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ToyFair DST Update: New Excelsior & Enterprise B Toys Announced February 16, 2009

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,Toys , trackback

The 2009 Toy Fair has already revealed a bounty of Trek goodies from Diamond Select Toys (see previous story). But DST have shown two more items that will be joining their 2009 line: toy ship versions of the USS Excelsior and USS Enterprise B. We also have new pictures of some of the functionality of previously announced toys, and some new images of packaging.  

 

Excelsior! (and Enterprise B!)

Excelsior? Why in God’s name would you want that bucket of bolts?
- Scotty, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

With all due respect to the Miracle Worker, many Trek collectors have been asking for a toy version of the infamous "bucket of bolts," the USS Excelsior NX-2000. While Playmates Toys released an Excelsior toy in 1995 with the proper decals, the ship itself was actually a reissue of their 1994 Star Trek Generations Enterprise B toy (a ship whose every vital system will be installed "on Tuesday" according to Captain Harriman). Now, DST is providing fans with both ships with the unique detailing on each (note the differences on the saucer and especially the nacelles below). Both will include the usual DST sound and lighting effects. The two ships, pending approval by CBS Paramount, should be available this autumn for collectors wishing to celebrate the 15 anniversary of Star Trek: Generations.



Enterprise B (L) and Excelsior (R) with close-up on Enterprise B (bottom)
(Click to see at TNI)

Playing with TWOK phaser and "All Good Things" Enterprise
TNI also took the time to check out the workings of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 D "All Good Things" version and how The Wrath of Khan phaser functions. Both the regular and AGT versions of the Enterprise will feature "saucer seperation". And you can separate the smaller phaser from the full sized Wrath of Khan phaser toy as well.



Saucer separates on the Enterprise D toy from DST (both versions)
(Click to see at TNI)


Wrath of Khan Phaser (Click to see at TNI)

New Packaging
Toy Fair is also providing the chance for fans to see some of the cool packaging planned by DST for a number of their items.

Mego Playset packaging
This is the first image of the packaging for the retro Mego Enterprise playset which is being released by EMCE Toys and DST this March. The packaging is also a near perfect replica of the original box art and design from the 1975 original toy.


New Mego-style Playset (Click to see at CoolToyReview)

Enterprise D packaging
The unified packaging theme is seen here with the box for the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 D toy ship. Note how Picard has been added to the package as licensees are starting to adapt the designs to be reflective of the version of Trek the toy or collectible represents. Early on, the unified packaging was only showing Kirk and Spock, which doesn’t work for TNG products. It is nice to see Jean Luc get some deserved respect.


D Ship (Click to see at CoolToyReview)

Ultimate Kirk and Spock
At the DST Art Asylum website, there are images of the packaging for the 18″ ‘Ultimate Scale’ Captain Kirk and Commander Spock which is nicely designed to allow those who keep their action figures in the box to still enjoy the item because of the amount of visibility allowed by the DST packaging.


Kirk and Spock Ultimate sized figures packaging (Click to see at Art Asylum)

Thanks to Wayne Zachary for tip, and Cool Toy Review and Toynewsi
 

Comments

1. Mazz - February 16, 2009

This looks great. Sign me up!

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woot

2. Will - February 16, 2009

Why is Ultimate Kirk’s shirt blue in the packaging? That’s not canon.

3. Mazz - February 16, 2009

I love future Enterprise!

There is a hole in the packaging to poke them in their bellies.!

err
concarolinas.org.

4. IcebreakerX - February 16, 2009

I hope they come out with a NCC-2000 and not just an NX-2000. There’s significant differences between the two Excelsiors.

5. Yspano - February 16, 2009

The original Excelsior looks gorgeous.

6. Prgrmed in Multple Technqs - February 16, 2009

This looks Fantastic! I’m getting them all. I wish the new enterprise from STXI looked this good as a toy. Maybe it will be better in person. Guess I’ll get that too to be sure.

7. I'm dead Jim - February 16, 2009

4> Yes, especially in their captains! :-)

8. Will_H - February 16, 2009

Its not blue, just the cloud thingie is covering most of his shirt. I always thought that the all good things Enterprise D looked off, and now it separates, just seems wayyy off to me, though the other ships look cool.

9. That One Guy - February 16, 2009

OH FINALLY! I’ve always loved the Excelsior-Class.

10. Fraser Link - February 16, 2009

Oh, if only my wife would let me get a Future Enterprise.

Alas, when I showed her, she laughed at me …

Well, it’ll always be the dream …

11. sebimeyer - February 16, 2009

I demand… you stop… poking my belly.

12. Warren - February 16, 2009

ME WANT IT ALL!!

