We all love awesome toys, and gift giving happens to be a huge part of the holiday season, so I’m doing an entire series of Tops o’ the Lot covering my personal Holiday Wish Lists.
Following up on last week’s holiday wish list of Star Wars LEGO sets, I decided to stick with toys and stay in space with this week’s list, but instead of a Galaxy Far Far Away we’re Boldly Going Where No One Has Gone Before. So, without further ado, it’s games, models, statues, and more, in Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot:
Honorable Mention: Diamond Select Toys Star Trek Figures
They’re always doing amazing stuff, but Diamond’s Trek figures are fabulous, include characters from every era, and are just plain fun to play with. Here’s a few of my favs, but click this link and check out the whole line. Action figures are awesome, but Trek is all about the ships and the geek, earning these toys only an honorable mention, but at least they aren’t dangerous.
5. 1:1 Scale Klingon Bat’leth Replica
I’m not a big fan of swords or other replica weapons of any kind, but that’s a full-sized, real metal Klingon sword. Having a bat’leth hanging on my wall would be so qapla’. And what better form of self defense does a homeowner need? You’ll poke your eye out, kid!
4. NCC -1701 Enterprise Cutaway Model
While I have a ton of toys on my wishlist, the fleet that Diamond Select Toys has put together is amazing, and it’s hard to pick just one for this list. I want them all, but the cutaway feature on this TOS Enterprise is just so fresh and different that I had to spotlight it here. I wish it had a bit more detail, so it only gets the 4th spot on this Lot, but it’s only one ship in an entire line of mid-sized replicas I’d like to see added to my collection.
3. Star Trek Haynes Manuals
Anyone who has ever worked on their own car knows about the detail Haynes puts into their repair manuals, and while these books won’t quite get you prepared for the Starfleet Academy entrance exams, they look awesome sitting on a shelf. The Enterprise book includes full color pictures and detailed descriptions of all starships named Enterprise, and there’s a Klingon Bird-of-Prey book that’ll have you re-phasing the cloaking device like a true warrior in no time.
2. Star Trek: Ships of the Fleet Hardcover
Every year a new Star Trek calendar comes out featuring brand new, original artwork of epic spaceships in epic scenes. Well, the Star Trek: Ships of the Line Hardcover, available at Star Trek.com, includes years’ worth of these images all in one great looking book. It’s 174 pages, 75 new images, and text from Star Trek‘s Michael Okuda. I so want this!
1. Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection
I love these little ships! Eaglemoss has pretty much cornered the retail market on quality-made, small, metal replica from all parts of geekdon from comics to Dr. Who. Their chess pieces and Batmobile Series is epic, but I cannot get enough of the Official Star Trek Starships Collection. Great detail, reasonably priced, and tons of variety. All the series are covered; all the races are covered; and no ship is ignored. Defiant, Excelsior, 6 different Enterprise vessels, Borg Cubes, Runabouts, Klingon Battlecruisers, Voyager, even the Delta Flyer is part of this collection. Too. Many. Ships. But here’s a look at the D from my personal collection that is growing to Wolf-359 proportions.
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