Tonight is a special Collective ‘update’ on previously reported items coming up from Diamond Select Toys/Art Asylum. Apparently we will be getting not one, but two different versions of the TOS tricorder. Plus we have shipping news on the latest Wrath of Khan and TNG action figure series.
Previously we reported that the next item in the line of ‘TrekTek’ from Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum was a TOS era Tricorder. Diamond has now announced that there will actually be two different versions: a basic Science Tricorder and a Medical Tricorder (Exclusive to Entertainment Earth). The two items are essentially identical except that the Medical Tricorder has a removable scanner. The image (below) that we have shown is Science Version, DST has not yet released an image of the Medical Tricorder. Both will be available in October.
NOTE: if you have pre-ordered a Tricorder from Entertainment Earth it will be the Medical version. As of now EE believe that since it has all the features of the Science Tricorder there is no reason to also carry the Science Tricorder, but it can be purchased at Action Figure Express and other retailers.
|Star Trek TOS Science Tricorder
|Star Trek TOS Exclusive Medical Tricorder Replica w/ removable scanner
[science version pictured]
(Action Figure Express, available October)
(Entertainment Earth exclusive pre-order, available October)
In their monthly newsletter, New Force Comics stated "There is also the outside chance that a 3rd version, a Geological tricorder might see production as well…stay tuned for details." However when TrekMovie asked Diamond Select Toys about this, they were very clear saying "there is no Geological Tricorder."
TWOK series 2 arrives, TNG series 5 delayed
There is some good news and some bad news related to new figures releases from Diamond Select. The second series of Wrath of Khan figures (Kirk, Spock, Saavik and Uhura) have arrived in the US a few weeks ahead of schedule
and will be with retailers shortly. [UPDATE: TWOK figures are in stores now]. However series five of the Next Generation figures (Ro, Crusher, Ogawa, and O’Brien) have been delayed. Originally due to arrive in April/May, they are now delayed until September. Both sets of four are available for pre-order from Action Figure Express.