A Look At 2013 -Trek Toys, Conventions, Blu-rays & More
By StarTrek.com Staff - December 27, 2012
Over the past several days, StarTrek.com has peered into 2013 with previews of things to come: Star Trek Into Darkness, STAR TREK The Video Game and Star Trek books. Today, we’re going to take one more peek into the future, and detail some great toys, events and more on the way.
Hasbro will venture to the final frontier with their introduction of a line of Star Trek-based toys, with the debut supporting the May 17, 2013 release of Star Trek Into Darkness. A line of premium KRE-O Star Trek building sets will feature legendary Trek characters and familiar spaceships. The sets will include high-quality KRE-O bricks, plus new KREON figures in the likeness of popular Trek characters. Further, Hasbro will also offer a line of role-play toys and select new figures with which kids and fans alike can act out otherworldly Star Trek adventures of their own imagining. Check out the KRE-O Star Trek stop-motion short film produced by Bad Robot in partnership with Paramount Pictures.
Rubie’s Costume Company
Rubie’s has it all when it comes to Star Trek costumes, and they’ve got them for men and women, adults and kids. Among the longtime licensee’s options: Kirk, Spock, Scotty and Uhura uniforms, Spock ears, a Mugato mask and, of course, a Gorn mask… with more – much more -- to come in 2013.
Creation, in 2013, will continue to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation and they’ll also toast another landmark: the 20th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Creation has conventions lined up for April in Philadelphia, May/June in Chicago, June in Boston and Nashville, and November in San Francisco. Of course, the biggie will be held in August; that’s when Creation aims to have more than 80 Star Trek celebrities on hand for its annual Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. Already confirmed for Vegas are William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Jeri Ryan, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell, Nicole de Boer, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, Linda Park, Robert Picardo, Armin Shimerman, Catherine Hicks, Michael Berryman, Mike Westmore, John Schuck, Suzie Plakson and many, many more. Click HERE to see Creation’s slate of Star Trek events.
Fan response to the Blu-ray releases of Season One and Season Two of Star Trek: The Next Generation has been incredible. People love the astonishing HD upgrades and the extensive extras, from the making-of documentaries to the blooper reels. Well, there’s more to come, with CBS Home Entertainment gearing up to release Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Three in the spring and Season Four later in the year. Plus… Star Trek: Enterprise – Season One on Blu-ray is also on track for release in 2013, with a cover conceived using fan input.
Destination Star Trek London went supernova this past fall, with tens of thousands of Star Trek fans beaming down for the gathering, the highlight of which was the first-ever international joint appearance by William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula. It’s too early to serve up any specifics, but a few surprises are in the works for overseas fans in 2013. Keep your eyes on StarTrek.com for details!
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