The Collective: Update On New Diamond Select Star Trek Figures & Toys

Much of the merchandise attention lately is on new licensees and Star Trek movie related products, but over the last weeks Diamond Select Toys has been shipping long-awaited Star Trek toys based on TOS, TNG, and DS9, with many more planned to be available in the next few months. Today TrekMovie takes a look at what’s new with DST.
 

DIAMOND SELECT – THE NOW

This following are newly available items from Diamond Select Toys.

New Deep Space Nine 7" Action Figures
The DS9 line continues to add characters with the release of Colonel Kira Nerys in Starfleet outfit from the last episodes of the show (the first ever Kira from DST), Julian Bashir in "First Contact era" Starfleet outfit, Miles O’Brien also in Starfleet uniform, and the first ever Martok action figure.



New DS9 DST figures – four pack (click to enlarge)

[DS9 Series 2 four-pack available at Action Figure Xpress for $38.39]
 

New Star Trek: The Next Generation 7" Action Figures
Fans waited a great deal of time (more than a year) for these action figures from the TNG era. The action figures include Doctor Beverly Crusher, Nurse Alyssa Ogawa (a Star Trek action figure first), Miles O’Brien (in TNG television era costume), and Ensign Ro Laren (a first for DST).

 

New TNG DST figures (click to enlarge)

[TNG Series 5 four-pack available at BigBadToys for $44.99]
 

New Retro MEGO-style Action Figures
EMCE Toys and DST continue their excellent line of retro cloth action figures, with four newly released figures, including some interesting surprises. The Sulu and Chekov figures are original designs which where never made in the 70s, but are styled in a perfect imitation of the MEGO designs. The Gorn is a reimagining of the original design, with better detailing (the 1970s MEGO Gorn wore a Klingon outfit and was brown!). Also, there is Cheron, an alien inspired and named after the characters from "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield." When the EMCE Toys Enterprise bridge playset is available next month, TrekMovie will provide a detailed look at the retro items.


New EMCE/DST Chekov & Cheron two-pack (click to enlarge)

[TOS Retro Series 6 two-pack available at Action Figure Xpress for $30.39]


New EMCE/DST Sulu & Gorn two-pack (click to enlarge)

[TOS Retro Series 7 two-pack available at Action Figure Xpress for $30.39]

New Deluxe James T. Kirk with Electronic Captain’s Chair
A newly painted Captain Kirk figure and a very nice electronic chair are the bonuses of this new edition of what we at TrekMovie call the "motionless figures" or "figures that sit" collection from DST. Included are phrases and sound effects from the show.


New DST electronic Kirk in chair

[TOS Kirk Deluxe Electronic Chair available at Entertainment Earth for $29.99]
 

Ultimate scale Captain James T. Kirk
At 18" tall, the Ultimate Kirk is more like adopting a new child than getting an action figure. The Ultimate Scale Kirk features 25 points of articulation and William Shatner’s voice as Captain Kirk.


New DST 18" ‘Ultimate’ Kirk

[TOS Ultimate 1/4 Scale Kirk available at Action Figure Xpress for $63.99]

Electronic Tribbles
Speaking of big, so are these Tribbles, the largest ever released. The electronic version of the Tribbles is available in three varieties. The triblles make sounds and vibrate in both "agitated mode" and "calm mode" (depending on if there is a Klingon near you).


New DST electronic tribbles

[Set of three tribbles available at Entertainment Earth for $67.58]

[Also available at EE individually at $24.99: Beige, Brown, & Gray]

THE FUTURE – MORE TO COME FROM DST

The following are Star Trek items that will be available in the coming months from DST (note dates are subject to change).

LATE MARCH


Long-awaited Enterprise D ship coming soon

APRIL

Art Asylum has just released this video showing off their new tricorders.

MAY/JUNE/JULY


Command your den this summer

NOTE: The previously announced Star Trek III Kruge & Maltz two-pack has been cancelled due to poor pre-sales.

Look for more updates and on new DST items as they arrive.
 

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Nick
March 16, 2009 9:08 pm

This is all thrilling news. Is there any word about Toys R Us carrying reissues of the rest of the TOS crew, like they have a current Kirk and Spock?

