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ToyFair 09: First Look At New Star Trek Monopoly + More Playmates Images February 17, 2009

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

Announced just a couple of weeks ago by CBS, this week USAopoly revealed the first look inside the new Monopoly Star Trek Continuum Edition at the New York Toy Fair. See below to check it out, plus some new images of the Playmates toys based on the new Star Trek movie.


Star Trek Continuum Edition
Aristotle may have coined the phrase "monopoly" in Politics, but it is Star Trek that helps make Monopoly cool. Available this April from USAopoly, the Star Trek Continuum edition celebrates the history of Star Trek representing the adventures of all five captains.’s Toy Fair gallery includes a picture of the inside of the game. "Land" that could be purchased includes planets such as Vulcan and the Xindi Council Planet. Pewter pieces include a Shuttlecraft Galileo and Communicator.

Star Trek Monopoly  (Click to enlarge at Coming Soon)

The game retails for $34 and is available for preorder at Big Bad Toy Store.

This is not the first Monopoly Star Trek game, although it is the first to feature DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise. In 1998, USAopoly had a TNG version of the game, and in 2000 they did a TOS versionversion. However, this version looks even better than the previous releases, with fun designs and a more inclusive Trek theme.

And there are more new Star Trek themed games coming this Spring from Mattel (SceneIt? & 20Q) and Fundex (Uno), all covering the whole span of Star Trek. TrekMovie will have more updates soon on all of those.

More Playmates images
In January we revealed all the details on Playmates full first wave of toys for the Star Trek movie (see article), and last week TrekMovie reported on all the packaging. ComingSoon has some pictures taken during Toy Fair of the same products, with some possible closer looks.

Playmates Star Trek movie Enterprise (Click to enlarge at Coming Soon)

Playmates Star Trek movie figures (Click to enlarge at Coming Soon)

check out their Star Trek gallery for more.




1. thorsten - February 17, 2009

Ahh, toys…
Forbidden Planet, I’m on my way!

2. thorsten - February 17, 2009

Spock Prime comes with a T4 Bonus for the Transporter Room Playset…

3. thorsten - February 17, 2009

The dark parts of the Playmate packagings are made out of the Delta pattern, like the new Uniforms…

4. I'm dead Jim - February 17, 2009

Do you know what the Monopoly player pieces are? Ships? Characters? Both?

5. Pyxlboy - February 17, 2009

Looks like a communicator, a phaser, a tos shuttlecraft, a vulcan lyre and a couple others.

6. Cody - February 17, 2009

I just do not like the new phaser or the new bridge…. everything else seems pretty cool to me

7. Sean - February 17, 2009

I’m loving the new Enterprise. After that awful angle that was first released I’m glad to see it in a better light. Reminds me of the 1701-A!

8. bolianbob - February 17, 2009

gosh i’m gonna shed a tear; uberly kewl stuff

9. Jefferies Tuber - February 17, 2009

notice that the pieces are all TOS… and that the Boardwalk and Park Place equivalents are covered up–Earth and Vulcan? I assume jail is Rura Penthe.

10. Mark - February 17, 2009

These packages don’t look like the ones from the 70. I’m enraged.

11. thorsten - February 17, 2009

That Gorn is cute!

12. The Gorn Identity - February 17, 2009

So, are the new Enterprise’s bussard collectors officially blue now or will they be glowing with their familiar red/orange?

13. A Mad Man In Love - February 17, 2009

Working lights!!! Authentic movie sounds!!! Yes…..

14. Edwin - February 17, 2009

Thank God I don’t like the new movie merchandise — this is going to save me a ton of money come May!

15. bill hiro - February 17, 2009

Still not loving that nuvie Enterprise.

16. frederick - February 17, 2009

I think the thing i dislike the most about the reconfigured E is how close the engines are to one another, they should be nearer the outer edges of the saucer to balance right and look right. Other than that I could get used to it.

17. thorsten - February 17, 2009

My dear Gorn,
looks like we have to wait for the next issue of…
Nacelles Monthly!

18. dalek - February 17, 2009

Thanks Goodness Trek Monopoly is still recognising William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk :) !

