The Collective: Vegas Edition

The official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas was more than celebrities, autographs, pictures, and drinking at Quark’s. CBS Products and some of the Trek licensees used the con to announce and show off some of the upcoming Star Trek products, including some from Mattel, Diamond Select and Master Replicas. Details pictures and video below.


First look at Star Trek 20Q game
Mattel revealed the (not yet finalized) packaging and prototype of its Star Trek 20Q edition at. The game is appropriately designed to look like the Enterprise, with buttons for answering each of the questions posed as the A.I. tries to guess which classic Star Trek character, ship, place, or thing you are thinking. The ‘Saucer’ of the Enterprise is the game itself, which sits on a stand shaped like the rest of the ship.

This Enterprise can read your minds

The packaging is using the new unified design we are seeing from almost all the new Star Trek products. The game is going to include three bonus trading cards. 20Q will be available this Spring at retail stores such as Target and Wal-Mart, along with the Sceneit? DVD game, Barbie themed Star Trek dolls, and a radio controlled Enterprise, all from Mattel or its brands.

Packaging mock-up at Las Vegas Convention

Reminder: Help teach 20Q
The online version of 20Q (which will become the AI for the hand-held game) still needs training. It has learned a lot since the site was launched, but Mattel and Radica want it to get even smarter so go visit now and play Star Trek 20Q.


Preview of Master Replicas Assault Phaser
The Master Replicas Star Trek V/VI Assault Phasers are just arriving and should be shipping soon (some have shipped to pre-orders already). MR was showing off one of the phasers at the Vegas show and TrekMovie got a demonstration (see video below). TrekMovie will have a full review of the phaser soon. The MR Star Trek Insurrection Tricorder has not arrived yet, but MR promised to send over some video of that as well.

Master Replicas Assault Phaser

Both new MR items are available to reserve for pre-order at Entertainment Earth

Star Trek Mark IX Science Tricorder Replica Star Trek Starfleet Assault Phaser Replica
$349.99 $449.99


Diamond Select making life-size captain’s chair
Possibly the most surprising bit of product news in a long time was the Vegas announcement that Diamond Select Toys will be making a life-sized version of the Original Series captain’s chair. The chair will be a sturdy piece of furniture complete with lights, buttons and sounds. It will be available in 2009 by Christmas 2008 and pricing is expected to be over $1000 $2000. CBS showed off a picture of a prototype and it looked just right, we are trying to get a copy from DST.

UPDATE: Read our detailed update (w/ pictures) on the DST captain’s chair

Time to move the La-Z-Boy and make room for a real chair


Thanks to John Tenuto, who contributed to this article.


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Cool stuff!

Hmm…It’d be nice to have a captain’s chair. But is it worth over $1000?

I sat in that chair. It is totally worth whatever they charge for it. I will never be able to afford one anyway.

I did jettison the pod prematurely.

If the seat flips open to reveal a secret ice chest with beer, I’ll buy one!!

I don’t know about that Mattel Enterprise. It looks like something that Snoopy would fly. I think they should have gone tricorder.

Wow I think it would be worth having the Captain’s chair…….wow

#3 “That’s what she said….” badump-bump

I recall me unit’s mission in a small African nation… tha’ mission wuz ta’ support our Naval Marine units in defending UN food supplies we shipped in, makin’ sure they get past tha’ warlords militia…

I had me Assault Phazer Rifle at tha’ ready… durin’ a small skirmish, I wuz quickly re-assigned ta’ radar duty back on ship as all I really did wuz make cool sounds wit’ me weapon…

Arrrrr… I’m a terrible officer…. But I swear ta’ God I’ll get me another phazor as a sidearm…

(Her Majesty’s Royal Navy disavows any knowledge of BND’s alleged and unauthorized activities)

Yikes! Am I gettin’ courty-martialed now then?

Sweet, I’ll take the chair!


God bless you BND , keeping the world safe , remember to never set phasers to kill , all life should be respected :)

I’ve always loved the Assault Phaser design, it would be awesome to have one of these!

Finally! A pic of the new movie Enterprise… ;-)

Oh lordy, do I want me one of those chairs!

Lol, life size Captain’s Chairs? Okay, who’s gonna convert one into a toilet?


Captains Log? sorry, some one had to say it!!!

Cool, the new Enterprise is gunna have a gigantic LCD across the top and a bunch of buttons for badguys to press! Finally, a pic!

about $100 of materials + freely available blueprints + a saturday = your own captains chair

cool game, though, but i’ve stumped it many times online

$449.99 wow, does that phaser fire real beams?

Must have the chair.

I had always dreamed of my own Captain’s Chair. Now I can start saving for it ;-) Well, $1000 isn’t peanuts, but it’s quite adequate for a piece of furniture. Compared to what you’d have to pay for a hip designer chair, the Captain’s Chair is a real bargain.
JWW’s solution (#18) is much more reasonable, to be sure. If only I hadn’t two left hands!

You’d think that EMRG button on the tricorder would get used more. Or ever.

Here’s my video review of the Starfleet Assault Phaser replica.

Who thought that the “You know you’re ready to pull the trigger again once this light is activated” was a good idea? Seriously, when you’re in a phaser fight, you don’t bring a weapon that has a whole three second cool down!

Very cool. Time to start saving for a chair.

oooo. Captain’s chair. I’ve been dreaming about making a home movie theater that is based on the classic bridge. If I can really pull it off I must have a captains chair!!

