The 2009 Toy Fair has already revealed a bounty of Trek goodies from Diamond Select Toys (see previous story). But DST have shown two more items that will be joining their 2009 line: toy ship versions of the USS Excelsior and USS Enterprise B. We also have new pictures of some of the functionality of previously announced toys, and some new images of packaging.
Excelsior! (and Enterprise B!)
Excelsior? Why in God’s name would you want that bucket of bolts?
– Scotty, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
With all due respect to the Miracle Worker, many Trek collectors have been asking for a toy version of the infamous "bucket of bolts," the USS Excelsior NX-2000. While Playmates Toys released an Excelsior toy in 1995 with the proper decals, the ship itself was actually a reissue of their 1994 Star Trek Generations Enterprise B toy (a ship whose every vital system will be installed "on Tuesday" according to Captain Harriman). Now, DST is providing fans with both ships with the unique detailing on each (note the differences on the saucer and especially the nacelles below). Both will include the usual DST sound and lighting effects. The two ships, pending approval by CBS Paramount, should be available this autumn for collectors wishing to celebrate the 15 anniversary of Star Trek: Generations.
Playing with TWOK phaser and "All Good Things" Enterprise
TNI also took the time to check out the workings of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 D "All Good Things" version and how The Wrath of Khan phaser functions. Both the regular and AGT versions of the Enterprise will feature "saucer seperation". And you can separate the smaller phaser from the full sized Wrath of Khan phaser toy as well.
Toy Fair is also providing the chance for fans to see some of the cool packaging planned by DST for a number of their items.
Mego Playset packaging
This is the first image of the packaging for the retro Mego Enterprise playset which is being released by EMCE Toys and DST this March. The packaging is also a near perfect replica of the original box art and design from the 1975 original toy.
Enterprise D packaging
The unified packaging theme is seen here with the box for the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 D toy ship. Note how Picard has been added to the package as licensees are starting to adapt the designs to be reflective of the version of Trek the toy or collectible represents. Early on, the unified packaging was only showing Kirk and Spock, which doesn’t work for TNG products. It is nice to see Jean Luc get some deserved respect.
Ultimate Kirk and Spock
At the DST Art Asylum website, there are images of the packaging for the 18″ ‘Ultimate Scale’ Captain Kirk and Commander Spock which is nicely designed to allow those who keep their action figures in the box to still enjoy the item because of the amount of visibility allowed by the DST packaging.
Thanks to Wayne Zachary for tip, and Cool Toy Review and Toynewsi