Playmates Toys

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by captainjellico, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. JLBTucker

    JLBTucker Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2020
    Got some new bois
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    publiusr likes this.
  2. JLBTucker

    JLBTucker Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2020
    [​IMG]
    Just need O'Brien To complete war factor 1 sadly Redshirt O'brien is pretty rare it seems
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2021
    Paul755, publiusr and Tim Thomason like this.
  3. Njwiv

    Njwiv Ensign Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2021
    Playmates was a golden age despite some misfires (the 1701 debacle and the ridiculously pre-posed figures of such action-oriented(?) figures as Kirk from COF and Trelane coming immediately to mind). And I am still so bitterly disappointed the TOS bridge playset never made it into production.
     
  4. Paul755

    Paul755 Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2018
    Location:
    USA
    I had all of these. If I remember right there were chase versions that came with “Tribbles” which were basically just a bunch of different colored cotton balls strung together. I had one or two of those.
     
  5. Njwiv

    Njwiv Ensign Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2021
    Yes, I remember those Tribbles as well. I thought they were better than the hard-molded ones that came with the 9-inch Sisko and Dax from T&T.
     
  6. JLBTucker

    JLBTucker Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2020
    I bought a bunch of figures for a good price thinking they 4.5 figures becuse there was no scale in the picture, turns out they were mostly 6 inch versions, doh!
     
  7. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    Have I mentioned I hated the 6-inch figures? I wish they had just stuck with the 4.5" scale for everything.

    Kor
     
    JLBTucker and Tomalak like this.
  8. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    Annoyed by inappropriate use of the word "Need"
    Don't get me started on different scales of figures. I'm so frustrated by having Star Wars figures from Kenner in 3.75 and then Star Trek in 4.5, and Stargate in between, and on and on. And 6 inch is starting on a much bigger wave now. :brickwall:
     
    Kor likes this.
  9. Tomalak

    Tomalak Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Location:
    Manchester
    Yeah, I think the First Contact 6" figures were the beginning of the end. Should have kept them in scale with everything else, especially since the Voyager figures had only just come out. Fortunately they later did do them in 4.5" scale for Insurrection, but some are quite hard to find. And they never did Geordi.
     
  10. tesral

    tesral Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2021
    Location:
    My Desk
    Because Geordi never gets done.
     
  11. JLBTucker

    JLBTucker Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2020
    i dont like the six inch figures either
     
  12. JLBTucker

    JLBTucker Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2020
    I have been trying to look for them but they are so hard to find i cant even find ebay listings for the insurrection 4.5 figures
     
  13. Tomalak

    Tomalak Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Location:
    Manchester
    They weren't branded as Insurrection - they were Target exclusives in the US. Dr Crusher was only released in Europe and Australia.

    https://www.wixiban.com/toys/playmates/playmates-45exclusives.htm
     
    JLBTucker likes this.
  14. JLBTucker

    JLBTucker Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2020
    Thanks the guide checklist I have only calls them "Star trek insurrection". I at least would like the villain of the movie. Bad villain but his deign was intesrting. Maybe Ill get lucky and Ill get one of these in blind playmates star trek figure box I bought from a collector store online
     
    publiusr and Tomalak like this.
  15. Paul755

    Paul755 Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2018
    Location:
    USA
    I remember seeing the Target exclusives when they came out. But I passed as I was moving off collecting at that time. I looked them up on ebay a while back. Picard and Data were going for 60-90 bucks a pop.
     
  16. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2004
    Wow,
    I think I scooped up a bunch of those from the Target Clearance Aisle back in the day. I know for sure I've got a couple bags full of the Target Exclusive "transporter" figures somewhere in the cluttered mess of the fruit room...
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2021
  17. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    Annoyed by inappropriate use of the word "Need"
    This is another website that I use for trying to hunt down information on figures. It provides picture guide and release dates.
     
  18. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    One ferry ride from Starfleet HQ
    When I worked on the Sega Genesis/SNES Deep Space Nine, Crossroads of Time game for Playmates there was some brief talk about making a Sisko in his Saratoga uniform as an exclusive pack-in with the game, but ultimately that didn't come to pass, and I believe they sold that just as a regular figure in the end.

    I do remember wandering around the Playmate's offices in Torrence, CA late one night and spotting the faceplate prototype for a full-sized tricorder, not the teeny one they ended up selling.
     
    publiusr likes this.
  19. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2019
    Location:
    California
    The tricorder seemed to be full size. Actually the only prop toy that was way off was the TNG type 1 phaser, which was far too huge XD
     
  20. JLBTucker

    JLBTucker Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2020
    I do not like TNG era phasers This is one era that TOS did better IMO was the weapon design
     
    tesral likes this.