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Exclusive Preview Of Playmates 2nd Wave Of Star Trek Movie Figures & Toys June 13, 2009

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film),Toys , trackback

Back in January TrekMovie was the fist to bring all the details of Playmates Toys first wave of figures and toys for the new Star Trek movie. Playmates second Star Trek wave of toys and figures is on its way this Summer and we have a first look at images and all the details.

 

Playmates Star Trek Wave 2 Preview
In April Playmates first wave of Star Trek toys had three sizes of action figures (3.75", 6" & 12"), role-play toys and a vehicle. For the second wave, Playmates is bringing additional figures in each size and an additional role play item. Playmates refers to this second wave as the ‘Fall wave’, but it will actually be spread into three to four ‘wavelets’ that start arriving in stores in July. Below we have the full breakdown of what is new in each line.

New Star Trek Galaxy Collection  (3.75") Figures
The 3.75" line is meant for play and as with the first wave of toys, these action figures will include bonus pieces to complete the Bridge and Engineering Playsets (the number in parenthesis following the action figure’s name is the playset piece which will be included with the toy). For the second wave Playmates completes the main crew in Enterprise uniform and is doing variants for some of the main crew released in wave 1, as well as new character figures and one of the ‘monsters'(which now have official names). 

Crew in Enterprise Uniforms

 
Galaxy Collection McCoy and Chekov in Enterprise Uniform

Crew variants


Galaxy Collection Kirk in off duty uniform and in Space Uniform

 
Galaxy Collection Spock in Academy Uniform and Sulu in Space Uniform

New character figures


Galaxy Collection Ayel and Sarek

New alien/monster figures


Galaxy Collection Keenser

The Keenser figure is sized proportionately to the rest of the line, but the Drakoulias is shrunk down.

The 11 new Galaxy Collection figures will be released in a series of three to four ‘wavelets’ starting in July, with the final figures coming by October. The Galaxy figures are priced around $7 each and will be available at Wal-mart, Target, Toys R Us, as well as other smaller retailers.

Special note on international Galaxy figures
For the first wave of Galaxy figures sold outside the US there were no Bridge & Transporter Accessories included, however the second wave will include the Bridge and Transporter Accessories. In addition most territories will also have Booster (Bonus) packs, which will include 5 bridge/transporter accessories with one 3.75 inch Star Trek figure in each booster pack, totaling 2 different packs. This will take care of the first shipment and make the Galaxy figures all complete with the Bridge & Transporter parts.

The Warp Collection (6")
A line meant for both play and display purposes, Wave 2 of the Star Trek 6" action figures features some incredibly diversity and some literally "cool" characters and aliens. Wave two also fills out the 6" crew in Enterprise Uniform (now leaving out only Uhura), and adds some more variants.

Crew in Enterprise Uniform


Warp Collection McCoy and Chekov in Cadet Uniform

Main crew variants

 
Warp Collection Kirk in Space Uniform and Spock in Academy Uniform

New Monster figures


Warp Collection Drakoulias
 


Warp Collection Hengrauggi

The monster figures are not sized to scale relative to the other figures but are bigger than the other 6" figures. The Warp Series Drakoulias should be sized to about the scale of the Galaxy series figures. The Hengrauggi also requires some assembly and has a special ‘tongue lashing’ feature.

The 7 new Warp Series figures will be split up between two or three ‘wavelets’ starting in July and finishing up by October. The Warp Series figures are priced around $10 each, and will be available at Wal-mart, Target, Toys R Us, as well as other smaller retailers.

New Command Series (12") Figures
The 12" line continues with both heroes and villains. This line features cloth uniforms and detailed accessories. At all retailers, there will be three new figures available. The Nero looks especially excellent.


Command Series Scotty and Uhura in Enterprise Outfit


Command Series Nero

Plus Toys R Us will get two exclusives:


Command Series Sulu and Pike

The second wave completes all but one of the main crew for the Command Line (all in Enterprise Uniform). All five new 12" figures will arrive at retailers in a single wave in late June or July and will be priced around $30 each. The Command Series figures will be at Toys R Us, and in limited supply at other retailers.

Utility Belt Role Play Set
Playmates has an interesting new roleplay set with their interactive Star Trek Utility Belt, which includes a Starfleet phaser and communicator. The phaser and communicator are different than the ones issued in Wave 1 and interact with the Utility Belt. The Utility Belt provides missions from Starfleet and you need to need to use the communicator and phaser to interact with the Utility Belt to complete the missions. There are 8 interactive missions with multiple endings for repeat play. 


Playmates Star Trek roleplay utility belt set

The Star Trek utility belt set will cost between $25-$30 and will be available in July. The belt should be available at Toys R Us and other smaller retailers.

Wave 3 coming Spring 2010 (with some by the end of 2009)
And Playmates is not done with Star Trek yet. They are now working on plans for a third wave of Star Trek toys and figures targeted at Spring 2010. This wave will include at least one new vehicle, which is welcome as their are no vehicles in Wave 2. Also, according to Playmates some of these Wave 3 items could show up in November or December of 2009. 

Playmates seems very committed to Star Trek. When asked out the line is doing, Playmates Toys VP of marketing (and Trek fan) Paul Fish tells TrekMovie:

The Star Trek line is performing well, and will continue in all key accounts this fall and into 2010. Interestingly, the consumers’ scale of choice appears to be the 3.75”, although I personally have decorated my office with my faves from the 6”. I guess I am an outlier Trekkie, though, as I also quite liked (and continue to watch) the Enterprise TV series, so what do I know.

