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The Collective: DST Announces New TOS Ship Toys & Figures + Review of Electronic Chair & Kirk Figure April 2, 2009

by John Tenuto , Filed under: DS9,Review,TNG,Toys , trackback

Not all the toy news is about new movie related stuff, Diamond Select Toys is still announcing new items from the rest of the 40 years of Star Trek franchise (especially TOS). TrekMovie has the details about the exciting toys and action figures on their way from DST. Plus the Collective reviews the new Kirk Figure w/ Electronic chair.



Action! – TOS wave 5
In August, the fifth wave of action figures based on Star Trek: The Original Series features a nice assortment of Diamond Select regulars and some firsts. A "third season" version of Captain James T. Kirk in green tunic, a "Tholain Web" edition of short-sleeved Dr. Leonard McCoy, a Nurse Christine Chapel (a DST first), Yoeman Janice Rand (another first), and the first-ever alien of the week, the Salt Vampire from "The Man Trap" (also a first for DST) show a nice diversity among the various seasons of Star Trek. What is especially nice about the Chapel and Rand figures is that their inclusions means collectors and fans now could assembly the entire crew of regulars from TOS.

TOS Wave 5 w/o Salt Vampire (click to enlarge)
[Pre-Order at BBTS – $59.99]

More Enterprise(s)! – Mirror and Remastered
Also this August, two variations of the classic 1960s Enterprise NCC 1701 make their debut. The first is the ISS Mirror Enterprise featuring details, sound, lighting, and voice effects from the fan favorite episode. The coolest feature is the Mirror Federation logo adorning the ship. Also available will be the Remastered version of the Enterprise from the CBS HD versions of Star Trek. This toy will have all the detailing seen in the CGI rendered model of the Enterprise and also includes lighting and sound effects.

ISS Enterprise (click to enlarge)
[Pre-Order Star Trek Mirror Mirror ISS Enterprise Ship from Entertainment Earth – $37.99]

‘Remastered’ Enterprise (click to enlarge)
[Pre-Order Star Trek Classic Enterprise NCC-1701 HD Edition Vehicle from Entertainment Earth – $37.99]



Chair Trek: The Motionless Figure
One of the best moments from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is when Spock sympathetically gestures to Kirk who is opining (not "Chris Pine-ing")that he misses his old Captain’s chair. Well, your TOS action figures no longer have to miss that old Chair as DST now has a Deluxe Edition Captain Kirk and Electronic Chair version of the most famous spaceship furniture in television history designed for the 7" line. The Captain’s chair includes one of the best likeness action figures of Captain Kirk (one of the most challenging for sculptures because of William Shatner’s features).

Kirk and his Electronic chair (click to enlarge)
[Order Star Trek Deluxe Electronic Chair Captain Kirk Action Figure from Entertainment Earth – $29.99]

The electronic chair is the next from the set of what we at TrekMovie like to refer to as the "Chair Trek: The Motionless Figures." Other 7" figures and chairs already available include Kirk from Where No Man Has Gone Before, Pike from The Cage, and first season Picard and Riker with TNG command chairs. This new item is the first electronic version available from DST. The chair is nicely detailed and features bright lighting effects.

Closer look at buttons on Electronic chair (click to enlarge)

Most impressive is how many quotes from Captain Kirk and sound effects the chair includes (the included video below is only a sampling of the sounds). By pressing the right panel on the Chair, a Kirk quote is played and then when you press the left panel the appropriate corresponding sound effect is heard. DST also likes "easter eggs" in their electronic toys and if you hold down the right side panel for a few seconds, fans get treated to the opening episode narration and the left panel is the Enterprise din sound effects that run constantly on the Bridge.

The great thing is that the chair is almost a consolation prize to all the fans who have neither the funds or the space for the thousands of dollars life sized version of this chair. With some dieting, perhaps elfish fans could even fit into the chair The electronic Kirk and Captain’s Chair is available now at Entertainment Earth for $29.99

More chairs coming
Next in the line of regular chairs is Sisko with Defiant Captain’s chair available this August. Entertainment Earth has preorders for $22.99.
This October, there will be an exclusive Trouble With Tribbles edition of the Captain Kirk and Electronic Chair (with sound and Kirk voice from the episode) available from There was a preorder previously available, but with a delay in the item planned, Amazon has temporarily disabled the link. Keep checking back at Amazon during the next few weeks.