I have the 1701, 1701 Refit, and 1701 E from DST and they’re great! I’m going to spend lots of my pay to get the E-D, E-D Refit, E-B and Excelsior!

13. Anthony Pascale - February 16, 2009

Tickle me Kirko?

actually the figures have some sound features so the ‘poke’ is to activate the sound clips

14. Jared Butcher - February 16, 2009

Oh man I love the Excelsior class ship design!

I’m all over those ships man.

15. chronic_ponn_far - February 16, 2009

i wonder how the other enterpises will look in Star Trek 09 style

16. fred - February 16, 2009

Too bad that the Phaser 1 and Phaser 2 are no longer integrated (and separate) in the new movie one. That was a neat feature.

17. Kelvington - February 16, 2009

I love toys, but the Kirk and Spock dolls look a little anorexic, it’s cool to see cloth uniforms, but they should be fitted a little better. IMO

18. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - February 16, 2009

Ok. On the Enterprise B let me get this straight. The Torpedoes will be installed on tuesday and the tractor beams will also be installed on tuesday. Was there something else being installed on Tuesday. Oh yeah. the price

19. Adam - February 16, 2009

I want an Enterprise C!!!!!

20. Ian - February 16, 2009

I’m getting these ships. I currently have the Enterprise E, TWOK Enterprise and TOS Enterprise from DST. They look amazing and have nice detail on the hull of each ship. That Excelsior is drool worthy!

21. johnny - February 16, 2009

i never saw the fascination in the excelsior class of ships

22. Mirror Jordan - February 16, 2009

The Enterprise B would definitely be a ship I’d love to have. Are these coming out this holiday season or before?

23. Mirror Jordan - February 16, 2009

D”oh. Never mind about the release date…just saw it.

24. krikzil (aka Lixy) - February 16, 2009

Oh, love the playset. I have one from Mego from childhood but it’s not pristine. This is great! And I like the packaging of the large Kirk and Spock. I was wondering if I should open and display or not…age old collector’s question! I have my Sideshows out of the box but it was a trauma to decide. ;)

25. Rocket Scientist - February 16, 2009

21, Johnny

I initially thought the Excelsior class was uglytoo, but it grew on me! I like the Ent-B variant a little more. Unfortunately that never happened with the Galaxy class. It still looks ugly to me, but it was her deeds that won me over.

26. Chris Basken - February 16, 2009

#2: “Why is Ultimate Kirk’s shirt blue in the packaging? That’s not canon.”

Kirk and Spock never had writing all over their chests, either! Rape of my childhood!!!111one

27. Darth Ballz - February 16, 2009

Why don’t they release a set of all the Enterprise ships, even on a smaller scale with more detail? It might be a bit pricey but alot of fans would get it for all of them togeather?

Darth “Big enterprise” Ballz

P.S. There are alot of “Ballz” around here lately? Only one Darth, yo!

28. wastedbeerz - February 16, 2009

These are all well and good, but what I really want to see in toy form is the Enterprise-J… and even good ol’ nx-01… yeah, you heard me!!!

29. johnny - February 16, 2009

25 YES someone finally agrees with me that the ent d is horrid (you think they learhd that the flagship should never be a civy ship

30. brady - February 16, 2009

10….Grow A Pair !!!!!!

31. johnny - February 16, 2009

nicely said brady

32. Jef Leppard - February 16, 2009

I’m not sure I get the separating phaser module on TWOK model. I thought those were supposed to be like a mini handheld phaser… this doesn’t really look like you would hold and fire it like the detachable section on TOS phasers. Still looks cool though. Just wonder where they got the detachable feature from. Maybe there are some official technical plans somewhere that show that.

33. ThePhaige - February 16, 2009

There sure is a lot of new trek enthusiasm lately. I wonder if the perfect global storm thats brewing has anything to do with the desire for grand future ideals again…. I didnt expect this kind of activity to be revolving around Trek this soon. I really thought we were done for a good many years…exiting times!

34. steve623 - February 16, 2009

I think the TMP phaser was always designed to split. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen some of the original Brick Price production drawings that show the phaser as two units.

35. Rocket Scientist - February 16, 2009

30. Oh, I don’t know…he might be acting in the best interests of the pair he’s got (if you catch my drift)!

8^D

Don’t give up #10. Dreams come true!

36. Fleet Captain Kor'Tar (USS Kahless NCC-76108) - February 16, 2009

They all look good to me !! With all these ships coming I’m am definatley gonna need to invest some cash into buying some more shelf space cause right now all available shelf space is taken by NCC-1701, 1701 (refit) , 1701-E, USS Defiant, USS Voyager , Klingon D7 and the Klingon Vor’cha Attack Cruiser.

