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Old May 4 2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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Playmates Action Figures

Does anyone here other than me collect them?

The 90's series, mind you, not the awful 2009 versions.
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Old May 4 2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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Re: Playmates Action Figures

I have exactly one figure (unopened) of B'Elanna Torres as a full Klingon from the Star Trek: Voyager line.
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Old May 4 2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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I have a Beverly Crusher one knocking around somewhere. I think they were great. I love smaller scale action figures.
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Old May 4 2010, 07:12 PM   #4
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They're beyond great. I'll border on "awesome".

I have nearly the entire line, save for a few of the rather expensive ones. Which led me to my thread. I thought that surely one other member of the board would be as fanatical to go to the lengths of customizing their own Trek figures for characters and costumes that weren't in the line.
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Old May 4 2010, 07:47 PM   #5
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Re: Playmates Action Figures

I have essentially all of the main crewmembers from TOS, TNG, DS9, & VOY plus some assorted aliens from each series.

As far as ships go, I've got the original Enterprise, the Enterprise-D, the DS9 station, & the Voyager. I've also got the Galileo-7 shuttlecraft with the exclusive Kirk figure.

Accessories: TOS communicator, phaser, & tricorder; TNG phaser and tricorder; TMP/TWOK phaser; and the First Contact phaser.

I had other stuff like the Star Trek VI phaser, the Bajoran phaser, the medical TNG tricorder; the laser pistol from "The Cage," the TMP wrist communicator, and the USS Defiant, but I tossed them when I had to move house and didn't have room to carry them, much less store them anymore.
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Old May 4 2010, 07:49 PM   #6
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Holy crap. I have a whole liquor box of them that I was very passionate about collecting for a while. I even started getting doubles so I could make custom figures. I wasn't very good at it though, and after a while lost interest. They've been in that box for almost seven years now.

Depending on how lazy I am, I'll probably just hock them all on ebay.
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Old May 4 2010, 08:27 PM   #7
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Depending on how lazy I am, I'll probably just hock them all on ebay.
And depending on how crazy I am, I'll probably buy them. I want very badly to customize some, but I'll probably just destroy the figure. Hahaha.
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Old May 4 2010, 08:33 PM   #8
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The customizing was not fun. You had to boil water to get the plastic of the figures to be malleable, then pop them open. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. Mainly what I did was head and arm swaps, followed by (what turned out to be sloppy) repaints. The downside to all of it? The figures ceased to be very poseable, if at all once the customizing was done.

I've pictures someplace. I'll upload them if anyone is interested.
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Old May 4 2010, 09:04 PM   #9
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Re: Playmates Action Figures

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I thought that surely one other member of the board would be as fanatical to go to the lengths of customizing their own Trek figures for characters and costumes that weren't in the line.
Sure! Me!

http://therinofandor.blogspot.com/20...stomising.html

Plenty of recipes there.

http://therinofandor.blogspot.com/20...k-customs.html

I set myself a rule on the regular releases. I didn't buy every costume variation, but only if it was a much younger, older, disguised or holodeck version of a character. So there were quite a few Picards I didn't need to buy.
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Old May 4 2010, 09:10 PM   #10
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^Wow, Therin ... that's fantastic work! Much better than what I was doing!
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Old May 5 2010, 03:50 AM   #11
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A whole drawer ful of them, though I eventually gave up after realizing the only unreleased Picard variant they could possibly come up with was 'Captain Picard with hot chocolate stain on his uniform, as seen in Q Who'.
Pity that the range ended before they could do a 'proper' Seven of Nine (there was only a full Borg version). The only major-ish character from the first four series who didn't get covered, one way or another (well, apart from Number One and the rest of the Cage/WNMHGB bridge one-offs).
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Old May 5 2010, 03:56 AM   #12
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There were actually three Seven of Nine figures. The Borg drone, another of her in the purple catsuit, and then a repaint of that of her in the silver catsuit. I *think* I had the drone and the purple catsuit one, but the silver catsuit version was a Walmart/Target exclusive and as such very difficult to find.

EDIT: Here are two photos of my collection, from back in 2002, just before I stopped collecting.





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Old May 5 2010, 04:11 AM   #13
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Yeah, I think I still got these things kicking around. I sure had a lot of them.
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Old May 5 2010, 06:42 AM   #14
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Those pictures look like the crowd at a plastic Star Trek convention...
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Old May 5 2010, 07:42 AM   #15
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^ A lot of balding, overweight nerds with bad goatees?
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