Saturday, 10 October 2015

First Mega Bloks Star Trek construction sets revealed

Earlier this year it was announced Mega Bloks had secured the license to produce Star Trek construction toys, and a few months later we got the first look at their incredibly impressive USS Enterprise model. Well now at the New York Comic Con they are showing off the Enterprise again, as well as two other sets that will be released along side it when the line launches in the autumn of 2016. Continue below for all the details.

The biggest set by far is that incredible USS Enterprise, which Gizmodo's Toyland report will be made from over three thousand pieces, and also have light up nacelles! It will also come with two figurines (not to scale), Kirk and Spock, in dress uniforms. This 1/350 scale masterpiece will set you back $250.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Starships Collection updates: Titan passes 5000, latest previews, possible book, and more!

Lots of updates from Eaglemoss' Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection below. But first the news I've been waiting for, for a little over a year: The petition to get the USS Titan in the collection has now passed over the five-thousand signatures mark! Here's the collection's manager, Ben Robinson's response on Twitter:

Now I wouldn't expect anything to happen very fast, getting the list of names is just the first step, but as Ben has indicated, plans are now afoot on figuring out how to translate that interest into making the extra Titan issue a reality. Ben seemed very positive and determined to make this happen when I talked to him, and had some exciting thoughts on sharing the development process for this extra issue too. Until Eaglemoss finalise their plans for the next stage, please continue to try and seek out more fans of the Titan to sign the petition, I am sure a proportion of the names on there will not follow through with pre-ordering when the time comes, so the bigger the buffer the better, to make sure this happens!

Meanwhile, regular issues continue apace as ever! The latest to get their official solicitations are issues sixty-one and sixty-two, the Norway class, and Voth Research Vessel. These are due out in the UK first, this December, while other markets will follow behind as usual.

Trek-wear: New skirts, scarves, hats, sportswear, bathrobes, and novelty T-shirts

Got your wardrobe ready for the winter? Well don't forget to add some Star Trek flare, with some of the latest releases - Although you might need to layer up (or enjoy summer in the southern hemisphere), as a lot of what's new is T-shirts! Continue below to check out all the latest Trek-wear, starting with something that definitely is ready for the cold:

New from ThinkGeek, Starfleet officers from both the 23rd and 24th centuries can keep warm with new Starfleet winter gear. Here's the TNG uniform styled hats and scarves:

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

This Month: September 2015 Star Trek Releases

September passed with another hoard of Star Trek stuff to keep us entertained, and it was an especially big month for our bookshelves, with lots of prose, comics, and non-fiction books ready to fill them! Plus there's the usual assortment of model ships, as well as toys, homewares and more. Continue below for a look at everything Star Trek that arrived in September.


For the third month in a row we got two new prose adventures. The September novel was Kirsten Beyer's Atonement, the latest book in the Voyager relaunch, and the final part of a trilogy of stories, following Protectors and Acts of Contrition. Have no fear though, the Full Circle fleet's mission will continue next year with A Pocket Full of Lies. Until then, here's the blurb for Atonement:
Admiral Kathryn Janeway faces a tribunal determined to execute her for supposed crimes committed during Voyager’s maiden trek through the Delta Quadrant. Captain Chakotay knows that the Kinara, several species now allied against the Full Circle fleet, are not all they appear to be. The Confederacy of the Worlds of the First Quadrant—a pact he cannot trust—is his only hope for unraveling the Kinara’s true agenda and rescuing Admiral Janeway. Meanwhile, Seven and Tom Paris are forced to betray the trust of their superiors in a desperate bid to reveal the lengths to which a fellow officer has gone in the name of protecting the Federation from the legendary Caeliar.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Perth Mint's Voyager coins

Perth Mint have released the latest pair of coins in their Star Trek captain and ship series, this forth set features Captain Janeway and the USS Voyager. Like all the other Perth Mint Star Trek coins, these have a face value of one Tuvalu dollar, with both designs featuring the head of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse. They are however only available struck in silver, so will cost you a little more than a dollar if you desire them. Continue below to check out all the details of both coins and their singular and collective packaging.

