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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 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 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 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.
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.
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).
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).
- Commander Spock Ultimate 1/4 scale figure [pre-order@EE: $67.80]
- Retro MEGO Enterprise Bridge Playset [pre-order@EE: $59.99]
- DS9 Worf and Gowron Action Figure Two Pack [pre-order@EE: $67.80]
- Enterprise D Starship Toy [pre-order@EE: $49.99]
Long-awaited Enterprise D ship coming soon
- DS9 Sisko and Dukat 7" figure two-pack [pre-order@EE: $27.09]
- Borg Action 7" figures four-pack (Seven of Nine Borgified, Seven of Nine Purple Outfit, Half-Borgified Starfleet Officer, Borg Drone) [pre-order@EE: $64.99]
- Star Trek II Phaser [pre-order@EE: $27.99]
- Science Tricorder Role Playing Toy [pre-order@AFX: $39.99]
- Medical Tricorder Role Playing Toy [pre-order@EE: $39.99]
Art Asylum has just released this video showing off their new tricorders.
- Star Trek IV Kirk and Spock Two Pack [pre-order@EE: $26.79]
- Star Trek DS9 Sisko Action Figure with Defiant Command Chair [pre-order@EE: $22.99]
- Life-sized TOS Captain’s Chair Replica [pre-order@EE: $2199.99]
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.