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New ‘Star Trek’ roller coaster boldly goes where no coaster has gone before


Fans of “Star Trek” will now get the chance to explore outer space in a new ride called “Star Trek: Operation Enterprise.”

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‘Star Trek’ Build-A-Bear collection sets phasers on cuddly

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Build-A-Bear is celebrating “Star Trek’s” 50th anniversary in the only way it knows how: with adorable furry friends, of course.

The toy company has unveiled limited-edition bears, complete with “Star Trek” chest insignia and anniversary logo.

The two bears available are the regular 50th anniversary black bear for $25 and a slightly more expensive Spock for $28. The latter features the character’s signature ears, haircut and Vulcan salute, and has the phrase “Live Long and Prosper” written on its foot.

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You’ll want to beam up these incredible ‘Star Trek’ figures


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.

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Canada releases new ‘Star Trek’ coins for 50th anniversary


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.

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Barbie marks ‘Star Trek’s’ 50th with Kirk, Spock and Uhura dolls


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Mattel has unveiled its new Barbie line featuring Kirk, Spock and Uhura from the original series.

Entertainment Weekly has the official reveal, but dolls can already be found on retail sites like, where you can get a closer look.

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This ‘Star Trek’ shuttlecraft tent concept is ideal for away missions


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).

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This ‘Star Trek’ shuttle pinball coffee table is out of this world


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.

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‘Star Trek’ redshirt brilliantly has cosplayers ‘kill’ him, repeatedly


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.

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‘Star Trek’ beams up its own MAC cosmetics line


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.

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This gorgeous ‘Star Trek’ Enterprise replica can be yours for $7,000


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.

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Patrol the Neutral Zone with this ‘Star Trek’ USS Enterprise drone

Photos via Toyland

Photos via Toyland

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.

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Dad builds amazingly realistic ‘Star Trek’ playset for his son


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.

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Mezco sets phasers on stunning with this ‘Star Trek’ Spock figure


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.

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From the Batcave to the Death Star: A visual guide to fictional locations


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.

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British Comic Awards announces 2015 winners

The Motherless Oven

The Motherless Oven

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)

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