Whether you like to play Trek, display Trek, or even lay out on the beach with Trek, the good people at CBS are always finding new ways to bring Trek into your life. Continue below for all the latest Star Trek stuff, fresh from 3D printers, the mirror universe, shipyards, and the office of Doctor Sheldon Cooper.
Star Trek Merchandise Update – July 2014
Cubify Yourself Mini-figs
First up, the most personal touch comes from 3D printing company Cubify. Last year they launched two ranges of 3D printed figurines (see TrekMovie review), allowing you to add your head (by uploading a couple of photos) to TOS or TNG uniformed crewperson. With those figurines you are able to choose your gender, build, pose, department, and even if you want to hold a prop. Now Cubify have launched a third line, of smaller figurines. The new two-inch tall Star Trek minis are based on either Spock or Uhura, allowing you to put your face on their bodies. Here’s a video showing how it works:
Bradford – Personalized Sculpture
Bradford Exchange’s latest release also allows customization. For $98.99 you can be declared a captain, on their 9" tall "To Boldly Go" sculpture on a marbalized base.
ThinkGeek Retro TOS Beach Towel
If you don’t fancy such an officious declaration of your Trekdom, then ThinkGeek’s new towel might be more for you. This is the latest application of Juan Ortiz’ TOS retro poster artwork (which has previously found its way to posters, T-shirts, glasses, coasters, trading cards, a diary, and a book). ThinkGeek have selected his boxing-match style piece based on Mirror Mirror, which is available now for $19.99.
Funko Mirror Spock Vinyl Fig
Mirror-Spock is also the subject of Funko’s new addition to their Pop! vinyl range. Due in September as a Previews exclusive, this new mirror universe character joins the six TOS figures released at the start of the year. He’s available to pre-order from Entertainment Earth for $11.99.
Wonderland Sheldon Spock Figure
Finally in the figures department, a new licensee, The Wonderland Toy Company, are planning a seventeen inch rendition of The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper, dressed up as Spock. The big Sheldon-Spock figure will be part of their Big Talkers range, which means it will have sound features too. Things From Another World have this listed for $44.95, but are taking pre-orders at a discounted price ahead of the November release.
QMx Desktop Enterprise Refit Model
Now onto ships, and there have been quite a few announced recently. QMx have previously suggested they have plans for a more affordable range of display starships (than their luxury artisan replica line), and seem set to deliver on that starting with the refit USS Enterprise. The metal model will be on display at Comic Con, but they have also previewed it online. No pricing yet, but expect it to be available early next year.
DST Star Trek VI Enterprise-A
Diamond Select Toys are also working on the refit Constitution class, a reissue of the model originally put out by Art Asylum over a decade ago. That’s already a really good model, but DST are taking the time to make some improvements, promising a new paint job, lighting and sound effects. The USS Enterprise-A version of the model has been solicited for release early next year. You can pre-order the new ship at Entertainment Earth for $59.99.
Latest Eaglemoss ships
At a smaller scale, Eaglemoss are putting out a new model ship every couple of weeks in The Official Starships Collection. Two more issues have been freshly solicited, the Romulan Warbird Valdore, and the Danube class runabout, specifically the USS Orinoco. They’ve not released an image of the runabout model yet. These will be $19.99 each when they get to US shores in December, after the initial UK release in October. You can pre-order the Valdore at Entertainment Earth for $19.99 and the Danube is also available for pre-order at EE for $19.99.
Attack Wing Warbird and more
Finally, and smaller still, Wizkids are also do very regular ship releases, for their Attack Wing miniatures game. The latest wave of three are the Kazon Ogla’s Razik, Romulan warbird IRW Haakona, and a Tholian ship, which are due in February. No pre-order is available yet.
+SDCC Exclusives Coming Up
But wait, there’s more. Check back soon for TrekMovie’s guide to exclusive Star Trek merchandise available at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con…some of which will also be available online after the show.
James Edward, otherwise known as 8of5, maintains The Trek Collective, a site dedicated to Star Trek merchandise, with release schedules, guides, and news of novels, comics, toys, games, collectables, apparel, and more.