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Art Asylum Shows Off Trek Figure Prototypes

By Lisa
January 30, 2002 - 12:15 AM

'Enterprise' Away Team suit model - copyright Art Asylum Art Asylum, the new Star Trek action figure company, has re-launched its web site at ArtAsylum.com.

The site comes complete with a Star Trek section, which displays the legend 'Fall 2002.' Available in the site's forums are three production photographs of the Enterprise action figures.

Art Asylum is based in New York, and has already made toys based on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' and 'Eminem.' Mini site sections of the web site showcasing these toys are already online. Photographs of the Trek figures in the early stages of production are scattered about the site.

"With an army of deranged, yet dedicated, artisans, for five years Art Asylum has shown the toy world they have the tools to create a toy that is a work of art while retaining playability," reads the site. "Led by head inmate Digger, long considered the bad boy of the action figure world, Art Asylum is on a mission to straight jacket the toy industry with the most intense action figures ever made."

These will be the first Trek figures to hit the stores in some time, since Palisades cancelled their 35th anniversary action Star Trek figures earlier this month. The set was to comprise of a Kirk figure in his Captain's chair, with a Gene Roddenberry figure standing next to him. Hopefully the new glimpses of the forthcoming toys by Art Asylum gives Trek toy enthusiasts something to look forward to.

The Art Asylum site also features a download area. Currently on offer are a selection of Art Asylum wallpapers and, of particular interest to Trek fans, an Enterprise screen saver. The downloads section can be found here.

More photos and information can be found by heading over to the Art Asylum web site. Thanks to Trekweb for this news.

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