19. Captain Balki - February 17, 2009

Gosh that enterprise looks babyish compared to the others

20. Captain Hackett - February 17, 2009

Why is Picard featured in center of five captains on Monopoly board? It should be Kirk!

21. paustin - February 17, 2009

im gonna be a dick and say I wish monopoly was only tos….there someone had to say it

22. thorsten - February 17, 2009


Yes, in that famous “Corbomite” Uniform…

23. I'm dead Jim - February 17, 2009

20> I guess they made it chronological to the timeline. That and Picard is DA MAN! ;-)

24. Nomad - February 17, 2009

No model kit of the new Enterprise yet-?

25. Rastaman - February 17, 2009

“im gonna be a dick and say I wish monopoly was only tos….there someone had to say it”


Landing on the “Ocampa Homeworld” or “Xindi Homeworld” only brings back bad memories. TOS has plenty of material with which to fill a game board.

26. Rhett Coates - February 17, 2009

# 17. thorsten – February 17, 2009
My dear Gorn,
looks like we have to wait for the next issue of… Nacelles Monthly!

LOL! That’s basically what I was thinking, but you put it SO much better and SO much more succinctly….! The people in the public library here where I first read that looked over at me with raised eyebrows (distinctly Vulcan-like) when I chuckled out loud after reading that post response. Well Done, “thorsten,” – Well Done!

27. Edwin - February 17, 2009

Actually the new ‘old’ Enterprise looks more like a “Manga Enterprise”

28. frederick - February 17, 2009

#20, my thoughts exactly! The only time Kirk should be behind Picard is when he’s about to kick his rear.

29. Cagmar - February 17, 2009

God, that enterprise is still just so ugly. But I’ve always liked the Monopoly re-makes. Fun fun.

30. Cagmar - February 17, 2009

#28 & 20. Picard’s in the middle, because if you follow it chronologically, Archer was first, Kirk second, Picard third, then Sisko, then Janeway. There were five captains, and Picard was in the middle. Pretty simple guys.

31. Captain Balki - February 17, 2009

i still wonder how an old ship like the enterprise can beat a 25th century ship up

32. Aaron R. - February 17, 2009

Very awesome… I need the game!

33. frederick - February 17, 2009

#30… yeah, like how Episode 1 is really 4th in the movie series…
But we’ll always remember that #4 was really #1 and so was Kirk!


34. VOODOO - February 17, 2009


Your right.

35. Mr. Spank. - February 17, 2009

Does anyone else find it ironic that there is a Monopoly game set in a galaxy that has moved past the need for money? Well, Earth anyway, those bastard Ferengi are always trying to hustle their gold pressed latinum

36. DGill - February 17, 2009

This new line of Playmates toys proves that while William Shatner isn’t playing the new Kirk, the action figure will always bear his likeness.

37. Bruce_Wayne - February 17, 2009

My Mastercard’s startin to sweat……….

38. Crewman Darnell - February 17, 2009

With every glimpse of that cheesy phaser design, I wonder: What the frak were they thinking?

39. Capt. of the USS Anduril - February 17, 2009

#36 or lack thereof of any kind of resemblance to the actor portraying Kirk?

The phaser’s slowly growing on me, but I still prefer the black finish to those things. But still, it actually looks like a weapon, unlike the vacuum cleaners and boomerangs of TNG-on.

The Enterprise still has me hooked, I already pre-ordered it and almost whooped for joy when I got an email telling me the price had gone down.

#35, wow, I hadn’t realized that until you brought it up. Awesome. Though, early Starfleet did have credits.

40. Chroma - February 17, 2009

#35. That was my first thought as well. Ironic indeed, although they do have credits and bartering as someone already mentioned. I’d like to see the details of the game though.

Anyway, I also can’t wait to get my hands on that Enterprise. :D

41. Kathryn Janeway - February 17, 2009

# 35 and #40 – You guys aren’t the only ones. It was my very first thought as well… Yes, they do have credits and bartering but am I wrong or was there very little mention of such things throughout any of the series and films?