Javi Trujillo
March 16, 2009 9:08 pm

I really hope the paint is up to par, the TOS figures I have seen at TRU all look like the paint is about to flake off!

Can’t wait to complete my ship collection with the Ent-D!

March 16, 2009 9:09 pm

Want. It. All.

(Especially the tricorder.)

Thanks, Trekmovie.com.

The TOS Purist aka The Purolator
March 16, 2009 9:10 pm

Too bad that huge Kirk figure doesn’t look ANYTHING like Shatner…much less a normally-proportioned human being!

The Tricorder looks cool – I may have to shell out some cash for that. :)

joe
March 16, 2009 9:13 pm

GO 1701-D

Aaron R.
March 16, 2009 9:14 pm

I cant wait for the three nacelled enterprise what about that one?

Devon
March 16, 2009 9:18 pm

Ahh, so I see that Diamond Select also do inaccurate renderings of characters in their action figures. Nice!

saavik001
March 16, 2009 9:22 pm

No Kruge and Maltz? Bummer.

SirMartman
March 16, 2009 9:22 pm

Re #4

yeh, I argee, it looks nothing like Mr Shatner at all,,

but its got “his” voice,,

doesnt he get a say,,to what products they put his voice too ?

At least the ST : TFB figures look ok,,

I cant wait to see the offical poster for ST : TFB, I thought it would of been out by now.

elmachocombo
March 16, 2009 9:25 pm

Big Kirk frightens me.

OneBuckFilms
March 16, 2009 9:32 pm

Trek II Phaser and TOS Tricorder. Science one for me !!!!

March 16, 2009 9:35 pm

I’m going to get Martok, and I’m still upset that they cancelled the ST:III 2-pack. That was my one “must have” this year.

March 16, 2009 9:40 pm

I’m sorry… “DST?”

SerenityActual
March 16, 2009 9:40 pm

What is up with Nurse Ogawa’s face…that smile is downright scary….lol

March 16, 2009 9:43 pm

I wonder how comfortable that chair is?

Brett Campbell
March 16, 2009 9:52 pm

I dunno about the 18″ Kirk. He was never a pencil-necked geek!

TNG action figures: pull the strings and listen to them talk … and talk … and talk ….

Gorn to be w-i-i-i-i-ld!!

Clay "Still hoping for red nacelle caps" Farrow
March 16, 2009 9:58 pm

Nurse Ogawa looks like she got dosed with Joker Gas.

enterprise1965
March 16, 2009 10:12 pm

sounds like that medical tricorder has some sound bites from “city on the edge of forever” watch out Art Asylum harlen elison might sue.

Paul-Fitz
March 16, 2009 10:12 pm

I just wish there were voyager figures, (for us Voyager fans). Hard to find any good ones.
Alyssa Ogowa is wired looking.

Happy Saint Patricks Day to all, From Ireland.

Izbot
March 16, 2009 10:23 pm

Why do the largest action figures (like the Ultimate scale Captain James T. Kirk) always look the absolute worst?! This looks like Kirk after being stranded on an asteroid for a few months with no food! Fer godssake, Wesley could kick his ass!

Izbot
March 16, 2009 10:28 pm

17. Clay “Still hoping for red nacelle caps” Farrow –
“Nurse Ogawa looks like she got dosed with Joker Gas.”

Really!! I mean, she was always cheerful but seriously! That pic scared me!

18. enterprise1965 –
“sounds like that medical tricorder has some sound bites from “city on the edge of forever” watch out Art Asylum harlen elison might sue.”

Lol, they should just make a Harlan Ellison-at-his-typewriter-writing-the-City-on-the-Edge-of-Forever-script action figure and let him keep 100% of the profits! Nah, he’d still find something to yell about…

Jack O'Neill
March 16, 2009 10:42 pm

That 1/4 scale Kirk looks anorexic.

What’s it say? “Damn Bones and his salad diets!”

OneBuckFilms
March 16, 2009 11:28 pm

13 – DST = Diamond Select Toys. Their toys are designed by Art Asylum, and their role play Trek Tek toys are fantastic (TOS Phaser and Communicator). :-)

Cobalt 1365
March 16, 2009 11:54 pm

Wow lots of new stuff to drool over, too bad I’m not much of an action-figure collector

What I want to hear about are the Trek-licensed apparel and ST09 Soundtrack, yumm!!

