701 from the 60’s inside and It looked real Good! At least the Uniforms are right.

January 21, 2009 10:35 pm

#36 – Maybe it isn’t for you to try to understand. People want to buy what they want to buy, whether you like it or not. Simple.

The Angry Klingon
January 21, 2009 10:38 pm

I agree that this angle of the enterprise looks much better. My issue now that according to this layout the Engine antimatter/matter ‘tubes’ would connect right through the shuttle deck. It doesnt look well thought out as far as ‘layout’. The nacelle struts literally join the hull on either side of the shuttle bay. At least at this point it doesnt look like the designer took the interior layout in to consideration.

January 21, 2009 10:43 pm

#40 – Kids played with them just fine in the past :) I remember getting my first Trek toys when I was 4 or 5!

January 21, 2009 10:44 pm


January 21, 2009 10:49 pm

Those 12″ figures are a damn sight more attractive than the six-inch Kirk prototype. I may have been too hasty in criticizing Playmates.

The bridge is quite nice. I’ll be interested to get to the official book of the film to find out why there are fourteen stations to the TOS’ bridge’s seven, but it’s pleasantly ordered to these eyes.

January 21, 2009 10:51 pm

The bridge makes more sense to me now. I think I can accept it, though that red floor color is just weird.
I’m a little disappointed to hear I have to buy all the characters to get all the bridge pieces. Cause I know when I was a kid, I never got all the characters on my $1/week allowance, but I did get a bridge for Christmas, and that meant I could enjoy it with the characters I had… and make little videos of the characters in action… and build the remaining sets from poster board… (The warp core & ten forward were the hardest. Sickbay actually turned out pretty well. holodeck was a snap…) anyway…

Now that I’m in grad school, I’m on practically the same budget. :)

New Ent.? Well, my ‘supreme court’ is still out on that one. But I’m definitely buying all the toys my $20/weekend discretionary budget can afford.