The return of Playmates Toys to Star Trek made our Most Anticipated of 2022 List. Playmates was the master toy licensee for Star Trek during the 1990s and they are returning this year as a global licensee across action figures, vehicles, ships and role play for all ViacomCBS Star Trek Properties. And today we got our first look at the first wave of their new Star Trek Universe collection, which will include the 10 characters and items.
The first figures and toys from Playmates will be available to fans this summer in a collection of retro figures from classic Star Trek shows and movies, and new figures from Paramount+ series.
Playmates will be releasing five-inch (1:14 scale) figures from three different Trek eras. Each figure has 14 points of articulation. The Star Trek Universe figures will be packaged in either 1990s nostalgic packaging or newly designed Star Trek Universe blister cards, depending on the character.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Admiral James T. Kirk, Captain Spock, and Khan Noonien Singh as seen in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. (Nostalgic packaging)
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Lt. Commander Data, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, and Commander William Riker. (Nostalgic packaging)
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery’s Commander Saru and Science Officer Michael Burnham. (New Universe packaging)
Playmates is also making new Star Trek vehicles and role-play toys, with two releases in the first wave.
Star Trek: The Original Series Enterprise
The replica ship, 18-inch scale, includes lights, sounds, and phrases. (Nostalgic packaging) [Updated with clarification on scale]
Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser
Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser complete with lights and sounds. (Nostalgic packaging)
Coming this July
The first wave in the Star Trek Universe collection will be available online in July 2022 and in stores this fall.
No pricing has been released at this time.
More to come
In a statement, Playmates outlined what’s next:
The toy company will continually expand the Star Trek collector line with fan-requested favorites based on the dozens of Starfleet heroes and infamous aliens featured in the brand’s 13 motion pictures and 11 live-action series – from the original 1960s show through the current hit shows on Paramount+, including the premiere of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Additional Star Trek Universe collection figures and accessories scheduled for release in early 2023 will be announced later this year.
Keep up with Star Trek merchandise news and reviews at TrekMovie.com.