2009 continues to be a cornucopia for the Trek collector. Today TrekMovie has news of new items from Danbury Mint and Funko, plus shipping dates from Diamond Select Toys. And the Star Trek Spork is back! Take a trip with us down the great material continuum in this brief, yet newsy, edition of The Collective.
22kt Gold Card Collection from Danbury Mint
In January, TrekMovie broke the news about new licensees for Star Trek and we have seen many of those items available to fans during the last few months. One we mentioned was The Danbury Mint, a venerable collectibles company which had previously had Star Trek products and this week has started announcing their Star Trek line. The first items from Danbury are a set of collectible 22kt gold cards featuring characters from the various television shows. These cards are a subscriber set. To promote the cards, the Danbury Mint is offering the first card in the set, Commander Spock (a $12.95 value) free (with a $1.90 shipping fee). Also included free is the Deluxe Collector’s Album for storing the cards. Then shipping every month or so will be cards at the price of $12.95 each plus shipping. You could cancel your subscription and keep the Spock card if
you wish, or continue getting the entire collection.
Danbury 22kt gold collectors cards
This set was originally available only in the UK during the early 2000s, but is now being offered to US fans. The original UK set had 48 cards total and were shipped 2 per month, meaning this was a 2 year subscription if interested in the entire set. More details at danburymint.com.
DST Preorder and Shipping Dates Announced
The much anticipated Romulan Kirk and Spock 2 pack from Diamond Select Toys is now available for preorder from Big Bad Toy Store. This next set in the 7" line from DST features our heroes as they appeared in "The Enterprise Incident" and will be available this October for $24.99.
"Enterprise Incident" Spock and Romulan Kirk coming in October
DST has also released their revised shipping dates for Star Trek items at the Art Asylum website. This is the most current information available on when to expect your Star Trek items.
- June 3, 2009 USS Enterprise 1701 D toy ship
- June 24, 2009 Tricorder toy replica and the Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Kirk and Spock Two Pack
- July 8, 2009 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Phaser toy replica
- July 29, 2009 Deep Space Nine Sisko with Command Chair action figure
- August 26, 2009 Star Trek TOS Wave 5 action figures (Kirk with Green shirt, Christine Chapel, McCoy with rolled sleeves, Janice Rand)
Funko SDCC Exclusives 2009
According to Forbidden Planet UK, Funko will have two San Diego Comic Con exclusive bobbleheads of Kirk and Spock featuring translucent designs to mimic the appearance of beaming. The San Diego Comic Con is July 23-26, 2009.
Beaming bobbleheads SDCC exclusives
The Star Trek Spork is back
Last, but not least, the return of the Spork! A surprisingly popular collectible for 2009 was the Star Trek Titanium Spork from Think Geek. The first issue sold out in days, and now Think Geek has added a new non-limited edition Spork. Get yours at ThinkGeek.
More News on the Way
Next week The Collective should have some breaking news on some exciting new movie related products and more, so keep your scanners to TrekMovie for all the latest in collectible and merchandising news.