We’ve already brought you reviews of both the regular bonus material and the retailer-exclusive features found at Target and iTunes, but there’s more than just video content around at each Star Trek Beyond retailer!

Monday night, we showed you a look at Best Buy’s Beyond steelbook, but let’s now take a peek at some of the other packaging exclusives around the marketplace for the newest Trek film.

Target: Slipcover with Interchangeable Artwork


First up is Target’s special slipcover package, with a set of four double-sided art cards to let you customize the look of your Star Trek Beyond Blu-ray set (along with their exclusive bonus disc found inside).

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This transparent, plastic slipcover allows you to swap out any of the cast artwork for the character of your choice, letting you feature Jaylah or any of the Enterprise crew on the cover. The rear design matches each other release of the film.

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Walmart: Mini Ship Model Gift Set


At Walmart, the retailer is carrying an exclusive gift set including three mini-ship models of the Enterprise, the Franklin, and one of Krall’s deadly Swarm ships.


Along with the models is the standard Beyond Blu-ray with slipcover and contents. These ships are made of somewhat sturdy plastic, but will surely bend or break if enough pressure is put upon them.

The Franklin, the Enterprise, and a Swarm ship.

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When we say “mini-ships,” we mean it: each model is only a few inches in any dimension.


Here’s a size comparison between Eaglemoss’ Enterprise NX-01 and the Franklin mini-ship: a significant step down in size.


Still, these little ships make a nice addition to your Trek collection, or may find a home on your desk at work.

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Amazon: Qmx Mini Masters USS Franklin Model

Photo by @jskagnetti for TrekCore.

Those of you who splurged on Amazon’s exclusive Beyond gift set will find this larger, plastic USS Franklin model from Qmx in your mailbox, along with the 4K UHD, 3D, and standard Blu-ray discs included in this release.

Photo by @jskagnetti for TrekCore.

This is certainly a nicer model than the one found in Walmart’s set, but surely pales in comparison to the forthcoming Qmx artisan replica (with internal lighting), or Eagelmoss’ Franklin model coming in 2017.

Photo by @jskagnetti for TrekCore.

As for the unique 4K / 3D / Blu-ray combination found in this release, don’t get too excited for any other alternative packaging; the 3D disc is found in a disc envelope beneath the standard 4K slipcover.

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Other Editions

There are still more steelbooks coming out of Europe in the next few weeks, and we’ll keep our eyes out for any variant packaging designs that may end up in the hands of Trek collectors.

In the meantime, here’s a look at some of the other more common Beyond Blu-ray releases you’ll see on store shelves this week.

The 4K Ultra HD edition.
The 3D standalone release, featuring the IMAX movie poster artwork.
The three-movie Kelvin Timeline digibook, which is missing most of the Trek ’09 and Into Darkness features.

Phew – that’s a lot of variations out there… but we’re sure you’ll find one (or a combination of multiple) that will meet your collecting needs.

Sound off in the comments below: which versions are on your shopping list?


  • Eric

    I just ordered the steel box from Best Buy and am excited for that! plus it was only $19.95.

  • Thanks for all your efforts in keeping us abreast of which stores feature which content, Trek Core!

    I don’t care about plastic knick-knacks, but I do care about why things were done the way they were, so it looks like the Target package — with its extra special features — for me.

  • James

    I wonder if the Eaglemoss model will be better? those screenshots look good. Is the Eaglemoss one going to be a larger special edition?

    • Reign1701A

      Yeah really, the Amazon one above looks pretty darn good to me. I’ll evaluate for myself when I get home tonight!

    • Eaglemoss’ ships usually include metal components; this is plastic.

      • James

        True, though they can be a bit hit and miss though. For example, The Enterprise D, the Klingon BOP and the NX01 are superb renditions. I was disappointed with the JJ Prise, which was lacking in detail and I’ve had a lot of wonky nacelles!

