Following the news of the new ThinkGeek items, this week is turning out to be a good week for Star Trek collectors. We now have news of a new line of Star Trek snow globes coming from Willabee & Ward. Also Diamond Select Toys has sent us details and a new image of the first retro cloth Star Trek The Next Generation figures, which are now available for pre-order.
New Star Trek snow globes
Some of the first Star Trek collectibles were snow globes and now Willabee & Ward has announced the latest line of Trek globes with their new Star Trek Snow Globe Collection. Each snow globe is approximately 3.5” tall, produced in cold-cast porcelain/resin and hand painted, featuring Federation starships/shuttles and alien craft orbiting various planets and spatial anomalies. As is customary, there is “snow” shimmering inside each globe. Announced in the collection so far are the NX01 Enterprise, the USS Enterprise (original and D), the Shuttlecraft Galileo, Voyager, the Defiant, and a Klingon Bird of Prey.
Eventually there will be 12 different Star Trek globes in the collection. There is also a wood display shelving unit available for purchase to display the collection. Willabee & Ward ships one snow globe approximately each month for $24.95 (plus shipping and handling). The first snow globe, the U.S.S. Enterprise, is currently available “free” (plus $3.95 shipping and service) from the Willabee & Ward website, which then begins a shipment each month to the customer (customers may cancel their orders at any time and there is no obligation). More information and ordering at the Willabee & Ward site.
Star Trek: TNG retro cloth figures coming this summer
First announced last Comic Con, today Diamond Select Toys released a new picture of their Star Trek: The Next Generation 8" cloth figures. The Picard and Borg figures will be the first TNG figures done in the 1970s retro MEGO style. DST are adding TNG figures in honor of the show’s 25th anniversary. The figures include all-new head sculpts and real cloth costumes. They will be released this summer and are available now for pre-order at Entertainment Earth ($32.99 for the pair).