ToyFair 09: First Look At New Star Trek Monopoly + More Playmates Images

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. ComingSoon.net’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.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

That Gorn is cute!

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

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

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

Still not loving that nuvie Enterprise.

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.

@12…
My dear Gorn,
looks like we have to wait for the next issue of…
Nacelles Monthly!

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

Gosh that enterprise looks babyish compared to the others

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

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

@18…

Yes, in that famous “Corbomite” Uniform…

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

No model kit of the new Enterprise yet-?

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

Agreed!

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.

# 17. thorsten – February 17, 2009
@12…
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!

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

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

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

#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.

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

Very awesome… I need the game!

#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!

Yeah!

#20

Your right.

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

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.

My Mastercard’s startin to sweat……….

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

Capt. of the USS Anduril

#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.

#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

# 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?

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… :)

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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…

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.

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