Star Trek: Discovery premieres in a month and like any other new entry in the franchise it arrives with merchandising. TrekMovie has confirmed with CBS a comprehensive list of new licensees for Discovery, including a few we haven’t reported before. So without further adieu, shut up and take our money.
Books and comics
Like with all Star Trek fiction, Simon and Schuster (a division of CBS) has the license for Star Trek: Discovery. The first book titled Desperate Hours written by David Mack will be released Tuesday, September 26th. It will be released in large format paperback, e-book and audiobook. You can pre-order it at a discount at Amazon. The second book will be released in 2018 and will be written by Dayton Ward.
IDW Publishing has extended their Star Trek license to include Discovery. Their first mini-series titled Star Trek: Discovery will focus on T’Kuvma and the Klingons. The first issue arrives in October priced at $3.99 can can be pre-ordered at a discount from TFAW. This entire first series will be available in a trade paperback collection in May 2018 for $15.99 and you can pre-order it at Amazon. Instead of doing a single ongoing series, IDW plan a ‘series of mini-series’ for the show, with each one having a different focus. They have not announced what the second series will be, which will presumably arrive in 2018.
Calendars and Magazines
Rizzoli/Universe Publishing will be debuting a new line of Discovery calendars in October. The 2018 wall calendar retails for $14.99 and can be pre-ordered at a discount at Amazon.
Titan Entertainment, who publish the official Star Trek Magazine, are also planning special souvenir magazines for Discovery. The first one will be a hardcover collectible priced at $19.99 due on November 14th. It promises to feature exclusive behind the scenes imagery and concept art. You can pre-order it at Amazon.
Apparel and costumes
Trevco/Popfunk has extended their Star Trek license to include Discovery and have already introduced a T-Shirt. Each shirt also comes with a couple of Discovery stickers. It is available now in various sizes priced $15 to $21 at Amazon.
Popfunk also has a short-sleeved uniform shirt which is available in various sizes and different division colors (command, ops, science and medical). It also comes with a couple of stickers. This uniform shirt is priced from $21.60 to $26.40 and is available at Amazon.
Rubies has announced they are making costumes inspired by Star Trek: Discovery. At SDCC they told TrekMovie they plan on doing two lines: A uniform costume priced around $100 to $150 and a more budget priced version for around $50. They will also be doing a Saru mask.
And for the cosplay perfectionist, Anovos will also be doing a collection of high-end replicas of the new Starfleet uniforms from the show.
Badge replicas and pins
QMx has just released a series of magnetic replica badges for Discovery. There are four types: command, science, operations and medical. They retail for $14.95 can can be purchased at the QMx site or Entertainment Earth.
FanSets will also have a number of collectible pins. They currently have a Discovery logo pin and USS Shenzhou pins for $9.95 each. They are also offering three character pins: Capt. Georgiou, Saru and T’Kuvma priced at$5.95 each. They are available at the FanSets site.
Toys and Collectibles
McFarlane Toys will introduce a line of Star Trek: Discovery figures and toys in 2018. The first releases will be two 7″ figures: Michael Burnham and T’Kuvma, priced at $19.99. These will be released in the Fall of 2018. They have also announced they will do role-play toys, starting with a phaser priced at $39.99.
Gentle Giant will be making 3D replica mini busts and statues from Star Trek: Discovery. They showed off a prototype of the Klingon Torchbearer armor at SDCC.
Eaglemoss will be making collectible die-cast ship models from Discovery which will include both the U.S.S. Shenzhou and the U.S.S. Discovery.
CBS has also been making some global licensing deals for Discovery. In Europe Danilo will be making calendars. And in the U.K. Pyramid is launching a line of posters, prints and fan gear. In France Cotton Division is debuting apparel and accessories. And Australian fans can find a new line of posters and prints from Impact Rock.
CBS promises more to come
This first wave of licensees is just the beginning for Discovery. In a statement accompanying the confirmed list of licensees Senior Vice President, CBS Consumer Products Veronica Hart said “We are excited to bring the iconic world of Star Trek back into fans’ homes through this fantastic new series and new product collections. This impressive lineup of partners is just the beginning and fans can expect to see more as we prepare to beam up to the U.S.S. Discovery this Fall.”
Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS with all subsequent episodes on CBS All Access in the US. In Canada Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on Bell Media’s CTV and the Space Channel on the same night. Netflix will launch Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25 to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.