Star Trek was such a crazy-collectible property in the 90’s that Playmates Toys churned out exclusive action figures all over the place. There were store exclusives, magazine exclusives, even a VHS exclusive. But that’s not all. This is the story of one of the more obscure exclusives: Commander Benjamin Sisko in Next Generation Duty Uniform, exclusive to the Super Nintendo game Deep Space Nine: Crossroads of Time.
The Eaglemoss Star Trek Starships Collection can seem like an intimidating collection to undertake. Seventy ships are planned; not only can the financial commitment seem daunting, but it can also be logistically problematic when you start to think about how and where you'll end up displaying them all. So to make things more manageable, I've been concentrating on a few themes (for now, at least): 1) Hero ships (the main ship from each series and movie), 2) Deep Space Nine ships (since my DS9 display is woeful), and 3) all the different versions of the Enterprise. That means that the Defiant and Voyager are on the short list!
I’m somewhat embarrassed that it’s taken me so long to get this figure. I’m a big dinosaur nut and Papo has some of the coolest dinosaur models around, but recently I’ve been completely distracted by indie toys, DC Total Heroes, Eaglemoss Star Trek ships, and gobs of other great toys. With all that competition for my attention (and money), the Papo dinosaurs fell by the wayside. I had pretty much forgotten about them until I got this T-Rex as a birthday present. It looks as stunning as other Papo dinosaurs, so let’s take a closer look!
It's no secret that I'm a fan of kid-friendly action figures, so when Mattel announced a new line of 6-inch scale DC figures called Total Heroes I was... interested, we'll say, but not quite all-in. I had grown really fond of the Power Attack Batman line, which has a fun style reminiscent of The Batman from the mid-2000s. The Total Heroes figures toned back the wacky proportions with designs that were much more conservative. That's not necessarily bad though, and I still wanted to give the new line a try. There's no better character to start with than Batman, and let's throw a little Aquaman in the mix, too.
Following up on the prototype shown here last November, we have these production samples of the new Glyos-compatible Kabuto Mushi colorways! The figures are pretty much the same as the prototype but there are some significant differences. Obviously the plastic is differently colored, but also it's the more pliable Glyos plastic rather than the harder resin of the prototype. And most interestingly, the shoulder has an additional cut joint that adds a lot of movement and customization options. Like Robo Force's The Enemy, the design of Kabuto makes it easy to pop off the joints and create a lot of neat custom builds, but its style has an insectoid idiosyncrasy that's really cool. Anyway, we have a lot of pictures to check out, so click through for more! And be sure not to miss the Mini-Mushis at the end!