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.

From today’s announcement:

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.

  • GIBBS v2

    This will be a nice fresh start for me. Never got to commit to any particular toy line, I like that they will be touching on all of treks incarnations.

  • SpaceCadet

    I love the screenshot!

    20 years ago I’d be into collecting the toys like I did with the Playmates line but I guess my priorities have changed. 🙂

  • Michael

    I predict the Discovery toys will not be big sellers.

    • The Science Fiction Oracle
    • Gene’s Vision

      But why Michael?

      • Michael

        Because the show is going to bomb.

        • Gene’s Vision

          I thought you were optimistic about its’ chances?

          • Michael

            I was – when Fuller had complete creative control. Moonves pressured him to leave and then demanded everything be changed to look like the recent crappy movies. That is the real reason for the delays.

    • Michael Paquette

      They wouldn’t be alone – plenty of Trek toys didn’t sell.

  • The Science Fiction Oracle

    This is awesome. I loved what the dude did with those cross country runner poor kids in that central valley California school. Now he’s doing Star Trek toys.

    McFarlane truly is a USA gem.

  • TIG1701

    Hope they make a cool Enterprise E model. My favorite ship. Would buy that in a heart beat.

  • Jaro Stun

    is there any place we can get uncompressed / better quality CBS trailer from? the ones on Youtube are heavily compressed and do not produce screenshots like the one above 😉

    • The above photo is not a trailer screenshot; it is a released publicity still from CBS.

    • Xandercom

      Sure, Pay about ten bucks a month to CBS and you can have 720p screenshots to fill your entire pocket.

  • Fiery Little One

    If they are putting out figures, I’d prefer they be actual action figures. Not the pre-posed stuff I’ve become aware of that they’ve been releasing lately. Otherwise, I will wait to see what they put out in other areas.

  • Xandercom

    No one is going to buy this junk. For goodness sake, who do they think their target audience is? Grown married men, or kids who get one just because all of their other friends in school have one because their dad has CBS AA? Please. Discovery has tanked faster than any Trek series before, and it is offensive.

    This dream land of hundreds of thousands of CBS subscriptions and Toys ‘R Us shelves stacked high with rollocks is a fantasy that now only remains in the eyes of the ultra hard core TOS fans and kids born this side of the millennium.

    You couldn’t give it to me for free, I’d feel irritated at at having to find a way to depose of the plastic in an environmentally friendly way.

  • Xandercom

    You people, and the admin of this site are in complete denial.
    You’ve embraced an atrocity, and it will cost you all of your jobs.
    You have no legitimacy anymore. You are no longer an authority of Trek, you’re a laughing stock!