March 17, 2009 12:08 am

Finally , after all this time my ship is coming in!!!!

Enterprise D!!! :D

OLLEY OLLEY OLEY
March 17, 2009 12:09 am

are the TNG and DS9 ladies poster girls for Anorexia???????
their waists are Far too small.
And wtf has Nurse Alyssa Ogawa been smoking? That jokeress grin wouldnt be appropriate for caring for the dying, I think she only EVER smiled once in TNG and it certainly wasnt a hearty laugh that this doll is demonstrating..

btw when did O’Brien get buff?
pumped chest abd tight waist, YEAH – RIGHT!!!!

Requiem1971
March 17, 2009 12:28 am

Sorry guys, this is SO retarded. To think that these manufactures need to make the figures so darn big, just to get the detail is absolutely pathetic. There’s no one who can tell me that they can’t do figures with that much if not even greater detail on a 3 3/4″ size. In fact, when you make these dolls in other words, you only end-up seeing their imperfections and their dull plastic quality. Thumbs down on this line of toys. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best I rate this toy line a big fat ZERO. What are they for preschoolers, toddelers? Maybe there ok for that age but PLEASE. No thank you.

Devon Richards
March 17, 2009 12:35 am

I want that chair!!!

Excelsior!
March 17, 2009 12:38 am

I want my U.S.S. Excelsior! :)

Rastaman
March 17, 2009 12:38 am

Dunno about the Bashir or Kira figures. I think they accidentally gave Kira Mr. O’Brien’s jowls.

The tricorders look nifty though!

March 17, 2009 1:10 am

Yes, a Michelle Forbes action figure!

March 17, 2009 3:59 am

That so-called “ultimate” Kirk is the ultimate is fandom ripoff. I could hardly conceive of a worse figure.

eprom
March 17, 2009 4:23 am

How come Martok has such small hands compared to the oversized ones of Bashir n O’Brien? Nurse Ogawa looks likes she’s been ‘using’ meds. But, it is nice to see how they show characters when they dont have the laser scanned actor faces as a source

March 17, 2009 5:24 am

Is the Star Trek II phaser still going to talk? I hope it doesn’t talk. Why would a phaser talk?

Kirk, James T.
March 17, 2009 5:25 am

Looking forward to the Enterprise D but the figures, well the re-use of bodies is ripe!

The Original FC Data body used for –
FC Data
TNG Data
AGT Data
TMP Kirk
TMP Spock
TMP Alternative Spock
TMP Alternative Kirk
DS9 Sisko
DS9 O’Brian
DS9 Bashire
Half Borg/Human Drone
Season 2 Sisko (2pack With dukat)
Season 4 Sisko (With Command chair)

Regent Worf Body used on:
Regent Worf
Kruge (Canceled)
Maltz (Canceled)
Gowron (2pack with Season 4 worf)
DS9 Martok

Crusher Body uses:
TNG Crusher
NEM Crusher
AGT Crusher
Nurse Chapel
DS9 Jadzia Dax
TNG Ro Laren

Troi Body reuse –
TNG Troi
NEM Troi
DS9 Ezri Dax
DS9 Kira

the only new DS9 figure was Odo! thats appalling.

Don’t even get me started on that anorexic James T Kirk UQS.

The figures are lame, i hope DST do a better job with the Borg wave as we are promised an entirely newly sculpted wave. (although that FC Data body is still in use even in that wave). Otherwise i would just urge DST to focus on their really well done props and ships.

Kirk's Girdle
March 17, 2009 5:25 am

Random Thoughts:

What’s with that Ultimate scrawny Kirk? He’s looking for an ass-whoopin’
Anyone else feel bad for the decidedly feminine outfit the Gorn has to wear? What with the hood of the “Cheron”? Is that officially their species name? Nurse Ogawa looks very happy but Crusher just sucked on a lemon.

Kirk's Girdle
March 17, 2009 5:27 am

Re: Martok’s hands. That’s a personal issue and he doesn’t like the insinuation.

