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Art Asylum began as an American toy design house and was founded by Digger Mesch and Donna Soldano in Brooklyn, New York in 1996. For its first five years, Art Asylum designed toys for Hasbro and for Playmates' Star Trek: Alien Combat line, among other design work.[1]

Diamond Comic Distributors Inc., an affiliated company, distributes many Star Trek replicas, toys, comics, and magazines.

Art Asylum Star Trek releasesEdit

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TOS, Wave 1 and Nemesis, 7 inch action figure assortments

The company premiered its own Star Trek products in 2001 as an independent toy manufacturer. Releases have included 3-inch "Minimates" figures, 7-inch action figures, 11-inch space vehicles, and life-sized "role-playing" accessories. Art Asylum was among several companies which obtained licensing to produce Enterprise products during the initial airing of the series. Art Asylum also produced licensed products from other Star Trek series and films, with the exception of 2009's Star Trek and its sequel.

Art Asylum's toys differed greatly from those of its predecessors due to the use of computer scanning technology at Gentle Giant Studios to create highly detailed sculpts of props, costumes, vehicles, and people. With its premiere line of Enterprise action figures, a material called Kreaton was used to conceal the joints on the figures' limbs.

While the first waves were widely available at retail, Art Asylum's subsequent Star Trek lines suffered from erratic distribution and were often restricted to online sales and sporadic retail availability at specialty shops. Following its acquisition by Diamond Select Toys in 2007, the company's Star Trek toys began to receive a wider distribution once again.

2001 releases Edit

Art Asylum Star Trek phasers
Art Asylum Star Trek phasers

Star Trek: Enterprise: "Broken Bow", Wave 1 Edit

Trek Tech Edit

Minimates: 3-inch Figures Edit

Available through an offer from Figure.com

Star Trek: Enterprise: "Broken Bow" Deluxe Edit

Star Trek: Enterprise: Away Team, Wave 1 Edit

  • Jonathan Archer in Environmental Suit
    • Removable Chest Plate
    • Removable Helmet
    • Removable Power Cell
    • Art Asylum Enterprise "Coin"
  • T'Pol in Environmental Suit
    • Removable Chest Plate
    • Removable Helmet
    • Removable Power Cell
    • Art Asylum Enterprise "Coin"

Hoshi Sato in Environmental Suit

    • Removable Chest Plate
    • Removable Helmet
    • Removable Power Cell
    • Art Asylum Enterprise "Coin"
  • Charles Tucker III in Environmental Suit
    • Removable Chest Plate
    • Removable Helmet
    • Removable Power Cell
    • Art Asylum Enterprise "Coin"
  • Shran
  • Nausicaan Captain
    • Nausicaan Plasma Pistol
  • Dr. Phlox in Environmental Suit (limited)(came boxed and carded)
    • Removable Chest Plate
    • Removable Power Cell
    • Removable Helmet
    • Extra Unhelmeted Head
    • 2 Extra Hands
    • Art Asylum Enterprise "Coin"

2002 releases Edit

Star Trek Nemesis Edit

Borg Assimilation Edit

Star Trek: Enterprise: "Broken Bow", Wave 2 Edit

  • Charles Tucker III (limited)
    • Phase Pistol
    • Communicator
    • Scanner (Closed)
    • 2 Extra Hands
    • "Enterprise" Display Base

2003 releases Edit

Star Trek (TOS), Wave 1 Edit

Reportedly due to a manufacturer error, the Original Series line of action figures was off-scale, slightly smaller than Enterprise and Nemesis assortments.

AVON 3-Pack Edit

    • James T. Kirk in green wraparound tunic
      • type 2 phaser
    • Dr. McCoy
      • tricorder
    • Mr. Spock
      • tricorder
Figures available through 2003 AVON Christmas catalog