John’s Thoughts on what’s next from Playmates
Playmates Toys is certainly committed to Star Trek which is great to see as many films (even popular ones) get only one wave of toys from companies these days. However, Star Trek is getting not just two but many waves which will help make the wait between films a fun experience. Playmates deserves kudos for introducing secondary characters such as Keenser and General Ayel as well as the Drakoulias and Hengrauggi alien animal creatures to the line.

As for the future, it is hoped that Playmates Toys finishes out the two remaining Enterprise Uniform figures (6" Uhura and 12" Chekov) and continues with both variants of main characters (how about Pike in Wheel Chair? Kirk and Spock during their youth?) and secondary characters (Robau? Amanda? George Kirk?). In fact, there is an entire Kelvin wave of possibilities. It would be great if there could be a 12" Sarek or Ayel in the next waves, or Kirk and Spock in variant outfits (such as Spock in his snazzy Academy instructor uniform).

As for vehicles, hopes are we will see the USS Kelvin, Jellyfish, and the Narada and maybe Kirk’s Corvette and motorcycle scaled to the 3.75" line. And a helmet would be a great roleplay addition, as they are the rage with the kids these days (Iron Man and Clone Wars are examples). How about a helmet based on the drilling rig sequence featuring sound effects from the movie? One word of caution though, don’t make it look like this…

 

Comments

1. Andy - June 13, 2009

AWESOME!

2. JB - June 13, 2009

I preferred TOS’s invisible velcro to the movie’s utility belt.

3. Captain Krunch - June 13, 2009

I agree..the utility belt is kind of lame….the action figures look pretty awesome though..wish I could find an actual bridge for them play on….plenty of transporter playsets out there though!
hope they make a full size lobster monster!!

4. WallDoctor - June 13, 2009

I have seen every episode of Star Trek ever and I’m still scratching my head from what episode the “Spock” helmet came from.

5. RenderedToast - June 13, 2009

What’s with the Ayel figure wearing a get-up that wouldn’t look out of place on Marty McFly?!

6. CaptainDonovin - June 13, 2009

I figured Keenser would get his own figure. Hopefully next we get a USS Kelvin ship.

7. Michael Broadhead - June 13, 2009

Some of the images are broken. Some cool upcoming toys for sure!

8. demetrius morrison - June 13, 2009

y Chekov didnt get a command series 12 inch toy cause Kirk, Spock. McCoy, Uhura, Sulu and Scotty have one?

9. Tony Whitehead - June 13, 2009

I sure was looking forward to AMT type ship models. I haven’t glued my fingers together in quite awhile!

10. demetrius morrison - June 13, 2009

i hope they do the 6 inch uhura in enterprise uniform

11. Brett Campbell - June 13, 2009

You could save money on Keenser and make your own with a Brillo pad. ;-)

12. Montreal Paul - June 13, 2009

I thought the utility belt was a nice touch.. a nod to the original pilot.

13. Prologic9 - June 13, 2009

I put high powered magnets in my AA Phaser. Works like a charm. Sometimes a little too well actually.

14. Lonzo5 - June 13, 2009

I think the smaller figures are kinda lame– Why, in this year of our lord 2009, can’t we seem to find a cheap process for manufacturing realistic action figures without having them soar into the Todd McFarlane pricing stratosphere? Perfect example of a good, regular-priced action figure: Remember when they came out with the super-realistic, rubbery Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie figures? I know they represented actors in full makeup and might not be practical with actual actors, but they were AWESOME!! I’d like to see something like that in the Star Trek line. The larger figures are pretty good, but could be better, especially considering the price. That Spock helmet is so shameless. Who licensed the Star Trek name for that, I wonder– pretty typical for that era, though. I agree on the utility belt– completely unnecessary. I’d love to see a Kelvin ship! Not “canon” but a really cool design. In fact, I’d like to see a miniature set of all the Fed ships we saw in the movie, though some were a bit cheesy.

15. The Gorn Identity - June 13, 2009

Keenser!!

16. bgiles73 - June 13, 2009

I sure hope they get the other photos working. I’d like to see all the upcoming figures. Space suit Kirk looks cool!

17. S. John Ross - June 13, 2009

You know, I think I might be very pleased to have a Keenser toy on my desk. Hmm.

18. Anthony Pascale - June 13, 2009

not sure what was going on with the photos but some werent showing up in IE and Safar, but were showing up in Firefox. i think i fixed it, works for all three for me now from three different computers.

19. RoobyDoo - June 13, 2009

I wish Keenser & space Sulu were in the 6″ line.

20. SChaos1701 - June 13, 2009

The utility belt was WAAAAAYYYYY better than the velcro.

21. OneBuckFilms - June 13, 2009

The Kelvin would sell really well I suspect. She was breathtaking in the movie, as was the Enterprise.

The movie has many possibilities, including perhaps some of the respective Shuttlecraft we’ve seen.

I have the Phaser and Communicator, but the Utility Belt would go great with my uniform (when it arrives, hopefully in time for Comic-Con).

22. Captain Dunsel - June 13, 2009

#2 “I preferred TOS’s invisible velcro to the movie’s utility belt.”

You mean the “,agnatomic adhesion strips”?

23. Captain Dunsel - June 13, 2009

Darn! Fat fingers… That should be “magnatomic adhesion strips”

24. Tanner Waterbury - June 13, 2009

Im curious Anthony, do you know if the Phaser will have the RIGHT sound effects this time? when i bought my phaser, the sound effects sounded MUCH different than the ones in the movie (or on the Iphone App for that matter)

25. Brian from OR - June 13, 2009

I was really hoping for the Narada to be part of the 2nd wave. Oh well heres hoping that it will be part of the 3rd wave.

