Earlier this week we reported that McFarlane Toys had signed a deal with CBS to make Star Trek figures, role play weapons and accessories, including some for Star Trek: Discovery. Some fans wondered what this new deal meant for Art Asylum/Diamond Select Toys, who have been making Star Trek figures, ships and role play toys since 2001, starting with Star Trek: Enterprise.
Diamond Select’s Zach Oat reassured TrekMovie that they are “still making Star Trek product.” He added, “Diamond Select has expanded our license to include other aspects of the Trek universe,” although he can’t yet give specifics on what this expansion of the their license entails.
Oat also noted that the three previously announced Star Trek products are all “still in the works.” These include: a Star Trek: The Next Generation role play “Cobrahead” Phaser toy (first revealed at the 2015 Toy Fair), an electronic U.S.S. Reliant ship from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and a Borg “select” figure diorama. He said that he hopes he’ll be able to show all of these items soon, along with announcing release dates and prices.
Another Star Trek Ship and SDCC Exclusive Coming
Zach Oat also said that Diamond Select is developing another new Star Trek electronic ship, to be announced “soon.” In addition, they plan on having a special variant of a previously released ship available as an exclusive for San Diego Comic Con in July, also to be announced soon.
This is all good news for collectors, who can make room on their shelves for both Art Asylum/DST and McFarlane Star Trek merchandise over the next year.
Reviews of latest Star Trek releases
In case you missed it, TrekMovie recently reviewed the latest DST releases: the Khan figure diorama from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and the Romulan Bird of Prey from Star Trek‘s “Balance of Terror.”
Keep up with all the Star Trek merchandise news and reviews at TrekMovie.