2004 releases Edit

Star Trek (TOS), Wave 2 Edit

  • "Mirror, Mirror" James T. Kirk
    • communicator
    • dagger
    • sheath
    • Art Asylum "Coin"
  • "Mirror, Mirror" Spock
    • type 2 phaser
    • communicator
    • dagger
    • sheath
    • 2 extra hands
    • Art Asylum "Coin"
  • Montgomery Scott
    • type 2 phaser
    • tricorder
    • communicator
    • extra hand
    • Art Asylum "Coin"
  • Pavel Chekov
    • type 2 phaser
    • tricorder
    • communicator
    • extra hand
    • Art Asylum "Coin"
  • Hikaru Sulu
    • type 2 phaser
    • tricorder
    • communicator
    • 2 extra hands
    • Art Asylum "Coin"
  • "Mirror, Mirror" Scotty (New Force Comics Exclusive)
    • type 2 phaser
    • tricorder
    • communicator
    • dagger
    • sheath
    • 3 extra hands

Trek Tech Edit

2005 releases Edit

Star Trek (TOS), Wave 3 Edit

Trek Tech Edit

  • Type 2 phaser (white handle variant) (limited)
    • detachable hand phaser
    • lights
    • sound

"Trials and Tribble-ations" Edit

  • Captain Benjamin Sisko (Tower Records Exclusive)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
    • PADD
    • 2 Tribbles
  • Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax (Action Figure Express Exclusive)
    • Communicator
    • Tricorder
    • PADD
    • 2 Tribbles
  • Chief Petty Officer Miles O'Brien (New Force Comics Exclusive)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
    • Tricorder
    • 2 Tribbles
  • Doctor Julian Bashir (Musicland Group Exclusive)
    • Type 2 phaser
    • Tricorder
    • 2 Tribbles

2006 releases Edit

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wave 1 Edit

With the release of TNG, Wave 1, Art Asylum/Diamond Select Toys' Star Trek action figures were released in waves of variants, rather than larger groups of characters. They were also produced in a slightly larger scale than previous waves.

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wave 2 Edit

  • Commander William Riker/Commander Deanna Troi two-pack (from Star Trek Nemesis) (New Force Comics exclusive)
    • 2 Type-2 Phasers
    • Datapad
    • Type-3 Phaser Rifle
    • 2 PADDs
    • 2 display bases
  • Jean-Luc Picard in TNG Season 7 Starfleet uniform
  • Deanna Troi in TNG Season 7 Starfleet uniform
  • Jean-Luc Picard in "Captain's jacket" uniform (Chase figure)
    • tricorder
    • type 3 phaser rifle
    • PADD
    • Ressikan flute in box
    • cup of Earl Grey tea
    • display base
  • Deanna Troi in lilac civillian jumpsuit (Entertainment Earth exclusive)
  • Deanna Troi in maroon civillian jumpsuit (limited retailer exclusive)
    • type 2 phaser
    • PADD
    • desk computer
    • phaser carving of Janaran Falls from "Second Chances"
    • display base
  • Jean-Luc Picard in waistcoat uniform from Star Trek: First Contact
  • Locutus of Borg from "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II" (Previews Exclusive)
    • extra Borg arm
    • removable chest plate
    • display base
  • Admiral (retired) Jean-Luc Picard from "All Good Things..." (toyrocket.com exclusive)

Mail Away Exclusive Edit

40th Anniversary Star Trek Edit

Star Trek (TOS), Wave 4 Edit

  • "Mirror, Mirror" McCoy (New Force Comics Exclusive, 2006 San Diego Comic Convention Exclusive)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
    • Tricorder
    • Dagger
    • Sheath
  • "Mirror, Mirror" Uhura (Diamond Select Toys Exclusive, 2006 San Diego Comic Convention Exclusive)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
  • "Mirror, Mirror" Sulu (Action Figures Express Exclusive, 2006 San Diego Comic Convention Exclusive)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
    • Dagger
    • Sheath
    • Extra Vulcan Salute Hand
  • "Mirror, Mirror" Chekov (Entertainment Earth Exclusive, 2006 San Diego Comic Convention Exclusive)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
    • Dagger
    • Sheath
    • Extra Vulcan Salute Hand
  • "Mirror, Mirror" Marlena Moreau (limited) (Diamond Select Toys Exclusive, 2006 San Diego Comic Convention Exclusive)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator

2007 releases Edit

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wave 3 Edit

"Space Seed" 2-Pack Edit

  • Captain Kirk in dress uniform and Khan Noonien Singh in Gold Tunic, from "Space Seed"
    • 2 phasers
    • communicator
    • tricorder

