Today at the annual Toy Fair in New York Hasbro outlined their product plans for the upcoming year at an investor event, including their line of KRE-O figures and sets for Star Trek Into Darkness. See below for details and images. We also have a close look at Revell’s new movie USS Enterprise and a translucent ‘cloaked’ Klingon Bird of Prey from Diamond Select.
Hasbro Reveals Star Trek KRE-O line
Today executives from Hasbro conducted an extensive Investor Day Webcast presentation in advance of the annual Toy Fair trade show which kicks off on Sunday. During the presentation CEO Brian Goldner also discussed plans for their line of KRE-O building block sets for Star Trek Into Darkness. He announced there will be a total of 11 different Star Trek building sets with 18 different "KREON" figures. Goldner also talked about new technology for the sets saying:
In May when the Star Trek movie comes to the big screen we are featuring a variety of intergalactic space vehicles from the movie, including one of the most iconic space vehicles of all time–the USS Enterprise and Collectible KREONS. We are introducing a new technology called "LightTech" that will allow every space vehicle to come to life with light.
His presentation also showed this slide about Star Trek.
Here is a closer look at some of the figures
And here is a closer look at some of three of the sets (sorry for low resoltuion – TrekMovie is trying to get better images).
Klingon Bird of Prey KREO set
USS Enterprise KREO set
Transporter Room? KREO set
In addition, Hasbro released details on their KREO USS Enterprise set:
KRE-O STAR TREK U.S.S. ENTERPRISE
Explore the final frontier with the crew of the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE, the iconic ship from the upcoming STAR TREK movie from Paramount Pictures. Based on the ship featured in the film, the KRE-O U.S.S. ENTERPRISE is 18" long, includes a display stand, and is the first KRE-O set that actually lights up! Explore the lighted Bridge interior play area, glowing warp engines, and launch a projectile from a lighted photon torpedo. Kids and fans alike will be excited to find KREON figures representing KIRK, SPOCK, BONES and more in the ENTERPRISE set which includes five KREON figures and 540 brick pieces. (Ages 6 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $69.99/Available: 2013)
Goldner also provided more detail on the stop-motion Star Trek movie they are working on with Bad Robot, saying:
We have also partnered with J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot and Paramount to create a KRE-O Star Trek stop-motion digital short. It features the KRE-O Star Trek set and KREON figures and it tells an entirely stand-alone Star Trek storyline.
TrekMovie will provide updates as more info is made available about the Hasbro Star Trek line and the stop-motion movie.
Revell unveils JJVerse USS Enterprise Model
Speaking of Toy Fairs, last weekend the European Toy Fair was held in Nurenburg and Revell showed off their new 1:500 scale USS Enterprise from the new Star Trek movie universe.
The model will be released in Europe in May with an expected retail price of €34.99. No word yet on US release.
DST unveils Star Trek III Bird of Prey ‘Cloaked’ Variant
Recently Diamond Select released an electronic Klingon Bird of Prey vehicle toy (available at Entertainment Earth for $59.99). And just today they announced ‘cloaked’ variant made out of translucsent green plastic which features dialog from Star Trek III. Like the original, the variant measures 19 inches wide and 12.5 tall with the display stand.
Here is an image and video showing off the electronic features..
The variant is available exclusively at Action Figure Xpress for $69.99.