Sisko and his chair (click to more)
[Order Star Trek DS9 Sisko Command Chair Figure from Entertainment Earth – $22.99]



Available Now!
The Ultimate Scale Spock (18" with cloth uniform) and the retro MEGO Enterprise Playset are now shipping. Be sure to check back with The Collective for reviews of both in the next week.

Retro Mego Playset (click to more)
[Order Star Trek Retro Series Bridge Playset from Entertainment Earth – $59.99]

Unfortunately, for Deep Space Nine fans the Commander Benjamin Sisko and Dukat two-pack has been cancelled for now by Diamond Select Toys.


1. Rob - April 2, 2009

Awesome! Can’t wait to get my toy on :D

2. Spectrum of the Spock - April 2, 2009

i wonder if we’ll see Karl in the short sleeve doc shirt…

3. NCC-73515 - April 2, 2009

Cool ISS :D

4. garen - April 2, 2009

Kirk in green tunic is a great facial sculpt. The likeness is about as dead on as action figures get.

McCoy’s hairy arms though…whats up with that? They could have sacrificed accuracy on that one and opted to not give him hairy chimp arms!

5. Closettrekker - April 2, 2009

The hair on McCoy’s arms is a bit much.


6. Crusade2267 - April 2, 2009

Bones’s arms are awfully hairy!

7. ThePhaige - April 2, 2009

LoL! to the Bones hair….

8. alden - April 2, 2009

you mixed up the links below the two enterprises

9. Prologic9 - April 2, 2009

Rofl, arm hair.

10. Agentm31 - April 2, 2009

Maybe they should focus on the Ent D before they come up with new ships

11. Daniel Broadway - April 2, 2009

Come on guys. These figures are quite detailed and nice. McCoy’s arms are of little concerned when looking at overall quality.

You guys are just splitting hairs at this point. Arm hairs.

12. Daniel Broadway - April 2, 2009


13. Prologic9 - April 2, 2009

Also, a “remastered” Enterprise toy. Really?

14. Mike Ten - April 2, 2009

Was McCoy / Mr. Kelly’s arms that hairy? Also, was he taller than Kirk / Mr. Shatner?

Also, the Captain’s chair for the 7″ figures looks great, I wonder if Sisko’s chair lights up as well. I’ll definately be picking up some of these items.

15. Ensign Ro- (short for Roland) - April 2, 2009

The likenesses of Chapel and Rand are excellent. Nice to see the ladies of Trek getting some recognition from DST. And I LOVE the Big E “toys”.

16. alden - April 2, 2009

they should make a sisko and dukat two pack in which they both are sitting in chairs, in a runabout or something. And the runabout can be remastered

17. falcon - April 2, 2009

Don’t zoom in too close to the Enterprise pics. Either these are pre-production versions (and the molds were very poorly machined), or the models themselves are crappily made. Lots of seams and gaps. Granted, they’re toys, but you’d think for as much as DS is charging for them they’d be a little higher quality. Not along the lines of Master Replicas, obviously, but better than they are.

And the facial sculpts of the Kirk figures really could use a little more eyeliner. :-) Seriously, part of what made Kirk’s/Shatner’s eyes stand out so much in TOS was the eyeliner.

18. IAMKIROK - April 2, 2009

I’d get that chair, but I’ve already got my own lifesized, personally crafted one of my own. I’d love to see a shuttlecraft Galileo by DST/AA.

19. alden - April 2, 2009

Maybe they took the make up from jim’s eyes and added it to chapels lips (I don’t recall her wearing that shade in any of the episodes)

20. JeFF - April 2, 2009

What the hell were they thinking with McCoy’s arms…??

“Hey, let’s give him really hairy arms!”

I mean… how does an idea like that even come to pass during toy conception…? Hilarious!

21. John from Cincinnati - April 2, 2009

What’s with those hairy arms?


