In an exciting announcement for Star Trek fans, it has been confirmed that McFarlane have signed a deal with the consumer arm of CBS to produce Star Trek products. These will range from figures, to role play items.
While the agreement is badged under the upcoming Star Trek : Discovery TV series, the deal allows merchandise to be created from the entire Star Trek Universe.
The new line will kick off in 2018 with 7" figures of James T Kirk (Star Trekn The Original Series) and Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek The Next Generation). They will then follow these with the Discovery series items.
"Star Trek is hands down one of the most groundbreaking and innovative franchises in the history of entertainment," said Todd Mcfarlane, owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. "We plan on carrying that forward with our upcoming toy lines, giving fans a fresh and detailed look, that their favourite characters deserve." What we don't know at this stage is where this leaves the licence with Diamond Select Toys who had been producing 7" figures from Star Trek along side a range of Star Ships from the show?
Checkout the trailer for Star Trek Discovery to see what we may be getting in this new McFarlane series of figures