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Wave 1 Edit

  • Admiral James T. Kirk
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Flip-Open Communicator
    • 2 Extra Hands
  • Khan Noonien Singh
    • Ceti Eel
    • Eel Babies in Bowl
    • Hemostats
    • Extra Gloved Hand
  • Captain Clark Terrell (Chase Figure)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Wristwatch Communicator
    • Ceti Eel
    • 2 Extra Hands
  • "Double Cross Kirk" Variant (Previews Exclusive)
    • Open and Bloodied Starfleet Uniform
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
    • Spectacles
    • 3 Extra Hands

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, San Diego Comic Con Exclusives Edit

  • Leonard McCoy (SDCC 2007 New Force Comics Exclusive)
    • Flip-Open Communicator
    • Hypospray
    • Bottle of Romulan Ale
    • 2 Extra Hands
  • Montgomery Scott (SDCC 2007 Action Figure Xpress Exclusive)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Flip-Open Communicator
    • 2 Extra Hands
  • Hikaru Sulu (SDCC 2007 Diamond Select Toys Exclusive)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Flip-Open Communicator
    • 2 Extra Hands
  • Pavel Chekov (SDCC 2007 Toy Rocket Exclusive)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Flip-Open Communicator
    • Wristwatch Communicator
    • Ceti eel
    • 2 Extra Hands
  • Khan Noonien Singh with battle-ravaged wounds (July 2007) (SDCC 2007 Diamon Select Toys Exclusive)

20th Anniversary Star Trek: The Next Generation Edit

  • William T. Riker in TNG Season 1 Starfleet uniform (2007)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Wave 1 Edit

Ezri Dax action figure - Diamond Select Toys
Ezri Dax action figure

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wave 4 Edit

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Previews Exclusive Edit

"Star Trek: TOS" Mini-Mates, Wave 1 Edit

  • Captain James T. Kirk & Vina the Orion Animal Woman
    • Type-3 Phaser Rifle
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
  • Captain Christopher Pike as seen in the episode "The Cage" and Mister Spock
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Tricorder
    • "The Cage" Laser Pistol
    • Extra Vulcan Salute Hand
  • Scotty and Doctor McCoy
    • 2 Type-2 Phasers
    • Communicator
    • Tricorder
    • with a limited edition chaser figure of Dr. McCoy in dress uniform packaged one to a case.
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Tricorder
    • Communicator
  • Elf Spock - Holiday 2007 Release of Spock wearing a green santa/elf hat.
    • VERY RARE!

"Star Trek: TOS" Mini-Mate, Wave 2 Edit

  • Captain James T. Kirk (battle ravaged) and Gorn
    • Type-3 Phaser Rifle
    • 2 universal translators
    • Spike
  • Mister Spock as seen in the episode "The Cage" and Uhura
    • 2 Type-2 Phasers
    • 2 Tricorders
    • PADD
    • Extra Vulcan Salute Hand
  • Chekov and Sulu
    • 2 Type-2 Phasers
    • Tricorder
    • Communicator
    • with a limited edition chaser figure of Sulu as seen in the episode "The Naked Now" (There will be one package with the limited Sulu per case and three packages with the regular Sulu per case.)
    • Type-2 Phasers
    • Communicator
    • Fencing Foil

"Star Trek: TOS" Mini-Mates, Wave 3 Edit

  • Captain James T. Kirk in dress uniform and Khan from "Space Seed"
    • 2 Type-2 Phasers
  • Captain James T. Kirk from "Bread and Circuses" with Kor the Klingon
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
    • Klingon Disruptor
  • Ambassador Sarek and Spock in dress uniform
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
    • Extra Vulcan Salute Hand
    • It will also be packed with a limited edition chase figure of Spock as seen in the episode "Spock's Brain" (There will be one package with the limited Spock per case and three packages with the Dress Uniform Spock per case.)
    • Vulcan Harp
    • Spock Remote Control

2008 releases Edit

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Wave 2 Edit

  • Admiral James T. Kirk in Away Team Excursion Jacket
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Flip-Open Communicator
    • 4 Extra Hands
  • Captain Spock
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Flip-Open Communicator
    • Book
    • 3 Extra Hands
  • Lieutenant Saavik (Chase Figure)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Flip-Open Communicator
    • Scanner
    • 2 Extra Hands
  • Commander Uhura (Previews Exclusive)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Flip-Open Communicator
    • Extra Hand

