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Ask DST #322: Star Trek!

It’s a new Ask DST with DSTChuck, and this time around the President of Diamond Select Toys is answering your questions about Star Trek products! With a few different items in production for the 50th anniversary, he’s fielding questions about ships, figures and role-play! Read on, then submit your own question in the drop-down form up top, or e-mail him!

Sky H.
Are there plans to re-issue the retro cloth Mego inspired Star Trek figures? There is an eBay vendor offering pre-orders for a Spock and Khan set. Will the other figures in the line be re-issued? Thanks!

DSTChuck: We did go out to try and get orders for more, as we had heard there was still lots of interest in the line. However, retail orders were not that strong, so we will be unable to do a full line re-run. However, we are looking at ways to get the new figures out to the market, as well as more of the in-demand past releases.


Dion R.
for the 50th anniversary of star trek u should make your version of zefram Cochrane’s ship the Phoenix?

DSTChuck: Sorry, at this time we have no plans to produce that ship. Maybe down the road.


David E.
Hi DST, Just one question for you this time round…How far are you prepared to go/financially confident with your ship line? USS Grissom? USS Prometheus? Cardassian Galor Warship? Jem Hadar Battleship? Clearly there’s are more recognizable and memorable ships than those, like the Enterprise C… But as we come to the tail end of the hero ships with only Voyager and the Defiant to go in terms of hero ships that have headlined their own show, what other ships would you love to make and will you ever be allowed to make the ships from the new movies ?Cheers and keep up the great work.

DSTChuck: We are willing to go as far as fans will support the line with their spending dollars. None of the ships so far have made a profit with one production run of one version. We know that going in. It takes several production runs and, if possible, variants to make a ship profitable, so we are willing to stick with it as long as that level of support from fans and retailers is there.


S. Hayes
Is there a possibility that Warbird Reman Scimitar from Nemesis come with become part to the Star Trek starships in the near future? On a somewhat large scale?

DSTChuck: We do not have any plans for that ship at this time, and I do not think it’s on what you would call the “short list” of ships we are looking at developing as a follow up to the Reliant.


Drew G.
Hello folks a few questions I heard rumors of that there are some Next Generation role play items in the works specifically a cobra head phaser. I was wondering when they’ll be put up for sale. Also I saw mention of a variant version of the Search For Spock phaser. When was that going to be released?

DSTChuck: The Cobra phaser is still at the factory under development. We are working on the electrical aspect right now. No current, specific plans to release the ST3 Phaser variant, but never say never!

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