Monday, May 4, 2009

Star Trek comes to Burger King

In order to promote J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek film (in theaters Friday!) Paramount has joined with Burger King to, well, promote the hell out of it. First off is the usual bit, kid's meal toys. For Star Trek, they've decided to make 16 different super-deformed toys of various cast members, ships, and item, each making a sound when a button is pressed. I'm personally not a big fan of these designs, but what can I do? See them for your self at Club BK.

Next, as you can see from the screen-grab to the left, are a set of 4 collector's glasses. The four designs are Kirk, with the U.S.S. Enterprise; Nero with his Romulan ship; Spock with future Spock (Leonard Nimoy); and Uhura also with the U.S.S. Enterprise. Each will be available for $1.99 with the purchase of a value meal; but I'm sure you will be able to buy them separately if you do not wish to choose from Burger King's death-inducing menu.

It's not the first time collector's glasses have been given away at Burger King. In fact, many will remember that BK had glasses back when the original Star Wars films were out, and those probably can fetch you a pretty penny nowadays. Also in relation to Star Wars, those super deformed Star Trek toys available in the kid's meals, look an awful lot like the Star Wars toys released by Burger King just a few years ago.

You can't even tell me you don't see similarities. And I'll be honest, I wasn't a fan when Burger King revealed those puny Star Wars figures, I'm still not a fan when it's Star Trek. But hey, all you people who have been waiting to battle your super-deformed Star Wars toys with similarly designed, super-deformed Star Trek toys, now's your chance. Enjoy!

For more on the Star Trek toys and glasses, be sure to check out's extensive first look.

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