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#96957 Should Playmates make a Star Trek: Lower Decks line?

Posted by bgiles73 on 20 July 2020 - 01:09 PM

Rick an Morty has a pretty good following. Some of those kids might come over to check it out and realize that Dtar Trek has a lot more to offer. The show cross-referenced Dungeons & Dragons (Stanger Things did too) and pulled a new generation of Dungeons & Dragons gamers in. Rick and Morty popularity also influenced McDonalds to bring back Szechaun Sauce for a limited time for Chicken McNuggets. This new cartoon could potentially draw in a large following. Such a thing could give a boost to other Star Trek product. Personally Id like to see Playmates be the company to improve old lines and fill in those spaces where opportunities were missed the first go round. Do it in the 4.5 scale so you dont have to completely reinvent the wheel. With slight articulation tweeks many of those 90s figures would do well again. Im sure that Voyager ship would certainly be welcome again with improvements in LEDs.

#96935 Toy Show Displays

Posted by bgiles73 on 16 July 2020 - 09:46 AM

I cant say I ever collected anything in the hope of striking it rich. Ive had a couple of collectibles that reached significant value but nothing that I ever cared to part with. Everything I collect is tied into memories of a movie or show that I like or tied into shared moments with family and friends.

#96292 McFarlane Toys Gets Entire Star Trek Licence!

Posted by bgiles73 on 31 July 2019 - 11:44 AM

I would not rule out Mattel as a possible fit for Star Trek. It was announced that they have the license for Top Gun and Top Gun: Maverick recently and with the loss of DC Comics license, Star Trek would probably be a good fit. Playmates would be my first choice if I was cashing in on a wish. With the characters that have already been done by them they could really cover a lot and give us the most extensive coverage of the property. Just a few tweaks to articulation and changing sticker applications to paint tempos on starship registries and markings could really enhance what was done before.

#94859 McFarlane Toys Gets Entire Star Trek Licence!

Posted by bgiles73 on 17 September 2018 - 01:33 PM

Ill go all out xeno and say I hope we get a figure of a Tholian as seen in the two part Mirror Universe episode of Enterprise. Im sure McFarlane Toys would do something truly spectacular for such a figure.

#94797 McFarlane Toys Gets Entire Star Trek Licence!

Posted by bgiles73 on 10 September 2018 - 08:57 AM

I got these from Amazon and Im very impressed. Best likeness ever on both Kirk and Picard. My Picard has a slightly lazy left eye but nowhere near Hasbro deficiency level. I plan to pick up a few more when they are in the wild. My desk at work is just calling for it! I cant wait to see what else is in store for us as this line progresses.

#94785 McFarlane Toys Gets Entire Star Trek Licence!

Posted by bgiles73 on 09 September 2018 - 12:24 PM

Ive never seen Macfarlane Toys at Barnes and Noble but Books a Million stocks Destiny, Walking Dead, etc. GameStop is also a good spot to check.

#94724 McFarlane Toys Gets Entire Star Trek Licence!

Posted by bgiles73 on 05 September 2018 - 12:07 PM

MisterPL thats what I was meaning about the size difference. Picard and Kirk are both 510. I expect that Worf and Riker will be the same height as Hopper. I expect that Jeffrey Combs character and Sulu should be the size of the Destiny character I have. I like that height variation is addressed.

#94162 McFarlane Toys Gets Entire Star Trek Licence!

Posted by bgiles73 on 19 June 2018 - 02:47 PM

Dynamic indeed!


#93715 Toys R Us stores closing down

Posted by bgiles73 on 05 April 2018 - 01:52 PM

No doubt all the unsold Star Wars crap contributed to Toys R Us demise. Ive gone to Toys R Us several times since the announcement of closure went public and that mountain of unwanted stuff still sits there undiminished. I think too many lines, and too many scales has killed what was once an enjoyable pastime. Im hopeful that in the case of Star Wars, the Kickstarter route may reinvigorate the 3 3/4 scale the way it has with Bossfight and Marauder Task Force. The figures they deal with arent licensed properties but maybe Hasbro will shoot for the same levels of realism with theirs.The HasbroLab concept has me really wishin that Hasbro would try exerting that Star Trek license once again but with 3 3/4 Figures an a $500 Enterprise playset/ship.

#93010 McFarlane Toys Gets Entire Star Trek Licence!

Posted by bgiles73 on 02 February 2018 - 05:09 PM

Is there a moderator that can move the three categories Eaglemoss Starhips, McFarlane Star Trek figures and Megabloks/Megaconstrux under their own category instead of under the Everything Else category? I think these three have earned a spot just like DST, Playmates and Mego before them.

#91824 Do you want Discovery Action Figures?

Posted by bgiles73 on 22 October 2017 - 11:24 AM

Ill get them all, but Im really wanting aliens like the new Klingons and just everything thats come before. Im hoping well finally get that Salt Vampire and Id really love to see the Tholian that we glimpsed in Star Trek: Enterprise. I only hope that someone other than just Eaglemoss will produce ships. I am really missing Micro Machines.

#91355 The Orville

Posted by bgiles73 on 28 September 2017 - 11:54 AM

Moclans only urinate once a year probably followed by a thunderous fart.

#90621 Mega Bloks 2016 USS Enterprise (TOS)

Posted by bgiles73 on 18 August 2017 - 12:14 PM

I don't like that they left an open plug-hole on Picard's head, but I guess that means we might be getting a Locutus at some point. I do like that we get options of different ways to configure the Borg drone for army-building! Hopefully we get some TNG era Klingons and Romulus's soon.

#90563 McFarlane Toys Gets Entire Star Trek Licence!

Posted by bgiles73 on 13 August 2017 - 12:24 PM

I bought the Destiny Warlock figure which is exclusive to GameStop yesterday. It incorporates all the articulation of the 5" Walking Dead and the upcoming Star Trek figures. It also has a trench overcoat made of a soft vinyl. I was fearful of this being articulation restrictive but was pleasantly surprised. I can't wait for them to bring on the Discovery style Klingons now! I think this line has much potential.

#90087 McFarlane Toys Gets Entire Star Trek Licence!

Posted by bgiles73 on 03 July 2017 - 04:54 PM

Macfarlane would definately win over fans from way back if he'd get Rand and Chapel out there right out the gate! I'd love to see this companies' take on the M113 Salt Vampire as well.