Toys

Send Captains Kirk and Picard to Space

Meet Logan Kugler, a space enthusiast/trekkie with one simple goal: to send Captains Picard and Kirk into near-space — well, their action figures at least! Kugler has started a now fully funded (but still taking pledges for the next 24-hours) Kickstarter project to finance a high-altitude balloon that will send action figures of Captains Kirk and Picard along with their respective starship models (and a few of their friends) to a height of 120,000 feet along with cameras to capture the entire event. They are even selling the Kirk action figure and the model of the USS Enterprise that he flies to space on for the next 24-hours on their Kickstarter page!


Hasbro To Make Star Trek Toy Line – Starting In 2013 [UPDATED]

Today brings big news for the world of Star Trek toys. In advance of the big Toy Fair which opens this weekend in New York, Hasbro has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with CBS to make a “variety” of Star Trek toys, starting in 2013…just in time for the next Star Trek movie. More details below. [UPDATED: More info and preview pic]


The Collective: New Star Trek Snow Globes + New Look At TNG Cloth Figures

Following the news of the new ThinkGeek items, this week  is turning out to be a good week for Star Trek collectors. We now have news of a new line of Star Trek snow globes coming from Willabee & Ward. Also Diamond Select Toys has sent us details and a new image of the first retro cloth Star Trek The Next Generation figures, which are now available for pre-order.


New USS Enterprise Plush and Star Trek Door Chime Coming To ThinkGeek

Recently TrekMovie awarded the clever folks at ThinkGeek some accolades in our selections of the Best 2011 Star Trek Merchandise, and it looks like the hits will keep on coming in 2012 with the announcement of two new Star Trek products. ThinkGeek are now offering a USS Enterprise plush and a cool original series style door chime. Check them out below.


TrekInk: February Star Trek Comics Preview + news roundup

The folks at IDW Publishing have been busy. First up we have previews of the comics coming next February. Plus IDW is running a cover contest, reprinting Star Trek comics in print and digital formats, and jumping onto new personal entertainment devices. A roundup of all the Star Trek comics news that’s fit to post and more, after the break.



SDCC Previews: Hallmark’s 2012 Star Trek Ornaments + DST Reveals First TNG Retro Mego Figures

Tonight is preview night for San Diego Comic Con and two licensees are revealing some cool new Star Trek items. Hallmark is unveiling three 2012 Star Trek ornaments: The Enterprise D, a two Spocks scene from the 2009 Star Trek movie, and a classic Dr. McCoy. And Diamond Select Toys are unveiling their first Star Trek: The Next Generation retro-cloth figures. Details and pictures below.


The Collective: Review of DST Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan Communicator

Used in exasperation (or a half Vulcan. half Romulan approximation) by Saavik and in revelatory assuredness by James T. Kirk, the Wrath of Khan era communicator is now available as a role playing toy from Diamond Select Toys. The Collective column makes it Khan-etic return with a review of the brand new item (including video demo).








The Collective: Star Trek Japanese Imports Coming – Dragon 12″ TNG Figures + TOS Bearbricks

This summer there are a few interesting Japanese imports coming that are of interest to Star Trek collectors. First up, Dragon Models have a line of Star Trek: The Next Generation 12" cloth figures coming this month. And in September, collectors can pick up MediCom Bearbrick figures that have been Trek-ified. More details below.  








Check Out These DIY Working Phasers w/ Video & Instructions

How would you like to take that toy phaser of yours and make it really work? Well an enterprising fan has done just that, or something close, by taking a TOS phaser toys and installing a lasers (in both Blue and Green). You may not be able to vaporize Klingons, but balloons don’t stand a chance. Check out videos below, plus a link to instructions on how you can do it yourself.



Playmates Toys Expanding Star Trek Line To Original Series + More Movie Toys For 2010

One of the great things about toys and collectibles is that they help make the wait between movies (and television shows…you listening CBS?) more tolerable. Playmates Toys, which returned to the franchise with Star Trek movie toys in April, and has a 2nd wave coming soon, has announced plans to expand their Trek offerings with new types of toys, and they are also adding Original Series figures as well. First details below.


The Collective: Review Of Playmates Star Trek Movie Utility Belt + More Exclusives News

There is something about the 60s TV show utility belts. Batman and Robin had their versions, just as Kirk and Spock had theirs. As everything old is new again, Playmates Toys introduces the "Star Trek Movie Mission Utility Belt" based on the 2009 feature film, and it is the most interactive and fun version ever available. See our review below, plus an update on some newly announced Star Trek toys.


The Collective: Review of Star Trek IV Kirk & Spock Figure 2-pack + More DST Preview News

Diamond Select Toys continues its popular two-pack line with a Star Trek toy collecting first: Kirk and Spock in their Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home outfits. TrekMovie brings this early review of the figures are just showing up at stores. We also have a first look at a new Kirk & Gorn 2-pack and DST some preorder news. 


The Collective: Star Trek Standees + New Bobbleheads + Playmates Wave 2 + New Watch

The Collective has a collection of news about Star Trek products you might have not heard about and updates on some favorites, including Star Trek movie crew life-sized standees, Playmates second wave of Star Trek movie figures, first look at the Star Trek Armitron watch, and new Funko Star Trek bobble-heads. Check it all out below



More SDCC Star Trek Exclusives: Genki Khan Cologne & Hot Wheels Enterprise in Dock

As yet another sign of Star Trek’s return to the mainstream, more and more companies are announcing exclusive Trek items for the San Diego Comic Con (July 23-26). Genki Wear, makers of Star Trek themed fragrances has a special Khan cologne, and Mattel introduces an exclusive USS Enterprise in Space Dock Hot Wheels edition. Trekmovie has all the details.