22. John from Cincinnati - April 2, 2009

Those arms remind me of my former Latina girlfriend! LOL

23. Svavar - April 2, 2009

Bones looks like he’s scratching his balls…. otherwise pretty cool

24. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - April 2, 2009

I just love the I.S.S Enterprise. Love the detail of the Empire Logo. Now this is one ship i will have. I just wish they would come up with the Personell Agoniser Device. Now that will be so Kool. How About a replica of the Agoniser Booth. Even Better. I hope that they have patches of the Empire Logo. Long Live The Terran Empire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

25. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - April 2, 2009

Ok. I would also love to have a Terran Empire Uniform as well.

26. Duncan MacLeod - April 2, 2009

You sure you got the pronoun there right John ;) Maybe you should have checked a little closer… they can do wonderful things with tape these days…

27. Duncan MacLeod - April 2, 2009

I also would have preferred a product shot of bones where he is NOT grabbing his junk.

28. BlueWaterDreamer - April 2, 2009

What’s a Voyager fan to do?

29. RedShirtWalking - April 2, 2009

The McCoy doll looks RIDICULOUS with that “hair” on the arms.

30. Closettrekker - April 2, 2009

#27—“I also would have preferred a product shot of bones where he is NOT grabbing his junk.”

Perhaps he fears that whatever has attacked his arms might spread elsewhere!

31. SPOCKBOY - April 2, 2009

(one of my first)

32. Krik Semaj - April 2, 2009

Bones is standing next to Rand. I don’t blame him for grabbing his junk.

33. richpit - April 2, 2009

Honestly, folks, McCoy did have pretty hairy arms!

34. Commodore Z - April 2, 2009

Any word on what “additional details” are on the remastered Enterprise?

35. gp1477 - April 2, 2009

I wish the captain’s chair had a big EJECT POD button…

36. Ralph F - April 2, 2009

Nice, but still awaiting other ships from TOS-R, like a remastered CONSTELLATION and some of the fanboy ships (like the SS BOTANY BAY and maybe the grain ship that they borrowed from TAS).

37. Andrew C - April 2, 2009

Nice, but the use of “best moments” and “Star Trek V” do not go together.

38. Tommy V - April 2, 2009

The hair on McCoy’s arms is freaking me the heck out! That’s not right!!!

39. The Last Maquis - April 2, 2009

Is The Enterprise From the Remastered Mirror Mirror episode Really Marked with an “I.S.S.”? I kept trying to see if they changed it, but it looked like it still read “U.S.S.” to me….I have to look again.

40. captain_neill - April 2, 2009

these figures look great

Def want a Rand and Chapel figure to have all the orifinals complete.

37 – the moment in Star Trek V where Kirk says he misses his old chair is a fun moment.

41. Captain Cameron goes Berserk!! - April 2, 2009

So if they do a politically correct “Voyager” captains chair will it come with Janeway & Chakotay?? LOL

42. Lt. Bailey - April 2, 2009

My collection book case is going to get awfully crowded…Oh well, that is the pride of ownership.

43. Alex Prewitt - April 2, 2009

Oh brother, Remastered version 1701. Give me a break, how about a Reliant? And I’m pretty sure Kirk did not wear a wrap around tunic in the 3rd season. Shatner was fairly overweight for most of that, and the girdle wouldn’t look right with the wrap around! : )

44. Maximus - April 2, 2009

I soooo want that Sisko/chair one.

45. THX-1138 - April 2, 2009

Oh yessssss……..New Shipsssss…………They shall be mine!

Remastered Enterprise? Frak yes! I’ll get it just for the accurate weatherizing on the saucer. Mirror universe Enterprise? Frak yes! I’ll get it just because I’m a ship freak.

Oh yessssss………mine.

46. Red Shirt Kia - April 2, 2009

Boo on the canceled DS9 figures.

DS9 gets no love. :(

47. BANNEDUSER_NX01 - April 2, 2009

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD..can we have some OTHER ships than the TOS Enterprise, its great, beautiful..but there are SO many OTHER about the RELIANT? THE OBERTH CLASS? There’s enough of the Enterprise already and as a fan Im not gonna be buying any more of it, I want some NEW ships for my collection. There’s no doubt they could make other ships and sell a TON so WHY DONT THEY?


