Status of McFarlane DSC Action Figures & Toys?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Roald, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. captainkirk

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    What if it's a TOS fan and a DSC fan arguing over canon and they start threatening each other with phasers? ;)
     
  2. KennyB

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    Let them fight to the death #VulcanStyle.........WITH the music from Amok Time!
     
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  3. Dry Bones 37

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    Then the police let them fight it out. I mean, obviously.
     
  4. CaptainMurdock

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    I finally saw a McFarlane Kirk figure in the flesh and I was going to buy it but the paint application on the eyes were off center and bad. Ugh. :mad:
     
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  5. NewHeavensNewEarth

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    I think that's the closest we'll ever get to the Trek equivalent of larping, unintentionally of course.
     
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  6. Ricky Spanish

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    I got one from Amazon, pretty happy with it.
     
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  7. seigezunt

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    I've never been impressed with figures that size enough to buy them. I grew up with the Mego dolls, and I collect the little Playmates dolls, but they all have a certain stylized aesthetic that feels a better portrayal of the characters (outside some exceptions, especially in the female characters of the TNG era). These bigger figures seem very hit-or-miss. I've almost bought some on numerous occasions, but --I don't know if it's an uncanny valley thing-- the Kirk ones especially always look a little off to me.
     
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  8. KennyB

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    Too much Saurian brandy no doubt......#drunkKirk
     
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  9. seigezunt

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    The bendy toys may not be up your alley, then. LOL

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  10. Kor

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    Someone here (I can't remember who) once pointed out that the 4.5" Playmates Trek figures had physical proportions more resembling children than adult physiques. I think it was a more interesting aesthetic than the hyper-realistic (and big) Trek figures that other companies have done since then. It struck a balance between play appeal and collectible value.

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  11. Dry Bones 37

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    Have recently been exploring my playmates figures (and looking at doing some customs) I definitely find this to be so. I find them to be a lot more enjoyable to still play with with my kids, and finding new ways to add to them.

    But, that scale is very difficult to find, now that 6 inch has taken over.
     
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  12. Kor

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    Yeah, or the 3 3/4" scale like the smaller Star Wars and GI Joe figures. Playmates attempted that with Star Trek '09 too.

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  13. Dry Bones 37

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    Yeah. I was actually surprised by how few were in the 4.5-5 inch scale. The few now that are made are like the Walking Dead and still use realistic styling.
     
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  14. Kor

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    Come to think of it, the Trek figures from Playmates probably had the most in common with their Ninja Turtles action figure line, in both the scale and the slightly cartoony look (and the fact that some of them such as Riker and Worf were in slight "action" poses instead of just standing up straight). I wonder how many '90s kids did crossover adventures with Star Trek and TMNT? :lol:

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  15. Dry Bones 37

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    Given the fact that there were literal TMNT action figures in Star Trek uniforms I'm going to go with a few ;)
     
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  16. drt

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    Wasn’t Riker’s uniform all torn up as well?
     
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  17. Kor

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    Yeah, on the chest and upper left arm. Then later they did a "season two" version which used a different torso but still had the tear molded into the arm, just without the skin-colored paint applied. :lol:

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  18. Dry Bones 37

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    Oohhh...my friend had that one. I thought it was a defect.
     
  19. Terok Nor

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    Playmates needs to do a retro revival of their 90s era 4 inch figures. Give us all the characters we never got and the ones from Enterprise, Discovery, Picard and Kelvin. I would love a Phillipa Georgiou figure in that style.

    And do ones for The Orville too so I can pit Bortus against Worf!
     
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  20. Dry Bones 37

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    I would support this.
     
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