Captain Kirk is awesome for many reasons, but two at the top of the list are: he’s Captain Kirk and he’s played by William Shatner. The character is the leader and cocky and therefore already interesting, but it’s really Shatner’s portrayal that pushes him over the edge – including the infamous way he delivers lines. Kirk had tons of gems between Star Trek: The Original Series and the films. Check out ten of my favorites after the break.
If the Funko POP! figures have proved anything, it’s how much fans love chibi-style, adorable takes on their favorite charactes. QMx has had some products like that with their Little Damn Heroes line, but I think these new Q-Pop Trekkies figures hit a different scale of cute.
The Trekkies are about 4.5″ tall, made from PVC, and available in an open edition. The wave includes Captain Kirk, Uhura, and Spock and all were designed by Mohammad Haque. They come with a tiny word balloon, and the surface is dry erase. You can insert your own quotes and words using the marker that comes with each figure. That part is especially clever.
As with anything QMx announces, these aren’t available to order or even pre-order yet. Head to the product pages to sign up for the waiting list to get the first chance to pre-order when the product is released in Q2 2013.
Check out the Spock and Uhura figures after the break.
DST is once again offering Star Trek Minimates, teaming up with Art Asylum to bring Captain Kirk and the Starship Enterprise to life. The 10″ ship features an opening cockpit and a hidden Jeffries tube in the engineering section.
The Star Trek minimate set is currently available for pre-order, with an expected release date sometime in December.
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These are the cutest My Little Pony customizations ever! The ponies are custom painted in acrylic paints and original hair is replaced with high-quality doll hair. These two show Captain Kirk having a very good hair day and Mr. Spock sporting the Vulcan IDIC symbol. This is the work of Etsy seller AcuteCat who not only made this pair, but is willing to customize ponies to your specifications. Someone, please ask for a Captain Mal pony and send me pictures.
William Shatner has a documentary called “The Captains” coming out on the EPIX Channel July 21st. As the name implies, he will be sitting down with all of the Star Trek captains for a one-on-one interview. This includes Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Scott Bakula and Chris Pine.
Apparently, Chris Pine was a little shy about coming face-to-face with a legend. Shatner tells Canoe.ca:
He’s shy. So the way I started the interview, I put out a table and chairs outside the Paramount gates, and arm-wrestled with him. That was the beginning of my interview with him. I think it broke the ice, that’s for sure.
But who the hell won? I assume it’s Pine based on the youth factor—but I’ll leave it up to you to decide who would have won if both captains were in their prime.
Back in January we first brought you news that Mr. Potato Head was due for a good mashing of Star Trek loaded with Captain Kirk, Kor, Spock and Uhura—and now the figures are available for pre-order.
The Potato Head figures come in packs of two and are expected to ship in August.
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Being an astronaut has its perks—free travel, weightlessness, food in pouches—but none of these benefits can compare to getting a personalized wake up call from Captain Kirk.
Check out the video after the break.