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Pictures of Mattel’s new Star Trek Barbies were released on Wednesday causing a stir among Trekkies, eagerly anticipating Paramount’s May release of the film, “Star Trek,” chronicling the earliest days of Captain Kirk and Spock.
The toys’ images, released by CBS Consumer Products, which owns the licensing rights for Star Trek consumer products, show the three dolls, which are modeled after the three actors playing Captain Kirk, Spock, and Lieutenant Uhura in the film, which is set to be released in theaters on May 8th.
above: The Mattel Star Trek Barbie packaging may change before release
Below are still from the upcoming film, where you can see the actors after whom the dolls are modeled; Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock and Zoe Saldana as Lt. Uhura:
The dolls will hit shelves in April (psst... you can pre-order them here now), over a decade after Mattel released a Barbie and Ken Star Trek themed collectible set in 1996 (shown below) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cult hit TV show.
above: Unlike the new line made to resemble the actors, the 1996 set features Barbie and Ken themselves dressed as original series characters.
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The upcoming release of the new film is bringing out tons of fabulous merchandising, new AND retro. Here's some pics of yet to be released Star Trek items from Playmates:
above: the Command Collection figures include Original Spock, left, McCoy, Kirk, young Spock and Nero.
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Star Trek Pez depicts the original crew of Star Trek The Original Series in a gift set including eight dispensers and candy in assorted flavors. The dispensers included depict the original crew (Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, and Chekov), plus the NCC-1701 Enterprise. The people at Pez Candy Inc. claim that the Enterprise is unique for Pez as it depicts a ’scene’ (a Pez first), where you see the ship emerging from a nebula cloud.
The set has a limited run of only 250,000, so they may go fast. Each box has a special numbered sticker as well. The complete Limited Edition Star Trek Pez Collectors Gift Set costs around $20. You can find it here at Amazon.
If you're a movie poster collector, this one is nicely designed:
Buy it here.
And full sized replica of Captain Kirk's chair will be available for $2199.99 this coming May (yep, I swear it's true):
pre-order it here.
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