I will definately need to make some more room With the preordered Enterprise D coming and the new movie NCC-1701 I’ll be buying in April and the Enterprise B and Excelsior when they come out!!!

WOOT!!

37. THX-1138 - February 16, 2009

They will be mine.

Oh yes, they will be mine.

38. Tanner Waterbury (HUGE PINK FLOYD FAN) - February 16, 2009

@ 28

They already made the NX 01 back in 2002.

39. Newman - February 16, 2009

I always liked the Enterprise-B, but I don’t really collect stuff like this.

But I am definitely tempted.

40. Doghouse Reilly - February 16, 2009

I admit the ships look nice but do we really need both? Wouldn’t it be better to have two different ships on the market rather than two vastly identical ones? And, looking through the TNI photo gallery, I noticed not two but three TOS tricorders. Really? I’m sure there must be some justification behind DST releasing these items but I don’t understand it.

41. Chris J - February 16, 2009

I always thought that the Excelsior and the Sovereign were the best designs out there, although the original Constitution has a certain sense of nostalgia.

42. TrekMadeMeWonder - February 16, 2009

I still don’t get the next gen stuff.

43. THX-1138 - February 16, 2009

#40

Vastly identical. That’s a new phrase for me. As for the justification for releasing “vastly identical” products like three different tricorders, two ships that are similar, and 1,073 Kirk variants, it would be $$$$$$$.

#42

What do you mean? Because there are many, many, many of us who like TNG and all the stuff you can get like ships and phasers. Or do you have a problem with your order? : )

44. supesguy - February 16, 2009

Nice. I’ve loved the Excelsior design since the first time I saw it. Just something about it, it’s a big powerful ship but has an elegance to it and a lot of nice angles. Tried to build my own model with disastrous results. Definitely looking forward to getting my hands on this. These guys should do an Oberth Class as well, to scale with these. Eeek!

45. JoBlo - February 16, 2009

I used to have the Excelsior! It was actually the Enerprise B updated and modified model, but it was labeled Excelsior. And actually, I still do have it, barely hanging in there somewhere. I need to go hunt that down and nostalg myself.

46. Green-Blooded-Bastard - February 16, 2009

If you press the center of the Spock doll, he says “Live long and prosper”. If you press the center of the Kirk doll, he jumps the Uhura doll.

47. LoyalStarTrekFan - February 16, 2009

This is excellent news! Once the Excelsior and Ent-B enters my collection, the only Enterprise I’ll be missing is the Ent-C. The only problem: I’m running out of shelf space! :) In any case, they will be welcome additions to the “Starship Legends” collection.

48. Green-Blooded-Bastard - February 16, 2009

And while I’m at being a smart ass, do you think they could have come up with a better description for seating in the Mego-style bridge playset than “two stools”?

49. Rocket Scientist - February 16, 2009

48.

Maybe the captain’s chair doubles as a porta-potty!

50. steve623 - February 16, 2009

” admit the ships look nice but do we really need both? Wouldn’t it be better to have two different ships on the market rather than two vastly identical ones? And, looking through the TNI photo gallery, I noticed not two but three TOS tricorders. Really? I’m sure there must be some justification behind DST releasing these items but I don’t understand it.”

The justification goes somethin glike this: the molds and tooling for toys are very expensive, so its in the best financial interest of a company like Diamond Select Toys to get as many variant products out of a basic set of molds as they can in order to maximize their profits and recoup the expense of having the basic molds tooled. That’s how a company like DST can show a profit on a niche line like Star Trek: you tool the molds to make, say, a refit Enterprise, and then you sell it as the Enterprise-A, the STTMP Enterprise, the battle-damaged TWOK Enterprise, and anything else you can think of, and you end up selling enough of all of them to make enough money to justify making the next mold for the next ship Same works for the action figures. You reuse those basic arms, legs, torso, and head sculps in as many ways as possible, and you thus end up with regular McCoy, Mirror Mirror McCoy, short sleeved McCoy, et cetera.

51. agentm31 - February 16, 2009

How does the Saucer stay on the secondary hull on the Ent-D? I heard magnets originally, but can that work?

52. OneBuckFilms - February 16, 2009

50 – I worked in a plastics company, so I know just how complicated and expensive it is to create a mould for a product.

The real fun begins when you think about the painting process en masse for these items.

The WOK Phaser is probably only 30 bucks because it is basically one color, so the parts arn’t that complex for colored parts.

53. GaryS - February 16, 2009

I love the Excelsior!
Count me in!

