I guess I have little desire for role-play Trek unless I decide to put together a costume.
I am mostly on the non-enthusiast side for replica ships, too. There are several things I want to do however- some with MicroMachine Trek fighting a Borg Cube (Playmates) if I dig up some deals on the old school stuff. But I can't afford that right now. This would be years down the road.
I am very interested in Trek action figures at the 7" scale (ArtAsylum / Diamond) as the title of this thread focuses on and have a list of the action figures I wish were made, as well as an interest in discussing the figures they are releasing.
That being said, my update on the Spock with Horta diorama set I ordered says it won't be charged and shippped until May now.
This does not bode well with me, as although I am not patronizing the Kirk Vs Khan set (which doesn't lend the cash to my cause), I am really interested in more Trek figures from this scale, especially ones never made before. McCoy with the Salt Vampire at long last would be one of the first no-brainers.
I wish there was more coming out in the way of Trek figures. The salt vampire was a major want for me. Art Asylum/Diamond made some really cool figures in the past.
I ordered the Klingon Bird of Prey from Redfordfilms.com. They had a 15% off Memorial Day sale plus free shipping, so I decided to get it. It looks pretty nice from the pics and vids I've seen. Hopefully it wont disappoint.
They delivered this today and I gotta say, this is one of the best ships DST has made. I got the regular, non exclusive, version. I saw vids of the exclusive version and I didn't like the transluscent plastic very much. I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.
Cool. I'd like to see the pics.
Has anyone heard anything about the Spock vs. Horta figure set shipping? It was supposed to come out in May.
Here's some pics of the Bird of Prey I got a few days ago. I tried to get as much of the details and light effects as I could. I think this is just an awesome ship. There's so many good things to say about it.
-For starters, the ship is nicely detailed. As far as I can tell, its pretty close to the actual model they used.
-The paint job is nicely done too. The basic paint scheme itself is done well. I really like how well they painted the red wings on the underside. They also gave it a dirty wash to make it not look like a toy.
-The wings lock into three positions and they lock in very solidly. You can grab it by the wing and it will not pop out of place. There have been complaints of the wings breaking off and I can see this easily happening, so you need to take care when moving them.
-The sound effects are loud and clear.
-The LEDs, especially on the disruptors and photon tube, are very bright. You can use them as a flashlight if you really want.
-Its just all around built very solidly. There is nothing loose or rattly about it.
On the slightly negative side.......
-The voice is of General Chang. I'd of preferred Kruge, but its not that big of deal.
-No landing gear. Odds are you're going to display it on the stand, so again no big deal.
-It'd be nice to have a seperate button for the voices and sound effects.
If your into ST ships, I highly recommend this. You won't be disappointed.
Kruge's ship is the exclusive, so it doesn't surprise me that there's Chang's voice instead.
Surprised to hear it's solid yet there are complaints about the wings breaking off, can you explain more on that?
So, now that you have the piece, would you recommend this over the upcoming HMS Bounty version supposedly coming?
I think on some of the ships the wings lock in tighter than others(no problem on mine). The locking mechanism is basically the silver and black part of the ship. On the ones that are tighter, I can see somebody moving the wing and thinking it'll give and basically breaking off the whole mechanism. From what I've heard, this is not a widespread problem. I was only giving a heads up to people that this could be a problem.
As far as the HMS Bounty goes, its supposed to come with the landing gear. If you really want the landing gear, then maybe wait. If not, than I'd go with this one.