The big San Diego Comic Con kicks off this week. In addition to the Star Trek celebrities appearing on various panels (see previous article), Comic Con will also feature a number of Star Trek licensees offering sneak peaks at upcoming Star Trek products and exclusive Comic Con Star Trek items. Some will even be offering signings with Star Trek celebs including William Shatner and Roberto Orci. See below for the full breakdown.
STAR TREK MERCHANDISE AND EXCLUSIVES AT SDCC 2011
CBS (Booth #4129): StarTrek.com will offer free Enterprise Bottle Opener Keychains and wristbands to fans. The keychains are made of stainless steel and only 1701 will be available. There will also be a series of red, blue and yellow wristbands with Star Trek phrases on them. Collectors will find the wristbands at the CBS booth as well as the booths of Star Trek partners throughout the show. Be sure to watch the official Star Trek Facebook ( www.facebook.com/startrek) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/startrek) pages for updates during Comic-Con for information on finding each wristband.
Abrams (Booth #1216): Fans can get the first glance at the publisher’s new Star Trek Vault book from author Scott Tipton.
Anovos (Booth #2913-E): Anovos Productions will offer an exclusive three badge pin set for the price of $20. Fans will also have a chance to get their picture taken with the Orion Slave Girls and Star Trek uniform models.
Bandai (Booth #mez 15B): The toy company will be unveiling a Jean Luc Picard Trading Card at the convention. Additionally, Bandai is showing off its Star Trek-inspired deck building games — based on The Next Generation — so fans will get a chance at a hands-on trial.
Chronicle Books (Booth #1506): The publisher will have their new trivia book, Obsessed with Star Trek, based on all Star Trek series and the first ten movies. Author Chip Carter will be there to sign autographs on Thursday, July 21st from 2pm-3pm and Saturday, July 23rd from 10am-11am.
Diamond Comics (Booth 2607): Fans will have a chance to check out Star Trek Mr. Potato Heads from PPW featuring characters from The Original Series.
Hallmark (Booth #2343): The greeting card company will continue to create Star Trek-themed holiday ornaments and will be offering sneak peeks of its 2012 designs at Comic-Con. They will also show off new Star Trek greeting cards.
IDW Publishing (Booth #2643): The award-winning publisher will host fan-favorite Star Trek comic book writer Mike Johnson, who will hold a signing. This follows the announcement that a new movie comic book series will begin in September. IDW will also offer a variety of new movie, TOS and TNG Star Trek comics series.
NOTE: According to IDW the Star Trek signing will take place Friday 4:00 – 5:00 with Mike Johnson, Tim Bradstreet, Roberto Orci (signing a free limited Star Trek signing card.
Lightspeed Fine Art (Booth #3745): The company will be unveiling five brand new limited edition lithographs featuring the Captains from all five Star Trek series. The lithographs will be titled “Trading Places” and will depict all five in one of their alter ego roles shown from the shows. Lightspeed will also hold a number of signings at its booth, including Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Robert Picardo, Garrett Wang, other guests (more details at www.lightspeedfineart.com).
Quantum Mechanix (Booth #2994): New replicas will be on display in the booth, including the (ST2009) Enterprise Artisan Replica, the Kirk Animated Maquette and the Enterprise “Refit” Artisan Replica. New phaser replicas will be available for purchase.
Quirk Books (Booth #1636): The publisher will be showing off its upcoming title Star Trek: Book of Opposites which will hit shelves in September.
Simon and Schuster Kids (Booth #1128): The publishing giant will have Starfleet Academy Titles #1 – #3 available at the show.
La La Land (at Toy Hungry Booth #429): La-La Land Records will premiere of their limited edition 3CD set Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Volume 1 – available for purchase exclusively at Comic-Con. It will later be made available on the La-La Land website – www.lalalandrecords.com, as well as other soundtrack online outlets, beginning August 2, 2011 (suggested retail price $34.98).
TWILIGHT ZONE MERCHANDISE & SHATNER SIGNING
Bif Bang Pow! (At Entertainment Earth, Booth #2343): Television legend William Shatner will introduce a limited edition black-and-white Signature Edition version of the Mystic Seer Replica from The Twilight Zone. The authentic, functioning replica is featured in iconic episode #43 “Nick of Time” starring the famous actor. This exclusive version is limited to only 150 pieces and is signed by Shatner himself! Additionally, he is scheduled to be on hand to introduce the piece on Friday, July 22.
The exclusive black-and-white Signature Edition is available for $499.99, while a red limited edition with a cream colored head and not bearing Shatner’s signature is $249.99. Both items are completely authentic, arriving with napkin and menu holders, a working coin mechanism, can act as a bank, and dispense “fortunes”. These life-size Mystic Seer Replicas measure 13 ½ inches tall, 7 ½ inches wide and 6 inches long, and come with a certificate of authenticity. Both items are available for pre-order at sdcc.EntertainmentEarth.com and will ship in late 2011.
Information provided by CBS and Star Trek licensees