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#1 Zodou

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 12:29 AM

I just picked up a Playmates Klingon attack cruiser on ebay; I've never had one before. What are peoples thoughts on it? From what I've seen it looks to be one of Playmates' best. I know they used a few for some of the battle scenes in DS9.

 

 

 

On a side-note, you can see in one of the shots for "Way of the warrior" from DS9 that one of the ships that blows up is clearly a plastic model kit as the entire bottom of the ship gets blasted away in a nearly complete piece! The piece also looks to be very thin plastic. Though I could be wrong...

 

You can see what I mean at 3:26:

 

 



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 01:06 AM

Damn DS9 was a good show !!

I always liked the Playmates Vor'cha... One of their best...

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 02:09 AM

That model blowing up is hilarious! I'd love to hear some commentary on episodes like that (from the production staff/modelers etc).

Playmate's Vor'cha is lovely. Arguably their best in my opinion. I wish I still had mine to go with the Eaglemoss Defiant.

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 02:39 PM

One of my personal favorites and one of playmates best.  The detail they got on it was amazing.



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 03:12 PM

The detail was great...the color was a little off in my opinion

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 03:13 PM

I used to have it.  It was a good replica for the time.



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 09:12 PM

The detail was great...the color was a little off in my opinion

 

I was curiosu about that myself.  In early seasons though The Vorcha does appear to have that mint green color.  They seemed to have darkened it in later seasons.



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:26 PM

It was darkened later on with red accents:

 

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:31 PM

Well it would seem I was wrong about the Vorcha in the DS9 clip I linked to being an AMT model; it would appear from the fragments sold at auction that it was a specially made fiberglass breakaway model...

 

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 02:16 PM

Thats pretty damn impressive that they were able to use the playmates Vorcha on the show itself.



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 10:02 PM

Finally noticed all the playmates "Klingon attack cruisers" and "Romulan warbirds" in this picture. I think the sheer number of them suggests that they were used on screen rather than simply having been used for blocking and such.

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(P.S. I find it weird that the spell-check recognizes "Klingon" but not "Romulan"! lol)



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 11:45 PM

Amazing!



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 04:00 PM

I love the Playmates Vorcha!  They really did well on that one, the Warbird, and Voyager.

 

 

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It sits proudly on my Klingon shelf.   :D



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 06:34 PM

^

And it looks to be in scale with the smaller of the two Bird of preys too! Cool display. :)



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:49 PM

I bought a Vor'Cha Attack Cruiser several years ago and painted the red panels on it to match the look of it's DS9 appearances. 



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:31 PM

I was kicking around doing that too; I guess I'm getting in to the land of obsession (Creating every variant). I've been considering the model kit for that though, but if I can get a Playmates version cheap enough...



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 05:34 PM

Well, I got mine. Sadly, the seller lied about it's condition (Battery had ruptured and damaged the plastic and the electronics.) so it's damaged and non-functional. I think I'm pretty much done with ebay, ugh...

 

It sure looks good though! Almost as good as the model kit. Recommended.



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 07:41 PM

Good news is the seller has offered me a refund!

 

So anyone out there keen on trying to spot the Playmates toys in the episode(s)?






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