With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek finally here, we thought we’d show you some of the more interesting anniversary products you can pick up to commemorate the event. We know there are some great books out there, including The Fifty Year Mission (in two parts, reviews to come), The Star Trek Book (review also coming soon), and National Geographic’s Star Trek The Official Guide to Our Universe: The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages, and of course the new 50th anniversary Blu-ray set. There’s also IDW’s Star Trek 50th Anniversary Cover Celebration. But if you’re looking for something a little quirkier, check out some of the items in our round-up, many of which were announced as partnerships earlier this year.Read More
A number of Star Trek licensees are showing new and upcoming products at San Diego Comic Con this week, including USS Kelvins from QMx and Hallmark, the new Hasbro Star Trek sequel KRE-O line, new figures and vehilces from Diamond Select and uniform replicas from Anovos. Details and tons of images below.
TrekMovie is back from vacation with news from one of the exciting things to look forward to with the 2013 Star Trek sequel. The new movie ushers in the first Trek tie-ins from toy giant Hasbro. And today Paramount and Hasbro announced they will be revealing the first Star Trek toys from their KRE-O building blocks line at San Diego Comic Con later this month. They have released a first look at the KRE-O USS Enterprise and a video teaser for an upcoming stop-motion KRE-O Star Trek short film. Check those out below.
Captains Kirk and Picard have officially made it into space! Aboard a high altitude balloon, that is. A few weeks ago we reported one man’s quest to kickstart a campaign to send action figures of Captains Kirk and Picard (and their friends) 100,000 feet into the upper atmosphere. Well, he’s done it with the help of a large team of friends and cameramen. Hit the jump for photos!
Meet Logan Kugler, a space enthusiast/trekkie with one simple goal: to send Captains Picard and Kirk into near-space — well, their action figures at least! Kugler has started a now fully funded (but still taking pledges for the next 24-hours) Kickstarter project to finance a high-altitude balloon that will send action figures of Captains Kirk and Picard along with their respective starship models (and a few of their friends) to a height of 120,000 feet along with cameras to capture the entire event. They are even selling the Kirk action figure and the model of the USS Enterprise that he flies to space on for the next 24-hours on their Kickstarter page!
Today brings big news for the world of Star Trek toys. In advance of the big Toy Fair which opens this weekend in New York, Hasbro has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with CBS to make a “variety” of Star Trek toys, starting in 2013…just in time for the next Star Trek movie. More details below. [UPDATED: More info and preview pic]
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.
Recently TrekMovie awarded the clever folks at ThinkGeek some accolades in our selections of the Best 2011 Star Trek Merchandise, and it looks like the hits will keep on coming in 2012 with the announcement of two new Star Trek products. ThinkGeek are now offering a USS Enterprise plush and a cool original series style door chime. Check them out below.
The folks at IDW Publishing have been busy. First up we have previews of the comics coming next February. Plus IDW is running a cover contest, reprinting Star Trek comics in print and digital formats, and jumping onto new personal entertainment devices. A roundup of all the Star Trek comics news that’s fit to post and more, after the break.
This week The Collective takes a look at Diamond Select’s two newly released Star Trek retro MEGO cloth figures: Captain Pike and the Salt Vampire. We also give an update on what is next for the line and get a first look at the new Titan Star Trek busts.
Tonight is preview night for San Diego Comic Con and two licensees are revealing some cool new Star Trek items. Hallmark is unveiling three 2012 Star Trek ornaments: The Enterprise D, a two Spocks scene from the 2009 Star Trek movie, and a classic Dr. McCoy. And Diamond Select Toys are unveiling their first Star Trek: The Next Generation retro-cloth figures. Details and pictures below.
Used in exasperation (or a half Vulcan. half Romulan approximation) by Saavik and in revelatory assuredness by James T. Kirk, the Wrath of Khan era communicator is now available as a role playing toy from Diamond Select Toys. The Collective column makes it Khan-etic return with a review of the brand new item (including video demo).