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Jay K

Member Since 13 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 11 2018 05:05 PM
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Discovery as a TOS ship.

19 May 2018 - 11:27 PM

https://twitter.com/...238738295099393

 

Saw it on reddit, thought it looked great. Also love the homage to DST's latest model of the Enterprise (port and starboard lights are the wrong way around lol).

 

Full size here:
https://pbs.twimg.co...AE_kkG.jpg:orig

 


Netflix show, 'The Toys That Made Us' will have a Star Trek episode.

17 January 2018 - 12:23 PM

https://www.polygon....rek-hello-kitty

 

The episode will be available sometime within the next four months according to the above article. After watching the Star Wars episode today, I think this'll be something that none of us here will want to miss. Here's the section from the above article concerning Star Trek:
 

The most challenging episode to make, Volk-Weiss said, was the upcoming show on the Star Trek toy lines. That’s because there were simply so many disasters to catalog.

“Todd McFarlane is doing Star Trek toys now,” Volk-Weiss said, “But before that, there was Playmates. ... They just went crazy! ... With Star Wars, Kenner had one failure — the Micro Collection — but everything else, to a certain extent, was either a home run or a grand slam. With Star Trek, you literally had failure after failure.

 

“They always made toys for the wrong movie. The original Star Trek movie? Failure. Lots of toys. Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan? Huge hit! No toys. Star Trek 3: The Search For Spock? Barely a hit, lots of toys. Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home? Biggest hit in the original movies. No toys. ... It’s literally just a comedy of errors.”

 

Now other than charting the history of Star Trek toys in general, the main reason of interest for all of us here, will be centred around how they got a hold of this image:

 

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The resin prototype of DST's upcoming model of the Reliant.

 

The company have been pretty much silent for well over a year now, so as well as enjoying all the memories that will come rushing back (playmates, micro machines etc), I'm really looking forward to both what they have to say, and also how they come across on camera...

 

Either way, exciting. :)