TrekMovie has previously reported that Mattel will be doing a line of collector figures for the new Star Trek movie in their Barbie line, and today CBS Consumer Products and Mattel have provided us with more details and some high resolution images, showing just how impressive these figures are. The images also give us a good look at the movie props.
Kirk, Spock and Uhura – via Barbie
This is not Trek’s first foray into Barbie figures, but unlike the Barbie and Ken Star Trek dolls from the 90s, this new set of three figures is actually modeled after the actors playing the roles of Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and Uhura (Zoe Saldana).
From the looks of the images these dolls are very detailed and have excellent likenesses, especially Pine. At the standard 12" Barbie size and priced at $43.19 each, these figures will primarily appeal to Star Trek and Barbie collectors, but the quality of the figures may extend that to some more casual collectors and Trek fans.
The Barbie Star Trek figures should arrive April 20th in Wal-mart stores and Barbie collector dealers, as well as online at walmart.com, Barbiecollector.com , Entertainment Earth and elsewhere. They should also be sold in select international markets.
The figures come with some very detailed accessories, giving us some of the best ideas of what the movie props will look like.
All in all these new Barbies are a great surprise and something we are very much looking forward to.
Trek Barbies in TV Guide
And in another sign of the mainstreaming of the new Star Trek, these figures are also featured in this week’s TV Guide. See more at TV Guide.com.
More Trek Toy news coming soon
Of course the bulk of the figures and toys related to the new Star Trek movie will be coming from Playmates. They will have a full line ships, role playing toys, and three different sized lines of action figures (3 3/4", 6", and 12"). More news on the first wave of Playmates Star Trek toys should be coming soon.