First Look At Playmates Star Trek Toys Packaging [UPDATED]

Recently we broke down the full first wave of Playmates toys and figures for the new Star Trek movie with details and photos (see article). Today, courtesy of Japanese toy sites, we are getting the first glimpses of the packaging for the Playmates Trek line.
[UPDATED: More images from Japan…See below for the full set of images.]


Trek in Japan

Originally a few of these images were found at Japanese toy site Hobbyworld, now thanks to a TrekMovie reader from Japan we can now see the full set of large images from Japanese toy distributor HotToys. TrekMovie has also confirmed that the packing seen below is the global packaging, and not just in Japan.

Here are a few examples:

USS Enterprise Japanese sales sheet (click to enlarge)

USS Enterprise packaging (click to enlarge)

Bridge playset Japanese sales sheet (click to enlarge)

Bridge playset packaging (click to enlarge)

Transporter playset Japanese sales sheet (click to enlarge)

Transporter playset packaging

Galaxy Collection (3.75") figures Japanese sales sheet (click to enlarge)

3.75" Kirk figure packaging – Kirk (click to enlarge)

Warp Collection (6") figures Japanese sales sheet (click to enlarge)

6" figure packaging – Kirk (click to enlarge)

Command Collection (12") figures Japanese sales sheet (click to enlarge)

12" figure packaging – McCoy (click to enlarge)

Phaser Japanese sales sheet (click to enlarge)

Phaser packaging (click to enlarge)

Communicator Japanese sales sheet (click to enlarge)

Communicator packaging (click to enlarge)

Tricorder Japanese sales sheet (click to enlarge)

Tricorder packaging (click to enlarge)

Go to HotToys Japan for more photos.

The Star Trek Playmates toys will be released in late April.

Pre-order Playmates Star Trek at Entertainment Earth
All of the above items and more can be reserved by pre-ordering at Entertainment Earth.

Thanks for Daniel and Ateban for the tips

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February 10, 2009 12:08 pm

Hashimemashite dozu Star Trekku!!!

Sybok's Secret Brother
February 10, 2009 12:08 pm

These look great! Love the big E!

February 10, 2009 12:09 pm

Nice packaging.
Altho I’ll probably hold out for a more detailed Enterprise

February 10, 2009 12:09 pm

Considering the wonderful TOS color scheme being used in the marketing, these packages are dull.

Lt. Dan
February 10, 2009 12:13 pm

why does the delta shield look so mis-shapen?

February 10, 2009 12:13 pm

Im getting them

February 10, 2009 12:14 pm

ooooo, verrry niiiiiiiiice

February 10, 2009 12:17 pm

#4 “why does the delta shield look so mis-shapen?”

That was my first thought!! Hmm…

February 10, 2009 12:20 pm

Here is a slightly higher resolution view of the Enterprise packaging…

Ensign Ricky
February 10, 2009 12:21 pm

Far out.

February 10, 2009 12:24 pm

How is that Spock? The rest looks good.

Lt. Dan
February 10, 2009 12:25 pm

it also seems strange that they have been pretty consistent in using the typeface from TOS in all marketing materials, but used a completely different font for toy packaging. i know it’s probably a different set of people in charge of designing the packaging at playmates, but you’d think they wouldn’t want to look like a bad knockoff. hopefully these are just the japanese versions of the packaging.

February 10, 2009 12:26 pm

The Enterprise IS ugly, but I’ll live!

February 10, 2009 12:30 pm

#12 … Yeah, this packaging is rather generic and blah. You’d think with something marketed towards kids, the bright yellow/blue/red would be more eye catching. Oh well. Spock Prime looks cool.

February 10, 2009 12:33 pm

I’m sure the typeface is different in Japan. Keep in mind, Trek is NOT very familiar or popular in a lot of other countries. I bet TOS typeface is used here (and the UK and Canada) because of how recognizable it is. In Japan? Maybe not so much. Trek may not be very popular there.

Gary 7
February 10, 2009 12:42 pm

This may or may not have been covered already, but does anyone know, or has anyone seen anything about an Enterprise model kit like a Polar Lights type?

February 10, 2009 12:42 pm

#15, I believe it’s more an optical incompatibility with the Hiragana and Katakana typesets. They’d likely clash with the STar Trek font optically…

February 10, 2009 12:46 pm

The new Enterprise has some pretty curves and angles. We may like it or not, but it’s an original take.

February 10, 2009 12:49 pm


Last I heard, Polar Lights does not have the rights to the new Star Trek film yet in regards to model kits. I hope someone makes models of them though, I want a model of the Enterprise and the Kelvin.

