Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Playmates Figure Spotlight- Captain James Kirk
(As a gangster from "A Piece Of The Action")

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Figure Name: Captain James Kirk (as a gangster from "A Piece Of The Action")
Manufacturer: Playmates Toys

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Kirk was released boxed as a Toyfare Exclusive.

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The Rundown: Toyfare got a few exclusive playmates Trek figures over the years. They usually consisted of simple head switches and repaints of existing bodies. Kirk here features the standard Kirk head, and a repaint of the Dixon Hill suit body.

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Again, Playmates did a solid job on the 'tough-to-capture' Shatner likeness. It's very good for the scale and the time. The body is nice too, but may be a wee bit on the thick side. I would have preferred that they had used the Data suit body, as it's a bit more realistically proportioned, but I'll take what I can get!

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Accessories: Kirk comes with a display stand (not pictured) and a communicator. I forgot to take a picture of the communicator by itself, but I'm pretty sure you know what one looks like...

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Hey, little tip for ya! Kirk doesn't come with a hat, but that 40's attire Data does have a perfectly good one glued to his head! You'll have to work it off of there since it's glued on, but once you get it off, it makes a perfect hat for this Kirk.

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Hey, another tip! The Dixon Hill in the holodeck 3 pack is in a brown suit...throw a Spock head on there, do some cutting and dremeling on the hat/head and bam...you've got a pretty easy Spocko to throw with your Kirk!

-James

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