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New Star Trek Statues Coming From Hollywood Collectibles – First Look At Kirk Statue October 12, 2010

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Collectibles,Merchandise,TOS , trackback

Good news for collectors as statues are back. CBS has granted a license to Hollywood Collectibles for new Star Trek statues. The first offering will be the original Kirk, with more on the way. TrekMovie has exclusive details below.

 

Star Trek Statues from Hollywood Collectibles

The first of the Hollywood Collectibles Group’s Trek statues will be released on the first quarter of 2011, and  is now available for reserve preorder. The hand-painted 10 inch statue of James T. Kirk sitting in his command chair (from the original Star Trek) is made from heavyweight polystone and is presented in 1:6 scale. Hollywood Collectibles is offered in two versions. The regular edition statue is limited to 600, and is available directly from Hollywood Collectibles Group’s website and online retailers for $199.95.


Captain Kirk Statue from Hollywood Collectibles

There is also an exclusive edition limited to 150 for the same price available only through the HCG website. The exclusive edition includes data chips and a Captain’s logbook.


"HCG Exclusive" Edition Captain Kirk Statue from Hollywood Collectibles comes with Captains log and data cards

Star Trek statues have been a staple of Trek memorabilia for decades, with characters from James Kirk to Seven of Nine being immortalized as statues. The last statues offered were in 2007 and 2008, including a Spock Christmas item and a set of three statues based on the episode "Amok Time." Now, Hollywood Collectibles Group, which has licenses for such iconic properties as Lord of the Rings, Iron Man, Rambo, and Superman, presents the first of what could be a diverse line of Star Trek statues. In fact, Hollywood Collectibles Group holds one of the most expansive and complete licenses for Star Trek statues ever issued as it includes all versions of Star Trek, from the 1960s show to the 2009 Star Trek feature film. Items from various Star Trek incarnations are planned for the future. The next planned statue for 2011 will be an original Mr. Spock to match the Kirk statue.


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As Star Trek nears its 45th anniversary in 2011, TrekMovie will continue to bring you all the new and exciting information about Star Trek products like the HCG Trek statues.

Comments

1. dane - October 12, 2010

cool

2. Michael - October 12, 2010

Who sculpted this? It looks NOTHING like Shatner and the facial expression is NONE-like I ever saw onscreen Kirk’s character ever projected! WTF?

3. Thomas Jensen - October 12, 2010

I’d buy one if the guy looked like Captain Kirk. But this isn’t the guy. Must be the stand-in…

4. Basement Blogger - October 12, 2010

That’s Shatner as Kirk? Sorry, there’s too much of a squnit on his face. He looks constipated. Eye size is too narrow. Send it back to the sculptor. There are plenty of pictures of William Shatner as Kirk in the original series.

5. Forytseven - October 12, 2010

From a distance, in the thumbnail, it’s rather nice. But up close… man, he looks just way too pissed off. :D

6. Forytseven - October 12, 2010

Oh, and I meant to add that the non-facial details are actually rather awesome. ;)

7. Kenneth Of Borg - October 12, 2010

That is a Klingon spy. Take a close look at the forehead.

8. J.S. Butcher - October 12, 2010

The brow ridge makes it look like a ‘Neanderthal Kirk.’

9. I'm Dead Jim! - October 12, 2010

Nice statue… except that it looks more like Andy Richter than William Shatner.

10. I'm Dead Jim! - October 12, 2010

Everything else is perfect!

11. John Whorfin - October 12, 2010

Captain Caveman Kirk angry he have ugly tablet instead of pretty iPad!

12. Berry - October 12, 2010

Very Cool! He is totally in command of every situation :-) Loving it!

13. AJ - October 12, 2010

Great. Almost-Kirk pinching a loaf on the Bridge for $200. And for more money, he’s got his own Kindle.

For that kind of cash, at least get Shatner’s face on the figure. It’s licensed out as the face of Kirk.

14. garen - October 12, 2010

William Shatner’s face is NOTORIOUSLY hard to draw (comics) and sculpt (figures). All things considered…it’s not that bad. Certain angles look better than others.

15. Kirk, James T. - October 12, 2010

Poorly sculpted in my mind. Beautifully painted though but the sculpt lets this down – I know it’s hard to capture Shatner but there are $15 action figures with better sculpts.

