Earlier this week, TrekMovie.com broke the news that Playmates Toys was granted the toy license the new Star Trek film. Now a new article from one of the Internet’s most popular collecting websites, Action-Figure.com, not only confirms the Trekmovie.com news, but also gives details on some of the first prototypes being shown off at UK ToyFair which kicked off today.
According to Action-Figure.com, Playmates was showing off prototypes of three different lines: 4″, 6″ and somewhere between 9″ and 12″ versions (approximated). There are also interactive playsets, including the Enterprise bridge and transporter room scaled for the 4″ action figures. These sounds similar to Playmates Enterprise D Bridge and transporter playsets from the 90s, which featured authentic sounds and visual effects.
Playmates was showing off figures for Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, and (probably) Uhura as well as one that “looked like Sarek” (more likely Nimoy’s older Spock). The larger action figures have cloth costumes. Articulation or exact scale details were not available from the prototypes.
Action-Figure.com’s description of the action figures’ Starfleet costumes is that they are “very similar to the designs of the original.” Trekmovie.com has received similar reports of the actual costumes, which apparently bear strong connections to The Original Series era uniforms.
The New York Toy Fair (opening February 17th) may provide more details about the Playmates Toys upcoming Star Trek line. For more goto action-figure.com