26. VZX - June 13, 2009

I’d like to see the shuttlecraft vehicle that comes w/ three figures: Capt. Pike in the pilot’s chair, and Kirk and Sulu in space-drop gear. The shuttlecraft could drop Kirk and Sulu that fall with a parachute.

27. JonWes - June 13, 2009

Really loving the additions to the line! A nice, wide range of figures. I had really hoped we’d hear about a Narada or Jellyfish ship as those had both appeared in early listings. I definitely would love a shuttlecraft and some Kelvin crew. Not too worried about the lack of 6” Uhura or 12” Chekov as I’m sure we’ll see them in Wave 3.

28. Commodore Kor'Tar (U.S.S. Kahless NCC-76108) - June 13, 2009

The U.S.S. Kelvin would no doubt be a hot seller! maybe make a battle damaged variant , and a clean and pristine type .

That Keenser figure looks nifty keen , sir! ;)

29. Ensign Ruiter - June 13, 2009

#4: Agreed that the Spock helmet is the lamest Trek toy ever!

30. Robby - June 13, 2009

I’ve checked out all the toys and , personally, I was much more impressed with the Playmates “Let’s make every character ever seen in Star Trek” line back in the nineties. And I still love my TOS Romulan Bird of Prey from said era. I’m thrilled to see Keensar and the Delta Vega fauna just because all Star Trek licensees tend not to make any aliens. My suggestion to all toy manufacturers (Are you listening, Diamond Select?) is to make an Animated Series action figure line with all those really great guest aliens from Arex and M’Ress to the Dramians and the Phylosians. Too, all those people who lose sleep over Kirk dolls not looking like Bill Shatner could be easier appeased by making the action figure look like a very well drawn cartoon.

31. Spockish - June 13, 2009

With the Playmate collection anyone can make their own stop action movie and create their own Star Trek episodes before STM 12 comes out. Will there be a Star Trek Reboot channel on You Tube. I feel many Trekkie’s will subscribe to that channel. Or will it be Trekkers?

32. SPB - June 13, 2009

That vintage STAR TREK Helmet looks like a football helmet crossed with a police car… plus a giant nipple.

33. johnny - June 13, 2009

i am not going to lie, i will buy the utility belt, but not anything else especially the stupid costumes

34. Seattle Trek Fan - June 13, 2009

I’ve got a good question, and I have no idea who to ask except for the fans.

Regarding Keenser, what species is he? I know it’s not explicitly said, but he reminds me of a Reman. Could Keenser be a Reman, or just another species we’ll only see one time in Star trek?

For those who want to respond to this (or berate me for asking something stupid), just put “Re: Seattle Trek Fan” at the top of your posts. I’ll check this Sunday morning Seattle time. If people see a good answer, you can just ignore this post.

35. Captain Jack Bauer - June 13, 2009

Just out of curiousity, is anyone else in Canada finding it impossible to find a 6″ Captain Pike? I have every other character in wave one (everyone minus the cadet variants) but cannot find Pike.

Oh, and really looking forward to the McCoy and Chekov (and eventually Uhura) in Enterprise uniforms.

As for secondary characters, bring on Robau!

36. OtterVomit - June 13, 2009

Nice lipstick on McCoy!

37. Robert Saint John - June 13, 2009

In case anyone is interested, I have photos of the new Star Trek Keychains at my Groknard blog (click my name), including a new movie Enterprise that is in perfect scale with the Micro Machines!

38. Toothless Grishnar Cat - June 13, 2009

The earliest episodes of TOS featured a utility belt-type thing that was worn on landing party duty and the like, but it was brown and resembled a tiny apron.

39. Jim Nightshade - June 13, 2009

I really like the Keenser figure-his face and eyes look really real! However–i dont like the flat robot like groin areas showing the socket/joint-hehh they should all be wearing clothes over those areas-sheesh they look like robots-bite their shiny plastic asses haha!
oh gawd i cant wait to see what robot chicken does with all these trek figures-

40. DavidJ - June 13, 2009

I’m surprised the line is doing as well as they say. Every store I go into, it looks like the shelves are still completely packed.

Just like the crappy Indy 4 figures that no one ever bought.

41. Kilo-Three-Zero - June 13, 2009

I’d love a USS Kelvin ship, but not from Playmates.
I got the USS Enterprise and compared to Art Asylum and DST’s models, it’s woefully inadequate, in both construction and detail.

I hope DST can get around to making a better USS Enterprise and a USS Kelvin.

42. ShinRa Actual - June 13, 2009

Narada has been shown on a bunch of online retailer’s preorders…no word on when that’s coming out?

I, too, am suprised there’s reports of good sales, since the line seems to be shelfwarming everywhere around here… I mean, I’m sure the die-hard collectors are getting them, but they don’t seem to be flying off shelves into kid’s karts the way much of the other action figures do.

43. Hat Rick - June 13, 2009

I LOVE these toys! They’re exciting!

:-D

I think that the monsters are a particularly cool departure for Trek. Kids love monsters.

Kids, that’s it. That’s the ticket.

;-)

44. Hat Rick - June 13, 2009

One word on the Space Helmet:

It’s cool that the manufacturer was careful to refer to it as a Space FUN Helmet. . We sure wouldn’t have wanted any astronauts to have put it on by mistake.

