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  1. I'm actually excited for these, and I have a pretty vast collection of the 90's playmates figures. The proportions and articulation look improved, even if these aren't Black Series quality.
  2. Here's a few pics with what few other DST Next Gen Trek figures I have. The Data is custom using a Geordi (I think) body with the Art Asylum Nemesis head and hands.
  3. Ha! I've dipped my toes in that water! I have the figuarts Civil War Cap and Iron Man, Iron Man mark III and Justice League Wonder Woman and Batman. They are really awesome, even if they're a little pricey.
  4. Too busy spending my money on muted colored, face printed, actor specific Marvel Legends! (For real! I have a serious lack of focus when it's comes to collecting, and it's getting worse as I get older.)
  5. I'd be okay if these were $20 or under. I understand they are a specialty line and not a mass retail line, but it's not like DC Collectibles has to pay a licensing fee. If they're like the Batman Animated figures, most sculpts are unique and there's seems to be little re-use.
  6. I finally had a chance to open my McFarlane Picard this morning. I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised by the articulation. To me it seems on par with the DST (non-rubber shirt) Next Gen figures, maybe even a little better since the new Picard can spread his legs for an 'action stance'. I only wish the red of his shirt was a little brighter. I think the likeness is pretty good too. Can't wait for Kirk now!
  7. The hard part to swallow is buying the sub and then the figures are about $28 each. The only way they're $25 is if you buy all eight at once. Seems like you should get a discount if you buy the sub, sort of a reward/incentive for signing up. Seems silly not to makes these a mass market release.
  8. For sure. I've only been watching his review for a little while, but he seems like a real down-to-earth guy. The photo galleries on this site are usually the deal breaker for me when it comes to on-the-fence buying decisions. Very few sites do galleries like this anymore. Thanks Jay C!
  9. Yeah, it's actually kinda confusing. McFarlane's making the 7" Kirk and Picard, but DST has shown a 7" Borg figure they plan on releasing. I say give the figures to McFarlane and let DST focus on the ships.
  10. I do feel that they nailed Kirk's body structure and posture down, which is something most toy companies outside of McFarlane and NECA aren't able to do.
  11. Glad to see more animated stuff coming. Any idea when the Essentials Green Lantern figure is due?
  12. Heck, I'd settle for just a Tygra and Cheetara two pack just to finish the main team at this point.
  13. I really want these but the price is killing me. And with them being a subscription exclusive, the chance of getting a few at a lower price (ala Amazon) seems zero.
  14. I really like these and hope the line continues. I ordered Picard online and have had a chance to see the Kirk figure. I think the likenesses are way better the the DST versions, and I think I can live with the limited articulation based on what I saw in the review. They really need to get prototype pics of Spock out there to keep interest alive.
  15. I was leaning toward the single pack version, but after seeing pics of the 'Ford finger' and the gas mask, I might just have to bite the bullet and get the SDCC one.
  16. Sent you a PM (I think) looking for 3-4 of them. Let me know if the message didn't go thru, as it doesn't show in my sent box. Thanks!
  17. All right, business major, how's this? They owe us because we've generated good will value for their franchise. I guess I just feel the origin of this product line (from Hasbro's point of view) wasn't "we owe it to the fans" so much as "how many can we sell with the least amount of cost up front". I think they saw the 25th Anniversary as a good vehicle to use in selling product, to get some non die-hards to to buy in to something. Hence the reused Star Wars bases and body parts. I'm pretty sure the people at Hasbro don't feel like they owe us. In the same right, I'll buy every figure I like and leave the ones I don't because I don't "owe" Hasbro anything. It seemed like only months ago many people assumed the 3 3/4" line was coming to an end, included some of the people on GI Joe exclusive boards. That good will value is only useful if it translates into dollars at some point. With as little confidence as was going around a few months ago, as little 3 3/4" product that was available in '06 at retail, and all the Frankenjoes that where part of '05 I wonder how far the good will value actually got us. As many people have mentioned, if this line continues past 25 figures, I won't be because Hasbro feels the owe us, It'll be because enough figures sold to make Hasbro feel like the can sell more and make a profit. I'm not trying to argue, just trying to bring another point of view into the mix. Oh, and I'm a designer by trade.
  18. I'm very happy with these figures so far. I have to imagine the sculptors/designer had thought of alot of the issues we're debating right now. I'm sure they wanted this line to be the best it could. I'm also sure the restaints of budget, time and corporate management tied their hands a little. Given the process that occurs in any design related profession, I think the team did a pretty good job. Sure I'd really like a Flint with his own body and Snake-Eyes with ninja footwear. Seeing as we're reusing parts already, It looks like Hasbro Corporate felt they were taking a financial gamble on this line and didn't want to pour a ton of money into it. They owe us nothing but a product if they choose to make one. We owe them nothing but a purchase if we choose to buy said product. Just my 2 cents.
  19. The interesting thing to me is that they probably could've gotten more mileage from newly sculpted shorter sleeved arms for the Flint figure. Those arms could be reused for Spirit, Breaker, Rock n' Roll, Footloose, Clutch, Mutt, Recondo, Cutter, and Mainframe. Even more if you want to extend the list to include the '87 figures...
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