The Collective: Diamond Select Star Trek Toys Update – New Figs, Release Dates, Pics + more April 22, 2009by John Tenuto , Filed under: TOS,Toys , trackback
For fans who like ‘classic’ Trek, there are a great many products from Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum on the way during the next few months. TrekMovie has all the details, including exclusive images of reissue two-packs and information on brand new Toys R Us exclusives.
Toys R Us Exclusive Kirk, Spock & McCoy
TOS Kirk and Dress Uniform
After a very successful Wrath of Khan Kirk exclusive action figure earlier this year, Diamond Select Toys and Toys R Us are teaming again to bring fans another limited edition of James T. Kirk. This time it is Captain James T. Kirk in Dress Uniform (with all his medals and green shirt). The figure will be available in the next few weeks at TRU retail stores and online. Be sure to keep checking both as the TWOK Kirk exclusive sold out very quickly. As with all the TRU exclusive items, the Kirk includes a cool sticker on the packaging identifying it as being limited to the venerable toy store.
"The Cage" Spock
Just as in "reel" life, Kirk has Spock with him. Available at the same time as exclusive Kirk at TRU will be a brand new Spock in a "The Cage" uniform. DST has previously released Captain Christopher Pike as an action figure with his command chair, so Spock will look great next to his first commanding officer. We hope that DST considers a "Number One" action figure because it would be a first ever in the history of Trek toys.
TOS McCoy [re-issue]
Finally, DST and TRU keep the ‘troika’ together with a reissue of the TOS Dr. Leonard McCoy figure.
All of these DST TRU exclusive action figures are available imminently at TRU stores and online.
CBS TOS Blu-ray Exclusive "WNMHGB" Sulu
Next week, the Star Trek Season 1 Blu Ray disks will include a mail-away offer for an exclusive Sulu (from "Where No Man Has Gone Before"). The cost is $7.50 for shipping and handling and the DVD box includes an insert with instructions.
Amazon Exclusive "Trouble w/ Tribbles" Kirk in Chair
DST/AA has another exclusive with Amazon.com for this July. Continuing the "action figures with Captain’s Chairs" line, Amazon has a "Captain James T. Kirk and Electronic Chair Trouble With Tribbles edition" which will feature sound and voice effects and a green shirted Kirk from the famous episode. The 7" figure and electronic chair is priced at $29.99 and available for preorder now.
Amazon Exclusive Capt. Kirk "Trouble With Tribbles" Electronic Command Chair
[Pre-order at Amazon for $29.99]
TOS Two Pack reissues coming this summer
For fans who are just discovering the quality and collectibility of the DST action figure line, there is good news. DST is reissuing some of its most popular action figures in two pack varieties. Captain Kirk and Uhura, Spock and Montgomery Scott, and McCoy and Sulu will be available starting July 2009 at retailers. TrekMovie has the exclusive two-pack sales imagery.
TOS Wave 5 pre-order
TrekMovie previously reported on the next regular wave of TOS figures from DST/AA. These figures are now available for preorder from Entertainment Earth for a September availability. The set of four figures is pre-selling for $52.99. This particular wave has been getting a great deal of attention not only because of its variety, but because of the excellent likeness of Captain Kirk which is always a difficult proposition for every toy company. DST reports that even William Shatner liked the figure and approved it without suggesting changes. Now I must report a bias. Any action figure Mr. Shatner likes, I am so approving of too.
MEGO Playset coming next week
DST has been partnering with EMCE Toys during the last few years to make excellent retro versions of the 1970s MEGO line of action figures, including some surprising like retro original Khan, Sulu, and Chekov, and improved Gorn. On April 29th, the much loved MEGO Enterprise playset will be available in a retro version that even features the original box. DST has released an image of the packaging and TrekMovie will have more details about the future of the line soon.
The DST version of the classic MEGO playset
[Pre-order Playset from Entertainment Earth for $59.99]
Tricorders coming end of May
After a long wait, the Science and Medical TOS tricorders should be arriving May 27th. DST/AA has published the first pictures of the packaging for each tricorder at their website, showing a nice customization of both the box and the products themselves. Also available at the Art Asylum website is a cool preproduction gallery showing the progression of the toy for those who are interested in how these items are produced. The Medical tricorder is an Entertainment Earth exclusive, with the Science tricorder having a general availability.
TOS Medical Tricorder packaging (front and back)
[Exclusive pre-order Med. Tricorder from Entertainment Earth for $39.99]
TOS Science Tricorder packaging (front and back)
[Pre-order Science Tricorder from Action Figure Express for $39.99]
During the February New York Toy Fair this year, DST announced a Geological tricorder. Plans are pending and the tricorder has not yet been scheduled, but there will be an announcement of where and how to get this edition of the role playing toy soon.
Ships: D in May + 1701s in August + Klingon and Reliant coming?
The USS Enterprise D, long awaited by fans, has a new availability date of May 20th. DST has an image of the ship in its packaging and it is appropriate to quote (Simon Pegg) Scotty, "I like this ship! Its exciting!"
Enterprise D packaging
[Pre-order 1701-D from Entertainment Earth for $49.99]
Last week, TrekMovie reported on the next two toy ships available in the extensive DST/AA line, the HD and Mirror Universe versions of the USS Enterprise. Both of these items will be available this August and can be pre-ordered from EE.
What is next for the toy ships? DST is reporting that they definitely have a Klingon ship planned (a first for DST) and there is a possibility (long term, though) of the USS Reliant (a long-time fan request). This July at the San Diego Comic Con (7/23 to 7/26), DST is going to show the USS Enterprise 1701 B and USS Excelsior toys and have more information about their availability.
More TrekMovie DST coverage coming soon
Our coverage of DST/AA Star Trek items continues next week with a look at the Worf and Gowron two pack
and a review of the entire DST/EMCE Toys retro MEGO line (with playset). Future articles include a look at the Borg line from TNG and Voyager. TrekMovie is home to all the newest information in Star Trek collectibles from all the timelines. Collecting Star Trek has no sense of the limitations of the temporal natures of the universe!
And don’t forget the entire new line of Playmates Star Trek movie toys is now available at Entertainment Earth.