;-)

45. Weerd1 - June 13, 2009

I am hoping the 3 3/4″ come out a bit more consistent in quality in wave 2. Glad to see Keenser, but really want a Robau and George Kirk. WIll probably buy the 6″ Polarilla to keep it to scale with the 3 3/4″ figures.

Where’s the Kelvin vehicle? Please? Oh- and I want James Cawley as Gary Mitchell (in my warped fanboy head, that’s who he’s playing). And the long faced alien from the bar. And Gaila!

46. thebiggfrogg - June 13, 2009

Now we know what happened to Spock’s brain! It was stolen by the son of a policeman–the little ba**ard!

47. Alf, in pog form - June 13, 2009

I want to buy a Keenser so that I can stomp on it.

48. Gorn Captain - June 14, 2009

The infamous “space fun” helmet was immortalized in the mother of all Star Wars parodies, “Hardware Wars”.

49. Brian from OR - June 14, 2009

Also for the 3rd wave it would be nice to have a George Kirk, Captain Robau, and definitely the Kelvin.

50. Chasco - June 14, 2009

Does the Keenser figure come with its own matches and kindling?

51. RenderedToast - June 14, 2009

I don’t think the Narada can be made into a standard ship model, way too abstract. It would have to be seriously redesigned so it wasn’t totally uneven in weight, at which point why even bother?

52. Cheve - June 14, 2009

¡Bad dudes! ¡We need romulan henchmen or other bad dudes!

It’s cool to have many Kirks, but they have noone to talk to but a poor bold dude with only one friend!

53. The Rusted Robot - June 14, 2009

Here in Canada, (at least in Timmins) there are no Pike figures. And I think I am the only one who bought any of the figures from Walmart. They’re all on clearance right now.

And the fact the 3.75″ figures had no bridge pieces was really sad.

54. The Rusted Robot - June 14, 2009

Also, just got my DST NCC 1701 D ship, and the variant “All Good Things” ship and they are pretty excellent. Also got the Playmates movie Enterprise. DST is way better and has more sound effects, but it’s still nice to have all the ships, no matter who makes them.

55. Ben - June 14, 2009

some nice toys there.

56. Scotty Mon - June 14, 2009

#35. Oshawa Ontario – We didn’t get any 6″ Pikes NOR Uhuras (that last one bums me to hear they’re elsewhere)- that’s at all the major retailers and even the specialty stores which normally import from US. Sigh.

#53. The missing bridge pieces from the 3.75″ really sticks in my craw and is a key reason for me not buying that line – I prefer the 6″ figures myself this time.

57. greenappleman7 - June 14, 2009

Personally I only care about the 3.75″ because they aren’t very expensive and I can fit them in a shoe box with some Star Wars stuff (some new some original ones from when my dad was little.).

They should have The young Kirk and Spock, ooh and the Vulcan bullies. Oh! What about R2-D2! Or Spock’s mom (is that Amanda?). What would be cool is Scotty, Spock, and/or Kirk when they were on the ice planet wearing all the sweaters and stuff.

I have an excuse to have these- I’m a kid :D.

58. greenappleman7 - June 14, 2009

And they should have a shuttlecraft model!

And the guy (alien) with the long head in the bar, and the “Cupcake” guy. Plus, the policeman would look really cool, and they should have redshirt Olsen, and Kirk’s friend walking while he was in his corvette. AND an Academy model. Also, the Kelvin. And Scotty’s teacher’s prized beetle.

59. ety3 - June 14, 2009

No clip for the tricorder on the utility belt?

And to the people who are displeased with the belt in the first place, remember, in “The Cage,” they had belts, and in the first season, they had some sort of suede or velour swatch of fabric they wrapped around their waists to stick the equipment onto.

60. RTC - June 14, 2009

Except for the red light, the helmet looks a bit like the ones worn by the Roman police in the TOS episode ‘Bread and Circuses.’ But I’m sure no effort was made whatsoever to model it on anything other than something wearable and electronic that kids would bug their parents for at Christmas. I was not one of them. I remember when that helmet came out and being disgusted at its lack of any connection to TOS.

61. Bob - June 14, 2009

The sad thing is that I doubt that Walmart will even carry these waves. Mine is already marking them down and hasn’t even re-supplied the sold out Enterprise ship at all.
So the best bet for me is Target or Toys R Us for these.

I already have the entire 3.75 inch line, and still need to get quite a few of the 6 inch line. Really too bad that there will be no ships for this Christmas.

62. fansince66 - June 14, 2009

Could someone tell me what is the concept behind the new phaser?What’s the idea behind the little rotating “red light/blue light” gun barrel? Is it the stun, or kill modes?I must have missed the explanation somewhere along the way.

Glad to see some toys/collectables coming out.

63. demetrius morrison - June 14, 2009

they 4 got to have Uhura in Cadet Uniform for the 3.75 inc figures and in her Enterprise Uniform for the 6 inch figures

64. RoobyDoo - June 14, 2009

#35
I had the same problem. Could not find 6″ Uhura & Pike anywhere. (Ottawa and a Walmart in Barrie). They also weren’t on ToysRUs Canada’s website.

65. Dr. Image - June 14, 2009

Screw the magnatomic adhesion surfaces, utility belts rock.
Bring on the KELVIN!!!

66. BAILY - June 14, 2009

#64

6″ Pike and Uhura and 3 3/4″ Pike were not released in Canada for some reason. I’ve been harking at the Canadian distributor of the Playmates line and they STILL can’t give me a straight answer.. I scored a 6″ Pike out of an American case at my local comic shop but they aren’t at retail here in Canada (yet) .. I’m hoping they get distributed with Series 2

67. Ralph F - June 14, 2009

So…

Where’s the Narada, so my kids have someone to battle with their ENTERPRISE(s)? No? Next year? Okay, how about a Klingon D-7 (like in the KM test sequence)? No? Well, how about a KELVIN? No? Just more action figures?