"Amok Time" 2-Pack Edit

  • Captain Kirk in torn shirt with chest scar and waistsash
  • Spock with waistsash
    • 2 Lirpas
    • Hammer
    • Ceremonial Gong

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan "Death of Spock" 2-Pack Edit

  • Admiral James T. Kirk
    • Extra Hand
  • Irradiated Captain Spock
    • 2 Protective Gloves

Star Trek: The Motion Picture 2-Pack Edit

  • Admiral James T. Kirk
    • Type 2 Phaser
    • Wrist Communicator
  • Commander Spock
    • Type 2 Phaser
    • Wrist Communicator

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wave 5 Edit

  • Beverly Crusher in Star Trek Nemesis Starfleet uniform
    • Medical PADD (Small)
    • Medical PADD (Large)
    • Medical Bag
    • Type-2 "Dolphin" Phaser
  • Chief Miles O'Brien in TNG Season 7 Starfleet Uniform
    • PADD
    • Tricorder
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Bonsai Plant
  • Nurse Alyssa Ogawa in TNG Season 7 Starfleet uniform (Chase figure)
    • 2 Hypospray Injectors
    • Medical Tricorder
    • Medical Bag
  • Ensign Ro Laren in TNG Season 7 Starfleet uniform (Previews Exclusive)
    • PADD
    • Tricorder
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Type-3A Phaser Rifle

Mail Away Exclusive Edit

Mail Away offer exclusive to the Star Trek: Fan Collective - Alternate Realities DVD set release in September 2008. Free + $7.50 S&H. Figures started shipping December 2008

2009 releases Edit

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Wave 2 Edit

  • Kira (DS9 Season 7 uniform) (Previews Exclusive) (February 2009)
    • Type-3B Phaser Rifle
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Bajoran Phaser Pistol
    • Bajoran Tricorder
    • Bajoran PADD
  • General Martok
    • Bat'leth
    • D'k tahg
    • Klingon Disruptor Pistol
    • Klingon Disruptor Rifle
    • Klingon PADD
    • Klingon Cup
    • 2 Bottles of Bloodwine
    • Removable Disruptor Holster Strap
    • 2 Extra Hands

Worf and Gowron 2-Pack Edit

  • Worf (DS9 Season 4 uniform)
    • Type-3A Phaser Rifle
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Removable Klingon Baldric
  • Gowron
    • Bat'leth
    • D'k tahg
    • Mek'leth
    • Bloodwine Bottle
    • Cup
    • Klingon Disruptor
    • Removable Disruptor Holster Strap
    • Removable Klingon Baldric
    • 2 Extra Hands

Mail Away Exclusive Edit

Mail Away offer exclusive to the TOS Season 1 Blu-ray released in April 2009. Free + $7.50 S&H. Figures started shipping June 2009

Sulu as seen in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (blue uniform)

    • Type 2 Phaser
    • Communicator

Star Trek (TOS), Wave 1 (Re-Issued 2 Packs) Edit

The figures in these two packs are almost identical to those released in wave 1, aside from slight changes such as Spock's eyes, and brighter sleeve rank insignia and skin color on all figures. Also, Kirk and Sulu's shirts are now a matching color. Scotty and Uhura's uniforms are the same red, and there are variations in phaser colors.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Kirk & Spock 2-Pack Edit

  • Admiral James T. Kirk (July 2009)
  • Mr. Spock in Vulcan robe
    • Communicator
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Extra 'Vulcan salute' Hand

"The Trouble with Tribbles" Kirk and Command Chair Edit

Toys R Us Exclusive Edit

2010 releases Edit

Star Trek (TOS), Wave 5 Edit

  • Scotty
    • White-Handled Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
These figures were originally going to be released exclusively by ToysRus.
After ToysRus decided to stop carrying new Star Trek figures, this wave became an online exclusive.