54. Sybok's Secret Brother - February 16, 2009

I would love an Enterprise 1701-C… is there one coming out? Has there ever?

55. Rainbucket - February 16, 2009

#40 One reason to make both would be to sell twice as many.

And for some Trekkies, myself included, each ship tells a different story. Excelsior tried to stop the NCC1701′s final mission, and became Sulu’s ship. Ent B was the Enterprise living on without Kirk, even before he died on it. Similar though they look, you wouldn’t mistake one for another.

Both ships have always stirred my imagination because we know so little about them, and they have a powerful, sweeping physicality that the Ent D (bless her curvy clam-shaped soul) really never did.

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57. James - February 17, 2009

Must… resist… temptation… to… buy… model… of… every… Enterprise… EVER…

(clutches head)

58. Tom - February 17, 2009

It’s worth a look at all the images from the toy fair (close-ups of the Capt’s chair)

Mark Lenard’s Romulan commander is spot-on. However, the work sleeves McCoy looks like a Bones on ‘roids.

59. Holger - February 17, 2009

Incredible that such elegant a phaser was accompanied by such ugly a communicator in TWOK. I’ll get the phaser, and the bridge playset looks cool, too. Damn, in the end I’ll buy everything, as usual.

60. ensign joe - February 17, 2009

Now THESE are some toys I can get behind.. minus the dolls of course.. but I must say, what would robot chicken be without them.. ScotTAY! Beem on DOWN BABY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBXal1GAA4A&feature=related

yeah I know that’s not robot chicken but it tastes like robot chicken

61. barrydancer - February 17, 2009

To me, the Galaxy Class is a beautiful design. The three nacelle All Good Things version is hideous to me, though, will all the fanboy-like additions.

62. Captain Alex - February 17, 2009

Is DST trying to make me broke?! 3 tricorders, 4 ships, 1 phaser, 1 communicator, 3 tribbles, and a captains chair! *sigh* Oh well. That’s the price of being a Trekker! :)
Seriously, thanks for making these DST!
Alex

63. bill hiro - February 17, 2009

“Incredible that such elegant a phaser was accompanied by such ugly a communicator in TWOK.”

Keep in mind that, of course, the elegant phaser was designed for the elegant STTMP movie, which also had those very smart and unobtrusive wrist communicators. I think the clunky TWOK hand communicator was actually built from Army surplus.

64. Phil - February 17, 2009

It’s my birthday today – anyone want to get me the Excelsior!? It’s much cleaner and MUCH more elegant than the refit Enterprise-B, in my opinion. They were always among my favourite ‘Trek designs. Would have liked to have seen more of the Excelsior bridge in The Search for Spock (and not “Spork” as I had initially type-o’d), but I like what they did with it for The Undiscovered Country (apart from the coffee table).

65. Anthony Thompson - February 17, 2009

The *gray* TOS Enterprise model from DST (complete with gaping seams and plugs) was a huge waste of money so I won’t be buying these models!

By the way, DST, where are the TOS tricorders that have been delayed again and again???

66. William Kirk - February 17, 2009

Yeees :-) The classic Excelsior. That is cool.

67. T'Cal - February 17, 2009

#54 – I agree! We need an Enterprise-C to complete the collection. I’ve always loved the Ambassador class design. It’s clearly evolutionary from the Constitution class. Clean, simple, derivative lines that look from a later era. Do you think we’ll see Captain Garrett in her chair as well? We are completists, ya know! I need a captain’s chair for each of our heroes.

68. Holger - February 17, 2009

Yes, the C must be next. Then I could get each ship twice and spray the back-ups in gold color, like in the D conference room.

69. Alex Prewitt - February 17, 2009

Now we need the Reliant!!

70. SerenityActual - February 17, 2009

Loved both the Excelsior and the Ent B and the All Good Things D, can’t wait til these hit the market!

71. James Cannon UK Trekker - February 17, 2009

I want! I want! I want! I want! I want! I want! I want! I want!

I’ve had the D and ALG-D on order since JUNE!

Autumn for the Excelsior & B??!?! Nooooo! I want them NOW!

72. Blowback - February 17, 2009

I might just get me one of those Enterprise-D’s Very tempting but first I need to get a new job…

73. Rat Boy - February 17, 2009

What, no Venture?! Just kidding.

74. I am not Herbert - February 17, 2009

…the ‘B’ IS a bucket’o'bolts, but those nacelles ARE pretty cool…

75. Dr. Image - February 17, 2009

The Excelsior looks like a toilet with the lid down, but I want it!!
The EB is actually an improvement on the design.
MUST HAVE TWOK phaser!!