Alright, moving along. Nothing to see here (for us, anyway; to each his own).

68. Balok - June 14, 2009

Just a little trivia, the helmet was actually from a deleted scene form Spock’s Brain…

69. Shadowcat - June 14, 2009

I love Keenser! Sorry Keenser haters, but I was hoping Playmates would come out with a figure for him. I hope he is in the next Star Trek film . If Playmates comes out with a Scotty figure in his “winter planet” outfit. I will definitely buy it.

I recently relocated to the UK because of my job. I have to come back to the States in July because my Mum is having surgery. I will be hitting both Target snd Toys R Us Miami in for the 12 inch Scotty, Uhura, and Nero figures. I will also pick up all the new 3.75 and 6 inch figures. I brought the whole first wave of figures from Entertainment Earth. My husband collects all kinds of monster figures. He has loads of Dalek and Cyberman figures. I plan to pick up the “Polarilla” and the “Lobster Monster” (gross) figures for him. He also collects space vehicles and brought the new Enterprise model from Entertainment Earth. He wants to buy the Reliant, the Jellyfish, and the Narada models if/when they become available.

70. ChristopherPike - June 14, 2009

Paul Fish, Playmate VP: “I guess I am an outlier Trekkie, though, as I also quite liked (and continue to watch) the Enterprise TV series, so what do I know.”

Ooh. I like him. He’s obviously a man with taste… even if he’s not aware of it.

71. CarlG - June 14, 2009

Does the Scotty figure come with a sandwich?

I don’t think he ever got that sandwich. Or a towel. :D

72. Naver Drol - June 14, 2009

#59

I thought that the “suede or velour swatch of fabric” was just for the type 2 Phaser. Also didn’t the utiltiy belts appear in another episode or two of TOS besides ‘The Cage’? I thought they might have been in ‘Where No Man Has Gone Before’ at least.

73. bgiles73 - June 14, 2009

70) Maybe they will pick up the ball that was dropped by Art Asylum and give us a full crew from Archer’s era! DST doesn’t seem to interested in going there!

74. RenderedToast - June 14, 2009

CarlG – Scotty’s first appearance in uniform was accompanied by the towel. I guess the sandwich was in a deleted scene ;)

75. Luke Sutton (The Tenth Doctor) - June 14, 2009

I may have to get myself this utility belt.

76. Michael - June 14, 2009

FYI: DST does not have the license to produce figs or ships from the new film, only Playmates has that. I’d LOVE to own the utility belt……but I’m afraid it’s not catered to adults of a certain gerth………most likely for small to pre-teen kids. John Tenuto….do you have any info. about if this item will be adjustable for adults or not?
I have been toying with the idea of getting the new film uniform for Spock and the hair wig/ears set for halloween…..but having to carry around a communicator, phaser & tricorder and hold a drink in a bar would be a hassle! But if the belt was workable for adults……I’m there!!!!!!!!!!! But then again, this is Playmates…so most likely it’s for small to average children.
:(
IF I weres till collecting figures, wave II looks cool! But alas…after the 90’s, I eventually sold ALL my PM figures(ships/toys) inclding exclusives, lim. 1701’s.
I did keep my Enterprise & Romulan BOP(& phaser/communicators–the child tricorder was lame)!

77. Drew Melbourne - June 14, 2009

One of the things that was great about the STAR WARS lines of my youth was that they would make a figure for any character who passed by on screen, the weirder looking the better. One of the reasons that Boba Fett became so popular in SW lore was that he had a really cool action figure that kids loved playing with.

It’d be great if they would so something similar with the ST lines, adding more of the briefly glimpsed aliens and supporting characters, like “Cupcake” and the Orion cadet. One of the things that really sparked my imagination as a kid was having all these figures that I didn’t know the whole story for. That gave me the freedom to make up new stories for them and that, almost more than the movies themselves, is what cemented my love for the Star Wars universe.

78. SChaos1701 - June 14, 2009

41

Dude, Playmate’s Enterprise is NOT a model. It’s a TOY. Stop comparing it to those other model companies.

79. Shadowcat - June 14, 2009

@ 71 and 74

I read an online newspaper article and saw an interview with Jonathan Ross where Simon Pegg talks about a deleted scene in the ST 09 film where Scotty asks for all kinds of food. I just moved to Scotland and found out that “tatties” are potatoes in Scottish dialect. I am not sure what “neeps” are. There is something called “square sausage” that is found only in Glasgow. I live in Leith and have found there are regional dialects just like in the United States.

I do hope they include the deleted scenes on the DVD.

80. Voyager Lives - June 14, 2009

I agree with another’s comment about the phaser and communicator… Season One TOS did have a belt made of velcro however the new movie phaser and communicator are far less attractive than the original’s… Maybe in Phase II would could the a communicator the USS Kelvin… They looked very similar… did anyone notice the arrowo head design on the gold grill?… It looked better than the later movie version…

81. Jeff Bond - June 14, 2009

I think Playmates would be foolish not to do a drill platform action playset–this is the action centerpiece of the movie and it would have tons of opportunities for working features and play options. Trek has never really had a movie-based possibility like this as their has never been a sustained action sequence on this scale involving people in the movie series–unless you count the sleep-inducing “deflector battle” in First Contact. :)

82. Tinfoil Dictator - June 14, 2009

I want one of those helmets. I can cover it in tinfoil…and that would be…awesome…

83. Keenserhater - June 14, 2009

Keenser…ugh.

