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Old February 20 2013, 10:09 PM   #2296
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Tricia O'Neil!!!! That's right. Thanks Eddie!

@AstroSmurf...this is a new and improved Enterprise-E. They've basically corrected all the problems that fans were complaining about with the previous version, particularly the bad paint job. I've only seen one youtube review of it so far, and the dudes were practically giddy about it. I'll do my best to post a pic of it when I get it. If I find the youtube video of it I'll post that too.
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Old February 20 2013, 10:41 PM   #2297
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Didn't Playmates manufacture a Captain Rachel Garrett action figure in the '90s? I thought for sure she was one of the minor characters that got immortalized in 3.75" plastic form.

After all they made figures of Picard in his blue "Tapestry" uniform and Tom Paris as a mutated salamader thingy, so I always thought Captain Garrett was a no-brainer what with her being a captain of an Enterprise and all.
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Old February 20 2013, 11:05 PM   #2298
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^ I about 98% sure they never made a Playmates version of Captain Garrett. I even checked some of my lists (since I own a good number of the Playmates line) and couldn't find any mention of her. They never did one for Captain Harriman either.
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Old February 20 2013, 11:10 PM   #2299
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Hmmm. That's odd. Oh well, oversights did happen in the old Playmates figure line.
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Old February 20 2013, 11:28 PM   #2300
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You can say that again. They did about forty variations on Picard but never produced figures for Ezri Dax, Martok, Kai Winn, or Riker without his beard. Come to think of it, the didn't do a Brunt, Damar, or a Weyoun either. I could think of a dozen more from TNG they didn't do.


Go here for a complete release list: Memory Alpha
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Old February 20 2013, 11:32 PM   #2301
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Ugh, don't remind me. It was one of the reasons I stopped buying them.
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Old February 20 2013, 11:43 PM   #2302
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Ditto. I hit the high points and bought the characters I liked but I didn't get but about half of what was sold. I think right now I own around sixty figures? I am not sure what the count is at now. I also have some of the ships plus the E-D bridge and transporter playsets. (And those ships S-U-C-K-E-D.)
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Old February 21 2013, 12:06 AM   #2303
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I believe the last Playmates Trek figure I ever bought might have been the TOS/Tribble Koloth, and that was around 1999 at a discount store. After that I only sporadically saw Trek figures at retail and it wasn't until the magnificent Enterprise line debuted about three years later than any Trek toys caught my attention.
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Old February 21 2013, 02:17 AM   #2304
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With the original Playmates line, I stuck mainly to the regular cast members of the then four Trek shows, although I did pick up a few alien characters here and there. Their initial Enterprise-D and Deep Space Nine toys rocked as far details were concerned, and I definitely loved their role-play accessories, even if they were generally smaller (and in a few cases, bigger) than the ones used onscreen.

One thing about those original Playmates toys is that there were very few retail stores that didn't carry them. I even saw some at a local grocery store once.
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Old February 21 2013, 03:08 AM   #2305
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I can vouch for that. I once saw Playmates Trek figures in the toy aisle of a Kroger supermarket, right next to some '90s Power of the Force 2 Star Wars characters. That was a long time ago but chains like Kroger are known for stocking those kinds of toys on their pegs and shelves. Until not too long ago you could find fairly recent SW figures and those Comic Book series 2-packs at Krogers.
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Old February 21 2013, 03:15 AM   #2306
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Here is the review of the Enterprise-E that I mentioned before. This is part one. Part Two gets into the detail a bit. They also have a review of Enterprise-B.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro09wEF-h3k
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Old February 21 2013, 05:06 AM   #2307
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Finally, the February Club Infinite Earths figure arrived on my doorstep. This month brings us the eternal watcher and wanderer, the Phantom Stranger:


For a figure that is almost entirely re-use, I have to say not bad.
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Old February 21 2013, 05:13 AM   #2308
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Pictures!
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Old February 21 2013, 05:14 AM   #2309
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Um...there was a pic in my post.
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Old February 21 2013, 05:20 AM   #2310
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Okay, I'm seeing it now. It didn't show up at first.

Very cool.
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