DST's 12" Stargate Figures...
Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:46 AM
But now that DST has shown the sculpt for Jackson, I'm thinking "No"! That head sculpt doesn't look good at all, and I thought O'Neil was marginal.
what does everyone else think? is anyone going to pick these up?
Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:40 AM
Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:58 AM
Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:47 PM
I want to see:
Field jacket (both)
Tac. vest (both)
Holster with pistol and/or zat (both)
Various extra gear, ie: canteens and bayonet (both)
Open Zat (both)
Boonie hat (Daniel)
Kevlar helmet (Daniel)
Various archeology tools (Daniel)
Posted 03 January 2008 - 02:51 PM
Posted 03 January 2008 - 02:55 PM
DST has him for: $39.99
Posted 03 January 2008 - 03:12 PM
I love 1/6 scale stuff, and was hopeful for this line, but it's not looking very promising. The only detail is that it "Comes with series accurate accessories" but that could mean just about anything!
If the head sculpts turn out better and I can get them on clearance, I'd pick them up and kit bash 'em to make them look right as Dragon or In-Line has plenty of good 1/6 scale military gear that would work.
Posted 03 January 2008 - 03:16 PM
Posted 03 January 2008 - 04:18 PM
Yes, in fact you are absolutely correct about SST (now SSC). When they first hit the market SST was selling stuff to the mass market big box and boutique B&B's, but they were among the 1st to see the demise in that market and thus re-invented them selves as more of a high-end direct to consumer type.
I think that SOTA really was planning to do the same thing, but they basically got hoodwinked by a manufacturing facility and really were out of cash at that point.
Basically SSC got out of the lower price point items all together...
I wouldn't mind seeing really good 1/6 scale Star Trek figures, and would probably support many of the DST lines if they went 1/6 scale like SSC (in fact they would be a welcome competition to SSC), but I would miss the 7" scale stuff.
To really be competitive, I think they should try and partner with someone like Dragon who could offer up ready made accessories cheaply so that they can pack in the goods with the figures... something like that would make a 1/6 scale star gate line a real hit!
Posted 03 January 2008 - 06:38 PM
Posted 03 January 2008 - 07:52 PM
Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:06 PM
Yeah, and Hasbro just re-released those 12" Joes before Christmas and they only cost $10 ea! That's well priced nostolgia! And a 1/6 scale TOS crew would sell if done right!
Couldn't agree with you more on this and your exactly correct about the patches... even with marginal headsculpts I'd pre-order these if it looked like they were adeal with cool accessories and the uniform looked great... but they look like they are in the standard outfit that came with those $10 Joes I spoke about above!
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