Monday, 21 September 2015

IDW's December Star Trek comics

IDW have released their December solicitations, which include three new Star Trek comics, plus an omnibus book. Those include the start of the new Starfleet Academy series, and the final issues in the Green Lantern crossover, and mirror universe arc in the ongoing series! Continue below for all the details those, and other Star Trek comics news.

Starfleet Academy #1
Written by Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott, with art by Derek Charm.
A bold new chapter for STAR TREK begins here, in an all-new series that shows you what life is like for cadets at the galaxy's greatest school! Witness the student days of the iconic cast before they joined the Enterprise, immediately before the blockbuster 2009 film! Plus, meet an all-new group of students as they embark on bold new adventures of their own! The first new characters in the STAR TREK movie universe make their mark here, as we lead up to next summer's blockbuster movie!
This is the first of what will be a five-part series, although Mike Johnson has suggested there is the potential for it to continue if it goes well. There will be three covers, the main one by Derek Charm, a subscription variant by Jen Bartel, and further variant by Elsa Charretier. The first two of those have been released so far (and a tease of the third was shared recently). Note the A cover has been substantially reworked from the previously released artwork.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Deity, Part 2 preview

The latest issue in IDW's nuTrek ongoing comic series, is Deity, Part 2, the final half of the two-part story, and issue forty-nine in the series. Tony Shasteen continues to deliver some spectacular artwork, which you can see below in a five page preview from the issue:

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Star Trek non-fiction and novelty books aplenty in 2016

Time to buy some new bookshelves, with the fiftieth anniversary on the horizon, 2016 looks set to be a bumper year of Star Trek non-fiction books! Several new titles have recently been listed by online retailers, offering a diverse range of formats and styles. Continue below to check out the latest offerings:

From National Geographic, Andrew Fazekas brings us Star Trek The Official Guide to Our Universe: The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages, a cosmological tour of real places in space, as seen in Star Trek. This book will be released in hardcover format in June.
While starship captains have been exploring the final frontiers of the Star Trek universe, this book takes you for the first time to the edge of our real galaxy and beyond. Stunningly illustrated with hundreds of full-color, futuristic star charts, illustrations and astronomical photos, explore the real-life deep space destinations as seen on television and film screens.

Over its 50-year history, Star Trek has treated generations of viewers to a dazzling assortment of unforgettable images of the cosmos. Multiple star systems, alien worlds, supernova explosions, emission nebulae, and, of course, voracious black holes, just to name a few.

Star Trek: The Official Guide to Our Universe introduces you to the astronomy of Star Trek and takes you on a voyage of discovery, examining the true astronomical counterparts that can be found in the night sky. From Altair to Vega and from red giants to white dwarfs, readers can visit over 50 real celestial objects visible in the night sky, as known to the Starfleet Academy.

No warp driven starship or even a telescope required to go on these voyages, as most destinations are bright enough to be seen just with the naked eye. This guide is for anyone ready to launch their own mission into space—the final frontier. Your personal voyage to explore strange new worlds begins here.

Friday, 11 September 2015

The Survival Equation preview

The crew of the USS Enterprise in both realities got new comic releases this week, and the prime-timeline tale came as the eighth issue in John Byrne's New Visions photo-comics, The Survival Equation. As you might have guessed from the rather fantastic cover, this issue is a sequel to the episode What Are Little Girls Made Of?, and also follows up on a thread from an earlier issue in the New Visions series. Continue below to check out a five-page-preview:

Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Spectrum War #3 preview, and other nuTrek comics updates

Out this week is issue three in the nuTrek/Green Lantern crossover comic series, The Spectrum War, which approaching the middle of the six-part story is starting to pull in more characters from the DC side of the inter-reality event.

Written by nuTrek regular Mike Johnson, with art by Angel Hernandez, this issue has three different covers: The A cover by Tony Shasteen, B cover by Rachael Stott, with colours by Davide Mastrolonardo, and the subscription cover by Garry Brown, coloured by Doug Garbark. You can see all three, and a five-page preview from this issue, continuing below, as well as other updates from IDW's various nuTrek comics: