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The Collective: Review of Retro Mego Mugatu and Uhura November 24, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Review,TOS,Toys , comments closed

For over a year now, Diamond Select Toys has been bringing back the 70s in the form of their retro-cloth figure recreations of the famous Star Trek MEGO toys. And this month brings us the most 70s-ish one of them all, a two pack with Foxy Uhura and her dancing pal, the Mugatu. TrekMovie has a full review and more news in the world of toys for this week. 


Details On First Two Waves Of Playmates Star Trek Movie Toys + Nero’s Ship Name Revealed [UPDATED] November 19, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film),Toys , comments closed

As James T. Kirk says in the new Star Trek, "Buckle up!" has the details on the first two waves of Star Trek film toys and figures from Playmates Toys, coming out in 2009. And even if you are not into collecting, there is some movie news for spoiler fans as well. 


The Collective: Preview of DST STIV Figures & Tribbles + Review Of Kirk & Spock Busts November 15, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TOS,Toys , comments closed

Star Trek IV may be the biggest hit of the Star Trek film franchise (so far), but can you believe it never got any action figures? That changes now with DST’s pre-order announcement of Kirk and Spock STIV figures (with pics). Plus Diamond Select have released images of their upcoming new line of electronic tribbles. Details on those plus a review of the new Kirk and Spock busts from DST.


More Star Trek Movie Toys Available For Pre-order [UPDATED] November 12, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film),Toys , comments closed

While most fan attention this week is on the upcoming Star Trek movie trailer, there is big news regarding movie toys which should put collector fans into apoplexy. Today, the first pre-sale listings for Playmates mass-market 3.75” inch action figures based on the movie have shown up online, and again the toys reveal points about the film (and raise some questions).


First Star Trek Movie Toys Listed Online – Offer Clues November 6, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film),Toys , comments closed

Let the toys begin. The first descriptions (w/o pictures) of toys for the Star Trek 2009 feature film have just shown up online. UK online retailer has started offering a small selection of Playmates Star Trek toys for presale, which offer clues into the toy line and the movie itself. 

More Details Emerge For Playmates Star Trek Movie Toys October 26, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,Star Trek (2009 film),Toys , comments closed

Last January broke the news that Playmates Toys would be returning to the world of Star Trek toys for the next Star Trek feature film. Since their official announcement in February, Playmates has been quiet about their plans. But this week they have started to reveal the slightest details about their plans for toys the Star Trek movie.

The Collective: DST Announces Ultimate Spock + Details On New Tribble and 1701 D October 4, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: TNG,TOS,Toys , comments closed

We have some October surprises from DST. This week Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum announced a new item (an Ultimate Scale Spock) as well as details on the previously announced ‘Electronic Tribble’ and Enterprise 1701D ship toy. provides a look at some of the retro collectibles to look forward to early in 2009 as fans await the new feature film.


The Collective: Reviews Of Scotty & Keeper Retro Megos + Star Trek Minimates Wave 4 August 31, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Review,Toys , comments closed

This week The Collective has reviews of the latest Retro Mego figures and the latest Star Trek Minimates from Diamond Select Toys. Plus we have news updates on upcoming toys, and replicas from DST.

First Look At Alternate Realities DVD Free Geordi Figure August 29, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Toys,VOY , comments closed

In three weeks the new Star Trek: Alternate Realities DVD Fan Collective gets released. The set gives you 20 episodes of Trek’s ‘alternate’ lives and universes, coming from all five series. It also contains an offer for a free Geordi action figure, and today TrekMovie is the first to reveal what that figure looks like.

Exclusive Preview Of New Star Trek Collectibles Guidebook (and Magazine) August 26, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Books,Memorabilia,Merchandise,Toys , comments closed

The history of Trek collectibles goes back over 40 years and with a new movie on the way, the amount and variety of Trek merchandise is only increasing. To help both newbies and hard core collectors, a new guidebook and magazine dedicated to Trek collectibles are on their way, and has an exclusive first look at both.