Romulan Kirk & Spock 2-Pack Edit

From the "The Enterprise Incident" (October 2010)

  • Captain James T. Kirk Disguised as a Romulan
    • Romulan disruptor
    • Communicator
    • Spock (with raised eyebrow)
    • Tricorder
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator

Kirk vs. Gorn 2-Pack Edit

  • Captain James T. Kirk, as seen in "Arena" (October 2010)
    • Type-2 Phaser
    • Communicator
  • Gorn Captain, as seen in "Arena"
    • Spike
    • universal translator

Star Trek Pilot Kirk & Spock 2-Pack Edit

Date TBA Edit

Star Trek (TOS), Cancelled Wave Edit

  • Dr. McCoy in short-sleeve uniform
    • handheld medical scanner
  • Nurse Christine Chapel
  • Yeoman Janice Rand
These figures originally comprised wave 5, along with "The Enemy Within" Captain Kirk.
It is unknown if they will be released eventually as part of a different wave.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Commander Benjamin Sisko and Gul Dukat
  • Commander Benjamin Sisko in DS9 Season 3 Starfleet Uniform
  • Gul Dukat in Cardassian Uniform
    • Bajoran Orb

"Mirror, Mirror" Kirk and Command Chair Edit

Displayed at 2007 conventions, but never released
  • Cadet Wesley Crusher in Starfleet Academy Uniform
Shown at 2006 Comic-Cons, but dropped from TNG Wave 4
Displayed at 2009 conventions.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Kruge and Maltz 2-Pack Edit

  • Kruge
  • Maltz
    • Kruge's robe
    • Klingon weapons
    • Targ, Kruge's pet beast
Released for pre-order in May 2009, put "on hold" shortly after.

Borg Wave 1Edit

  • Borg 7 of 9
    • Electric Borg Alcove Piece
  • Borg Drone
    • Electric Borg Alcove Piece
  • Half-Assimiated Crewman
    • Electric Borg Alcove Piece
  • 7 of 9 in Maroon Jumpsuit
    • Electric Borg Alcove Piece

Was slated for release in May 2009 but was dropped from the Diamond Select Toys Shipping List, was then confirmed to be cancelled on DSTs Website

Borg Wave 2Edit

  • Locutus of Borg
    • Electric Borg Alcove Piece
  • Borg Drone
    • Electric Borg Alcove Piece
  • Borg Queen
    • Electric Borg Alcove Piece
  • 7 of 9 in Silver Jumpsuit
    • Electric Borg Alcove Piece

Shown at 2009 Toy Fair and was slated to be released near the end of 2009 but the cancellation of Borg Wave 1 makes it unlikely this wave will be released

2013 releases Edit

2014 releases Edit


Star Trek Starship Legends releasesEdit

AA DST Starship Legends logo

2002 releases Edit

2003 releases Edit

2006 releases Edit

2007 releases Edit

2009 releases Edit

2013 releases Edit

2014 releases Edit

Background Edit

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Above: Art Asylum's phase pistol. Below: Phase Pistol set to overload in (ENT: "United")
  • While Art Asylum had intended to release the entire crew from Star Trek: Enterprise in standard uniforms as well as EV suits, poor sales led the company to skip ahead to Star Trek: The Original Series action figures. This left several figures unreleased. In 2002 a standard "Trip" Tucker action figure was released as an exclusive through online retailers, however neither figures for Dr. Phlox nor Hoshi Sato were ever released in their standard "Broken Bow" outfits.
  • Similarly, poor sales led to the premature discontinuation of Enterprise's "Away Team" line, leaving Reed and Mayweather EV suit figures unreleased.
  • The Enterprise NX-01 vehicle was initially shown in advertisements including Archer and T'Pol figures, however, the figures were dropped before the product reached stores.
DST Klingon Bird of Prey and USS Enterprise-B packaging mock-ups
AA DST Klingon Bird of Prey and USS Enterprise-B packaging mock-ups
  • Vehicle toys were originally planned to be "interactive" and to scale with one another. Art Asylum production staff had also hoped to produce alien vessels from Enterprise.
  • The battle-damaged Enterprise refit toy features packaging labeled Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, yet displays damaged inflicted not only in that film, but the following film, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
  • Molds for Art Asylum's "Trek Tek" phase pistol were so accurate, the toys were used in the production of Enterprise as stunt, or background props.
  • Worf, Riker and Reman soldier action figures were planned for release in the Star Trek Nemesis assortment, however they were dropped when Paramount Pictures rushed the line to market.
  • As of TNG Wave 3, transporter display bases were not included.

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