48. Johnny - April 2, 2009

Aww great 2 MORE TOS 1701’s I HAVE TO BUY . XD

I’m glad to see the Connie getting soo much attention. With the release of the NX, E, (future release of D, AGT D and even the B and 2000) makes me wonder….


Then my (future) ship display will be completed!!!!

49. wab1701 - April 2, 2009

While I am a huge fan of DST and their ships, is it really necessary to produce 5 versions of each one before they come up with another? I’m sure there’s a method to the madness (crap, we made to many, let’s repaint them!), but I’m still waiting on my Defiant and Voyager ships. At least the hero ships.

Pre-order the big D, I hope it comes soon. 35 Days!

50. Captain Cohen - April 2, 2009

Love the detail of McCoy holding the detachable part of the medical Feinberger tricirder [salt-cellar I seem to recall by the inimitable Mr Feinberg.]

51. jc - April 2, 2009

No Sisko/Dukat two pack? Booooo.

52. spockatatic - April 2, 2009

Haha for those who are complaining about McCoy’s armhair, take a look at episodes where he is wearing that shirt, like Amok Time and The Tholian Web. His arms are fricken hairy!!!

53. Tox Uthat - April 2, 2009



Excellent as usual.

54. Bud - April 2, 2009

How about a hairy Spock from the Nazi planet episode?

55. Thomas Jensen - April 2, 2009

Kirk only had that wrap version in the second season. The first season had the braids on the collar.

And a remastered version Enterprise? Big deal. These toys are very nice, but aren’t all that accurate to the dimensions of the actual model.

The Captain’s Chair is great, but I’ve already got a full sized version.

56. OLLEY OLLEY OLEY - April 2, 2009

Bones needs a back,sack and crack

57. Third Remata'Klan - April 2, 2009

Waaahahahaha! I love the hairy arms on McCoy!

58. TreKMadeMeWonder - April 2, 2009

How did they get Shatners voice over intro without the Trek musice behind it?

59. egoing - April 2, 2009

Diamond Select Toys refuses to answer their Customer Service e-mails. While they make interesting toys the quality is lacking to some degree or another.

60. BobK - April 2, 2009

“quality is lacking to some degree or another”

Take a close up look at the enlarged photos – seams & gaps. I’ll pass.

61. Scott B. here. - April 2, 2009

The Remastered Enterprise toy looks fake — no weight and depth to it, and the nacelle caps are all wrong. On the plus side, you can see little people inside the windows!

And I’m glad they finally did a McCoy figure from “Werewolf in the Fold.” Awesome!

Scott B. out.

62. Jorg Sacul - April 2, 2009

heh… Wait til they do shirtless Spock… talk about your hairy aliens!

63. jj_roddenberry - April 2, 2009

Why are they selling all of this crap that no one’s going to buy??? KLINGON DISRUPTORS, guys. START SELLING THOSE.

64. SPB - April 2, 2009

Hey kids, NEW images of the Hot Wheels die-cast ships (surprised they haven’t been featured yet at TrekMovie):

Enterprise-A, Klingon Bird of Prey, Reliant & Enterprise-D:

New Movie Enterprise (with red nacelle caps!):

65. Enc - April 2, 2009

i want
i want
i want
how about a capt w/ chair and there ship from each show. that would be std for a franchise. then please up it to the next level. I agree. botany Bay. a Khan w/ sleeper unit yes? TWOK reliant and Khan / cjair. sulu/chair and excelsior ship. rachel and the E-C.
kruge, harriman, batesman, mirror kirk etc (maybe even a capt data)
then last but not l;east kirk(pine) and JJprise (not that i care for it right now) gimmegimmegimme :)

66. Gatchaman - April 2, 2009

Gosh darn it! Where’s Archer’s chair?!?!

67. Bramblett - April 2, 2009

#47. Here a vote for some new ships already!!!
How about the Reliant, Oberth, and Excelsior Class, DST?
They can do multiple versions of each of these!

