The Collective: Review Of Kirk & Spock Amok Time Figure Set + 2009 Borg Figures Update December 7, 2008by John Tenuto , Filed under: Review,Toys , trackback
This week, retailers are shipping the "Amok Time" Kirk and Spock two pack of action figures from Diamond Select Toys. This is one the nicest sets from DST, both because of the excellent likenesses, and because of the very cool accessories included. Trekmovie.com provides you with all the pictures of this great new item. Plus we have an update on DST’s planned line of Borg figures for 2009.
Review- Kirk and Spock "Amok Time" Two Pack
After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true
– Spock to Stonn in "Amok Time"
Mr. Spock is wrong. At least if we apply his comment to the new Kirk and Spock six-inch action figures from DST. The two pack recreating the famous fight scene from the classic episode "Amok Time" is definitely a pleasing collectible. The action figures feature good likenesses and include very nice small details right down to the sand of Vulcan on Kirk and Spock’s boots. Everything is as it should be with Kirk’s uniform and Spock’s Vulcan wedding ceremony cummerbund.
The accessories in the set are also fun, especially the Vulcan ceremonial gong. The DST version features a puzzle like gong for fans to recreate the moment where Lirpa meets gong during Kal-if-fee battle. Both Kirk and Spock get their own Lirpa, and Spock has a ceremonial gong amulet.
The packaging is also enjoyable because it is the first DST 7" action figure set to feature the unified packaging. This kind of packaging will be easily identifiable at Toys R Us when DST items start being available at the retail toy stores this year.
The only disappointment is that the set does not include the Ahn-woon melees for the characters to complete the set. Plus, it would be very cool, although unlikely, if DST would consider a Vulcan playset based on this episode.
The "Amok Time" 2-pack is available now. And this kind of quality items bodes well for the Star Trek: The Motion Picture Kirk and Spock action figure set which is available for preorder.
Get into the Plak-tow
The Hugo nominated "Amok Time" is one of the most beloved episodes of TOS. Fans were introduced to the planet Vulcan and to the Vulcan salute. The music and the Kirk-Spock battle have been recreated in everything from the animated show Futurama to the Cable Guy feature film. And let’s not forget the band T’Pau. With the episode being such a favorite, toy collectors have been waiting anxiously for almost a year for the "Amok Time" action figures, here is the scene they will be recreating.
Fight! Fight! Fight!
The Collective Reveals The Collective – Borg Figure Update
At the 2008 Toy Fair in February, Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum announced a line of 7" Borg action figures. This week, official photos of the first wave of four action figures in the line have been released, and there have been some changes in plans since the initial announcement. It appears resistance may not be futile.
The Borg wave will include four action figures
- Seven of Nine (Brown suit)
- Seven of Nine (Borgified)
- Borg Drone
- Half Borg (a Borgified Starfleet Officer from First Contact).
The Seven of Nine toys are the first Star Trek Voyager figures for a decade, and the first ever Voyager action figures from DST, which mean that they and Art Asylum have now offered items from every version of Star Trek (excepting the animated show). Each figure will include a section of the display that when assembled will create a Borg Alcove.
The first wave is different than originally announced in February. DST initially showed three action figures, not four, and some stores offered preorders based on when DST had shown prototypes of the characters which were a Borg Drone, Seven of Nine (Borgified) and the Borg Queen. DST has mentioned that there are plans for at least two waves of these figures and it is possible the Borg Queen will be in the second edition as she is not included in this revamped list.
More photos of the new Borg figures at Art Asylum.