Sunday, 1 April 2018

Lots of creative new Klingon products announced today!

Today, the 1st of April, has seen quite the host of quirky new Star Trek product announcements, curiously all involving Klingons, which I'm sure will all be arriving on our shelves, and fridges, soon... Continue below to check out what's new.

Author Dayton Ward has announced the first new Star Trek novel in some time. Co-written with his regular writing partner Kevin Dilmore, we can look forward to a TOS adventure in, Mission to Gamma VI. Check out the cool cover art by Aaron Harvey:


Judging from the cover, the book takes unlikely inspiration (well maybe not that unlikely given the authors) from the old Mego playset, also called Mission to Gamma VI. Here's the blurb:
Stardate 5122.6: Surveying a newly charted world in unclaimed space near territory claimed by the Klingon Empire, Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise find a primitive civilization centuries away from industrialization while living in untroubled paradise. This discovery is at odds with the powerful energy readings detected by long range sensors, suggesting a developed society and the presence of technology rivaling if not surpassing current Federation capabilities.

After inadvertently triggering a long-dormant security system, Kirk along with Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy find themselves trapped on the planet. Now it’s a race against time to prevent the last remnants of an oppressive regime from once more seizing control of this world and annihilating the innocent, naïve people who now call it home. Then, ancient weapons target the Enterprise, and Kirk discovers the planet itself is not at all what it seems….
Meanwhile over at ThinkGeek, we're offered a set of Klingon language fridge magnets. They even have video demonstrating their usefulness as an education tool for young Klingon speakers:





ThinkGeek product announcements made on the 1st of April have a mixed history, with occasionally outlandish products not making it to market. But quite a few do turn up eventually (see USS Enterprise flying disc, or the USS Enterprise ambient noise feature in the new speaker-ship), and this one seems quite doable to me!

Finally, Eaglemoss have announced their latest bonus issue in The Official Starships Collection, a cloaked Klingon Bird of Prey. They are very proud of the engineering that went into the ship's seemingly perfectly functioning cloaking technology:
The latest addition in the STAR TREK Official Starships Collection the iconic Klingon Bird-of-Prey like you’ve never seen it before! The Cloaked Bird-of-Prey has been painstakingly recreated with an incredible level of detail in our revolutionary new production method.

The Cloaked Klingon Bird-of-Prey measures 14 cm long with a wingspan of 13-cm! It comes with an exclusive collector’s magazine that provides an in-depth profile of the ship, with detailed annotations, and a breakdown of the technology on board, its crew and weapons.

This ship is an impressive addition to every STAR TREK collection, so grab one before it vanishes. This ship is strictly limited, and will be near impossible to get your hands on.


Like ThinkGeek, Eaglemoss seem to be testing the waters with pre-orders for this one, but I'd not be surprised to see it arrive soon.

So, lots to look forward to. Definitely all real...

Star Trek


4 comments:

Aaron said...

A new book announcement...! Does this mean the Pocket Books license issue has been figured out?

Aaron said...

Nevermind, clearly I got too excited too quickly... :-\

Shep said...

Is it just me or does that cover art look like Kirk, Spock and McCoy are being attacked by a big angry tricorder?

GeekFilter said...

https://www.megomuseum.com/startrek/missiongammaVI.html Not quite a tricorder, but definitely plastic!