I’m looking forward to the next year because I assume we’ll know more about who has the master toy license for the next movie (please let it be HASBRO, or Mattel even!)

16. Rico - October 12, 2010

Sorry, for $200 it’s needs to be much better. And I buy quite a few expensive collectibles. But this won’t be one of them.

17. Imrahil - October 12, 2010

Why the hell can’t anyone get Kirk’s face right? This guy looks like a linebacker who forgot to put on his helmet.

18. Red Dead Ryan - October 12, 2010

I recently bought the DS Kirk/Gorn action figure double pack and the facial likeness on the Kirk figure is pretty good, and much better than previous figures.

As for the statue, while the face ain’t right, everything else appears to be well done. However, I won’t be buying it because there are so many other things to spend $200+ on.

19. VZX - October 12, 2010

It looks like he’s squinting, like he’s trying to read something far away…

20. AJ - October 12, 2010

Looks a bit like Gordon Ramsay with a haircut after he’s spit out his crabcakes

21. THX-1138 - October 12, 2010

#9

Perfecto! Andy Richter as Kirk. You nailed it. Shatner seems to have the single most difficult to sculpt face on the planet. The MEGO toys are better. The rest of the details of the statue are nice but that face is B-A-D.

22. Vultan - October 12, 2010

Look, Captain Kirk, we all know you’re allergic to Retinox, but you really need to get your eyes checked, buddy. You keep squinting at the viewscreen, and the Klingons aren’t liking it!

:D

23. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - October 12, 2010

Is it me, or does this Kirk look a little Russian? Chekov would be proud….

24. John from Cincinnati - October 12, 2010

MEGO’s sculpture of Shatner’s face is still the best IMO.

This looks nothing like Shatner Kirk, plus this guy looks really REALLY angry.

25. Lt. Bailey - October 12, 2010

For that kind of money, the captains chair better have sound effects too. The detail is great and well done but I have to agree with those here who think the head is all wrong.

26. TZFan - October 12, 2010

Even when Shatner glared his eyes were never that small http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x13hd/theconscienceofthekinghd537.jpg such a disappointment since everything else came out perfect http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x08hd/mirihd021.jpg

27. CanOpener1256 - October 12, 2010

its the new universe … what Chris Pine will look like in 12+ years. :)

28. Pragmaticus - October 12, 2010

It looks fine. It’s made of stone. Chill out.

29. Richard Daystrom - October 12, 2010

The face straight on somewhat reminds me of Mickey Roarke.

30. Rocket Scientist - October 12, 2010

Other than the face, everything is pretty spot on. It captures a classic pose and all the details look great!

(except for the face…)

31. snoopytrek - October 12, 2010

i totally agree with all who’ve said it looks nothin’ like Mr Shatner’s Kirk…

history has it that very rarely do these type companies actually get permission to use the likeness of the actor and merely put out product to make a buck

i don’t think the wax figure at madame what’s-her-face look anything like Bill or Mr Stewart…IMA(artistic)O…

32. Zebonka - October 12, 2010

Awful. It’s like Meatloaf went to a convention.

33. Apollo - October 12, 2010

It looks EXACTLY like Bruce Greenwood as Captain Pike! EXACTLY!

34. MJ - October 12, 2010

#20 – I agree. Looks like Gordon Ramsay.

35. TrekkieJane - October 12, 2010

Wow, unfortunate face. The rest looks promising, but I wouldn’t get it with that head.

36. Anthony Thompson - October 12, 2010

26. TZFan

Hey homeboy, try posting some links that we can access!

37. TZFan - October 12, 2010

#36

TrekCore has it tendencies to go haywire sometimes, they were working just fine before, see this link for that exact same pose, HD>Miri>Page2>Cap21
http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/thumbnails.php?album=9&page=2

38. Odkin - October 12, 2010

If you cover that one eye and eyebrow on our left, it actually looks exactly like Shatner. That’s the problem with faces – one feature off and it wrecks the likeness. But this one actually got the shape of the face right – most sculpts make him too cartoony heroic. He actually has a very soft face. If they’d fix that one eye and eyebrow it’d be perfect.

39. Miles R. Seppelt - October 12, 2010

I think it’s an alien doppleganger trying to “replace” Captain Kirk – the poor likeness alerted the crew immediatly that something was seriously amiss…

40. "Check the Circuit!" - October 12, 2010

A little underwhelming. Face isn’t good. And of all the iconic poses…they pick the one that makes him look like he’s waiting for a pedicure.

