It has been a long time since Diamond Select has released any Star Trek figures, but there is finally something new to talk about with the release of a 3-pack of original series figures. There are also a number of new Star Trek figure 2-packs coming soon. Details below.
Diamond Select getting back to Star Trek figures
Diamond hasn’t released a new Star Trek figure since 2009, but they have a number of new and interesting figures coming up in the next few months. Many are brand new figures and others are improved or modified versions of previously released figures. The new figures are mostly grouped into themed packs, a tradition that DST seems to be returning to (and hopefully they will continue doing it as well). Overall it appears that DST and Art Asylum are continuing to improve their work. For example the Kirk figures are really getting the likeness of William Shatner down, which is something that has been difficult for Star Trek licensees since the beginning of the franchise.
JUST RELEASED: New Star Trek TOS – Series 5 set
Diamond Select/Art Asylum’s latest set of 6 1/2" Star Trek figures is a set of three with a Romulan Centurion, Scotty and Casual Kirk. The Romulan Centurion is a brand new figure, The Kirk and the Scotty are improved and repainted versions of previously released (and now harder to find) figures. This set of three figures is available now. You can buy them for $47.99 at Big Bad Toy Store.
COMING SOON: TOS Episode 2- Packs
"Arena" Kirk vs. Gorn
Diamond has a number of original Star Trek episode themed packs of 6 1/2 figures coming in the next few months. First up is an "Arena" set. The Gorn figure is a re-release with some new detailing and the Kirk is a standard Kirk, but repainted with "battle damage" specific for the episode. The set will be available in October. You can pre-order the set at Entertainment Earth in October for $35.99.
"Where No Man Has Gone Before" Kirk and Spock
Also coming in October is a 2-pack themed around the second Star Trek pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before". The Kirk is a re-release of a figure previously only available as a Canadian Expo exclusive and as set with a Captain’s Chair, but this version is more faithful including corrected color on the shirt. The Spock figure is brand new. "Where No Man Has Gone Before" Kirk and Spock set will be available in October. You can pre-order the set at Entertainment Earth in October for $35.99.
"Enterprise Incident" Spock and Romulan Kirk
In January DST brings us a 2-pack based on the third season Star Trek episode "The Enterprise Incident" featuring a standard Spock figure and a brand new Kirk as Romulan figure. This "The Enterprise Incident" Spock and Romulan Kirk will be available January 2011. You can pre-order the set at Entertainment Earth in October for $35.99.
COMING IN JANUARY: New Retro Mego 2-Pack
In January, Diamond Select will release the next 2-pack in their series of retro cloth 8" figures inspired by the 1970’s Star Trek Mego line, which will be the first figures in around a year. This new 2-pack includes Captain Pike and the Salt Vampire from the first season episode "The Man Trap". Both are "new" retro figures which were not part of the original Mego line, but have been styled to match. Retro Pike and Salt Vampire will be available January 2011. These figures look like they will be great and will fit well this excellent line. You can pre-order the set at Entertainment Earth in October for $35.99.