Just a thing i just noticed. Take a look at the packaging for the 20 Questions games. Notice that it says “Think about anything from classic trek.”

“Classic movies, television shows, characters and more”

Those statements…along with the obvious slant toward TOS on the branding, packaging and design of the actual toy….make me wonder…or at least beg the question if the game will only be about TOS for some reason.

I know it’s all preliminary packaging…and the game over at the website is learning about and answering questions to ALL previous Star Trek shows, movies and characters. But still… its current form…if i just saw that sitting on a shelf in a store….i would make an assumption that the game was ONLY about TOS.

Are TNG, DS9, and VOY considered “CLASSIC” Trek now-a-days? Perhaps thats a sign of branding to come…Anything pre-ST11 will be branded as “classic” Trek.


I had expected the MR assault phaser to be a heavy, nasty chunk ‘o metal like the classic version, which would have been appropriate in this case- especially for $400!!
It seems very toylike. Disappointing.
Yes, the originals were fiberglass and urethane, but geez…
Oh well, I have one coming anyhow…

#12 pic of the enterprise??? I hope you are not talking about the new r/c enterprise, or did I miss something? Or were you joking?

Oooh!!! I want it all!

Build my Home Cinema this year, buy furniture next year. OK.

I see it now, Captains chair center position, recliner on the left recliner on the right. Red shirt chairs behind….Make it so!

Where do I sign up?

#3 LOL!!!

Almost lost it on that one! (Co-workers wondering why I almost cracked-up . . . You’re blowing my cover!)

Funny stuff . . .

All awesome stuff. Especially that Captains Chair! Imagine sitting at home in your very own Captains Chair watching Star Trek!!!! :)

#26 “Those statements…along with the obvious slant toward TOS on the branding, packaging and design of the actual toy….make me wonder…or at least beg the question if the game will only be about TOS for some reason. ”

I can only hope. I hate it that the scene it game is going revolve around each series as I’m only interested and would only be successful at anwering questions based on TOS. At least Mattel realizes that some fans are only fans of TOS. And by the same token, no doubt there are individual future releases lined up for TNG, Ds9 etc.

I’d like to see a whole line of trek inspired furniture.

I’d be nice to duplicate Picard’s ready room as my den… complete with my own Livingston.

Couldn’t they have made tha’ 20 questions inta’ a Nomad shape so ye’ could actually confuse it enough ta’ go ka-blooie?

I just noticed that phazer is 500 quid! What- does it come wit’ a videotaped Shatner monolouge aboot its authenticity? “This finely crafted toy is a keepsake your family will enjoy for generations. Or until one of you shoots another with it.”


…You know, making a fan-built chair would be easier if we knew exactly what office chair Pato Guzman and Matt Jeffries picked to slap a box over back in 1964. Which means that if James Cawley is lurking around out there, the question is tossed his way as to whether he used one of those same chairs for his set, or did he just build-to-look from scratch?

Sign me up for one!

36. That info is freely available on the net, though the chair itself would doubtless be difficult to obtain at a reasonable price.

just stumped Q20 with Mirror Kirk’s secret device…. ha ha .

Spock’s ear on the other hand… it got me.


I believe it was a Madison chair. See this thread at Dewback Wing ASAP boards:

I would love to have one myself and if it were within my budget to do so, I’d snag it up.

– I wish more to see KEVIN SORBO dressed in his commonwealth uniforms…leading THE STARFLEET ACADEMY.. ..


Can ye’ put a toilet in tha’ chair? Actually a bidet toilet would be grand so ye’ can do yer business and stay fresh and clean without gettin’ oot o’ tha’ captain’s chair.

I have been waiting my whole life to have my own Captain’s chair…

That is so cool.

“That info is freely available on the net, though “

…Cite links and source. As much googling as I’ve done around here, would be nice for someone to return the favor for once. :-P

A chair such as this would be quite a way to watch the Original Series in ;-)

I can imagine myself picking up the new Trek movie on DVD/Blu-Ray, setting up the surround system, sitting in the Captains Chair, and watching the movie in uniform, with all the other Trek fans in my club chapter.

Unfortunately, I have a wife and some debts that would prevent this for various reasons (she enjoys Trek, but does not want me to go too far down that road).

Actually, the chair would be great for a computer chair as well.

Also looking forward to:

– DST Wrath Of Khan Phaser
– DST Original Series Tricorder

I’d also love to see DST produce a Star Trek II Communicatior to accompany the Phaser.

I agree with the person who requested blueprints to build the Captain’s Chair… Link, PLEASE!

I wish they’d produce the ST III phaser. I love the way they streamlined the TOS phaser on that design. I wonder why they’ve never produced it as a toy?

#47, I’m not aware of any any blueprints for the surrounding part of the madison, but there are measurements and a breakdown of the madison chair itself in the thread listed above from the dewback prop board. In fact, duplicates of the madison frame sell routinely on ebay, but do not include the arms or upholstering and are very expensive. There is also a VERY long thread about building a captain’s chair on that same prop board and some very talented people have built some gorgeous captain’s chairs. It’s worth checking out if you’re handy with a saw.

#39 Ryan Thomas Riddle

I try clicking your link and it wants me to give my email and password. Do you or star trackie have a better idea how to find an appropriate link? $1000 is too steep for a chair, no mater how cool.