42. Dave P - February 17, 2009

On the Monopoly board, they’re going the wrong way – it should be anti-clockwise. They’ve got the Unicomplex pretty cheap as well! I like the little pieces though, like the Vulcan lyre and shuttlecraft… :)

43. ensign fox - February 17, 2009

I just finished reading the novel “Final Frontier” and noticed on the cover what’s supposed to be the original configuration of the big E at the time of it’s launch. The nacelle caps and deflector dish are blue. And there are big NCC-1701s stenciled on the nacelles. Familiar? As for the story, it’s kinda prequel with Kirk Sr. and Capn April. Heck, it’s even got romulans.

44. Chroma - February 17, 2009

#41. Yeah there was almost no mention of it. I think because Federation credits would not really factor into the life of a typical Starfleet officer all that much. Anything he or she (or it) would need from Starfleet they would likely get through some system of rationing (plus they have replicators for many things). Credits are probably what the Federation uses when dealing with organizations or other governments.

45. SerenityActual - February 17, 2009

Don’t like the look of the new phaser, but going to get one and paint it more in the classic phaser colors to see what happens. Unfortunately I still do not like the new Ent. Hopefully I will when I see the movie.

46. Crewman Darnell - February 17, 2009

As others have pointed out here, the new phaser looks like a “Johnny Space Cadet Ray Gun” straight out of a Made-In-China budget store. I sure hope it looks better on the big screen. As for the toy, I’d never buy one.

47. Will_H - February 17, 2009

New phaser’s still ugly, and that shot of the toy enterprise, once again I like it even less.

48. Will - February 17, 2009

My god that phaser just keeps on looking like poo… as does the Enterprise(in my opinion, anyway).

The rest is ok… well, the bridge is kind of crap, again in my opinion, but hey, movie’s in the can and there’s no stopping it now.

Sadly, I think this will be the first time that there are no “New” trek toys that even remotely interest me enough to blow my money on.

Thank god Art Asylum/Diamond Select is still doing actual Trek toys.

49. Ryan - February 17, 2009

I hope Playmates doesn’t make us put stickers on their ships this time around. I hate that they’re all peeling off all the ships I had as a kid…

50. Crewman Darnell - February 17, 2009

48: “Thank god Art Asylum/Diamond Select is still doing actual Trek toys.”

We reach, brother.

Does anyone remember those toy “Ray Guns” from the early 70s? They were usually silver, with red or blue nozzle caps. When you pulled the trigger, a wheel mechanism inside the gun made friction and caused bright sparks to shoot out from the barrel. That’s what I’m reminded of when I see this joke of a Phaser. Phasers were among the coolest gadgets in the Trek world. This “new” Phaser design is so cheesy looking, it’s as if the designers were having a collective laugh at the expense of Star Trek fans. The same could be said of the Tricorder and Communicator.

I’d bet Wah Chang would be disgusted by these silly “updated” parodies of his work.

51. Mark Lynch - February 18, 2009

Crewman Darnell, you have voiced what is in the back of my mind about the ‘new’ phaser. It is exactly like those old blasters.

I could not vocalise what my dislike of the prop was, but what you said is pretty much it.

My only minor disgreement is, I think that they actually have their roots in the 60’s. But as I said, a minor point.

I also think that Wah Chang would be holding his head in despair.

52. Crewman Darnell - February 18, 2009

51: Mark Lynch

Nice to know I’m not alone in this sentiment.

For the record, I wondered the same about TWOK Communicator. Someone felt the need for it to look like a cheap, Heathkit project. BTW, What are the necessary credentials for a “Film Production Designer” these days? Apparently, any garden-variety cartoonist, with a hangover is good enough…

My apologies to the apologists.

53. Mark Lynch - February 18, 2009


TWOK communicator was the biggest pile of excrement to hit the Star Trek universe since, I don’t know when. It was oversized, considering what the TOS communicator was like and then the TMP version.

The TWOK communicator looked as it should belong in the 1970’s Army service alongside one of those big rugged green telephones they used to use.
Having recently seen a close up of the collectible replica, it looks terrible. I wouldn’t want to buy it.

TWOK (Well, TMP) phaser on the other hand, looks awesome and I cannot wait to be able to purchase it.

54. Svavar - February 18, 2009

I want the monopoly! looks awsome

55. ~~TARA~~ - February 18, 2009

Monopoly is a must have…it just so happens I don’t own a version (how did that come about?) and Trek suits me :)

56. JOHN SHUTRUMP,JR. - February 18, 2009