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#61 MisterPL

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Posted 05 February 2021 - 03:50 PM

Yes, DST has to pay an annual guaranty. Most manufacturers make sure they sell enough product to at least cover that but what Trek product did DST solicit in 2020? Anything?

I know that the reunification of CBS and Paramount shook things up a bit but that dust settled a while ago. As far as the starships go, could they really have that difficult a time finding someone to replace the freelancer who passed away? Could it be they were using proprietary software that another designer can't or won't use?

 

Transparency has never been DST's strong suit and it's led to an erosion of consumer confidence.



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Posted 25 February 2021 - 11:49 AM

https://toynewsi.com/168-38426

April "Toy Fair" reveals from DST



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Posted 27 February 2021 - 12:21 PM

https://toynewsi.com/168-38426

April "Toy Fair" reveals from DST

You expecting Star Trek? It's been years since they showed any at a fair. Even if it's their own, I still doubt we'll see anything. 



#64 Razorgeist

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 04:06 PM

I hope we at least get an update on the C.



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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:06 PM

The greatest April Fools gag.

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Posted 12 September 2022 - 10:45 AM

I know the response here will be regarded as one of the most insincere promises since "I won't come in your mouth" but here it is:

https://bit.ly/ASKDST450

 

Jeremy D.: A few years ago you guys announced the reliant and enterprise C to your electronic starship line did you guys scrap those plans?


DSTChuck: They are not scrapped, development hit some road blocks, but we still hope to be able to get them both into production.



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Posted 13 October 2022 - 02:20 AM

Good catch MisterPL. I think they're still working on them, and I'm sure that COVID and the supply chain fiasco put them further behind the eight ball than they already were after Mr. Sasser's passing. From what I understand Thomas Sasser was the one who really "got" the ships and what the expectations were; he handled the sculpts, and really the engineering of making everything fit and work together. They were effectively his "baby," and DST knew it and pretty much let him handle that line with as much freedom as reasonably possible. The "problem" created by his passing is that DST basically had to find someone else who had the same passion for the ships as Mr. Sasser, which is easy enough to do, but then they had to find someone who had the same skill level, (far less easy to accomplish) and overall capabilities that Mr. Sasser brought to the table, which was a fairly tall order. Remember, DST doesn't want their two post–Sasser ships to be different in a way that's glaringly obvious which means you basically need someone who respects the line and what we've come to expect from it and can deliver Thomas Sasser's level of work. That's both a blessing, (the ships are so good we don't want to rock the boat with them,) and a a curse, (DST now has to find a replacement whose just as capable as Mr. Sasser was,) and is likely responsible for part of the delay. If DST took the kind of hit financially that they were rumored to have taken during COVID, that probably also threw a huge wrench into things; ships are probably one of their most expensive items to produce, and if they're suffering financially and need to recoup losses elsewhere to cover production costs, that could easily delay the next batch of ships even longer. We like to complain about the amount of time it takes DST to release new ships around here, but every time they do we consistently drool over them and admit it was worth the wait. If what we got barely resembled the ship I would be complaining too, but I can tolerate a wait if it keeps resulting in what we expect from DST's ships.

 

Oh speaking of DST's ships, I really hope they try to get a license to continue that line. I know Playmates Toys is apparently the master licensee again, but their ships are fundamentally different from DST's, and I think Playmates is better suited for the action figure line while DST is better suited for the ships. (Also wouldn't mind a DST Sculpt mass produced by Playmates like a couple of toys in the old days, but I'm not holding my breath there.) The latest Picard trailer has given us not only the Titan–A again, which DST could definitely do a fantastic rendition of if they could lock down a license for it, but also the Enterprise–F, (making the STO design canon no less,) and I would love to see DST take a crack at those ships if given the chance. Sure, we won't have the Enterprise–J, but this would give us every Enterprise from the original through the "F" if they can pull this off, and would basically do what I had hoped for the "C" to do; allow me to display every Federation starship Enterprise side by side showing the timeline of the ship's lineage.

 

That being said, if DST still needs someone to design ships, I recommend our own Destructor!!! Go look at his take on the Defiant; I feel like he could be the person they need to make a perfect rendition of a toy ship, especially since he's actually doing something I wish DST had done with the way he's handling lights and sounds. (Playmates style buttons that blend in seamlessly as part of the ship for lights and sounds, with DST style accuracy. The antithesis of the Playmates Kelvin Timeline 1701 that took the worst of Playmates' design elements and the worst of DST's "one button to rule them all" and made the least fun ship to date back in 2009. Playmates is back to multiple protruding buttons, and DST is sticking to the "one button to rule them all" but seeing a fan actually pull off what we've wanted for years is impressive, and at the very least, proves it can be done.)



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Posted 13 October 2022 - 07:44 PM

Ahh, if DST Zach or whoever the dude with the side chops name is was still reading this he might say;

"Never say never!"

🤣 Sorry, had too.

Yes to Destructor! though, his work is absolutely amazing.

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Posted 20 October 2022 - 10:45 PM

Im pretty sure Zach still pops in from time to time.  

 

Considering the gold plated Enterprise-C got that comic con release a few years ago Im inclined to say that the sculpt is set at this point and DST is suffering from the afore mentioned chip shortage.  Hopefully they'll be able to turn that around soon as PM was able to secure some chips for their Enterprise somehow.  

 

Oh speaking of DST's ships, I really hope they try to get a license to continue that line. I know Playmates Toys is apparently the master licensee again, but their ships are fundamentally different from DST's, and I think Playmates is better suited for the action figure line while DST is better suited for the ships.

 

 

I hope DST can at least keep the line for more collector oriented ships while PM does the more toyetic stuff.  I'd love to see them do fan polls like Tomy and EM did.  I mean I'd love to see a DST Akira class or Prometheus.






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