For fans who like ‘classic’ Trek, there are a great many products from Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum on the way during the next few months. TrekMovie has all the details, including exclusive images of reissue two-packs and information on brand new Toys R Us exclusives.
Toys R Us Exclusive Kirk, Spock & McCoy
TOS Kirk and Dress Uniform
After a very successful Wrath of Khan Kirk exclusive action figure earlier this year, Diamond Select Toys and Toys R Us are teaming again to bring fans another limited edition of James T. Kirk. This time it is Captain James T. Kirk in Dress Uniform (with all his medals and green shirt). The figure will be available in the next few weeks at TRU retail stores and online. Be sure to keep checking both as the TWOK Kirk exclusive sold out very quickly. As with all the TRU exclusive items, the Kirk includes a cool sticker on the packaging identifying it as being limited to the venerable toy store.
TRU Exclusive Kirk in Dress Uniform
"The Cage" Spock
Just as in "reel" life, Kirk has Spock with him. Available at the same time as exclusive Kirk at TRU will be a brand new Spock in a "The Cage" uniform. DST has previously released Captain Christopher Pike as an action figure with his command chair, so Spock will look great next to his first commanding officer. We hope that DST considers a "Number One" action figure because it would be a first ever in the history of Trek toys.
TRU Exclusive Spock in "The Cage" Uniform
TOS McCoy [re-issue]
Finally, DST and TRU keep the ‘troika’ together with a reissue of the TOS Dr. Leonard McCoy figure.
TRU Exclusive TOS McCoy [reissue]
All of these DST TRU exclusive action figures are available imminently at TRU stores and online.
CBS TOS Blu-ray Exclusive "WNMHGB" Sulu
Next week, the Star Trek Season 1 Blu Ray disks will include a mail-away offer for an exclusive Sulu (from "Where No Man Has Gone Before"). The cost is $7.50 for shipping and handling and the DVD box includes an insert with instructions.
CBS Blu-ray TOS set Exclusive "Where No Man Has Gone Before" Sulu
Amazon Exclusive "Trouble w/ Tribbles" Kirk in Chair
DST/AA has another exclusive with Amazon.com for this July. Continuing the "action figures with Captain’s Chairs" line, Amazon has a "Captain James T. Kirk and Electronic Chair Trouble With Tribbles edition" which will feature sound and voice effects and a green shirted Kirk from the famous episode. The 7" figure and electronic chair is priced at $29.99 and available for preorder now.
Amazon Exclusive Capt. Kirk "Trouble With Tribbles" Electronic Command Chair
[Pre-order at Amazon for $29.99]
TOS Two Pack reissues coming this summer
For fans who are just discovering the quality and collectibility of the DST action figure line, there is good news. DST is reissuing some of its most popular action figures in two pack varieties. Captain Kirk and Uhura, Spock and Montgomery Scott, and McCoy and Sulu will be available starting July 2009 at retailers. TrekMovie has the exclusive two-pack sales imagery.
TOS figure 2-packs coming this summer
TOS Wave 5 pre-order
TrekMovie previously reported on the next regular wave of TOS figures from DST/AA. These figures are now available for preorder from Entertainment Earth for a September availability. The set of four figures is pre-selling for $52.99. This particular wave has been getting a great deal of attention not only because of its variety, but because of the excellent likeness of Captain Kirk which is always a difficult proposition for every toy company. DST reports that even William Shatner liked the figure and approved it without suggesting changes. Now I must report a bias. Any action figure Mr. Shatner likes, I am so approving of too.
[Pre-order from Entertainment Earth for $52.99]
MEGO Playset coming next week
DST has been partnering with EMCE Toys during the last few years to make excellent retro versions of the 1970s MEGO line of action figures, including some surprising like retro original Khan, Sulu, and Chekov, and improved Gorn. On April 29th, the much loved MEGO Enterprise playset will be available in a retro version that even features the original box. DST has released an image of the packaging and TrekMovie will have more details about the future of the line soon.
The DST version of the classic MEGO playset
[Pre-order Playset from Entertainment Earth for $59.99]
Tricorders coming end of May
After a long wait, the Science and Medical TOS tricorders should be arriving May 27th. DST/AA has published the first pictures of the packaging for each tricorder at their website, showing a nice customization of both the box and the products themselves. Also available at the Art Asylum website is a cool preproduction gallery showing the progression of the toy for those who are interested in how these items are produced. The Medical tricorder is an Entertainment Earth exclusive, with the Science tricorder having a general availability.
TOS Medical Tricorder packaging (front and back)
[Exclusive pre-order Med. Tricorder from Entertainment Earth for $39.99]
TOS Science Tricorder packaging (front and back)
[Pre-order Science Tricorder from Action Figure Express for $39.99]
During the February New York Toy Fair this year, DST announced a Geological tricorder. Plans are pending and the tricorder has not yet been scheduled, but there will be an announcement of where and how to get this edition of the role playing toy soon.
Ships: D in May + 1701s in August + Klingon and Reliant coming?
