New York's American International Toy Fair February 10, 2013
The Final Frontier! For decades, Star Trek has been a huge deal to fans of sci-fi on TV and in the movies, but the toy stores haven't quite received the love from the Federation as much as many would like. Diamond Select Toys has been doing a pretty fantastic job trickling out new and unique pieces, including a swell Captain Kirk Action Figure Diorama which comes with swappable body parts and a display stand complete with a non-poseable display figure of Khan, all for an estimated $25. That's pretty amazing. There's a similar Spock figure, but that comes with some sort of mutant afghan alien, making Kirk the clear winner here. Picard with a Borg base is coming up next.
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An imported Starship Enterprise with a clear hull allowing you to see the rooms inside is coming and is quite impressive. Also new was the first Star Trek Bust Bank with Mr. Spock. For the money, they're fairly impressive collectibles.
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Also after a few years of waiting, Star Trek Minimates are making a big (small) comeback. All of the live-action TV series are represented with each show's captain plus another character, typically a villain, from the show. Captain Janeway includes 7 of 9, while one version of Captain Sisko includes a Cardassian, so when your wife looks at it she goes "Wait, did he just say "Kardashian"?" and you go "No, but that would have made for a better batch of villains than the Kazon." And you'll laugh... oh how you'll laugh. Kirk naturally includes Khan, and a few versions of a Minimates Starship Enterprise Vehicle are on deck as well. Not a bad line-up!
For those who ask (and keep asking me) no licensor made mention of any 3 3/4-inch Star Trek action figure product. Not from the new movie, not from the TV show, nothing. I'm not saying I don't expect it to show up anyway, I'm just saying nobody made any mention of its inevitable surprise, let's say June-ish release. (Watch, there won't be any and I'm just overly optimistic.)
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