Time to catch up on the latest in Star Trek merchandise including a beautiful new 2-album set for Star Trek: The Motion Picture on vinyl, some interesting Trek tiki mugs, an update from Diamond Select on the possibility of Star Trek: Discovery toys and more, including the latest bargains for Trek stuff.
DST: No Plans for Discovery Toys (yet), TNG Phaser Delay Explained, No New Role-Play Planned
Diamond Select Toys posted another Art Asylum blog update this week and it covered some questions about upcoming Star Trek products. Regarding the possibility of new toys for Star Trek: Discovery, DST’s Chuck revealed nothing is happening yet, but they are considering it:
We have ongoing talks with CBS about Trek all the time – we’re known to be persistent, so you never know. As more is known about Discovery, I think those talks can begin as well.
One product Trek toys fans have been patiently waiting for is DST’s Star Trek: The Next Generation Electronic Phaser role-play toy. It was first revealed at New York Toy Fair two years ago, but still has no specific release date. Last week TrekMovie reported that DST told us the toy was still being finalized at the factory. On their blog this week they provided some more details, saying:
We have not actively [set a date and price for] that item yet, but once you see it in [the Previews catalog] we will be confident in its ship date. An electronic issue we did not expect cropped up late in the development cycle.
Chuck also revealed that DST “have not planned our role play items beyond the TNG phaser.” He also noted that it is “unlikely” they will re-issue their Star Trek: Enterprise Phase Pistol and Communicator set, and it is unlikely their next Star Trek vehicle ship toy will be the USS Voyager.
Cool Trek Stuff of the Week: Star Trek: The Motion Picture Vinyl 2-Record Set Coming this Tuesday
The fine folks at La-La Land records are issuing a new limited release two-record set of Jerry Goldsmith’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture soundtrack on vinyl. This is the vinyl version of the 3-CD set issued in 2012.
Available in a gatefold double LP set, the music has been mixed and mastered by Bruce Botnick, who produced the release with Mike Matessino. The records in the set are 180 Gram colored vinyl and comes with a 12-page insert featuring cover art by Bob Peak.
Full track listing:
The release will be limited to just 1,500 units and goes on sale March 14th at noon (Pacific Time) for $34.98 at www.lalalandrecords.com.
Unusual Trek Stuff of the Week: Star Trek Tikis Coming this Summer
Beeline Creative, the makers of geek-themed tiki mugs from franchises like Marvel and Star Wars, announced this week they are going to the final frontier. Beeline’s “Geeki Tikis” are made to “combine some of Trek’s most-beloved characters with the unique stylization seen in traditional tiki culture.”
This summer they’ll be rolling out a line of Star Trek Collectible Tiki Mugs which will include Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy, the Mugato, a Klingon and a Gorn. Each ceramic Star Trek Geeki Tiki will stand seven to eight inches tall and boast a capacity of approximately 14 ounces. Beeline say they are already planning for more TOS tiki mugs and a new line of Star Trek: The Next Generation ones too. For now you can go to GeekiTikis.com to sign up for the Beeline Creative newsletter and for product alerts, and follow them at @beelinecreativ on Twitter or on Instagram.
More New Trek Stuff: TOS Retro Lunchbox & TNG Kataan Probe Pendant
ThinkGeek has a new retro-designed Star Trek: The Original Series lunchbox, which is available now for $14.95.
Roddenberry are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a Kataan Probe Pendant from the episode “The Inner Light.” The hand-polished bronze pendant comes with a certificate of authenticity and an eco-friendly textured paper gift box, subtly evocative of the traditional green Ressikan box in which Picard received his flute from the probe. The probe pendant arrives in April and sells for $89.99 (with free shipping) and can be pre-ordered at Entertainment Earth.
Bargains of the Week: Pop Vinyl, ThinkGeek, Amazon, Her Universe
Entertainment Earth is running a sale on Funko Pop Vinyl Figures: if you buy four you get a fifth for free. They sell for $10.99 each. This only covers what they have available now but can be any Pop Vinyl figure and not just Trek. Their currently available figures from Star Trek Beyond include Kirk, Uhura, Scotty, Sulu, Bones,
Chekov, Jaylah and Krall.
ThinkGeek has a sale on a Star Trek Schematic Duvet Cover and Pillow Case set featuring the TOS USS Enterprise. At 25% you can pick it up for just $59.99 at ThinkGeek.
Amazon is currently discounting the recently released Star Trek: Deep Space Nine complete series on DVD set by 38%. You can pick it up for $89.96.
Her Universe is having a 15% online sale for all their products, including their line of Star Trek women’s wear. For Star Trek they offer shirts and a “Picardigan.” Check out all the Star Trek items at HerUniverse.com.
That’s it for Star Trek merchandise this week, but come back to TrekMovie for all our merchandise updates.