Thursday, August 20, 2009

AA/ DST Spotlight- Captain James T. Kirk
(Star Trek: The Motion Picture)



Figure Name: Captain James T. Kirk
Manufacturer: Diamond Select Toys



Captain Kirk was released as part of a Toys R Us Exclusive figure 2-pack with Commander Spock.



The Rundown: "Herbert! Herbert!"...*Ahem* Sorry, I'm watching "The Way To Eden" while writing this. Back to it... Toys R Us recently got a deal going with Diamond Select for some exclusive Star Trek merchandise. One of the first items was this Kirk in his gray captain's uniform from Star Trek: The Motion Picture.



The head is the same used on the regular release Motion Picture 2-pack. I feel like it's far superior to the Wrath Of Khan head. The face is less 'pinchy', and the hair much less curly. It's so good in fact that I bought an extra to switch onto a TWOK body.



The body is pretty much the same sculpt used on all 3 of DST's TMP figures, with just slight tweaks on each one (like collar and 'skirt' differences). All 3 of them use the TNG Data legs and arms, including the closed fist. The fist works better for Kirk than it does for Spock. Kirk is a puncher.



Since he reuses the Data legs, Kirk has a bit of the wonky leg syndrome going. Not as bad as on Data, but still noticeable.



Accessories: Just like Spock, Kirk includes a TMP style phaser and wrist communicator.

As I said before, I love the TMP-style uniforms. All 3 figures that DST did in this style are really nice despite a couple of flaws. I just wish that DST would take a few more chances and release the rest of the crew. It's mostly just a matter of simple head swaps and minor tweaks. See-



-James

9 comments:

  1. Cooooool. I too am hoping that they make more of these. As I'm in the UK I wasn't able to get hold of the TRU versions but if they bring out a Decker and Ilia 2-pack in standard duty uniforms it will give us male and female template bodies to customise the full crew to our hearts' content. PSN

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  2. Agreed with comment above. I'm also in UK and find it hard to find the TRU version. Can I ask how you made the collar on the McCoy figure and who is the head for Decker? (looks like Conan O'Brien).
    Thanks .
    Jim

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  3. Otaku5003 here! that decker figure is awesome,how did you make that?

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  4. JIM I LOVE STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE IT RULES KIRK AND SPOCK RULE JUST LIKE YOU BOBBIE BLAZE AND KEATON LIVE LONG AND PROSPER JIM BUDDY ! WRITE ME BACK YOUR FRIEND HENRY

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  5. otaku5003, hey james i found an image of Scotty's uniform, i'll email it to you!

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  6. I've ascertained that the Decker head is Barclay... but again I ask; how did you do the neck/collar on McCoy? I'm looking to make one myself but just need to know how! :-)

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