ToyFair 09: First Look At New Star Trek Monopoly + More Playmates Images February 17, 2009by 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. 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.
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.
check out their Star Trek gallery for more.