Couldn't think of anywhere else to put this - there isn't a "Merch" section of the BBS. I was at a flea market on Sunday and one stall had a motherload of the old Playmates figures, all going for $10 each. But my eye was drawn immediately towards something much bigger: a fully boxed, Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise-D bridge playset. This is something I've wanted since I was, like, six years old. It was marked for $70, but I bartered with the dealer and got him to sell it to me for $50 instead. It needs a bit of a clean and some of the decals have been put on wrong by the previous owner, but I'm still absolutely over the moon about finding it!!! Assembled in full, it's the most awesome thing in the entire history of anything, ever. I used to have loads of the figures when I was a kid. I used to be allowed to go down to the local shop once a month. I'd save up my pocket money for that month and I'd blow it all on one figure. Never had the original TNG waves, but I did have the 'Generations' wave of all the figures. I did have the inner-space miniature Enterprise, which kept me amused even though it felt like a poor alternative to the full-size Bridge playset LOL. But they all got thrown out when we moved house decades ago along with loads of other cool action figures... ain't it always the way? Since I've been old enough to work and earn my own money I've been collecting them again... picked up the entire first wave of TNG figures at a garage sale, found a Mint condition Tasha Yar at another, none of them were very expensive. Sadly my collection will never be a 'collectors set'... I'm a big fan of tearing toys from their packaging and admiring them. No point in buying them if I'm not gonna play with them, right? What are your highs and lows of the Playmates range? Do you still have your original figures, or like me have you had to recollect them? Have you ever had any lucky finds at flea markets etc, like mine above? Share your thoughts about the Playmates Star Trek range.