This week there have been a few new Star Trek products announced that have caught our eye. Here are the highlights for possible destinations for your journey down the Great Material Continuum.
Enterprise D Bluetooth Speaker
The fine folks at ThinkGeek have another fun product to bring some more Star Trek to your home or workplace.The Star Trek TNG U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Bluetooth® Speaker has all the features you would expect from a Bluetooth speaker to hook up to your mobile device, but also features Star Trek lights and sound effects, including an hour of Enterprise-D “engine thrum” to help you fall asleep. The Enterprise-D Bluetooth Speaker is available now exclusively at ThinkGeek for $79.99.
Make the Empire Great Again Hat and more new Disco merch
If you are on #TeamLorca and want to show your Terran Empire pride, the official Star Trek store has added some Star Trek: Discovery mirror merchandise that might be up your alley. One of the new items that caught our eye is a Make The Empire Glorious Again hat. The navy-colored embroidered hat is available now and is priced at $26.95 at the Star Trek Store.
There is also a new Make The Empire Glorious Again tee for $24.95 (also available as a women’s shirt for $24.95). Other Discovery Mirror Universe merch includes a Property of the ISS Charon tee (and hoodie), an Imperial Majesty tee and other various apparel with the new Terran Empire logo.
Play like a Ferengi with new Galactic Enterprises card game
WizKids today announced a new card game titled Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises, which allows players to jump into the role of a Ferengi merchant working your way up to achieve the rank of First Clerk. In Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises, 3 to 8 players will buy and sell their wares, trying to monopolize one particular product in order to gain greater profit. However, once other Ferengi get those same items for sale, it becomes a matter of who’s the better negotiator. Do you work together to gain the same profit, or do you agree to cooperate, then sell at a lower price to steal all the profit for yourself? Be wary of special action cards that can mess with your business and remember the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition in order to gain the most return for your investments.
Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises is scheduled to release in June 2018. A playable demo of the game will be available at the GAMA Trade Show in Reno, Nevada (Booth #315) on March 13th and 14th.
Diamond Select promises Star Trek news soon
You may have noticed our recent Toy Fair coverage made no mention of Diamond Select Toys, and that is because they didn’t have any updates or new reveals about their upcoming Star Trek items at the show. It has been a while since DST has announced anything related to Star Trek, but in a tweet (replying to a fan hoping for news) last week, the company hinted something new may be on its way.
We should be unveiling our next ship soon. Not Reliant, although that is still in development. All our Trek lines continue, at their own pace.
— Diamond Select Toys (@CollectDST) February 27, 2018
We will provide an update whenever Diamond Select is ready to reveal more about what they have planned. For now, they continue to re-issue previously released items. For example this week Entertainment Earth got a new shipment of the “All Good Things” 3-nacelle USS Enterprise D.
Keep up with all the Trek merchandise news and reviews at TrekMovie.com.
Happy to see Think Geek took all that time to make a corny and giggly commercial and took no time to demonstrate how the Bluetooth speaker works or sounds.
It makes some spacey noises though.
Sigh. The usual tat.
Wear that hat in public and mostly everyone will think you’re an eccentric Trump supporter. Make Aaron Harberts Work for The CW Again.
Some people may enjoy being (mis)taken for a Trump supporter.
That hat is one of the worst merch ideas I’ve ever seen
Agreed, it’s a bad joke!
Even in jest, there’s no circumstance where I’d want to be even loosely associated with the emperor.
Yeah 110% that hat is a BAD idea…
Absolutely 100% agreed.
The Ent-D blu-tooth speaker is horrible! There’s no detail at all on the neck or bottom of the ship!
I need that hat. Best merchandise idea ever,
Hahaha! I just introduced a gamer friend to DS9, and she friggin’ adores the Ferengi. I think I just found her Christmas gift.
I’m genuinely curious why it takes DST so long to get their products to market. I’ll admit right up front that I know very little about the toy-making industry. I get that there’s a lead time, but it just seems as if it takes them forever to produce new toys. Their cobrahead phaser was first shown three years ago. Is it the size of their company and/or a cash flow issue?
You gotta get funding and make sure you can find a 3rd world industrial plant that can consistently turn out decent products. A lot of trial and error goes into the process.
The reality is Trek is just not a big merchandising brand like the old days. I mean can you imagine Star Wars toys being made months AFTER a film has come out? This isn’t the TNG days, my guess is companies are more cautious and wanted to see the reception to the show first instead of the usual way where they produce a lot of stuff with the hope the brand will be a big enough hit before opening.
And sadly all you had to do was look at how much merchandising was for the last Star Trek film. A $200 million movie and good luck if you can find a shirt or action figure sold at a local Target. Sadly the stuff we seem to be seeing now are really niche products only for the hardcore fan that will buy anything but probably made in very limited stock. Also why there seems to be so many models being sold now because that seems to be a hit with the base.
I really wish DST wouldn’t continuously slam the door on doing a next gen Tricorder role play toy. With how much the high end replicas sell for it feels like that would be a license for them to print money.