Saturday, July 4, 2009

AA/ DST Figure Spotlight- Admiral Kirk
(Death Of Spock Gift Set-
Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan)

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Figure Name- Admiral Kirk
Manufacturer- Diamond Select Toys

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Diamond Select released this Kirk as part of a special carded "Death Of Spock" Gift Set in their Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan line.

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The Rundown: To get a little more mileage out of a couple of their figures, DST threw Kirk and Spock together, changed the figures up a bit, added some gloves...and voila, the "Death Of Spock" 2 pack was born! Today, we'll focus on the Kirk figure.

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The sculpt on the figure is the same as the single carded "Doube Cross" Kirk. He's got the regular TWOK Kirk head...which I'm not that big of a fan of. I know Shatner's likeness is tough to nail, but the head on this figure looks a little rough even by those standards. It looks more like a Shatner lookalike from a convention or something. The sculpt seems kinda 'pinched' in. I think Diamond did a far better job on the likeness in the 'Star Trek The Motion Picture' 2 pack.

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The body is the same, except no more blood splatter on the white part of the tunic. Looks pretty sweet, but allot of folks (myself included) had already repainted a "Double Cross" Kirk, so this figure wasn't that much of a treat... If you hadn't though, at least it was enough of a change to make it kinda feel like a new figure.

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The articulation is the same here as on the other TWOK figures....meaning you get a decent amount without trashing the sculpt.

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Accessories: A hand. That's it. I know that Kirk didn't really use anything in this scene, but it would have been nice to at least have a phaser or something thrown in... oh well.

Tomorrow....SPOCK!

-James

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