The USS Enterprise D, long awaited by fans, has a new availability date of May 20th. DST has an image of the ship in its packaging and it is appropriate to quote (Simon Pegg) Scotty, "I like this ship! Its exciting!"
Enterprise D packaging
[Pre-order 1701-D from Entertainment Earth for $49.99]
Last week, TrekMovie reported on the next two toy ships available in the extensive DST/AA line, the HD and Mirror Universe versions of the USS Enterprise. Both of these items will be available this August and can be pre-ordered from EE.
ISS Enterprise and ‘Remastered Enterprises
[Pre-Order ISS 1701 from EE – $37.99] [Pre-Order HD 1701 – $37.99]
What is next for the toy ships? DST is reporting that they definitely have a Klingon ship planned (a first for DST) and there is a possibility (long term, though) of the USS Reliant (a long-time fan request). This July at the San Diego Comic Con (7/23 to 7/26), DST is going to show the USS Enterprise 1701 B and USS Excelsior toys and have more information about their availability.
More TrekMovie DST coverage coming soon
Our coverage of DST/AA Star Trek items continues next week with a look at the Worf and Gowron two pack
and a review of the entire DST/EMCE Toys retro MEGO line (with playset). Future articles include a look at the Borg line from TNG and Voyager. TrekMovie is home to all the newest information in Star Trek collectibles from all the timelines. Collecting Star Trek has no sense of the limitations of the temporal natures of the universe!
For more about DST and AA, check out their websites www.artasylum.com and www.diamondselecttoys.com
And don’t forget the entire new line of Playmates Star Trek movie toys is now available at Entertainment Earth.
Wow, that sure is a lot of toys and figures. I’m glad that’s one area I never ventured into.
hairy arms Bones is back!
Who cloned the tribbles?
How the new Trek fans can become confused with these releases coinciding with the movie, but I’m liking that tricorder and Ent-D!
So many toys and oh so little money… *sigh*
“The Cage” spock has the wrong phaser…
What about the Wrath of Khan phaser? I want more Wrath!
NOW thOSE ARE REAL ACTION FIGURES!
Complete with McCoys hairy arms. These put Abercrombie Kirk and New Spock figures to shame.
Hey good catch.
And how can that be a “remastered 1701” when it doesn’t have the extra panelling detail on it? Without that, isn’t it basically the same damn toy as before? lol
6. good eye. he should have a laser, not a phaser. also, he doesnt have the “pilot style” hair that he did in both pilots
I’m picking up the medical tricorder from EE. I already have a Master Replicas TOS science tricorder and really like it. While I know this new tricorder wouldn’t be on the same quality level as the MR version, I’m hoping it comes out as well as Diamond/AA’s other Star Trek items have in the past.
“The Cage” Spock has the wrong haircut!! He had jagged bangs! And a laser pistol, not phaser! And the communicator’s wrong, too! And he should be grinning and holding a singing plant! With an away jacket and harness utility belt!
The Tribbles were added digitally! And they look like exfoliating bath scrunchies! It’s a faaaaaaake!!
12. Your complaints are not canon.
These look amazing…I still have the 70’s MEGO Bridge in a box somewhere, hopefully they’ve updated the art on the interchangeable viewscreens! It was pretty bad, and I knew it even as a kid, heh. Kirk & tribbles is awesome. “I don’t care how, I want ’em off my ship!”
What is Uhura a chimney sweep?? Her uniform looks filthy!
and thicker eyebrows and slighlty different ears…
Yeoman Rand’s legs look well articulated to perform ALL of her duties for her captain.
I want DST to create an Enterprise from the new movie. The Playmates’ version is lacking something in my mind.
I’ll definitely be getting the B and D, and it would be fantastic if they did come out with a Reliant!
I think the hair on McCoy’s arms the best part lol!
Even as an “action figure” Uhura is turning me on.
1701D is Vaporware.
Man, the AA/DST packaging is so much more fun that the Playmates movie stuff on the shelf right now. Next to these vibrant fun packages, PLaymates is downright low key and dreary. Not that it stopped me from buying stuff! lol Already have all the new movie props and want the ship.
I’m definitely in for TOS wav 5 and the tricorder has been on pre-order since 1979, so I’ll be thrilled when it arrives on my doorstep this May.
And a Klingon ship? Old school TOS style I hope. Would make a great companion piece to the original E.
yeoman RAND! ..
iREALLLYYY HOPE WE MEET GARY MITCHELL IN THIS MOVIE. OR IN THE NEXT ONE!
IIII CANNTTT WAIT!!!!!!!!!! :D
IM SO EXCITED! ! !! ! !
I would love the Klingon ship to be Qonos 1 from Star Trek 6
I have my greedy eyes on the Science Tricorder.
There’s something wrong with the nacelles on the ‘remastered Enterprise’ toy!
Any news on the Enterprise D from “All Good Things”?
So I have to re-buy Kirk and Spock so I can get Scotty and Uhura? Lame. Anyone up for trading when these come in?