They need to send that character out the nearest airlock between this movie and the next one.

84. GIbnerd - June 14, 2009

wait a minute, who is Drakoulias?

85. Michael - June 14, 2009

At least the Keenser was FAR less annoying thatnjar jar binks!!!!! I didn’t find it that bad, a bit cheesey though.

86. Stephan - June 14, 2009

Hey Anthony!

Do you know something about the HotWeels starship toys which were announced last year? I am still waiting for them.

Stephan

87. Andy Patterson - June 14, 2009

83

The Keenser reminds me of a cross between Twiggy on Buck Rogers with Gil Gerard and an ewok. At least Twiggy had Mel Blanc as it’s voice but aside from that none of them had much virtue to me.

88. John Tenuto - June 14, 2009

#86

They are starting to show at Target stores. We will have an article about these soon.

89. demetrius morrison - June 14, 2009

do u think they will still have the toys from wave 1?

90. Gibnerd - June 14, 2009

sorry just actually looked and saw Drakoulias is the 1st Delta Vega monster. for a minute there i hoped it was the alien Enterprise bridge officer. i dig her.

91. j.vaughan - June 14, 2009

I saw kirk on motorbike,shuttlecraft,jellyfish,transforming romulan drill,and narada at british toyfair,also roleplay helmet of police officer that got young kirk at the beginning of the movie

92. ChristopherPike - June 14, 2009

73. Apparently, ENT figures never sold enough in quantity. That’s why DST did nothing but TOS/TNG since. But yeah, having recently completed my AA collection of this neglected show… I would’ve loved Mayweather’s helm console or a Situation Room set. Maybe an Andorian that actually looks like Shran and T’Pol in her S3/4 look. Throw in those crewmembers like Phlox and Hoshi, only available in EV suits. Maybe some Mirror Universe versions of the main cast…

Playmates (while good for the Kiddos) don’t really hold a candle to the realistic sculpting AA did some eight years ago.

93. Stephan - June 14, 2009

#88

Thanks for the info.

94. Brett Campbell - June 14, 2009

83 – Or down to the galley to scour pots and pans with his head. ( : D )

Nice user name, by the way. I bet a lot of posters here are P.-O.ed that you beat them to it.

95. Keenserhater - June 14, 2009

#87 Had they left him on Delta Vega, then I could have lived with the character — but noooooo….they just had to have Keenser “miraculously” show back up on the Enterprise at the end.

I seriously needed some Pepto Bismol after that because that seemed to imply he was going to be in Trek from now on hanging around in Engineering.

Ugh. I agree with your Twiki comparison.

Where’s my Pepto again? I’m feeling ill.

#86 — Toys R Us has had the hotwheels starships since before the film was released….

96. Capt. of the USS Anduril - June 14, 2009

#92Stephan: If you want the 1701 Refit model, don’t waste your money, it’s horribly inaccurate. The Enterprise-D, Reliant, and Bird-of-Prey are excellent though, especially the Bird-of-Prey.

97. Shadowcat - June 14, 2009

@85

I hated Jar Jar Binks. He was just plain annoying. IMO Keenser wasn’t anywhere as stupid as Jar Jar.

@87

I liked Twiki from Buck Rogers. He had some really funny lines. I didn’t care for the Ewoks from Star Wars at all.

@94

Keenser is most likely a lower-ranking Star Fleet officer like an Ensign. Scotty probably requested his transfer to the Enterprise as his assistant . I mean they worked together for six months on Delta Vega. Maybe they attended Starfleet Academy together and Keenser was even Scotty’s student at one time. According to his dossier, Scotty was an Academy Aide to Admiral Archer.

98. Keenserhater - June 14, 2009

#93 — Thanks!

I felt that name cut to the chase a bit. I agree Jar Jar is more annoying, but that’s not saying much.

I think there should be a Hollywood-wide ban on cutesy sidekick type characters…

99. RoobyDoo - June 14, 2009

#66
No wonder! Hope they arrive one of these days.

100. Captain Rob-o - June 14, 2009

My God, That Uhura doll is the first SEXY doll i’ve ever seen, and I’m 85.

101. DiDi - June 14, 2009

Keenser cannot be as or more annoying than Jar-Jar Binks. Here are three reasons why:

1. He isn’t a hideous racial stereotype

2. He simply makes noises/doesn’t have an annoying catchphrase that can come out of his toy with the press of a button or can be repeated by wretched, annoying children.

3. He’s vaguely cute. Jar-Jar is not.

There. Proof.

102. Keenserhater - June 14, 2009

I’d say he’s (Keenser) more comparable to an Ewok than Jar-Jar…but all are annoying.

What makes one form of annoyance worth more than any other? LOL!!!

103. CarlG - June 14, 2009

@74: Hee!

@Keenserhater: Really? You found him that bad? I don’t really remember him doing much to warrant much annoyance; I thought he was pretty unobtrusive, as lil alien sidekicks go…

104. S. John Ross - June 14, 2009

I find the anti-Keenser sentiment interesting. Honestly, he may be the _only_ thing in the film I have no particular complaint about :)

I mean, sure, he’s cheesy, but he’s swimming in a sea of pure cheese, so that’s no big. He’s … innocuous, I guess. Mostly harmless? Did very little but emote once or twice, stayed out of the way. That’s the way I like my cute marketable sidekicks … barely there.

