Product News September 2016
During September 2016, 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?
Not to worry. Because we have got you covered.
The range of products is truly dizzying. And these are just a handful!
Blu-Ray and DVDs
First off, the Roddenberry Vault is coming on December 13th! So this is a three-disc collector’s edition Blu-ray set from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. And it means to give fans unprecedented access to never-before-seen footage from the production of Star Trek: The Original Series. It retails at Amazon for $76.99 on Blu-Ray.
And there’s even more! The Animated Series is coming to this great new Blu-Ray set in November! Right now, the only link we have is with Amazon.uk, where the set retails for £39.99.
Oh my gosh! It is so cute! Do you have a little girl in your life? Or a little boy (hey, this is a judgement-free zone)? Then grab this girl’s dress from Think Geek. And it comes in sizes 2 – 7 and has a TNG theme. Then choose science blue, engineering red, or command gold for your little Miss Trekkie. And it’s only $29.99.
And for the more grown-up folks in your life (or for you!), ANOVOS is offering a number of lovely abstract space-style dresses for $90 apiece. All of them come in sizes XS – 2XL. Since I am a practical gal, I personally prefer this one, as it comes in A-line, asymmetrical, and body conscious styles. Because Chanukah is coming!
And Trevco has uniform t-shirts ready for action. So the shirts are available in science blue, engineering red, and command gold! Furthermore, they run $11.99 – $27.99 and are sized from small to XXX-Large.
But have you seen Simplicity’s patterns yet? If you have ever wanted to sew your own skant, then this pattern’s for you. For only $20.00, this pattern can be adapted to sizes XS to XL. But the shipping zone is limited; it does not include Canada, some areas of Europe, or most of Asia or Africa. Furthermore, I have asked when the pattern will become available in Canada, and whether larger sizes will ever become available. If the answer is forthcoming after September 2016, I will add the answer to next month’s Product Roundup.
Food and Drink
Office Supplies and Postage
First of all are these lovely Star Trek floating pen sets!
And we just loved them! So just go to Think Geek to purchase them, as they cost $11.99 per set. And they even come in a commemorative 50th anniversary tin.
So, are you a philatelist? Because that’s a stamp collector, silly! And St. Kitts offers these beautiful Kelvin timeline stamps.
But you say you want to buy stamps from the good old USA? We have got you covered. Because the USPS is offering Forever stamps featuring iconic Trek imagery, and they were released in September 2016.
And like all other Forever stamps, these beauties currently cost 47 cents. Therefore, a sheet of twenty costs $9.40.
So at Mission: New York, Eaglemoss announced a number of new models. And they will be busy with not only older and rarer models, but are reportedly working on Star Trek: Discovery. Furthermore, they are going to release a Suliban Cell ship (yay, Enterprise!)
Action Figures, Collectibles, and Figurines
And you know it wouldn’t be a Product Roundup without action figures and collectibles! Diamond Select Toys offers this nifty Romulan Bird-Of-Prey and a Khan action figure. Pre-order on Amazon for $60.00 (free shipping!); it’s available in October. The Khan figure is $24.99 for pre-order on Amazon.
But wait! There’s one more from DST. It’s a recreation of the old Mego TAS Bridge Set! You can order it from Amazon for $58.90.
So the new TOS 50th anniversary art Prints are now available. And Jeff Foster, Mark Brayer, Cliff Cramp, and David Owens have created four new works of art for Bye Bye, Robot‘s new Star Trek 50th anniversary prints. Most importantly, prints are priced at $25.00 apiece.
Hallmark’s 50th anniversary tabletop Christmas decoration is ready to beam up. Furthermore, StarTrek.com reports it has sound! And it will formally debut during the first week of October and will retail for $74.95.
So we were happy to cover both Star Trek Timelines and Star Trek Bridge Crew at Mission: New York. Therefore, please check out our blog posts, released in September 2016 about these amazing games. And be sure to check out Timelines’s 50th Anniversary trailer!
Electronics and Computer Accessories
So you need this in your life. But what is it?
Since you’ve got a smart phone, right? And you love Star Trek – so why not get a Bluetooth communicator-style badge? So for only $79.99, Think Geek has got you covered. Hence the next time someone calls you, tap the badge and answer!
And maybe you need Bluetooth speakers, too? Then why not grab these babies? So for $49.95 apiece, StarTrek.com offers two great figural speakers which will ship in November. Both come with sound effects and a USB port. But be sure to click on the link for all the details.
Aww, it’s a Starship Enterprise rocker! And it’s ideal for your little Trekkie! So G & G Rockers offers it for $195 on their Etsy store. Hence order now for Christmas arrival. Good for infants and children up to four or five years of age. And add $25 for paint or stain finish.
So you say you didn’t get the Mission: New York merchandise you wanted? Have no fear! ReedPop is clearing the decks; they have some tee shirts, pins, and a field bag left. Prices range from $6 to $25. This includes Terry’s fave, the Riker Manuva tee shirt! And it’s $25, and comes in sizes S to 3X.
Finally, every month, 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 all about September 2016’s terrific products!
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