Point of interest- (via Richard Coyle- propmaster) Nick Mayer originally wanted a modified Korean war era walkie-talkie as the communicator!
The WOK comm was a last-minute electrical project box with stock parts thrown in and a custom grill and lights. Richard Coyle contributed the TRANSLOCK (transporter lock) feature, among others.

So- it could have been a lot worse!

76. max - February 17, 2009

Excelsior looks like a commode.

77. Dr. Image - February 17, 2009

As I was saying…
Now we need a RELIANT and the most bizzare, yet cool, ship of all- the Grissom!

78. Josh1701 - February 17, 2009

i second the Reliant bid, i need it to go with the TWOK Ent

79. Eking - February 17, 2009

I’m glad that they’re making so many options avaiable but for the life of me I don’t know why they haven’t made the D7 Klingon ship from TOS. I’d be the first in line for one!!

80. Lt. Bailey - February 17, 2009

Again I will have make more room in the collection! Figures and star ships, where will it end? Not that I want it to end.

I am glad they have the NCC-1701 B as I missed out on the model kit but this is better as I don’t seem to hav eteh time for kits anymore, not like I did as a teenager.

81. Spock - February 17, 2009

#4

No there isnt

82. Jorg Sacul - February 17, 2009

Toys are nice and all, and these look pretty sharp, but how about a model kit (or couple of kits) of all the Enterprises in the same scale, say 1/1000 like the Polar Lights kit? Yes, I know the “D” and “E” would be huge, but not over 30″ long. It’d make a great display set. And, to go along with them, scaled alien adversary ships, (imagine the Romulan TNG ship!!) along with Reliant, (with Miranda-class variant parts) Excelsior, Constellation-class and Grissom.

Yes, I know they made the 3 ship sets, but those are so dinky. At 1/1000 you could really add some nice detail and lighting to them.

*sigh* I’ve got Wonderfest fever already.

Though… those are wonderful toys :-)

83. captain_neill - February 18, 2009

THe Enterprise D looks cool

84. James Cannon UK Trekker - February 18, 2009

Reliant and Grissom….Oh yeah!

Also the Stargazer, Enterprise C, Defiant and D-7 Klingon,

85. C. THROWER - February 22, 2009

Enterprise C AND Reliant next please.

86. Dingleball - February 26, 2009

EXCELLENT!!! Definately be buying these. BTW the enterprise-d was a beautiful ship, even the AGT version. Probably even better than the refit of Kirk’s enterprise.

87. Jimmy - March 14, 2009

All we need now is an Enterprise-C, Reliant, and the K’ tinga Klingon Battlecruiser, (NOT the D-7), and Klingon Bird of Prey. After that everything else is just a bonus, IMO.

88. joe - January 23, 2010

how about the stargazer

89. Cpt. Jonathan - February 18, 2010

I hope I can get them all! Can’t wait until these ships come out! They look great!
I already have the 1701 refit, the new movie 1701, and the 1701-D. I’m also soon getting the 1701(TOS) and the AGT Ent. D.(Can’t wait!)

Live Long and Prosper

90. Martin - March 5, 2010

What happened to the release of the starship legends Enterprise B and Excelsior?

91. Bill - October 19, 2010

Yeah, where did they go?

92. M. Scott - October 22, 2010

DST gave a release date for the Enterprise-B and Excelsior for Nov. but I’ve seen no pre-orders on any site. I’ve been buying ships from them for years and I’ve learned not to take the dates seriously. I expect them around spring or early summer next year, maybe even longer. They really irritate me about this.

93. John J. - December 19, 2010

Man….over a year now. Hopefully some time in the begining of next year. I need them to make an Enterprise C too! I have TOS, TWOK, TNG, Enterprise E and the 2009 Moive. I need this Enterprise B and a C please! Looking forward to this someday.

94. Robert Atherton - May 7, 2011

I love the Enterprise B and the Excelsior because they had coffee tables on the bridge as shown in Star Trek VI. But will DSt release the Enterprise C?

95. Jason R. - July 13, 2011

These two ships have been announced over two, (THAT’S TWO) fricken years ago! I mean, I know that these things take time to produce, but this is ridiculous! I think Diamond Select must have broken a new record here for having the longest delayed products in the history of toys. Seriously, why doesn’t Diamond Select just cut the B.S. and officially announce that these two ships have been axed already? Does anyone really expect to see these two to ever come out at this point? I sure as hell don’t. It’s dead, Jim!

96. Robert Atherton - July 17, 2011

Could you show us some veiws of the underside of it? I would like to see the deflector and torpedo bays.

97. Scott - October 15, 2011

These look Awesome! I wonder if DST will make a geordi visor replica, i want one of those so bad.

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