Yay Keenser! Finally I have something in this movie I feel like _I_ can be an apologist for.

105. Brett Campbell - June 14, 2009

100 – You just gave me a belly-laugh before bedtime! Thanks!!!

106. Brett Campbell - June 14, 2009

Scotty at the Pub: I’ll hae anotherrr wee pint of McEwan’s and som’tin grrreen fer me wee li’l cliched sidekick Brilly pad mate! Dinnae call him an Ewok orrr he’ll pass some wee gas, lad.

107. DiDi - June 14, 2009

I’d like to revise one of my arguments for Keenser not being as annoying as Jar Jar Binks. Clearly, Keenser is a hideous caricature of the fine, proud Brillo people. Shame on you JJ Abrams for exploiting a clean, sink-scrubbing race.

108. cinemadeus - June 15, 2009

Second line of toys… but still no first line of Making-Of or Art books :-(

Just wait till I make that R-rated post Dominion War Star Trek movie in 2017 with Clive Owen, Edward Norton and Scarlett Johansson. That one won’t sale that many toys…

109. Shadowcat - June 15, 2009

@101, 102, 103, and 104:

I think that is why I hated Jar-Jar so much. He was such an offensive racial stereotype with a bad accent. Keenser was not annoying at all. He hardly said two words and was basically in the background.

@106 and 107:

LMAO! That sounds like some of my huband’s new mates at the pub after they have had a few. Actually, Keenser’s face reminds me more of the outside of an oyster than a brillo pad.

Why all the hate for sidekicks?

110. S. John Ross - June 15, 2009

#109: “Why all the hate for sidekicks?”

To be fair, Ayel seems to be getting away pretty cleanly, and he’s even side-kickier (and about 7,000% cheesier) than Keenser.

111. VulcanNonibird - June 16, 2009

They shouldn’t forget all the Winona Ryder fans who would strom the stores for an Amanda figure….lol

Including me….(-;

The Call figure from Alien Ressurection still makes high prices on ebay….

112. Tom - June 17, 2009

I really wanted a Gaila and the black headed creature girl from the bridge. And some generic crew men and women to fill out the 19 spots on the bridge playset. A blonde human girl could stand in for Janice Rand or Chapel, depending on what color they make her outfit…

113. berty - June 18, 2009

Is it me or does Keenser look exactly the same as those pre-warp aliens that attacked Pickard, Data and Worf on that planet in Nemesis?

114. BAILY - June 18, 2009

RE: PIKE FIGURE IN CANADA

I got official word why there are no Pikes or 6″ Uhuras in Canada.. apparently Canada is a smaller market than the U.S. (duh) and that’s enough reason for the Cdn distributor of Playmates to NOT send out ANY Pike’s or the 6″ Uhura .. that’s a total B.S. answer IMO … if they have no intention of releasing them, why do they advertise these figures on the packagings of other figures??? yeah that’s what I thought (sigh)

115. NotBorg - June 18, 2009

Yay! We get Checov and McCoy IN UNIFORM!! Christmas!

On a more serious note, why is Keenser released to the public. It should have been available as a mailin exclusive.

116. Juan Carlos Herrera Maza - June 18, 2009

What about the USS Kelvin action figures?
I want to collect the figures of George Kirk, the Captain Robau, the alien crew member, James, T. Kirk`s mother Winona.

Some one knows if there are plans for USS Kelvin`s crew action figures?
Actually, there is plans for the USS Kelvin space ship model?

I want more from 3230’s history in a TV series or comic or book.

117. Juan Carlos Herrera Maza - June 18, 2009

soooorry, 2230`s histories!

118. demetrius morrison - June 19, 2009

i also wanna know when they goin 2 do a 3.75 inch Uhura in Cadet Uniform and an 6 inch Uhura in Enterprise Uniform

119. NotBorg - June 20, 2009

will this 3.75 Checov be able to sit? from pictures and experience that was a major design flaw.

120. Nathaniel Shrike - June 22, 2009

When will we get a toy of the Kelvin? That’s all I really want. A nice detailed toy of the kelvin.

121. devon - June 23, 2009

6″ Uhura and 12″ Chekov are a must in this series to complete the crew in their regular uniforms!! The bigger the figures, the better the detail… I personally like the 6″ better than the smaller versions,and the 12″ are the ultimate! I need these 12″ …. please release a 12″ Chekov too!

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123. herbyneo - June 28, 2009

is there anyway we can find out the actual street date of wave 2 hitting the shelves? i’d rather get them when they first come out than search every walmart/toysrus in the area to complete the collection. i hit about 8 stores over 3 weeks to get 3.75 spock. dont want to do that again

124. Jeff - July 10, 2009

Yes, has anyone seen these new figures on shelves yet?

125. Rodimus Prime - July 11, 2009

I haven’t seen any where I live… (Upstate NY)

126. Janson Tycho - July 13, 2009

RE: 114. BAILY- June 18, 2009

so, there are no 6″ Pikes or Uhuras, but what about the 3.75″ Pikes being here in Canada? Whats the word on that?

127. Marty Hehman - July 14, 2009

I personelly would love to see more Playsets,such as the Bridge of the USS Kelvin, shuttle craft, Pike and his wheel chair,and the Sickbay,and Engineering room with all the tubes,and maybe the Android Police Officer and Cycle. My List can go on forever!!!!!

128. USS Manila NCC-99232 - July 17, 2009

I love all these 2nd wave toys but i don’t know if these will reach the Philippines.

129. Rodimus Prime - July 26, 2009

RE: 128

I’m beginning to wonder if they’ll ever show up anywhere…

130. USS Manila NCC-99232 - July 27, 2009

Thanks for that note about that Galaxy figures and I hope they will do it here in the Philippines. Toy stores only sell Star Trek if a movie is shown in my country. Lucky I haven’t bought a Galaxy figure.

131. Bob - July 28, 2009

Can anyone confirm that entertainment earth will have a few of these as exclusives.

From their website for the 3.75″ wave 2 figures.

“1x McCoy in Enterprise Uniform (Exclusive)
1x Chekov in Enterprise Uniform (Exclusive)
1x Sarek
1x General Ayel
1x Spock in Cadet Leader Uniform
1x Keenser
1x Kirk in Space Outfit
1x Sulu in Space Outfit (Exclusive)
1x Drakoulias (not pictured)
1x Kirk in Off-Duty Uniform “

132. Trey - August 10, 2009

129 , i hope it does show somewhere in my nearest stores!!!!! i want that 12 inch Uhura and 3.75 inch Kirk in Off-Duty Uniform

133. Omar - September 8, 2009

You have to have a Captain Robau

134. rich - November 2, 2009

Target online is showing a 12 inch Sarek and a Scotty 12 inch in frozen planet uniform on a backorder status. Anyone know anyhting about this????

135. Trekfan! - November 7, 2009

Entertainment Earth just announced the cancellation of Star Trek Wave 2!

136. Bob - November 12, 2009

^I guess it was just too good to be true.

It would be nice if we could get some sort of official confirmation that Playmates canceled them.

137. aj - December 25, 2009

can you still get all the star trek fifures

138. Dave - January 12, 2010

Anyone know the answer to the above question?

139. dean burns - January 13, 2010

No confirmation in place… however… Toys R Us cancelled their orders on the line (second phase) back in the late summer when phase 1 sold terribly… Wal Mart cancelled shortly thereafter… Entertainment Earth announced they would be exclusive carriers (semi exclusive anyway) until their orders were terrible as well… forcing Playmates to cancel the entire line…

Sell-off stores have phase 1 (both with and without Enterprise Bonus pieces) but they should be gone soon…

In my opinion, the toys were not great when compared to almost anything else out there in the 3.75″ scale or 6″ scale… and sold dismally at the retail level. (the 12″ scale were pretty good, but that scale sells few and far between anyway)…

What I wouldn’t give for a set of Star Trek figures of the design quality that Hasbro pulls off with Star Wars year after year… (for the 3.75″ scale at least)…

140. Steve - January 23, 2010

i’m missing the back center piece for the transporter. Am i never going to be able to finish it?

141. anthony - May 5, 2010

it’s a shame that they can’t even schedule a limited release. the reason pre-orders were so bad for wave 2 was due to the vender playmates chose; the paints on the 3&3/4 inch scale figures were atrocious! you’d find a spock with good eyebrows and hair line, but then his pin would look like a blob of silver paint was just dabbed onto it . at target once, all the 3&3/4 inch kirk action figures had different facial expressions; not one of the 10 or so kirk head’s were alike. :D who would want to order figures when they were under the impression that they could & would be cherry picking series 2 at the local tru, walmart or target in nov of ’09?

playmates dropped the ball big time on this. sell the rights. i agree with dean burns; a hasbro gi joe quality 3&3/4 inch star trek wave as expansive as the star wars lines would be amazing!

142. chris ellsworth - May 13, 2010

I NEED THE 2ND WAVE>>>>PLEASE!

143. I, Borg! (TNG 4eva) - July 6, 2010

I love the design for Kirk/Sulu in ‘Space Uniform! I would have liked to see Olson be released in that uniform too! (You always need a red shirt to dispose of!)

144. I, Borg! (TNG 4eva) - July 6, 2010

I NEED these! You HAVE to tell playmates to release the 3&3/4s at least so I can complete my bridge set. I live in NZ. We never got the First wave’s bridge sets! They were meant to sent booster packs here with the second wave so we could catch up and add them to the bridge! That’ll never happen now! I really want Kirk and Sulu in their mining suits, that’d be sooo kool.

I HAVE to contact them!

145. dario2739 - July 22, 2010

Having collected all the 12″ movie figures i’m bitterly disappointed that the line was scrapped before Scotty and Uhura were released!
Now I have a crew with no ‘red shirts’ …that’s just not right!

146. ron - May 7, 2011

when are these figures coming out and is the next film coming out

147. Bob - May 31, 2011

Here is the email I sent Playmates a month or so ago and their response.

***************
I was wondering if there are any plans on offering the U.S.S. Enterprise
Bridge pieces that were to be included with the second wave of Action
Figures that never were released?
I think it would be very cool if you could offer these somehow, perhaps
a store exclusive, so that consumers could complete the Bridge as
advertised on the packaging.
**************

Response from them:

Playmates Toys had been trying to come up with several alternative ways
to continue distributing our Star Trek brand of toys to our consumers.
Unfortunately, we have been unable to come up with additional
distribution options and have discontinued the Star Trek line. The Star
Trek line was cancelled before the second wave was actually produced,
therefore I don’t have any samples to send to you. Playmates sincerely
apologizes for any inconvenience this has cause you or your family.
We truly appreciate your support and hope you will continue supporting
Playmates Toys and Star Trek in the future.

Thank you & Regards, Paula Billingsley
(877) 612-7136
Consumer Service
Playmates Toys Inc.
http://www.playmatestoys.com

*********************

So it looks like the Playmates Star Trek line is dead.

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