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#21 Artistix

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:12 PM


The Enterprise/Bridge playset for this line was really amazing. I only wish it saw release.


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Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:55 AM

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Well, I wouldn't know, because I wasn't alive in '88. But here is another question: I collect MIB figures for display. Is it worth getting these for that type of collection?

The Galoob figures were mail order AND available through toystores. In 1989 when the movie was released, there was a order form available in the movie theaters to order them, and i also saw them on the shelves at Lionel Toy warehouse stores the same year. They went for about $20 each in the store. I believe they were only sold by the set through the mail, which was from the franklin mint i believe.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:12 PM

QUOTE(VulcanFanatic @ Aug 19 2008, 09:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Galoob figures were mail order AND available through toystores. In 1989 when the movie was released, there was a order form available in the movie theaters to order them, and i also saw them on the shelves at Lionel Toy warehouse stores the same year. They went for about $20 each in the store. I believe they were only sold by the set through the mail, which was from the franklin mint i believe.


Still, it was in that year, and you could purchase them, couldn't you?

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:12 PM

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The Enterprise/Bridge playset for this line was really amazing. I only wish it saw release.


They were going to release a galoob playset?

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:14 PM

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http://www.trektoy.com/d.htm

On that page I list the different color variants of the Data face that I have in my collection. Blue is the most rare.


Why6 would they come out with a blue-faced Data? Thats ludircious! And I'm sure I spelled that word wrong! You know what I mean!

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:15 PM

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These were very cool IMO. I think the die-cast Ent-D is really awesome. I played with mine so much it was chipped and dented. I had to pick up another one I liked it so much.


Thats just the sign of a happy kid.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:27 PM

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Why6 would they come out with a blue-faced Data? Thats ludircious! And I'm sure I spelled that word wrong! You know what I mean!


They had a lot of problems with getting the color right.




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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:53 PM

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They were going to release a galoob playset?


Yup. They were going to release a bridge playset with attached transporter. Go here to see it.

They were actually planning a lot of things: "set piece" playsets that would have been made of cheaper materials (like cardstock with plastic set pieces), a flying enterprise glider (actually similar in concept to the one Playmates would later release), die-cast Ferengi ship. It would have been a good line if it had been given a chance.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:47 PM

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They had a lot of problems with getting the color right.


Odd.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:48 PM

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Yup. They were going to release a bridge playset with attached transporter. Go here to see it.

They were actually planning a lot of things: "set piece" playsets that would have been made of cheaper materials (like cardstock with plastic set pieces), a flying enterprise glider (actually similar in concept to the one Playmates would later release), die-cast Ferengi ship. It would have been a good line if it had been given a chance.


Pretty cool. I whish they had released those.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:20 AM

I went to a toy show today and found a Yar and speckeled faced Data both an pretty nice cards. I asked the lady what she wanted for them and she said $5 for both. Woo hoo. I needed Yar for my collection and would have paid $5 for just her. So if anyone needs a carded speckeled Data let me know.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 06:53 PM

awesome! It's always nice finding a good deal like that!
I love this line of figures, because they resembled how they looked in the first year so well I think.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:52 AM

I had forgotten how cool these little guys are. I may try and use parts from my extra Playmates Movie bridge to make a little Bridge for them. Hopefully I can find a Picard to go with them soon. They look nice standing together.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 02:15 PM

They have these all over ebay for great prices! smile.gif

I have a MOC set, but still trying to find extras so I can have a loose set to display.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:50 PM

Just noticed this:

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Blue mooooooooooooon.

No wonder they keep their females naked, so they can tell which end is up. :D

 

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:37 AM

Was there really a bearded Riker figure?



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

From what I understand, Intergalactic had a load, and I mean a load of spare Riker's. Apparently Galoob thought Riker would be the most popular, hence made tons, when in fact he wasn't. Intergalactic's idea was to de-box extra Riker's, get a black marker pen and draw a beard on, and then give them away/sell them in promotions.

 

I can't validate the entirety of that, as I'm sure I've got something wrong, but that, I believe, is the basics.



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:20 AM

From what I understand, Intergalactic had a load, and I mean a load of spare Riker's. Apparently Galoob thought Riker would be the most popular, hence made tons, when in fact he wasn't. Intergalactic's idea was to de-box extra Riker's, get a black marker pen and draw a beard on, and then give them away/sell them in promotions.

 

I can't validate the entirety of that, as I'm sure I've got something wrong, but that, I believe, is the basics.

I read that in an interview recently with one of the people who was at Galoob and worked on the line.

 

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

I just happen to come across this article hadn't seen it posted here. Very fascinating insight into this line.

 

http://trekcore.com/...ng-toys-part-i/



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:45 PM

Yup, that was the article. Couldn't remember where I saw it.

 

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