new star trek toys are here

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  1. pmoverlord-1972

    pmoverlord-1972 the enforcer of all

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    i seen them at my walmart store #701 owensboro ky they look good go to walmart to see the new star trek toys
     
  2. kylash327

    kylash327 TOOOOOOYS!

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    the figures looked pretty lame, but im all about the roleplay toys.
     
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    kylash327 TOOOOOOYS!

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    picked up a new phaser, pretty cool little gimmick and the chrome is nice.
     
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    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    I agree, they look pretty awful. The new Terminator Salvation toys look terrible too. Coincidentally, both are produced by Playmates.
     
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    I was hoping the Trek figures would be at least passable, especially with that bridge playset...but after seeing them and reading Michael Crawford's review I know they are an easy pass. For cripe's sake they CAN'T EVEN SIT DOWN. So they get chairs but can't use them.

    And yes, the Terminator figures look equally horrible. As far as I'm concerned the only line Playmates did well in the last ten years was the World of Springfield line.
     
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    They're surely to be better than previous 3 3/4 inch figures in past years though. Thanks for the heads-up. No Walmart nearby, but I will try a target store or two today. :) 
     
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    Er...I don't know about that. 3 3/4" figures have gotten really good in the last few years (Star Wars, Joe, Hellboy, Marvel to name a few) and these Trek figures are barely even comparable to even the worst of those lines. I love the idea but the execution is pretty bad.
     
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    however, they are at least better painted than the Indiana Jones figures...
     
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    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    How articulate do they look? I didn't even know they were making figures or even toys at all for the movie.
     
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    Saw the 3 3/4 sized ones today at TRU. Man they looked awful, playmates failed big time.
     
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    I was not comparing the new Trek toys with other 3 3/4 inch figures from other lines, I was comparing it to previous 3 3/4 inch Star Trek figures which have been rather bad in the past. The Star Wars, and GI Joe figures are some of the best I've seen so far.
     
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    Actually, this has been proven as incorrect. They CAN sit down. The only ones you might have trouble with are the "robed" figures i.e. Old Spock. Apparently, the crew can.

    There's a lot of hate for these, but I'm still looking forward to them!

    Incidentally, for UK fans, TRU.co.uk has these as available from this Sunday, 19/4...
     
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    I was going by Michael Crawford's review which says the shirts interfere with the hips and keep them from sitting properly.
    http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_041309a.htm
    Regardless, they still look pitiful compared to most recent toys.

    I'm hoping the larger scale figures turn out better and aren't just scaled-up versions of the same.

    I'm not intending to just hate on these. The old Mego Trek figures (as well as their reissued versions in the Retro Roto line) are my favorite Trek figures and they technically look even worse than these. Luckily I'm a sucker for vintage funk.

    I think the largest portion of my dislike for these new ones lies with Kirk. There's just something about that big blocky torso and tiny, pretty face that makes me think of a CPR dummy.
     
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    I might just pick up Spock & Old Spock.
     
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    If anyone in the Tampa Bay region is looking the Super Walmart in Citrus Park has a center isle section with the 6 inch figures and Enterprise and multiple sets of the 3.75 figures in the isle.

    I can also confirm that the 6 inch figures, while better in likeness have the same articulation as the 3.75.
     
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    TRU had a bunch of these and I was intrigued for a minute until I looked at them up close. The Playmates Enterprise looks like crap also. The detailing is disappointing.
     
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    Maximum Burn JETS AND HELI!! I LIKEY!

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    Aside from the visible screws on the bottom of the saucer, it looks good to me too. Sure, the Art Assylum ships are better, but I don't think they have this version of the Enterprise (not yet, anyway). The first Enterprise, which this thing is supposed to be now, had a very smooth hull. Not much details like plating lines or windows like the the later Enterprises had. I guess somewhere along the line, the Federation changed the exterior hull construction designs as a technology in Star Trek ship building progressed. This Enterprise, like the original, does have hull plating lines, but it is a lot more subtle. There's not much else Playmates could add that would improve it without losing movie accuracy. Aside from hiding the battery screws that is.
     

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