A few years back we talked about the Star Trek TNG Captain Picard Facepalm bust. Picard gave Star Trek fans many things to like and perhaps the most Picardian thing he did was usher in the facepalm meme that we all find useful when someone does something so stupid that words fail us.
The first facepalm bust was painted to give it a more lifelike look. At least as lifelike as a statue with only one arm can look. This version has a more elegant bronze look. It’s not real bronze mind you – that would be too swanky. It’s still made from resin, just painted to look bronze and tarnished.
The point is if you work with a bunch of stupid people, this will save you some time. Just point to the statue and shoo them out of your office. The bust will set you back $69.99 on ThinkGeek.
When it comes to Star Trek, I am Team Picard. That said, I do like the new Star Trek films as well. Action figure collectors and Star Trek fans will want to add this impressive Jean-Luc Picard action figure to their collection.
QMX’s photo-perfect action figure of TNG’s Captain is 1/6th scale (12″ tall), and it’s not cheap at $199.99. But the figure is incredibly-detailed, with screen-accurate Starfleet uniform, more than 30 points of articulation, and comes with several interchangeable hands and weapons.
DS9 was far from my favorite Star Trek show. I’m still Team Picard. But fans of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 might recall the prototype battleship that was stationed there called the Defiant. This wasn’t a big ship like the Enterprise, but a smaller warship that had cloaking tech, and the ability to smash enemies like the Borg.
Eaglemoss Collectibles has a nifty scale model of the warship that’s perfect for an Star Trek collection. The 8.5″ long replica is officially licensed and highly detailed. It’s constructed from die-cast metal and ABS plastic. The Defiant replica will cost you $74.99 and is available now from ThinkGeek.
Fans of both Settlers of Catan and Star Trek can set their phasers to fun as they roll the dice in search of resources thanks to a mashup of both franchises in the Star Trek Catan board game.
If you are sick of trading sheep for wood, this edition of the popular board game will be a breath of fresh air. This officially-licensed Star Trek merch lets you play the game with your favorite characters from TOS and there’s also an expansion set sold separately that will add more players. Explore space and build outposts and starbases as you mine important resources. Just make sure that you follow Starfleet regulations when making first contact.
The biggest army and longest road cards are replaced with “Longest Supply Run” and “Largest Starfleet.” Some of the other features include:
- 60 Starships (15 each in 4 colors)
- 28 Outposts (7 each in 4 colors)
- 16 Starbase Expansions (4 Habitat Rings each in 4 colors)
- 89 Stands for the Ships & Outposts
- 1 Klingon ship
- 95 Resource Cards (19 each of Dilithium, Tritanium, Oxygen, Food & Water)
- 25 Development Cards (14 “Starfleet Intervenes”, 6 Progress Cards & 5 “Victory Point” Cards)
- 10 Support Cards (Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Sulu, Chekov, Uhura, Scotty, Chapel, Rand & Sarek)
You can find the game at ThinkGeek for $64.99. Grab a glass of Romulan ale and get playing today!
James T. Kirk has commanded several versions of the Starship Enterprise, now let him command your feet. Beam these Captain Kirk crew socks onto your feet today. Your sock drawer needs a tough, no-nonsense leader to keep the rest of your socks in line. Kirk is comfortable on your feet and he knows how to handle first contact with the ground and every contact after.
Captain Kirk socks are especially good if your feet have
corns Gorns, because he knows how to take care of those too. I like how they have his arms at the side as he clenches his fist like he is going to punch his way out of your shoes. These socks will surely get you the ladies. Green ladies, blue ladies with antenna, tribble ladies, ladies with beaks, ladies with ridged heads, and so much more.
These officially-licensed Star Trek socks are one size fits most (up to men’s size 12). They’ll get you through life’s challenges like the Kobayashi Maru, Tholian webs, aliens turning into piles of salt, and having to sit through Spock playing alien musical instruments.