At this weekend’s Toy Fair (New York), Diamond Select Toys revealed plans for some of their 2009 Star Trek line. Newly announced items include TOS & Wrath of Khan toys, an Enterprise D variant ship, a Pike bust and (of course) a bunch of action figures, including a Romulan Kirk and a ‘fascinating’ Spock. So buckle up and let’s see what DST has in mind in what is certainly the best year for Star Trek merchandise ever.
NEW STAR TREK ITEMS FROM DIAMOND SELECT FOR 2009
ROLE PLAYING: TWOK Com & TOS Geo Tricorder
DST has announced the first ever role playing toy based on the communicators from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In stores this November for a suggested price of $30, the communicator will feature lighting and sound effects from the classic film. The communicator joins the previously announced TWOK phaser which is available this March.
Collectors already anticipating the pending availability of two role playing versions of the 1960s era tricorder (a science version and an exclusive medical version from Entertainment Earth) will be pleased to hear of another item. Today, DST announced a third variety, a geological tricorder, will join these with a date and retail information to be determined.
FIGURES: TOS firsts
Continuing the 7" action figure versions of the original crew, the 2009 line from DST will include McCoy (surgeon version). Christine Chapel (a DST first for their 7" line), Kirk (from "The Enemy Within"), and two firsts in the history of Star Trek action figures from any company, the Romulan Commander from "Balance of Terror" and the Salt Vampire from "The Man Trap" (not displayed). Each figure includes nicely detailed accessories, from gloves for the Romulan Commander to McCoy’s medical equipment. These figures will be available this August and retail for $16. Also this August, there will be a new Kirk and Spock 2-pack, this time with a "Enterprise Incident" pairing of Kirk in Romulan Disguise and Spock (with his "fascinating" facial gesture). Fascinating, indeed!
More Borg figures
The second wave of Borg figures was also announced. The line will include a silver outfitted Seven of Nine, Locutus of Borg (First Contact version), and the Borg Queen. It is our hope that sales of the Voyager themed figures might inspire DST to make more Voyager figures (besides the Seven of Nine figures, the only Voyager specific figure was a "Timeless" version of Geordi LaForge). 2010 is the 15th Anniversary of Voyager, and fans who grew up with the show might be willing to enjoy some nostalgia products.
Figures w/ chairs
Two more "figures that sit in their Captain’s chairs" are planned for 2009. Joining the already available Kirk, Pike, Picard, and Riker and Chairs versions will be 2009’s Captain Benjamin Sisko and his USS Defiant command seat (available this July for $25), and another Kirk, this time with his Mirror Universe chair (available this June). Halkans beware!
SHIPS: ‘All Good Things’ D variant
The All Good Things version of the USS Enterprise 1701 D has been hinted at by DST for months, and at Toy Fair they have finally revealed the first peek at the ship with details. Available this spring, the AGT version will feature the infamous tri-nacelle design, and lighting and sound effects. DST has promised more details about where this exclusive version of the Enterprise D will be available. The regular version of the Enterprise D is shipping soon and is available for preorder from Entertainment Earth.
BUSTS: Capt. Pike
Good news for the fans of DST’s bust line. Although uncertain about if the line would continue, DST has revealed a Captain Christopher Pike bust available this year. The retail price is $45, which is the same as the previously released busts in the line (which have included the 5 captains, and an Admiral Kirk, and Commander Spock bust).
Trekmovie will continue to bring news from Toy Fair as it is available. Thanks to Action-Figure.com for the pictures. More Star Trek DST images available at Action-Figure.com.