Picard's barber
February 10, 2009 12:52 pm

I never realized that he Bussard Collectors on the new E weren’t red. It’ll take some getting used to I think.

February 10, 2009 12:53 pm

I like the packaging…it has a nice, clean look to it.

February 10, 2009 12:54 pm

I like the shape of the packaging but the color is rather dull as compared to what AA/Diamond Select has going on.

February 10, 2009 12:57 pm

– Communicator
– Tricorder
– Phaser

Will be mine.

February 10, 2009 1:11 pm

#20 – exactly what I was just thinking.

February 10, 2009 1:13 pm

If the toys accurately reflect the movie ship, all those blue lights are a bit repetitive. I’d prefer red on the bussards any day, to offset all the other blue lights.

February 10, 2009 1:13 pm

Hi, I’m in Japan.

Japanese official distributor is Hot Toys Japan.
Its site has released Star Trek pages with all (3.75 and playsets) photos a few days ago.
This is not the packaging. Probably a poster or a press image.
This is.

Now I notice a mysterious ‘ship’ in the bridge playset image.
Is it Narada?

Chain of Command
February 10, 2009 1:19 pm

The Enterprise is pretty ugly.

February 10, 2009 1:21 pm

How is it we see packaging from Japan and Star Trek blu-ray from Norway and nothing from North America (sans mexico)?

Mike Ten
February 10, 2009 1:24 pm

Even if you think the new Enterprise is ugly or not, I think Mr. Abrams people picked the worst angle and ugliest picture they could find of the ship for the first image released.
After seeing the new Enterprise from other angles it’s really starting to grow on me.

Can’t wait for May!

February 10, 2009 1:29 pm

Oh wow. I love the Enterprise, especially the nacelles. It’s new and nostalgic all in one. Plus I want the Kirk figure. Got to save up for these. :]

February 10, 2009 1:48 pm

Blue bussard collectors! Finally! The first thing I really love about this new ship.

February 10, 2009 1:48 pm

I don’t care what people think of the.. ahem… what I’d call “refitted” Enterprise (NCC – 1701). I think it looks pretty dang awesome in that particular photograph. The figures look rather good, too. I haven’t collected figures since I was young, (Okay, I’m STILL young… 16…) but I will definitely have to look into investing in a couple of those beauties.

Dr. Image
February 10, 2009 1:49 pm

How bizzare.
Actually, I see how Ryan Church had to go a certain route to KEEP the E from looking too much like Gabe’s. #29- Yes- they really picked a horribly distorted angle.

February 10, 2009 1:53 pm

Nobody loves Trek toys more than me, but i have to say the quality isn’t great.

February 10, 2009 1:57 pm

From those angles the E really looks awful. All bent, distorted and out of proportion. Still it’s just a playmate toy. Maybe a good one will be released some time.

February 10, 2009 2:00 pm

Love the “Think logical. Be trek” on the Enterprise box top right.

February 10, 2009 2:04 pm

At a distance the kirk figure looks almost like archer. I think the packaging looks good, it looks serious, and things in japan seem to either have ultra goofy packaging or ultra serious, and I dont think star trek would sell well with a bunch of little anime people smiling on the boxes.

February 10, 2009 2:11 pm


We can only hope.

February 10, 2009 2:14 pm

Judging by the direction of the speed lines coming off the ship, the nacelles seem to be on a different trajectory than the rest of the Enterprise!

February 10, 2009 2:14 pm

these look really nice! I am digging the ship! Poor Spock doesn’t look much like himself though…

February 10, 2009 2:15 pm

COOLEST ENTERPRISE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

February 10, 2009 2:17 pm

What’s the deal with the Communicator?

I thought I had heard rumors that the top (where the UFP logo appears in these images) would have lenticular stickers of the crew… Are they inside the HAL eye ball bit or has this rumor now officially been debunked?

Jefferies Tuber
February 10, 2009 2:35 pm

I doubt the Enterprise’s warp drive leaves TMP-style disco tracers like the packaging indicates, so it’s possible some of the blue light effects on the packaging are misleading.

February 10, 2009 2:43 pm

God, they’re amazing! Action figures have always been my favorite collectible.

February 10, 2009 2:43 pm

Can someone translate the text? Must be technical data…

February 10, 2009 2:48 pm
February 10, 2009 2:59 pm

Nit pick:

The Delta shield on the packaging is rather “soft”, IMO. It should have sharper points.

February 10, 2009 3:00 pm

Also, It looks like the communicator comes with a holster! Cool.

February 10, 2009 3:13 pm


Yes, Ateban, that is the Narada in all her beauty…

February 10, 2009 3:21 pm

48 – Very cool indeed.

I think I’ll pre-order these for Comic-Con and fun.