68. Bramblett - April 2, 2009

Here IS, I mean…

69. Iowagirl - April 2, 2009

It’s great to have Rand and Chapel, at last. The Salt Vampire is really cool, too.

And, of course, the ISS E and Kirk in Captain’s chair are a must.

Very cool, indeed. Love it.

70. screaming satellite - April 3, 2009

“The Captain’s chair includes one of the best likeness action figures of Captain Kirk (one of the most challenging for sculptures because of William Shatner’s features). ”

wonder why is it such a challenge for sculptures as opposed to getting spock, bones etc likeness correct?

i guess eventually DST will do the entire back catologue of figures/ships from the TOS and movies…imagining Wyatt Earp and Co with OK Coral play set…Balok…Gary Mitchell (with silver eyes)…Edith (Harlen will blow a fuse…again)….Shore Leave Kirk with ripped shirt….Andrea/Ruk…Decker….Sybok…. etc etc

71. Crewman Darnell - April 3, 2009

I always thought those grid lines on the saucer section of the Enterprise were considered to be mistakes on the part of the old AMT models. I’ll have to watch another remastered TOS episode to see if those lines are visible.

72. Crewman Darnell - April 3, 2009

– Can hardly wait to see the “Salt Vampire” figure. I want one for let’s say special personal reasons…

73. Holger - April 3, 2009

I will get the ISS Enterprise. I also like the Remastered 1701, great idea, but it seems a little bit like a rip-off to me – I mean they merely painted gridlines on the hull and this accounts for an additional $7.99?

74. screaming satellite - April 3, 2009

if memory serves…kirk was never in a green tunic in the 3rd season – only in season 1 and 2

75. BJ - April 3, 2009


76. Scott B. here. - April 3, 2009

Re 71 – Darnell – Me too. Always hated the grid lines on the AMT model, and is a big reason I didn’t buy the recent re-issue of the model. I think they came from the plan and elevation views of the Enterprise that were in Stephen Whitfield’s “The Making of Star Trek” book. AMT thought they should be there.

I think they are on the remastered version, but they’re very subtle, and almost disappear except in certain light.

Does anyone know definitively if they were on the original paint job of the 11 foot model? I’m 99% certain they’re not on the smaller model used for some shots — the model you see in “Requiem for Methuselah” and in some publicity shots of Kirk and Spock holding the model.

Scott B. out.

77. LodownX - April 3, 2009

no set of “regulars” is complete without MR. KYLE… the guy is a work horse.

78. Star Trackie - April 3, 2009

Newsflash people…..McCoy DID have hairy arms.

Watch the show. Sorry to burst the bubble.

79. THX-1138 - April 3, 2009


Yes, the grid lines were on the 11 foot model. Hopefully, this is a link you can use to see it at the Smitsonian. The picture is after the controversial refurbish that was done but it has been said that the top of the saucer was left in it’s original state. You can see the faint grid lines and the band of weathering at the front of the saucer. If the link doesn’t work, try googling the Mike Trice Star Trek page. You will find some of the finest pictures of the Enterprise model I have ever seen, right down to the screws that hold the nacelle domes on.


80. THX-1138 - April 3, 2009

Sorry about the above ^^^^^. You can copy and paste it to the browser.

81. Dr. Image - April 3, 2009

#76 Scott- They were drawn on in pencil on the 11-footer, and I believe were there from the beginning. One theory is that they were applied to aid in graphic placement.
The 3-footer was updated by Datin to reflect the updates to the 11-footer,
but that might not have included the lines.
This miniature also has some proportional differences compared to the big one. Alas, it’s been lost/stolen. Maybe some day it’ll turn up.

So basically, the grid lines should be there, but VERY subtle.

I like the remastered E model… but those nacelle caps;)

82. Nodar08 - April 3, 2009

@28… agreed. I’ve been waiting for Voyager merchandise, haven’t been too fortunate yet in regards to new toys. I feel your pain

83. John from Cincinnati - April 3, 2009


yeah, but look at the figure. It looks like he got in a fight with a cat whose nails have been dipped in ink.

