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Old April 13 2013, 10:14 PM   #16
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Re: star trek into darkness action figures?

Generally, movie toys start hitting the shelves a month or two before the movie's release. Sales start dropping off afterward.

It's unlikely that there are any action figures being held in secret because of Abrams. Even if some spoilery toys were being kept under wraps, we would at least know if a toy company was actually making any months ago (Mattel has a ship from Star Trek XII in their Hot Wheels line that they're keeping a secret, but the fact that they're doing so was revealed some time ago).
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Old April 14 2013, 01:22 AM   #17
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But you'd kinda think if hasbro wasn't gonna put any new movie figures out then maybe Diamond Select would, but there's been no announcements of STID from them either.
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Old April 14 2013, 12:46 PM   #18
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But you'd kinda think if hasbro wasn't gonna put any new movie figures out then maybe Diamond Select would, but there's been no announcements of STID from them either.
They didn't sell. I don't think Diamond Select is any more interested in losing money than Hasbro is.
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Old April 15 2013, 07:44 AM   #19
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Re: star trek into darkness action figures?

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The lack of merchandise for STID is pretty wild.
If you recall, the same thing happened with ST II. The action figures for TMP failed to excite enough collectors in December 1979, and Marvel's tie-in comic was cancelled before the sequel film was released. We didn't see more ST action figures till ST III (and then only Kirk, Spock, Scott and Kruge w/pet), and we didn't get a comic adaptation for ST II until the IDW one - in 2009!

The upcoming Kre-O figures are the tie-in toy line for this film, and may well catch on. Many prime universe waves will follow.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:43 PM   #20
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Saw the Kre-O line for Star Trek XII today at my local Toys R Us. The deluxe Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, etc., was cute as hell but I couldn't bring myself to plop down sixty bucks for it (some stores may offer it for a few bucks cheaper though, but I'm still not buying it).
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I probably would have gone for Kre-O mini fleet featuring smaller-scale versions of the Enterprise, the Kelvin, the "Jellyfish," and a Klingon warbird--those were six bucks each at that same TRU--but I think I'll hold out for the Hot Wheels ships instead.
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Old April 16 2013, 01:02 PM   #21
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Not surprised that no one is really bothering with toys for STID. Toy sales have been going down the drain over the last few years as video games get more of the target demo. If cartoons can't depend on toy sales to stay alive these days, there's no real benefit to putting out lots of action figures if they're gonna wind up at Big Lots in a few months. Paramount is probably putting a lot more weight on the video game.
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Old April 16 2013, 04:09 PM   #22
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Toys are going the route of comic books in that they're becoming more and more a luxury item for a steadily dwindling customer base. Toys are already having a hard time competing with video games, but prices have skyrocketed in recent years to the point where the average 3.75-inch action figure these days is about 10 bucks in most retail stores.

But I think even big toy companies like Hasbro and Mattel realize they can't survive on the collector's market alone, so they've been recently introducing more affordable 3.75 superhero action figures (with simpler articulation) in the 6 dollar range. Hasbro could have done this with a Star Trek XII line, but they may be using Star Trek to push their Kre-O line, which has been generally unnoticed until now.
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Old April 16 2013, 05:57 PM   #23
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Re: star trek into darkness action figures?

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But you'd kinda think if hasbro wasn't gonna put any new movie figures out then maybe Diamond Select would, but there's been no announcements of STID from them either.
Diamond Select Toys doesn't have a JJ-Trek license. (It's a separate license from the pre-2009 Star Trek.)
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Old April 16 2013, 08:17 PM   #24
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I bought figures from the 2009 line and was looking forward to purchasing some from this film. I hope they put out /something/. At least the main crew and Harrison.
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Old April 16 2013, 08:25 PM   #25
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\ (Mattel has a ship from Star Trek XII in their Hot Wheels line that they're keeping a secret, but the fact that they're doing so was revealed some time ago).
Something tells me its not going to be a secret for much longer after the most recent trailer came out.
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Old April 16 2013, 08:58 PM   #26
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I bought figures from the 2009 line and was looking forward to purchasing some from this film. I hope they put out /something/. At least the main crew and Harrison.
The Kre-O stuff is already out in some stores, but that looks like it as far as figures go, since no other kind of figures have been announced.
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\ (Mattel has a ship from Star Trek XII in their Hot Wheels line that they're keeping a secret, but the fact that they're doing so was revealed some time ago).
Something tells me its not going to be a secret for much longer after the most recent trailer came out.
Agreed. It probably should be reaching stores fairly soon, now that the movie's only a month away now.
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Old April 16 2013, 11:28 PM   #27
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Yeah, after seeing the figures from the last movie sit on the shelf for months and months, I'm not really surprised there won't be any this time.

Shame Playmates isn't making them anymore, because I think their old cartoony style would have been a MUCH bigger hit than what's being produced now-- not only with kids but with collectors like me as well.

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Old April 17 2013, 02:08 AM   #28
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Trek toys have never been great toys nor have they sold very well. KRE-O is like LEGO in that it can sit on shelves after a movie is long gone. Movie based action figures can die very quickly once a film hits. Star Wars is an exception. To me the problem is that Trek needs good 3 and 3/4 figures like the Marvel, Star Wars and GI Joe lines. But they always get crappy 6 inch figures. At 6 inches, they have to be very well articulated to appeal to collectors.
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Old April 17 2013, 05:10 PM   #29
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But they always get crappy 6 inch figures. At 6 inches, they have to be very well articulated to appeal to collectors.
Collectors who leave them mint-in-pack and don't ever use the articulation.
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Old April 18 2013, 03:20 AM   #30
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Re: star trek into darkness action figures?

I'm hanging out for more STXII Into Darkness merch.

Perhaps there will be a late burst of action figures / toys further down the line... (fingers crossed!)

Personally speaking: I would like to see Playmates / DST sized starship with lights n sound of the new Dreadnaught adversary ship - that would be awesome!!!!

If not, then I may have to settle for a HW version - which I'm also keen to acquire, when available...

So glad I picked up the XI starship by Playmates, and both scaled HWs versions, and also the DVD special ed DVD-holder replica - when they became available!
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