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.
Star Trek III – A First for DST:
The Kruge/Maltz 2 pack, available this winter, are the first Star Trek III: The Search for Spock items available from Diamond Select Toys. The initial sculpts look very detailed and excellent likenesses. The two pack also includes a detailed figure of Kruge’s pet (which was referred to as a ‘monster dog’ but some think of as the first targ). Kruge has been a figure before, featured in the ERTL Star Trek III line and offered by Playmates Toys during the 1990s, however this is the first ever Maltz figure offered by any Star Trek company. Michael Leavey of Diamond Select tells TrekMovie that these figures are just ‘one offs’ and not necessarily the beginning of a line from Star Trek III.
DST was showing off a prototype of their upcoming TOS era tricorder which we have seen before, but the real news on that item was happening on the web. Shortly before Comic Con started, Art Asylum, designers and sculptors of most of DST’s Star Trek items, revealed on their Star Trek blog, high res images of the screens for both the medical and the science tricorders.
Both tricorders are available this Fall and can be pre-ordered now.
|Star Trek TOS Science Tricorder
|Star Trek TOS Exclusive Medical Tricorder Replica w/ removable scanner|
(Action Figure Express, available October)
(Entertainment Earth exclusive pre-order, available October)
2009 Hallmark Ornament Revealed
Hallmark was also previewing some of the 2009 ornaments, including one of the Star Trek line. It shows a scene from TOS "The Menagerie" with Kirk, Spock and Pike. Although the prototype didn’t show it, Kevin Dilmore of Hallmark (who is also a Star Trek writer) tells TrekMovie it will come complete with sounds from the episode and Pike’s chair light will flash. Dilmore also said this is only one of four planned ornaments for 2009, with the others including at least one ship and one figure, but he wouldn’t provide any more details.