I didn’t want just chibi-style figures, I wanted to do something no one had done before. I came up with idea of a speech bubble, with Kirk saying, ‘Pew! Pew! Pew!’ But I wanted the collector to be able to write his or her own words. So I came up with the idea of a speech-bubble whiteboard.
The article also explains the name, Q-Pop, Q, short for quite, and pop is the speech bubble. Also noted is that the speech bubbles can be removed if collector's wish to only have the figures on display.
The article also promises more Q-Pop figurines on the way, including Doctor McCoy, Scotty, and several cutified villains. The first three figures, Kirk, Spock, and Uhura, will be out this summer.