The Collective: Star Trek Japanese Imports Coming – Dragon 12″ TNG Figures + TOS Bearbricks June 21, 2010by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,TNG,TOS,Toys , trackback
This summer there are a few interesting Japanese imports coming that are of interest to Star Trek collectors. First up, Dragon Models have a line of Star Trek: The Next Generation 12" cloth figures coming this month. And in September, collectors can pick up MediCom Bearbrick figures that have been Trek-ified. More details below.
Dragon 12" TNG figures
Dragon Model Ltd. has gained a reputation for quality 12" military action figures, because of both detailed sculpting and the concern for quality uniforms and accessory items. The company is producing 1/6 scale (about 12") versions of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Captain Jean Luc Picard, Lt. Commander Data, and Lieutenant Worf. Originally for the Japanese market, these figures are now coming to the states.
Retailing for $87.99, these cloth action figures from Dragon are similar to the Sideshow line of Star Wars 12" items or to the 1990′s Masterpiece Star Trek line from Playmates Toys. Unlike regular 12" action figures, these 1:6 scale are not meant for play, but are more for collecting and display. The uniform design and sculpting are more detailed than regular play action figures, as are the accessories and displayable packaging.
Dragon Picard 1:6 figure [Pre-order at EE: $87.99]
Dragon Data and Spot 1:6 figure [Pre-order at EE: $87.99]
Dragon Worf 1:6 figure [Pre-order at EE: $87.99]
Dragon 12" TNG figures
And in September Entertainment Earth is also importing some unusual Japanese Star Trek items from MediCom, makers of the ‘Bearbrick’ stylized bear figures that have been adapted to a number of licenses. And now they are doing Star Trek Bearbricks. There will be a Kirk & Uhura 2-pack of 2 3/4-inch Bearbricks for $19.99, plus two giant-sized Bearbrick Spocks for $109.99 and $499.99 respectively.
MediCom Bearbrick 3 3/4" Kirk/Uhura 2-pack [Pre-order at EE: $19.99]
MediCom Bearbrick 400% Spock [Pre-order at EE: $109.99]
MediCom Bearbrick 1000% Spock [Pre-order at EE: $499.99]
NOTE: the smaller Spock figures shown above are just to show scale, and does not come with the large-sized figure (and strangely, it is not available to purchase individually).