Toys R Us Gets Trekified This Weekend April 29, 2009by John Tenuto , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film),Toys , trackback
Beginning this weekend, Star Trek toy collectors and fans will find their local Toys R Us stores have a new display featuring Star Trek and sales and exclusives worth checking out if you are considering purchasing items from companies such as Diamond Select Toys, Playmates Toys, and Funko. Courtesy of TRU itself, TrekMovie has all the information and an exclusive sneak peek at this weekend’s TRU promotional flyer.
There are some good savings on Star Trek movie items from Playmates Toys starting this weekend at Toys R Us. The 12" collector figures, the Enterprise playset, the Enterprise toy, and the Transporter Playset are all up to 20% off. The 3.75" action figures are $9.99 for two (instead of $6.99 each). TrekMovie has been provided a sneak peek at the promotional ad from TRU that will be in Sunday papers in America.
Also, for those who prefer to purchase their toys online, all Star Trek items are free shipping at the TRU Star Trek online store (www.toysrus.com/startrek)
Starting this weekend, there will be Star Trek boutiques in all TRU stores. They will include giant displays of Kirk and Spock and the Enterprise, along with the largest assortment of Star Trek toys, role play accessories and other items both based on the film and other versions of Star Trek. We have a pic of what these displays will look like from one already set up.
Look for Star Trek ’boutiques’ set up at Toys R Us stores this weekend
(photo by James at TrekToy)
For fans of the original Star Trek television show and feature films, there are also exclusive items for sale at TRU from Diamond Select Toys. These include an exclusive green shirt version of Captain Kirk and a special version of Kirk and Spock from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (they both have the grey uniform). Toys R Us is also selling the Scene It? Star Trek game, Star Trek Scrabble, Star Trek Quog vinyl figures, and Star Trek bobbleheads from Funko Toys.
It has been a great many years since Star Trek has had any kind of presence in Toys R Us. Now, Trek returns with treatment that is usually reserved for films such as Star Wars. TrekMovie will continue to bring you exclusive news about TRU and Trek, including pictures of the displays and a review of the Diamond Select Toys exlcusive action figures. Check your local papers for the Toys R Us advertisement this weekend.