The Collective: Exclusive First Look At 2008’s Johnny Lightning Ship Toys August 21, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Toys , comments closed

Johnny Lightning, the makers of small, fun and inexpensive plastic toys has more Star Trek ships on the way for the 2008 holiday season. brings you exclusive hi resolution photos of the latest waves of the Johnny Lightning "Legends of Star Trek" ships line. Plus we take a look at the past offerings in this excellent collection.


The Collective: The Return Of The Mego Playset + Pic of DST Captain’s Chair August 15, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,Toys , comments closed

Starting in 2007, Diamond Select Toys and EMCE Toys, Inc. have been producing retro versions of the MEGO Star Trek action figures and they just announced that the USS Enterprise Action Playset, one of the most beloved and remembered Star Trek toys of all time, will join the line. More details below, plus other DST news, including a picture of the new life-sized captain’s chair.

New Star Trek SceneIt Site Wants Your Help – Offers Prizes Too August 5, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Games,Toys,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Next Spring, Star Trek joins the pantheon of franchises to get its own Scene It? Deluxe Edition DVD trivia game. This week the new Star Trek SceneIt? website went live and fans can enter a contest that awards cool prizes and a chance at having their questions included in the game itself.

The Collective: The Return of Star Trek Model Kits August 2, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: ENT,Merchandise,TOS,Toys , comments closed

Model makers rejoice, Star Trek models are back. Round 2 is reissuing four popular Star Trek models (under the AMT and Polar Lights brand names) for this Fall, and there are more new models on the way for 2009 and 2010. Today TrekMovie’s Collective has an exclusive first look at the return of Trek models.


Comic Con 08: Diamond Select and Hallmark Reveal New Trek Items July 26, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Merchandise,TOS,Toys , comments closed

Two more Star Trek’s licensees are revealing new items at Comic Con 2008. Diamond Select Toys have a Star Trek III two-pack depicting Kruge and Maltz (and more). And Hallmark is showing off a prototype for one of their 2009 Keepsake Ornaments, depicting a scene from "The Menagerie." Pictures and more details below. 


Comic Con 08: Mattel Reveals New Star Trek R/C Toys & Sparks A Movie Rumor July 24, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Merchandise,TOS,Toys , comments closed

It was just in June that CBS announced their new Star Trek licensing deal with Mattel, the world’s largest toy company, and we have already seen the beginnings of the 20Q product and this week at Comic Con Mattel are showing off prototypes of their very cool line of Tyco RC Flyer toys, which apparently have started new some new rumors, which we will debunk.


The Collective: Review – Diamond Select Star Trek Busts July 20, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,Review,Toys,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Diamond Select Toys has taken the advice of Young MC who told us all to Bust a Move. With the recent release of their Captain Archer mini sculpture, DST had now released all five Trek captains as busts–with more on the way. Today The Collective looks at the entire line of these mini Star Trek sculptures.


The Collective: Review Of 2008 Hallmark Trek Ornaments + DST Landing Party Kits July 12, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,Review,TOS,Toys , comments closed

This weekend Hallmark stores are having their annual Keepsake Ornament premiere parties, and Star Trek is invited. Available now are two of the three Trek themed ornaments for 2008 (a third will be available this October). has a review of the new ornaments, and provides news about some new DST items. 


The Collective: New Talking Keychain + New Standardized Trek Packaging July 4, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,Toys , comments closed

This week in the world of collectibles we have yet another Trek product and licensee to add to the growing list, plus a look at a first for Star Trek: unified product packaging design. We also have a report from the recent Wizard World, including pictures from the Diamond Select Toys booth.

The Collective: New Trek Statues & Nutcrackers + Picture of DST Medical Tricorder June 23, 2008

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,TOS,Toys , comments closed

This week, two new companies join the growing list of those manufacturing Star Trek products. has your guide to new Christmas items by Kurt Adler and a new Vina statue from KitKong’s Model Mansion. Also, there is news about new products from DST including the first image of the Medical Tricorder.

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