84. Andy Patterson - April 3, 2009

Yeah,…is that Bones or the comic version of Wolverine? Talk about hairy.

85. CmdrR - April 3, 2009

Nice likenesses… and I likey Rand. Mmmm.

I can also see aspects of the pilot/mirror E I’ve never noticed; specifically the nacelle intercoolers (and if that’s not their name then it should be.)

Nice. I gotta get to Toys R Us.

86. Kirk - April 3, 2009

They already made a yeoman rand from playmates circa 1996

87. Dave in RI - April 3, 2009

“76. Scott B. here. – April 3, 2009
Re 71 – Darnell – Me too. Always hated the grid lines on the AMT model, and is a big reason I didn’t buy the recent re-issue of the model…”

Great news for you then: The 40th Anniversary reissue of the AMT Enterprise has NO GRID LINES!!! The saucer top is as bare as a baby’s bottom :-)

88. Dark_Lord_Prime - April 3, 2009

That remastered Enterprise is a sexy bish. :D

Also, I’m hoping that Hot Wheels Trek09 Enterprise with red nacelle caps is accurately reflective of the movie ship.

Or maybe that and the electronic toy are BOTH right. Red for impulse flight, blue during warp?

89. Grady Christie - April 3, 2009

Cool. Can’t wait to start collecting.

90. thomoz - April 3, 2009

I have to say: the workmanship on those $38 Diamond Select ships is atrocious. The saucer looks like it’s spreading open left-and-right,
the gaps in the plastic are so huge.

Sure hope they look better in person, although I doubt it!

91. Scott B. here. - April 3, 2009

Re: THX and Dr. Image – Thanks, guys for the info and linkage — those photos of Mike Trice’s are dynamite. They’re now bookmarked. I’ve seen the 11 foot model at the Smithsonian on several occasions, but never could get a good look at the top of the saucer, and when I was there the last time, I was shocked by the restoration. She looked like an actress who’d had 3 facial surgeries too many.

Re: Dave in RI – I had no idea! Thanks for that welcome tidbit. I made the assumption that they just used the old AMT molds, grid lines, droopy nacelles and all! I’ll have to track one down now!

Scott B. out.

92. THX-1138 - April 3, 2009

Scott B

That new model is nifty. Even niftier is the absolutely massive decal sheet that comes with the model. You can now build any version of the Enterprise or any other ship you wish. If I’m not mistaken, there may even be some Mirror universe decals.

The Trice pics are awesome. I have pored over them at length. To be honest, I have accurized my DST ship based on those pics.

And thomoz, my DST ships don’t have huge gaps in the seams. Yes, there are seams. It is a production toy, after all. But I thought those were some terrible pictures that didn’t do the finished product any justice.

93. Bob Tompkins - April 3, 2009

Tats on Bones’ forearms?

94. devon - April 10, 2009

Yeoman Janice rand has pretty blue eyes, not brown ! I hope this is corrected before final approval! And why can’t they have her hair come forward over her shoulders a bit,it would look more accurate! At least it’s better than the ponytail playmates version! Diamond select has done nice hair sculpts for Ronon Dex, Beverly Crusher, etc. with some hair forward and some back… I think Janice would look better with some hair forward as well!

95. devon - April 10, 2009

Also what’s with the inconsistency re: female legs? Janice’s look black,Christine’s are flesh-colored… either go with the dark pantyhose look for both or keep them flesh-colored for both figures, although darker legs would be more TV accurate! I guess Christine is a new sculpt,wheras Janice is a Dax Tribbles figure body re-use!!!

96. devon - April 10, 2009

What’s with all the cancellations of late: Kruge/Maaltz 2-pack, Sisko/Dukat 2-pack, Boomer/D’anna 2-pack! The Kruge/Maaltz sculpts are awesome,what a shame! Two such pivotal characters as Boomer/D’anna who have no existing figures to date,you’d think the demand would be there?! And what’s with DS9 not getting the attention it deserves… no Bajoran Kira, Quark, Rom, Nog, Dukat, Damar,Garak,Jake,etc. !! And poor Voyager… nothing much on the horizon save for the Borg!

97. Spaceman Spiff - April 17, 2009

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