Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Star Trek Merchandise Heading Uptown

These won’t be your daddy’s Star Trek collectibles — if you indeed had a dad who was into Star Trek. I did, and it was outstanding.

But what would he make of the new lines of upscale Star Trek items CBS Consumer Products is developing with a series of sci-fi designers and manufacturers?

According to a press release published at, new product lines from Quantum Mechanix,Hollywood Collectibles Group, eFX and Anovos Productions will be much more than kid’s toys or simple mini-busts. And they’ll be much more expensive.

The new series of collectibles will celebrate the J.J. Abrams reboot, but fans will also get their share of original series and Next Generation items. All totaled, the coming months will see the arrival of big and small ship replicas, prop replicas, statues and other stylized items.

Keep an eye on the individual companies’ websites for release information.