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Old February 5 2013, 08:27 AM   #2116
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New York Toy Fair starts Saturday!

I hope we post pics from the Fair so we can share them and discuss what's in store. A little birdie keeps whispering that some of us might be getting some very pleasant surprises in those manufacturer display cases.

This will also be the best chance to reveal any 3.75" action figure line for Star Trek Into Darkness if one is going to be marketed....we already know about the Kre-O building block toys that will be in stores but there's a surprising dearth of information about the much-discussed Hasbro action figure line. Toy Fair may confirm whether or not it will actually exist, so keep your eyes peeled.
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Old February 5 2013, 08:37 AM   #2117
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A bit of pre-NYTF news is that Bif Bang Pow will be making Star Trek bobbleheads, (starting with a Borg cube, oddly enough) but that's about it so far on the Trek front.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/pr...pid=1359786003
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Old February 5 2013, 12:24 PM   #2118
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At this point any new Trek merchandise will be welcome. The line might have died an early death but the Art Asylum Enterprise catalogue of figures and toys was one of the last times Trek collectibles got me excited. The sculpting and detail on those figures, playsets and accessories were top-notch and surpass almost anything done on a smaller scale even today.

Now that thing looked like Scott Bakula.
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Old February 5 2013, 07:15 PM   #2119
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I agree, although my favorite line of Star Trek figures was the Galoob TNG line (I grew up in the Kenner Star Wars era--'nuff said).

I think if Hasbro does a Star Trek XII action figure line, it's going to be a small one--only a few figures (Kirk, Spock, and the main bad guy).
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Old February 5 2013, 07:26 PM   #2120
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Oh, for sure. I certainly don't expect to see any characters beyond the main seven and Cumberbatch.

Carol Marcus? Keenser? Even Pike? Forget about it.
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Old February 5 2013, 07:36 PM   #2121
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Oh, for sure. I certainly don't expect to see any characters beyond the main seven and Cumberbatch.

Carol Marcus? Keenser? Even Pike? Forget about it.
I don't think we're even going to see the main seven. IMO, the main thing Hasbro will be pushing from Star Trek XII will be the Kre-O stuff and some role play items (phaser, communicator, and maybe a tricorder).
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Old February 5 2013, 07:41 PM   #2122
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I guess we'll know soon enough. Less than 100 hours and counting. I'm sure some early pics of the floor displays will leak out before Saturday - they usually do - but by Saturday night we should all have a fairly good idea what the Trek, Star Wars and other lines have in store for at least the first half of this year.

Keep your fingers crossed.
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Old February 5 2013, 09:40 PM   #2123
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Oh, good. I'm in the market for a new NX-01 model or toy. There hasn't been a good, affordable one that I can remember since the Art Asylum electronic toy from a decade ago.
I still have mine! It's in good shape, minus the deflector being a wee bit crooked. I know it's a pipe dream but I hope they made decent figs one day... I didn't care for Art Asylum's figures, mostly because many of them weren't wearing their standard uniform but those ugly ass space suits. The faces were great, though. I do regret not scoring Shran...
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Old February 5 2013, 09:42 PM   #2124
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I wish I had gotten the Phlox. Even though he came only in his Starfleet EVA suit and in no other outfits (one of his regular Sickbay shirts would have made a lot more sense) he was an online exclusive where each package was personally signed by John Billingsley. It's probably the most valuable of all the Enterprise products on the secondary market.
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Old February 5 2013, 09:44 PM   #2125
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The only ones that never got out in their standard uniforms were Hoshi and Phlox. Though, I agree that it's lame that they never made the full crew that way. They were some very nice figures. My Reed does have a serious QC issue, though. One of his legs is considerably shorter than the other. Not sure what happened there.
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Old February 5 2013, 09:49 PM   #2126
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I could be wrong, but wasn't Malcolm released exclusively with his tactical bridge station playset? Perhaps the leg was wonky because of the way his legs were designed to bend so he could sit at the station.

I don't know, I'm just guessing here based on some older Star Wars figures that came with vehicles and other environments. If they were designed at least in part to sit in a chair and man a station they sometimes had wonky looking and uneven legs.
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Old February 5 2013, 09:53 PM   #2127
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No, I never bought any of the bridge sets. All of the ones I have were single carded.
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Old February 5 2013, 09:55 PM   #2128
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Ah, okay.

I guess you just got a bad copy of Malcolm, then, unless this was widespread and common on a lot of his figures. I never noticed.
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Old February 6 2013, 02:24 AM   #2129
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I'll be disappointed if we don't get an Alice Eve figure. I would expect an Uhura figure as well since it would seem she has a huge role in the film. I don't see why we wouldn't get the entire cast. We don't even know who Peter Weller is playing yet or have even seen him yet. I have high expectations for the line...but we'll see. I have a feeling I'm going to be disappointed
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Old February 6 2013, 04:10 AM   #2130
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I'd like to see an electronic Enterprise along the lines of a Millennium Falcon (although significantly cheaper....a $200 Enterprise toy won't sell worth a damn) with film-accurate lights and sound effects, but I don't know if Hasbro would bother with a large Trek ship when it's having issues with its far more established Star Wars ships and vehicles (the MTT Transport and Toys "R" Us-exclusive Falcon aren't exactly flying off shelves).
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