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Posted by Prometheus on 16 December 2014 - 05:28 PM
Posted by MisterPL on 07 October 2016 - 09:04 AM
As a frustrated Star Trek Minimates collector, I feel your pain. DST seems to have a huge hard-on for TOS and it's lasted much longer than four hours.
They launched 3-inch Minimates with six SKUs of TOS in 2002. It never saw a second assortment.
They redid Trek Minimates with the 2-inch bodies in 2007, expanding the TOS selection to 18 SKUs while only offering two from DS9 and one from TNG. That lasted five series.
Then they rebooted Trek Minimates yet again in 2013 with two Legacy assortments that had a better SKU balance (2 TNG, 2 DS9, 2 TOS, and one each from ENT and VOY) but the Minimates starship line was exclusively TOS (4 SKUs of Enterprise variants). Legacy never made it to a second assortment.
This year they offered an assortment of the TOS bridge crew to retailers. There wasn't enough interest so DST apparently gave up as if they were out of source material.
Of course there's plenty of untapped source material from TOS, both film and television, but DST went the easy route, the safe route, and essentially offered the exact same product they had before in presumably different packaging. Collectors who'd already acquired that crew weren't interested and newbies didn't even know about it because it never even got solicited.
I can't help thinking that anything BUT TOS at this point would garner more interest. I'd wager even the same character assortment offered in uniforms from ANY of the six films would have fared better. But there seems to be an unwillingness on the part of DST to take a chance on anything but the original TV show. They might nervously dabble in other eras but they've never gone balls deep with TNG, VOY, et al as they have repeatedly with TOS.
That said, Star Trek is not Stargate or BSG. The latter two aspire to have the kind of brand awareness that Star Trek has enjoyed over the last 50 years. My expectations would be much higher for Trek merchandise than those two, and I entertain no illusions that Star Trek is anywhere near the peak popularity it enjoyed when TNG and DS9 were new and TOS was alive and well on the silver screen.
A generational shift is here. Original fans of TOS are literally dying off. The Trek their kids enjoyed most took place in the 24th century, not the 23rd. Those kids are now adults brimming with the same nostalgia that kept TOS going for so long. It's time to offer them the tchotchke they'd like, whether it's a block figure version of the crew of the 1701-E or a desk-worthy electronic replica of Deep Space Nine.
In short, yes, DST's Trek line needs to boldly go where it hasn't, or at least in a way DST's not 100% comfortable with if they're going to keep this license moving forward.
Posted by Artistix on 10 August 2016 - 11:50 PM
I haven't been here in ages. Not a lot of Trek toys to talk about in recent years...but it seems to be booming again with Mezco, Funko & others.
That said, reading over the last few pages was painful. If I was Zach I sure as hell wouldn't bother coming back.
Posted by Destructor!!! on 14 July 2016 - 08:13 PM
Yep, it's a good ad! Sure caught my eye - wasn't expecting to find it.
...Alex? Are you feeling ok? You only wrote two sentences in that post - isn't that one of the signs of the coming apocalypse?
Posted by DSTZach on 24 February 2016 - 09:01 PM
Also, its pointed out that the buzzard collectors on later Dominion War iterations for the Miranda were yellowish.
Posted by trekhunter1701 on 17 February 2016 - 11:58 PM
I'm not going to start a new thread over this, but as a random thing, what's everyones guess as to when it'll release? My guess is early 2019, and I'm not joking. lol
I don't remember the time scale with the Enterprise-E (it was at least two years), but I know the B and Excelsior were shown off in 2009, but didn't arrive until 2013.
Posted by Commodore Kor'Tar on 03 November 2015 - 12:44 PM
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Posted by FHC on 21 September 2015 - 12:46 PM
Sorry for the downtime, but hey, we're back.
Posted by JMW326 on 28 April 2015 - 02:53 PM
Can you post a pic or two? This is one Ive thought about. With that being said I did pic up the Star Destroyer from the Disney Store this weekend. They had none out so I had to ask. Thanks God they had one in the back. They had a great sale on the smaller ships with if you buy two or more they will be seven bucks each.
Yep. Here you go. I took these right after I opened it up.
I love the Disney store ships too. I picked up Slave 1 about a month ago. Great little ship.
Posted by Will Decker on 27 April 2015 - 07:30 PM
I would buy the hell out of the Refit NX-01. I doubt DST would do it, but I would preorder it the second it went up.
I'm just glad Eaglemoss is doing it as a special so we at least get 1 good sized version of her..... Other then the model.
If DST did an NX-01 refit variant I would basically shit twice and die.
Posted by VulcanFanatic on 28 February 2015 - 10:24 PM
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