High-quality toy and collectible company McFarlane Toys has become one of the first major merchandising partners for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series, CBS Consumer Products and McFarlane announced today.
The merchandising license will also extend to the previous chapters of the Star Trek franchise, including the Trek films.
Star Trek: Discovery figures, role-play weapons and accessories will be created by McFarlane Toys, it was announced today. McFarlane Toys will also create merchandise spanning the entire Star Trek universe, ranging from Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation to the feature films.
The initial line will highlight two of Trek‘s most-iconic characters, Captain James T. Kirk and Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who will be represented by fully articulated 7-inch figures. These figures will debut in window-box collector packaging and feature such familiar accessories as phasers and communicators. Various characters from the highly anticipated Discovery and other Trek adaptations will follow.
“Star Trek is hands down one of the most-groundbreaking and innovative franchises in the history of entertainment, said Todd McFarlane, owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “We plan on carrying that forward with our upcoming toy lines, giving fans a fresh and detailed look, that their favorite characters deserve.”
In addition, from Veronica Hart, senior vice president of CBS Consumer Products:
“We are excited to sign McFarlane Toys as the first licensee for Star Trek: Discovery. Its commitment to quality and dedication to fans is the perfect combination to bring this line-up of products to life. We know Star Trek fans worldwide are looking forward to it as much as we are.”
McFarlane Toy’s upcoming Star Trek offerings are expected to debut in Spring 2018.