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Old June 11 2013, 12:31 PM   #16
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Re: Where are the toys?

I've not seen the star trek Kre-o anywhere either...
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Old June 11 2013, 03:33 PM   #17
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Wasn't there also a license dispute of some sort which led to the merchandising rights becoming too complicated? I seem to recall reading that, but I can't source it right now.
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That we do not have an action figure of the villain is ridiculous.
There were no action figures sold during the release of ST II either.

I'm sure there'll be a "Sherlock" articulated action figure eventually and I can headswap him.

But there is already a blackshirted Kre-o figure of Harrison. He's called the "Federation Special Ops" figure.
http://www.thetrekcollective.com/201...-sets-and.html
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Old June 11 2013, 04:00 PM   #18
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I've not seen the star trek Kre-o anywhere either...
I live in Ontario, Canada. The distribution is a mess here.
The movie was delayed a year meaning there were sets taking up spaces in warehouses for ages.

I've seen a lot of shops (ToyRUs especially) where there are only a few Khan "space jump" sets and an assortment of bagged figures and no other kits at all... makes you wonder if they put them out way before the film opened by mistake and got gobbled up by lucky people or if they still haven't put them out from the back room yet. I asked a few of the staff and they didn't even know they had any Into Darkness merch, period.

I found an Enterprise in a Wal*Mart kind of by accident and snapped it up. If Kre-O ultimately says 'the sets didn't sell well enough' I wouldn't consider that because of the quality of the toys (which is fine by the way, though it doesn't stick together as nicely as Lego) but with the bungled roll out. I think Lego would have done some incredible things with a Star Trek license. They have both DC and Marvel at the moment so they don't seem to care if their competing franchises sit on the shelf next to each other so... wasted opportunities. I would have spent a king's ransom on Trek Lego over the years if we had any. I know I'm not alone.

Isn't Johnny Lightning putting out a few ships? I'm sure I've seen the new bird of prey and the USS. Vengence.
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Old June 11 2013, 04:57 PM   #19
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Wasn't there also a license dispute of some sort which led to the merchandising rights becoming too complicated? I seem to recall reading that, but I can't source it right now.
The merchandising rights aren't complicated. It was just that Bad Robot was trying to force CBS to stop any Original Star Trek merchandising, and CBS didn't agree to that (or rather asked for a shitload of money).
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Old June 11 2013, 05:46 PM   #20
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Even though I collect mostly action figures, when it comes to Star Trek I have mostly ships. I would love to have all the Diamond Select ships but they're just too expensive and they've never resolved the issue of the stands breaking (or even responded to my inquiries). I have a few DS, and I have all the Playmates.

I'd really like something with at least the Playmates level of detail, maybe sized a little bigger than the Hot Wheels, and in scale to each other. So you'd have, say, a Defiant at about an inch long and everything scaled up from there. At a not-too-exorbitant price. And for sure I need a 1701-C. And maybe hand delivered by an Orion slave girl (while we're wishing for things that won't happen).
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Old June 11 2013, 05:47 PM   #21
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I'd love a continuation of the 3 3/4 line.
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Old June 11 2013, 05:54 PM   #22
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Wasn't there also a license dispute of some sort which led to the merchandising rights becoming too complicated?
Not when it comes to toys--that one's real simple. Hasbro holds a license from CBS to make a full range of action figures, vehicles, and role play toys like they do their Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and various Marvel Comics (Spider-man, Iron Man, Avengers, etc.) lines.

Hasbro opted to just make Kre-O Trek toys. Their future plans for Trek toys is anyone's guess.
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Old June 11 2013, 07:41 PM   #23
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Youll have to buy them online if they're not sold out. ALL the Hot Wheels ships SOLD OUT on Amazon. I did get my Kelvin though!
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Old June 12 2013, 01:13 AM   #24
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That we do not have an action figure of the villain is ridiculous.
And a shower?
I want him with his own shower cubicle set!
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Old June 12 2013, 02:20 AM   #25
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after the reboot figures stillign on the shelves for so long I think the nails were hammered in for the 1/18th scale maybe Diamond Select will roll something out at a larger scale
The figures sat there forever because there were three freakin' sizes of action figure.
Gotta agree this was the problem with the 2009 action figure line. They would have been much better off concentrating on a single size and producing a larger range of them rather than trying to split up the pie with all the different figure size variants.

I also got the feeling Playmates took the licence for granted a bit. They thought they'd be able to produce a large range like they did back in their 1990s heyday, so they left out figures like "standard uniform" Chekov and McCoy presumably on the assumption that they'd just be able to release them as part of a second wave at a later date. Of course, the second wave didn't come.
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Old June 12 2013, 09:32 AM   #26
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so they left out figures like "standard uniform" Chekov and McCoy presumably on the assumption that they'd just be able to release them as part of a second wave at a later date.
I bought spares and did simple headswaps.
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Old June 12 2013, 11:52 PM   #27
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The merchandising rights aren't complicated. It was just that Bad Robot was trying to force CBS to stop any Original Star Trek merchandising, and CBS didn't agree to that (or rather asked for a shitload of money).
This didn't happen. Try again

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Old June 13 2013, 12:58 AM   #28
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The merchandising rights aren't complicated. It was just that Bad Robot was trying to force CBS to stop any Original Star Trek merchandising, and CBS didn't agree to that (or rather asked for a shitload of money).
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Old June 13 2013, 12:55 PM   #29
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Re: Where are the toys?

Anyone know why the Hallmark Kelvin is going for $100 on ebay?
I thought the Hallmark figures were usually between $30-$40
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Old June 13 2013, 12:59 PM   #30
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Anyone know why the Hallmark Kelvin is going for $100 on ebay?
I thought the Hallmark figures were usually between $30-$40
The person who's selling it on eBay wants to make $60-$70 in profit.
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