Product News May 2017
During May 2017, we covered a ton of Star Trek and geek-related products. However, we might have elided over them a little too quickly, or maybe you didn’t get a chance to see the pictures?
Yet you need not worry. Because we have got you covered.
So the range of products is truly dizzying. And these are just a handful!
May 2017 Blu-Ray and DVDs
First of all, TrekNews reported that Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Collection has been named ‘Title of the Year’ at the annual Home Media Awards.
May 2017 Apparel
In addition, Nerd Reactor followed up on last month’s story about ThinkGeek’s new Star Trek swimwear for women. Please check out our coverage from last month for all of the details about these cute and functional swimsuits which should fit many different-sized women! Let’s go to the beach!
Also, check out this Red Squadron T-Shirt available from Star Trek.com. Retails for $24.95 and comes in sizes S – XXL. Sizes run small; they recommend ordering one to two sizes up.
In addition, want to wear your Klingon heritage on your sleeve? Then get a load of the Klingon Polo from ThinkGeek. Retails for $29.99 and comes in sizes S – 3X. Charcoal only.
May 2017 Books and Computer Accessories
Write your own with a new Next Generation Enterprise journal from Star Trek.com. Comes with 200 lined pages and retails fro $14.95.
Also, you can dress up your computer keyboard with this upcoming Roddenberry key set featuring a TNG design and color scheme. Reported by Geek Hack.
May 2017 Games, Models, and Action Figures
Also, we were delighted to learn about a new version of Monopoly. Apparently, according to io9, you can play this bilingual Star Trek Monopoly game in Either English or Klingon. In addition, TrekToday reported on the game.
ThinkGeek’s version of Star Trek Monopoly comes complete with Klingon-style gaming tokens. Retails for $39.99.
Also, bid him up! William Shatner auctions a Star Trek figure flown on a NASA mission. Collectspace reports the figure is a part of Shatner’s Charity Horse Show silent online auction, which runs from May 1 to June 4, 2017. Proceeds benefit over 25 causes and nonprofit organizations.
In addition, we always love seeing the NCC-1701! ThinkGeek offers this 11-inch-long collectible for $74.99 to dress up any shelf or desk.
In addition, play poker in style with the Star Trek Line of Ships Playing Cards from StarTrek.com. Reasonably priced at $6.95.
And check out these Modiphius Star Trek Figure Miniatures (report by Trek Today) which will accompany the Star Trek Adventures game, which is due out in August! Also reported by TrekCore, which adds that dice are coming, too. Dice also reported by Game Informer.
In addition, this die cast metal 4″ Picard figure retails for $22.00 from Zing Pop Culture.
May 2017 Collecting
So do you like to collect stamps? Canada is releasing seven stamps for Star Trek fans. The stamps feature all five captains, plus a Borg cube and the Galileo shuttlecraft.
Maybe coins are more your speed? Trek Today reported that Australia recently released a Star Trek coin. The Perth Mint offers a Mirror, Mirror silver coin featuring Spock with and without a goatee. Apparently only three thousand of these coins will be minted. Furthermore, the Mirror, Mirror coin will cost $77.90 US/$104.55 Aus. To order it, go here.
Prefer your coins from Canada? The Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a coin featuring the five captains and another one with a Borg cube, according to Star Trek.com. So the captains coin retails for $194.95 Canadian and the Borg coin goes for $112.95 Canadian. Also reported by Coin World.
May 2017 Housewares and Semi-Practical Stuff
Like your bloodwine in a glass? Star Trek.com offers a new Klingon 22oz. Mug. Retails for $19.95. Note: not microwave safe.
Drinking with a friend? Then grab Star Trek.com‘s Uniforms & Equipment Pint Glasses (comes in a set of 2). Retails for $14.95.
Or how about a glass for a college kegger? Star Trek.com has a Property of Starfleet Academy 16 ounce stein. Retails for $12.95.
It’ll be here before you know it, so we’ve got the first line on the 2017 Star Trek Christmas ornaments from Hallmark. As reported by Trek Today, the ornaments feature Data and Captain Picard from TNG (retails for $29.95) and the USS Franklin (retails for $32.95), which lights up.
May 2017 Grab Bag
And finally, we learned that the 2017 Rittenhouse women of Star Trek 50th anniversary trading cards include 1st Vanessa Williams autograph cards. Beckett.com reports that Rittenhouse offers 24 packs per box with 5 cards per pack. No price yet; scheduled to come out this summer.
May 2017 News and Upshot
McFarlane Toys has inked a deal for Star Trek, including Discovery. As reported by StarTrek.com, Redshirts Always Die, and Trek Movie, McFarlane will make figures, including of Sonequa Martin-Green, who they already have a mold for (they make her Walking Dead figure). Stay tuned as this story develops.
Finally, every month (and not just May 2017), we aim to bring you the most exciting, innovative, and practical or just plain mind-boggling Star Trek-related products out there. And we thank you for reading!
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