Max
March 17, 2009 5:28 am

cool

Daoud
March 17, 2009 5:55 am

#36 It’s how the original MEGO figures were back thirtyplus years ago. Same reason the Mugato morphed into something out of Planet of the Apes. That it seemed they hadn’t watched the show is what made the dolls such fun. They seemed to have conflated the Cheron with the Gideon people seen in the window of the NCC-17-faux-1

Captian Cameron goes Berserk!!
March 17, 2009 6:09 am

I don’t collect these kinda things, but I guess It’s Nice to see the DS9 peeps get some more recognition.

March 17, 2009 6:15 am

I have been hit and miss on my feelings about the DST action figures. Their Spock’s are generally very good, but their Kirk’s are always a bit off. I saw teh 18″ Kirk in my comic shop last week, and frankly, I passed. It’s poorly sculpted, the body is way too thin, and the hands for some reason were colored like Jar Jar Binks. No really, a weird pinkish fade on the hands.

I did pick up the majority of the DS9 figs, but was disappointed in the head sculpts for O’Brien and Bashir. I really like their Kira in Starfleet uniform though. Their Starships have always proven very good, and their props- been waiting for the tricorder for some time now…

Just my two cents.

Big JB
March 17, 2009 6:29 am

To heck with the figures…tricorders!!! There be TRICORDERS!!! The moire is spinning!!! THE MOIRE IS SPINNING!!!

switching to decaf…

thebiggfrogg
March 17, 2009 6:38 am

Boy the TNG figures SUCK: Crusher looks like a corpse and Ogawa looks like a Stepford Wife. And that 18″ Kirk looks emaciated, like Kirk after a serious bout of anoerexia (I know he had a weight problem, but don’t let Spock’s fat jokes get you down, Jimmy boy!). May start a round of Kirk has AIDS or cancer rumors–just ask Steve Jobs.

Retro Mego stuff cool as usual and brings me back to my childhood. The tech stuff looks okay.

jas_montreal
March 17, 2009 6:45 am

gosh… i miss martok from ds9. He was really fun to watch.

March 17, 2009 6:55 am

I was bummed about the Kruge and the Amazon exclusive Tribbles Kirk Electronic Chair has been delayed (according to Amazon) until October.

“That 1/4 scale Kirk looks anorexic.”

I thought the same thing when I first saw both large figures. What a girlish waist you have there Jimbo….

“Why do the largest action figures (like the Ultimate scale Captain James T. Kirk) always look the absolute worst?! ”

I thought the Playmates 1/4″ scale figure had a nice Kirk sculpt. (Not the Spock however.)

James
March 17, 2009 6:57 am

Feminine? Are you crazy thats what the Gorn wore in TOS, a gold tunic style uniform. Shit the original mego Gorn was a brown lizard with a Klingon uniform.

Chadwick
March 17, 2009 7:16 am

Don’t get me wrong all the expensive “toys” are great like the captains chair and there are some nice tricorder and phaser replicas out there but to waste money on that crap, and action figures. But for me there is only one item I buy and that is the space ship models. They have always taken the cake, the vehicles that protect us and carry us. Diamond select have made the best ready built models to date, playmates never quite cut it, they are toys you play with not look at. I must say I have been awaiting the 1701 D for a while, AHH the delays.

EFFeX
March 17, 2009 7:26 am

I really don’t want to “hate”, but that’s the worst collection of Trek figures ever. They look nothing like the characters they are portraying.

Why does Bashir look like Carson Daly!?

Art•Rob
March 17, 2009 7:32 am

Jeez – when I first saw the headline, I thought it said: ” . . . Neil Diamond Select Star Trek figures . . .” >shudder<.

Cenobyte
March 17, 2009 7:43 am

1/4 sized Kirk… someone @ Diamond Select made a crappy executive decision on this figure. If it was proportioned properly I’d be there buying it, a figure which looks like a 6’2″ anorexia victim with a mediocre giant Kirk head screwed on is a bad choice and they’ve lost a sale in me… and I’m guessing if I’m not buying it, other fans aren’t buying it… so I guess that means the largest amount of sales will be to people who don’t know any better. Sad.

In my opinion, as of late this company’s figures have gone wayyyy down hill… I haven’t bought one in ages because of it. Only saving grace are the props and ships, for some reason they continue to be of decent to good quality products.

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