That's a shame. I might actually buy some well-done Star Trek figures that are compatible with the other lines I get.
If they were to cheap out and go the same route as the Indiana Jones figures or most of their Marvel figures, though, that's another story.
My Spock figure with Horta came yesterday!
Well it's cheap for Diamond Select it still cool to get a non two arms two legs alien figure if you can call to figure and not a base.
At Comic Con I suggested they did the salt vampire with McCoy.
NOMAD Could come with Uhura or Scotty.
TNG Has enough of a following that they could do figures.
I'd really like to see worf vs Duras.
Anyway Spock is really cool. No Kirk and Khan because I have the single figures.
Talked to DST briefly at Comic-Con about the vessels.
Excelsior is coming pretty soon, fall.
Klingon Bird of Prey Kruge variant is already out, Action Figure Xpress exclusive that they distributed out, it's translucent green which IMO is utterly backwards, the Chang variant should have been translucent.
The regular Chang variant they wanted $70, I passed, that's way too much.
The clear SDCC variant was $60 and had NO ELECTRONICS!!! I would have passed, but they didn't have any that day anyway. SIXTY BUCKS!!!
The HMS Bounty variant does not have a date at all right now, the HMS Bounty part is likely to be a sticker. I was sad.
All in all, a very disappointing way for Star Trek to be treated.
So no landing gear for the Bounty, just a sticker. That stinks. There's really no motivation to pick up this version then. I thought the landing gear would be the big selling point on this version.
Planning on getting Excelsior unless I hear some really horrible things about it.
Did you like the way the Chang BOP looked?
Sorry, I misspoke, I wasn't clear, there will be landing gear. It's the "HMS Bounty" deco part that they said would be a sticker.
Originally Posted by Snowtrooper
Preview images I've seen on the Excelsior look really good, and the audio and lights test from DST looked nice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3IXHqYy2pg
I liked the Chang enough in box, didn't see it loose, the box did an ok job showing the item considering how bad the window design is.
Looking at a review of the DST Enterprise B, holy crap what a mess that thing is, I was comparing it to the original prop, boy that'd really bum you out to see not just the ridiculously clumsy paint but also the sculpting which has no excuse: http://www.startrekpropauthority.com...prise-b-7.html
"Oh, we'll just halfass this, nobody will notice, it's not like Trek fans are obsessive about these sorts of things. Guess at the panels, throw on any ol' size torpedo launchers, go ahead and shrink the main deflector, leave the bussard collectors half unglued. Then we'll let the paint guys get drunk and slap on all sorts of mistakes like the wrong registry on the side and then also tampo it backwards."
Glad to hear they didn't axe the landing gear. Still, when they go through all the trouble of doing an excellent paint job, it seems rather cheap to just slap a sticker on the side. It can't be that expensive to paint HMS Bounty on the side.
I'm looking forward to Excelsior, but it worries me that Enterprise B is so bad. They're basically the same ship. I hope the factory that makes Ent B doesn't make Excelsior.
Yeah, the landing gear is what I'm waiting on at this point, but with my birthday coming up at the end of the month I might just ask for the Chang one now anyway. Using a sticker instead of paint or a tampo is not cool.
Originally Posted by Snowtrooper
I'm sure it's the same factory making them, they even included the Excelsior tampo for the stardrive hull badging (both flipped and normal). They screwed up deco'ing the saucer rim though, that is unforgivable whether tampo or mask. The whole thing is such a mess, I think it might be time to throw in the towel if they can't get QC back under control. It's not like the line ever really had it fully together, but that Ent-B was awful.
Will there be anything new at Comic Con for Star Trek toys?
WOKII (I mean Into the Darkness) didn't have anything especially toyetic. I mean sure the Klingons had stuff, but it wasn't a principle battle scene.
I so want to see DS9 "Dominion Wars" Star Wars-ized. In other words ships that figures can fly in and shoot plastic missiles out of in the 3 3/4" scale.
C'mon Hasbro! (They have the license now as far as I understand it - save for maybe the new movie stuff).
PlayMates wave 2 would have been awesome if they'd produced it for retail.
I guess TNG Picard with Borg base is the next thing coming out of the figure / diorama stuff.
I really don't do TNG out of 6-7" stuff (except TNG movie stuff). Worf vs Duras would be really nice though. Or Worf and K'Eleryr.
Quark with Odo (non-figure) shapeshifting to catch him would be a super-cool edition.
Sisko vs. Dukat (double-figures with connecting bases).
But also Janeway vs. the Macro-Virus thing.
Tom Paris as Captain Proton vs Mr. Robot would be sweet!
And they could still do the once-planned 7 of 9 in Borg alcove.
I still want Xindi figures (reptilian) from Enterprise.
TOS McCoy vs Salt Vampire (finally) needs to be done.
So could Travis Mayweather with the NX pilot's station.