Bandai UK has announced the distribution of a Star Trek licensed toy and collectables range.
The initial phase of the three-way collaboration between Bandai UK, ViacomCBS Consumer Products, and Playmates, will see an extensive range introduced in the UK, ROI, France, Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Iberia, Italy, and Mexico for the A/W22 period.
A range of highly detailed action figures and playsets are currently in development based on both the classic Star Trek Universe, and the new, upcoming animated Star Trek: Prodigy series launching on ViacomCBSâ€™s streaming service, Paramount+.
â€œWeâ€™re really excited to be working with Playmates and ViacomCBS on such a classic and iconic brand. It is a long-term strategy to grow the collector division of our business while continuing to offer children engaging product ranges through our own IPs and exciting licences”Bandai UK managing director Nic Aldridge
Bandai UK managing director Nic Aldridge said: â€œWeâ€™re really excited to be working with Playmates and ViacomCBS on such a classic and iconic brand. It is a long-term strategy to grow the collector division of our business while continuing to offer children engaging product ranges through our own IPs and exciting licences. The new Star Trek toys offer an innovative and exciting assortment to appeal to collectors, fans, and a new generation of Star Trek fans.
â€œWith strong support from ViacomCBS and Nickelodeon, and phenomenal product development from Playmates, weâ€™re confident that the new Star Trek lines will be a hit. Weâ€™re delighted to continue our existing relationship with the Playmates and ViacomCBS teams.â€
Mark Kingston, senior vice president, international of ViacomCBS Consumer Products added: â€œAs Star Trek readies to beam into the kidsâ€™ space for the first time with the launch of Star Trek: Prodigy, we are thrilled to also enter the toy aisle with our partners at Bandai UK distributing the exciting range of action figures and playsets from our Global Toy partner Playmates, offering a new generation of fans out-of-this-world toys that will allow them to embark on their own Star Trek adventures at home. â€œBandai UK has deep experience within the boys action figure category and with its expertise and ingenuity, it plans to bring the assortment of Star Trek Prodigy products to life across retail and elevate the play experience for kids and collectors alike.â€