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dispatcher812 December 24 2013 07:54 PM

New Star Trek Items
 
One of the things I do each day is check this forum and take a peak at "TrekToday Headlines" One of the things I look for is new merchandise. My question is why so much Original series stuff? Where is all the new merchandise for TNG, DS9 and VOY?

od0_ital December 25 2013 06:35 AM

Re: New Star Trek Items
 
TOS has endured for almost fifty years, and the reboot movies have renewed interested in that part of the franchise.

I wish there were more DS9 merchandise options, but I get why there isn't.

CommishSleer December 25 2013 06:50 AM

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HoHoHod0 wrote: (Post 9049882)
TOS has endured for almost fifty years, and the reboot movies have renewed interested in that part of the franchise.

I wish there were more DS9 merchandise options, but I get why there isn't.

My guess (based on 5 episodes of Toy Hunter LOL) is either:

1. There are more TOS collectors out there.
2. CBS has it wrong and thinks there are more TOS collectors than DS9.
3. The TOS collectors are of an age that they want and can afford toys.

[IMG]http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/a...nminimates.jpg[/IMG]

CaptPapa December 25 2013 09:09 PM

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Elf Spock wrote: (Post 9049909)
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HoHoHod0 wrote: (Post 9049882)
TOS has endured for almost fifty years, and the reboot movies have renewed interested in that part of the franchise.

I wish there were more DS9 merchandise options, but I get why there isn't.

My guess (based on 5 episodes of Toy Hunter LOL) is either:

1. There are more TOS collectors out there.
2. CBS has it wrong and thinks there are more TOS collectors than DS9.
3. The TOS collectors are of an age that they want and can afford toys.

[IMG]http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/a...nminimates.jpg[/IMG]



You're correct on #1 and #3. Clearly TOS merchandise just sells better. There wouldn't be more on the market if it didn't sell.
For proof, just look up any item on eBay, organize it by lowest price first and see which series' items are listed first, and which are listed later - and therefore more expensive.
For example, look up action figures and you'll see (as a general rule) ENT, VOY, DS9, and TNG, list much more frequently (from least expensive to most expensive) before you'll see much TOS. Trust me I know this - I'm a TOS collector, so I have to deal with this.
In my opinion (and experience) though, the reboot has had little or no affect on the value, or interest in, other series' merchandise.

ME

teacake December 25 2013 11:11 PM

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dispatcher812 wrote: (Post 9048529)
One of the things I do each day is check this forum and take a peak at "TrekToday Headlines" One of the things I look for is new merchandise. My question is why so much Original series stuff? Where is all the new merchandise for TNG, DS9 and VOY?

Hipsters.

King Daniel Into Darkness December 26 2013 03:29 PM

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TOS merch sells better. It would probably all be nuTOS if not for the strangely split movie/TV series rights between CBS and Paramount.

CommishSleer December 26 2013 03:58 PM

Re: New Star Trek Items
 
Apparently the ST09 stuff didn't see well.

And there's practically nothing out there for STID.

I've got half the bridge and transporter sets from ST09 because they didn't make the second parts.

I think if you want more DS9 stuff to be made buy the existing stuff.

I buy minimates and see on some forums that people complain there's not enough non-TOS characters there. I think they need more people buying the Janeway or Picard figures to get more of these. Jusr my opinion.

C.E. Evans December 27 2013 10:17 AM

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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: (Post 9053494)
TOS merch sells better. It would probably all be nuTOS if not for the strangely split movie/TV series rights between CBS and Paramount.

Nah, that's clear cut. CBS has the merchandising rights for everything Trek (note both Star Trek XI and Star Trek XI in the listings).
http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com/s..._original.html

It's up to the companies wanting to make & sell Trek merchandise to decide which incarnation of it they want to go with. If they have big enough wallets, they can do all of them.

od0_ital December 30 2013 10:15 AM

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Elf Spock wrote: (Post 9053563)
Apparently the ST09 stuff didn't see well.

I got all the six inch figures.

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And there's practically nothing out there for STID.
Yeah, sucks, too. It'd be nice to have the whole crew in matchin' uniforms, instead of mix & match of cadets & officers.

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I think if you want more DS9 stuff to be made buy the existing stuff.
I have.

:bolian:

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I buy minimates and see on some forums that people complain there's not enough non-TOS characters there. I think they need more people buying the Janeway or Picard figures to get more of these. Jusr my opinion.
I don't like those things at all, too small and easy to lose.

CommishSleer December 30 2013 12:10 PM

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C.E. Evans wrote: (Post 9056305)
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: (Post 9053494)
TOS merch sells better. It would probably all be nuTOS if not for the strangely split movie/TV series rights between CBS and Paramount.

Nah, that's clear cut. CBS has the merchandising rights for everything Trek (note both Star Trek XI and Star Trek XI in the listings).
http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com/s..._original.html

It's up to the companies wanting to make & sell Trek merchandise to decide which incarnation of it they want to go with. If they have big enough wallets, they can do all of them.

So its companies like Diamond Select who think that TOS is a better bet. Not CBS.

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HoHoHod0 wrote: (Post 9065716)
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Elf Spock wrote: (Post 9053563)
Apparently the ST09 stuff didn't see well.

I got all the six inch figures.

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And there's practically nothing out there for STID.
Yeah, sucks, too. It'd be nice to have the whole crew in matchin' uniforms, instead of mix & match of cadets & officers.

Quote:

I think if you want more DS9 stuff to be made buy the existing stuff.
I have.

:bolian:


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I buy minimates and see on some forums that people complain there's not enough non-TOS characters there. I think they need more people buying the Janeway or Picard figures to get more of these. Jusr my opinion.
I don't like those things at all, too small and easy to lose.

If everyone buys more DS9 then more should be made, if you believe in the capitalist system. Unless say the DS9 actors/directors/makers get a bigger cut of the toy profits than TOS. I'm not saying they are but you never know.

I buy minimates because my son likes them to battle his Star Wars lego.

C.E. Evans December 31 2013 12:19 AM

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Elf Spock wrote: (Post 9065839)
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C.E. Evans wrote: (Post 9056305)
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: (Post 9053494)
TOS merch sells better. It would probably all be nuTOS if not for the strangely split movie/TV series rights between CBS and Paramount.

Nah, that's clear cut. CBS has the merchandising rights for everything Trek (note both Star Trek XI and Star Trek XI in the listings).
http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com/s..._original.html

It's up to the companies wanting to make & sell Trek merchandise to decide which incarnation of it they want to go with. If they have big enough wallets, they can do all of them.

So its companies like Diamond Select who think that TOS is a better bet. Not CBS.

Basically. CBS just wants to get paid their cut, so they don't care which version of Trek a licensee wants to pursue.


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