        Maybe I’ll have to get both 😉

        Thanks for the great coverage…

        • Reign1701A

          I got my QMX Mini-Master Franklin from the Amazon exclusive. It’s significantly bigger than the standard Eaglemoss ships, but a little smaller than the specials. It’s pretty impressive for the size, I especially love the weathered paint job. It attaches to the display base via a tiny magnet strip, which is super cool and very non-intrusive (compared to the hooks/arms of the EM ships). I don’t really care that it’s all plastic, as the metal components on EM ships tend to be softer on detail than the plastic parts anyway.

          If this is a sign of things to come for the QMX Mini-Master line, my wallet will be crying.

          • James

            Thanks for that. I’m sold 🙂

    • Brian Johnson

      Yes, the EM version will be a larger special edition like the JJprise, Kelvin and Klingon ship.

  • Fiery Little One

    My dad was out today and picked up the Walmart exclusive. I’ve only had a quick glance at the models so far, but they seem decent enough.

  • Just got my Amazon 4K set with USS Franklin model. It’s a tough little ship… but I wouldn’t say that tough.

  • Jared Davis

    I got the Target exclusive today. One for me, one for my bro. He paid me back.

  • This movie was like comfort food this summer 🙂

  • M33

    That NX-01 is beautiful! Trekcore, where did you get it? I’d like to get one myself.

    • It’s from Eaglemoss’ Official Starships collection.

  • Chris Tyler

    Bought my copy this morning at Target

  • jonathanwthomas

    I took a good look at the set at Wal-Mart today and I must say the mini-ships look like crap. I didn’t buy it.

  • Locutus

    Got a Target copy today. I’m a sucker for bonus features! I like the inter-changeable character cards too. Plus, I got a $5 off Target coupon randomly in the mail, so it was only $17.99.

  • Pipe’sIDIC

    Wow! The ships!

  • Charles Baxter

    I went with the Walmart Exclusive simply because I regretted going with the Target Exclusive version of STID. Doesn’t matter if the ships are the best quality because I really wanted the refit version of the Enterprise much more than the Franklin.

  • Edward Hines

    I bought the Target Blu-ray for the bonus disc. Watched the movie and all the extras last night. Was up ’til 3 a.m.! Much better appreciation for STB, despite the numerous and sundry factual errors and inconsistencies. I have Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer” running through my head today. Finally, I was looking forward to the Leonard/Anton tribute on the bonus disc, but was really disappointed that Anton’s segment was so terribly short and insubstantial. I was hoping for a few words from the entire cast and J.J., but I remember only Chris and Zachary soundbites. Really a missed opportunity there.

  • Argonzo

    Got a little freaked when the larger box for the amazon release mentioned a 3D disc but the packaging for the BD case itself did not. Indeed, the 3D disc was in an envelope inserted into the BD case – it’s not on its own spindle.

    I like how the Franklin attaches to the post – it’s by magnet.

  • Fred

    Just a mention about the Walmart minis – which are the same minis that came on the cupcovers from the movie theaters:
    The Enterprise model doesn’t have a visible impulse engine. The detail on the dorsal saucer is right, but the rim is pretty much featureless – there’s no slash of red that could have had represented it.

    Other than that, I’m be pretty pleased overall with the Enterprise model; it looks pretty nice (if the skewed angles of the nacelles don’t bother you too much, they’re not quite even).

  • captblsisko

    As much as I want the Target exclusive disc, I went with the 3D set from Best Buy (cheaper than the Target version and actually in stock). I still want that Target disc. I wonder if we’ll be able to buy it separately.

  • bgoo2

    The Target exclusive is becoming almost impossible to find. It sold out in so many places almost instantly across the country. Anyone still see it on shelves in their local store?

    Also note for Canadians… it wasn’t reported here… but the exact same Target bonus disc *IS* available as an in-store exclusive at HMV Canada locations. Within the first 4 days, almost every store in Ontario completely sold out.