Back in high school I had to come up with a way to create a "Star Trek" transporter effect on film for a school project. I settled on a tall cylindrical glass full of water and glitter with a Captain Kirk action figure standing behind it.
The toys are designed to look like the original Kenner figures from the '70s and '80s. They are just under 4 inches tall and have posable arms, legs and heads. Regular versions of these figures are already available -- the beaming bods are new.
The effect is achieved by integrating a glittery look into the legs. It creeps up the hands and into the torso. Even the phaser included with Kirk is dissolving.
If you have a set of regular action figures, you could swap them out with the beaming figures whenever the USS Enterprise's top officers need to beam down to a pleasure planet for shore leave. A regular Scotty action figure is available to work the transporter.
The action figures are made by Funko and are an exclusive at retailer Entertainment Earth. They go for $12.99 (about £8, AU$18) each. The toys are estimated to be available to ship (including internationally) in August.