PPW Toys will release the first of several planned Star Trek-themed Mr. Potato Head toys this August. The first set will feature Kirk and the Klingon Kor. Click over the jump for more details including a closer look at the set.
For their first set, PPW Toys has opted to start off with Captain James T. Kirk and Kor, the first Klingon to appear on “Star Trek”. The character was introduced in the TOS episode “Errand of Mercy” and was played by John Colicos. Colicos later reprised the role in three episodes of “Deep Space Nine”: “Blood Oath”; “The Sword of Kahless” and “Once More Unto the Breach”.
Star Trek Mr. Potato Head; Kirk and Kor
Kor also appeared in the Animated Series episode “The Time Trap”, although his voice was provided by James Doohan.
As for subsequent sets, StarTrek.com says they will include familiar faces such as Mr. Spock and Lt. Uhura and that they may also feature “familiar TOS equipment and Enterprise components”:
“Even though it’s taken a lot of time and hard work, this project is like a dream come true for me, speaking personally,” says Dean Gorby, PPW Toys’ business manager. “I grew up in the 70’s and TOS was my favorite show. So to work on a project like this is surreal.”
“One thing we aim for in our design is to represent Mr. Potato Head emulating or paying homage to these Star Trek characters,” Gorby continues. “We don’t look at the figures as ‘hybrids’ of two different brands. We try to capture this lovable Spud imitating his favorite characters. Obviously, he can’t be as cool as Kirk or as intimidating as Kor, but he’s trying, and that’s what makes them so funny and charming.”
According to PPW Toys, the first set will be available “by August 2011”. The site is accepting pre-orders now at $30. Fans will also be able to see the toys in person next month at the annual New York Toy Fair.