At Star Trek Las Vegas today, McFarlane Toys CEO Todd McFarlane took the stage to a packed room of Trek collectible fans, and shared a great amount of detail about their heavily-detailed Captain Kirk and Captain Picard figures – but also revealed their first plans for their forthcoming Star Trek: Discovery line of tie-in merchandise.
First up is the Kirk and Picard figures in command uniforms, coming to market as 7-inch figures this fall at a $19.99 price point. Each figure contains an exceptional 18 points of articulation, which will allow fans to not only pose their captain for action, but will also allow the figures to be seated properly in captains chair models for display.
There is also a planned command-green tunic variant of Kirk set to follow these figures.
But their big news, of course, was the official release of information on McFarlane’s previously-announced Star Trek: Discovery toy line, with reveals that their 7-inch figures will start with Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and T’Kuvma (Chris Obi) in late 2018.
Each actor was both photographed and 3D-scanned in costume on the Discovery sets in Toronto to give the figure sculptors the best reference information possible during the design phase, and we are sure that once the prototypes are revealed sometime next year, they’ll both be very close to screen-accurate.
Additionally, the first accessory toy will be the new Type II phaser prop from Discovery, set to hit stores in 2018 at a $39.99 price point. Like the character figures, the phaser toy has also been scanned and photographed for best detailing from the original source prop.
Lastly, Todd McFarlane confirmed to the crowd that these won’t be the last Trek toys that will be coming from his company – he revealed that their new Trek license covers all films and television series from the prime timeline, from The Motion Picture to Star Trek: Enterprise, meaning we’re sure to see a wide variety of Trek merchandise over the next few years.
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