Pass.

41. dinoH - October 12, 2010

The pose is good, the face looks sort of like Shatner from the side… but overall he looks kind of too mean for Kirk from the front… plus not really like him anyway.

42. paustin - October 12, 2010

He looks pissed. With an expression like that he should be sitting on a toilet not the captain’s chair

43. Jim Nightshade - October 12, 2010

I think his feet n legs look too thin–or too small or something–kinda like his legs are made otta slight squished toothpaste tubes and yeh the eyestrain on kirk–too vain to wear glasses–being allergic t retinex sucks–

44. Iowagirl - October 13, 2010

Oh my, when did they ever get the face right? I think the pose is good, and I like the hair…;-) And it’s real Kirk – so no complaints from me.

The price – well, it’s a wee bit expensive, but originals tend to get more expensive with time. I bet 45 years from now PineKirk will be make a great bargain…:))

45. David G. - October 13, 2010

Y’know … it actually looks more like a young DeForest Kelley.

(Check out the Star Trek Medical Tricorder ad on the right side of this Web page!)

46. Smart - October 13, 2010

Gosh… another Kirk… Booooring….

47. Danpaine - October 13, 2010

Looks like Matt Damon. Problem is, Matt Damon is not Kirk.

I hope no one gets me this as a gift.

48. Darkwing - October 13, 2010

Wow, very nice.

49. Jorg Sacul - October 13, 2010

omg so NOT canon. Where is the carpet on the chair base with the coffee stain??

50. CAPT KRUNCH - October 13, 2010

Looks like Shat is trying to take a sh.t!….whats up with that constipated expression! Maybe some young yoeman just spurned him!

51. Robert Bernardo - October 13, 2010

Now all you have to do is have Andy Richter autograph it! ;)

52. John Trumbull - October 13, 2010

Thanks for illustrating once again why William Shatner’s likeness is so tough to capture.

53. BeatleJWOL - October 13, 2010

I wondered where Craig Kilborn had gone to…

54. Kev-1 - October 13, 2010

Overall, the pose is interesting. I think the “mean” look in his eyes, rather than making him look “cool”, kind of throws it off. The face otherwise looks pretty good; side view also.

55. robowarrior - October 13, 2010

The face is terrible D:

56. Jungle Kitty - October 13, 2010

THIS IS A DISASTER .

57. Margaret - October 13, 2010

DO NOT WANT.

58. Mirrorgirl - October 14, 2010

WORST FACE EVER

59. Sebastian - October 14, 2010

The brow ridges make him look like Peter Boyle in “Young Frankenstein.”
He looks angry. Too bad; otherwise, it the detailing and chair look OK.

60. BiggestTOSfanever - October 14, 2010

I wonder what they’ll do to Spock…

61. Exidor - October 15, 2010

It’s Andy Richter from Conan O’Brien’s show as Captain Kirk !

62. TonyD - October 16, 2010

They pretty much got the hair right but the face is all wrong and that furrowed expression is one Kirk never displayed. There also seems to be too much of the boots being displayed under the pants

Sorry but for $200 I expect a more accurate representation of Shatner’s face.

63. Colonel Worf - October 17, 2010

I dunno what everyone’s so mad about. It’s pretty hilarious to have a pissed-off Kirk statue.

And let’s face it, most people who will buy this probably already have another Kirk statue as well, so together the said statues will help show the full range of emotions the captain has expressed. Good to have around the house!

64. Michael - October 18, 2010

Wow. this scuplt is a complete slap to the face to fans that Trek geeks would buy ANYTHING w/ Star Trek tacked on it! This sculpture bites big time. I wouldn’t buy this on a clearance table, marked down to final, even if I was drunk and stoned!

65. JGG1701 - October 19, 2010

Looks like Geogre Bush!

66. Michael - October 20, 2010

What worries me is the copy at the end says a Spock figure is due out 2011 “to match the Kirk”. Does that mean the facial sculpt will be just as jacked? I hope they don’t make our beloved emotionless vulcan also look like he’s in need of a laxitive so he can pinch out a loaf too!

67. TOS Collector - May 13, 2011

I like it. I ordered it. The likeness is by far not perfect, but it’s the best I’ve seen to date.

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