They need to make the Enterprise 1701-C next so we can have the entire lineage from NX-01 – 1701-E. After that … CVN65 the Nuclear Carrier & the Shuttle Enterprise? I can’t be the only one who wants all those
i am loving the DST figures. Can’t wait to get my hands on the new McCoy and Kirk. And a Klingon ship!
You and I are in the same boat, my friend…
Did I miss the episode about Dr, McCoy and Mr. Hyde?
The remastered Enterprise from DST/AA has grid lines and the weathering on the saucer. I personally want the Enterprise B more than the Excelsior. And I would love the Reliant, but if they make a Klingon ship, I’ll bet it’s the BOP.
I saw on some website a review of an Art Asylum Phase Pistol and communicator from Enterprise. Did those exist? Where the heck are they now? I want those!!
Still waiting for the Medical Tric from Entertainment Earth. What does the scanner for the Science tricorder do? It doesn’t look to a have a spinny deal like the Medical one, which is the main reason I opted for the Medical one.
Okay, so they flubbed “The Cage” Spock’s phaser (at least in the prototype photographed).
To their credit, they knew that the wraparound tunic Kirk wore in “The Trouble With Tribbles” featured rank insignia on the cuffs rather than near the collar. And the Wave 5 Kirk isn’t just the figure in the “Tribbles” chair but a variant, giving collectors both versions.
Props to that. :)
Not mine, but yes they exist and I got a Phase Pistol and an Enterprise Communicator, really nice they even got the Power Pack (with flipping up the front side of the Pistol as like in the series)
I’m in the same boat as probably a few of you on here. I went to Toys ‘R Us and was so excited when I saw almost an entire row of Star Trek figures and merchandise… Upon closer inspection, I found the figures to be of unacceptable quality (the only figure that really looks like their actor counterpart is Bones/Karl Urban). The roleplay items were a joke, and are toys meant for kids.
There are toys for kids, and there are toys for collectors. The amazing quality of product that AA/DST puts out is of amazing quality and authenticity and doesn’t feel like some cheap plastic toy… It feels like a replica. Yes, the waits may be long, the prices may be a tad higher… But it’s worth it. Long story short, I left Toys R’ Us empty handed. Until such time as AA/DST puts out toys from the 2009, I’ll be skipping this round, which kinda hurts because I was really excited to get my hands on some of the new Trek tech and figures.
Selor I feel your pain! I am married, my wife and I both work full time, and I am also a full-time college student, so needless to say money is tight!
I have always warned my wife that no matter how old I am, when we are in more comfortable financial circumstances, an entire room of my house will be converted into a toy/comic book museum…its in the prenup!!
Well it should be!
My daughter is only 3, and even though she’s smart as a whip, she’s not quite ready for Trek, so I can’t splurge on her for an excuse to buy toys…but the time will come!!!
And at least she’s driving my wife nuts by running around the house yelling “KHAAAAAN!!!”
I know!!! I bought my original Spock figure at Target, and I only settled for the blemishes because it was the last one left, and I don’t want to drive around the city all day (I live in Houston, that would take FOREVER)…
Not only that, but they don’t have any display out, I had to dig around to find them, there are only two rows, one for Galaxy size and one for Warp series, they have the transporter room playset, and they crammed it right next to literally seven feet of wall dedicated to Star Wars
For shame, Target, for shame
The Toys R Us on the freeway sadly closed down..there are like 20 more in houston, but that was MY TRU, since childhood…so sad, they always did such a great job stocking and displaying their wares (I worked their during Xmas in High School, we were really serious about that kind of stuff)
Would be nice if Cage Spock came with a Laser and not a Phaser.
if only they’d sell Diamond Select toys in canada :-(
Re: 40. B – April 22, 2009
They do! I’ve seen them at both comic book stores and at Toys R Us, albeit in limited supply.
I am soooo looooking forward to the Enterprise D ! I’ve had it on pre-order for what seems like forever !
No Chekhov love?
Anyone know where you can pre order the enterprise D in the UK?!
The rest are pretty cool to tho!
Are they going to do an Enterprise-C? Because I have a Ships of the Line thing going on above my computer and with the DST B and D coming out, I think my C model will be a little over sized for the rest of them.
Tricorders finally arriving!
DST/AA came up with a shrewd marketing scheme, forcing me to buy both. I slightly prefer the science tricorder, but can’t live without the hand-held scanner incorporated with the medical tricorder. It looks exactly like the original prop – and with sound FX. The hand scanner with the science tricorder doesn’t resemble anything I’ve seen on TOS. I’m guessing it was designed uniquely for that model.
I like the 1701s no bloody A B C or D! The two-pack reissues never found a Spock, Scotty or Bones. I have the Kirk that came with the chair and I already have Uhura.
Tricorders? Hex to the yeah!
Hmm now if only DST did a 3 3/4 scale line then i’d buy them. I love the USS Enterprise – D buuuut i dunno if i should get it, we’ll see when/if/please DST get it out.
Spock’s head + WNMGHB Sulu’s torso = Cage Spock
Hmm. The box states the “electronic: hand scanner on the medical. I wonder if it spins with a motor, or will the only electronics be the sound FX. Either way, I want it!