At the New York Comic Con this weekend, Diamond Select Toys has revealed their (previously announced) Original Series era Tricorder toy, the final piece of DST’s TOS ‘landing party’ set. They also announced their seventh retro action figures set to be of Sulu and the Gorn, both of which are new designs (but in the MEGO style).
Images, details and pre-order info below.
Scan for readings
The TOS Tricorder replica is a detailed toy featuring sound and lighting effects from the show, and a removable scanner. DST’s replica toys feature great playability (such as the communicator’s hailing feature) and good detailing.
The DST Tricorder will be available this October, and can be pre-ordered from Entertainment Earth for $39.99.
|Star Trek Original Series Tricorder Replica|
(pre-order, available October)
The Tricorder is meant to be a companion to the already available phaser and communicator, completing the troika of landing party ‘Star Trek Tek’ items.
The phaser and communicator are available now from Entertainment Earth.
|EE Exclusive Star Trek Original Series Communicator Replica||Star Trek Tek Classic Phaser|
Sulu and the Gorn
DST also announced their seventh retro style MEGO action figure set will be Lt. Hikaru Sulu and The Gorn. Sculpted and designed by EMCE Toys, Sulu (pictured below) is the third “original” retro figure, who along with the previously announced Chekov and Khan, was never released as a MEGO figure in the 1970s. There is no picture of the Gorn available yet, but Trekmovie.com has been told by EMCE Toys that the Gorn will feature a redesign and better detailing, improving on the original MEGO action figure that was basically a brown lizard in a Klingon costume.
The release of these originals expand the line and shows the confidence DST has for MEGO figures which are proving popular with critics and in sales. Chekov and Cheron (series 6), and Sulu and the Gorn (series 7), are going to available for preorder within the next few weeks.
The five previously announced series of retro Mego figure sets are availble to order (or pre-order) now at Entertainment Earth.
|Retro Series 1 Kirk & Klingon Action Figure Set||Retro Series 2 Spock and Andorian Figure Set|
(out of stock,
pre-order for September)
(available in stock)
|Retro Series 3 McCoy & Romulan Action Figure Set||Retro Series 4 Scotty and Keeper Figure Set|
(available in stock)
(pre-order, available in May)
|Retro Series 5 Uhura & Mugatu Action Figure Set||Retro Series 6 Chekov and Cheron Figure Set|
(pre-order, available in August)
|(not yet available for pre-order)|
DST is also doing a stand-alone retro Khan figure in June, available exclusively from PlanetX. You can reserve yours via email, more info at eplanetx.net