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#1 Morgan

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:42 PM

Here's one from 1993 advertising the second series of figures. Note the heavy emphasis here on TOS characters in the top row. Curiously enough, Scotty and McCoy were two of the most under-purchased figures on store shelves, by a huge margin. Were those overproduced?

 

Playmates tended to underproduce the weird aliens, so Dathon and Vorgon were certainly produced in smaller numbers, but Lore was not. K'Ehleyr seemed to be harder to find, which often happened with female figures as a matter of course.

 

 

 

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:47 PM

Despite an abundance of shuttle designs which you would think would be suitable for an Action Fleet-type lineup that Galoob had for Star Wars vehicles, Playmates centered on out-of-scale vehicles.

 

Think of all the shuttles we could have had! The Spacedock shuttle, all the TNG shuttles, the TOS shuttle, various shuttlepods from TNG, a runabout... I mean, that's like 10 vehicles right there that could have been produced. And items like the Romulan Scout Ship could have been scaled down, etc.

 

The Maquis ship was the only one that was sort of in the neighborhood of being to scale, in the same way that Tantive IV was in the neighborhood of being to scale with Action Fleet.

 

Here's one from 1997.

 

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:06 PM

Playmates figures and Ships in the 1990's we're a great time for me and collecting. I have many fond memories of them. I only have a few Playmates figures now on my shelf but I used to have nearly every one produced. Good memories.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:34 PM

Despite an abundance of shuttle designs which you would think would be suitable for an Action Fleet-type lineup that Galoob had for Star Wars vehicles, Playmates centered on out-of-scale vehicles.
 
Think of all the shuttles we could have had! The Spacedock shuttle, all the TNG shuttles, the TOS shuttle, various shuttlepods from TNG, a runabout... I mean, that's like 10 vehicles right there that could have been produced. And items like the Romulan Scout Ship could have been scaled down, etc.
 
The Maquis ship was the only one that was sort of in the neighborhood of being to scale, in the same way that Tantive IV was in the neighborhood of being to scale with Action Fleet.
 
Here's one from 1997.
 
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Taking us back! I loved all the ads in the Trek magazines and used to cut them out and keep them.

I wanted to like the Strike Force but just couldn’t. They also had the Innerspace series which I begrudgingly collected.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:13 PM

When I was in middle school I had my parents take me to the mall and I took that "Good, Bad, Aliens" ad to one of those places that prints t-shirts. I had them make a t-shirt with that ad on it. I loved it! And, yes as you can imagine I got teased a little in school for that, haha!



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:41 PM

One of the things I wished Galoob had made was a Spacedock playset large enough to display all the Federation Micro Machines they offered.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:28 PM

One of the things I wished Galoob had made was a Spacedock playset large enough to display all the Federation Micro Machines they offered.

 

I wanted a large spacedock as well, but I figured they couldn't make it happen in a realistic and economical way so that it would be less than like $40.

 

With Galoob the thing that I was the most upset about was the lack of First Contact ships. It's only now in this decade that we're getting all these obscure and not obscure vessels with Eaglemoss and the other mfrs.



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 09:30 AM

That's a great thread-idea :)

Here is another one:

 

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:29 PM

That's a great thread-idea :)
Here is another one:
 
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Love these!

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:20 AM

 

I wanted a large spacedock as well, but I figured they couldn't make it happen in a realistic and economical way so that it would be less than like $40.

 

They made a Death Star work but there was more demand for Star Wars even back then.



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 04:53 PM

Here's a UK-market Bandai branded advert. Interestingly enough, I don't think the TOS movies figures were actually branded as Bandai on the cards, as opposed to the 1992-release figures which were, but small stickers on the backs of the cards may have had some mention of Bandai. I haven't seen a movies figure from the UK market up close.

 

 

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 07:33 AM

Amazing dude - thanks for sharing!

Interestingly, the flyer states that the 1701 features "tractor beam" sound when in actual fact the fourth sound was "warp speed".

 

Really loving these promo posters dude :-)



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:58 AM

I hadn't seen this one before, but at least they kind of advertised the Design an Alien contest outside of the figures.

 

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