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With the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek” comes a treasure trove of collectibles for fans of the original series, not the least of which are these Kirk and Spock action figures from Quantum Mechanix.
Based on the likenesses of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, naturally, these 1/6th-scale figures boast 30 points of articulation, and finely detailed Starfleet uniforms. Each figure comes with multiple interchangeable hands as well as character-appropriate accessories: Both have phasers and communicators, with Kirk also getting a clipboard, while Spock sports a tricorder.
In honor of the milestone the “Star Trek” series is about to hit, the Royal Canadian Mint has decided to release a series of “Star Trek”-inspired commemorative coins.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Mattel has unveiled its new Barbie line featuring Kirk, Spock and Uhura from the original series.
Designer Dave Delisle boldly goes where no camper has gone before with this concept for a tent inspired by a Federation shuttlecraft from Star Trek.
He points out that it’s not that far-fetched, or off-brand, considering that 1989’s Star Trek V: The Final Frontier opens with Kirk, Spock and McCoy camping at Yosemite National Park (Kirk nearly plummets to his death, there’s a strained round of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” and then the film goes dramatically downhill from there).
When it comes to beloved sci-fi franchises, Altar Furniture doesn’t play favorites.
You may recall that, last year, the company built an incredible R2-D2 coffee table that houses a 1991 Star Wars pinball game. Now Altar has given Star Trek its due with a coffee table that looks like a shuttlecraft from the Enterprise. Inside there’s an original 1991 Star Trek pinball machine manufactured by Data East.
Attending a comic convention dressed as a Redshirt from Star Trek is, y’know, fine but not exactly inspired. But attending a convention dressed as a Redshirt, and then posing with other cosplayers as they “kill” you over and over again? Genius!
That’s what Timothey Adam did last weekend at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, recruiting cosplayers dressed as characters ranging from Batman and Harley Quinn to Chewbacca and the War Boys to put that Star Trek trope to the test.
Set phasers on stunning, because Star Trek is getting a cosmetics line in celebration of the franchise’s 50th anniversary.
Announced by MAC Cosmetics, the 25-piece special deco collection features lipstick, eyeshadow, nail polish and other products inspired by Deanna Troi, Uhura, Seven of Nine and Vina the Orion slave girl.
No matter how many models you may own of the U.S.S. Enterprise, from whatever incarnation of the enduring franchise, they don’t hold a candle — or a phaser! — to this screen-accurate replica of the vessel from the 2009 Star Trek film.
Of course, none of those models likely costs $6,995, either.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, toymaker Spin Master will release its own USS Enterprise flying drone.
It’s part of the company’s Air Hogs brand, which already features a Star Wars Millennium Falcon quadcopter. Based on the iconic NCC-1701A model, the Star Trek version will boast an integrated light system, 10 authentic sounds, advanced drone technology and a 50th anniversary collector’s display stand.
While you could easily mistake the above image for a photo of the set of the original Star Trek television series, it’s actually a shot of an impressively detailed custom playset. It was built by David Weiberg for his 8-year-old son based on actual plans for the Enterprise bridge.
I’ll admit that I’m a little nostalgic for Mego’s Star Trek
action figures dolls, with their cloth uniforms and light-blue accessories. However, I’ll also acknowledge that they don’t hold a candle to this new One:12 Collective Spock figure from Mezco Toys.
U.K. company Rawlins Paints & Coatings has released “An Illustrated Guide to Iconic Fictional Locations,” showcasing memorable settings ranging from Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and Stark Tower to the Simpsons’ home and Walt and Jesse’s RV from Breaking Bad.
The winners of the British Comic Awards were announced last night at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds, England. They are:
Best Comic: Grey Area: From the City to the Sea, by Tim Bird (Avery Hill Publishing)
Best Book: The Motherless Oven, by Rob Davis (Selfmade Hero)
Young People’s Comic Award: Star Cat, by James Turner (David Fickling Books)
Taking a cue from the beloved sci-fi franchise, one Star Trek fan is boldly going where no one has gone before by recreating the Enterprise-D, deck by deck, as a “virtual museum.”
Called the Enterprise 3D Construction Project, it’s every bit as ambitious as it sounds, with 3D artist Jason using Unreal Engine 3 and 4 to construct the ship from Star Trek: The Next Generation, inside and out. Although he’s nowhere close to completion, he’s released a video that takes viewers from the shuttle bay to the conference room to the bridge and beyond.
Some questions have plagued humanity for millennia: Why are we here? Is there intelligent life on other planets? Who would finish the New York City Marathon faster, Green Goblin atop his Goblin Glider or Batman in the Batmobile? Now handy infographic holds the answer to one of those. (I’ll let you guess which one.)