Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Playmates Spotlight- Chief Engineer Scott
(Classic Star Trek Collector Set)



Figure Name: Chief Engineer Scott
Manufacturer: Playmates Toys



Mr. Scott was released as part of the Playmates Classic Crew Collector Set.



The Rundown: Another figure from the insanely sweet Playmates TOS Bridge Crew Set- Scotty! Mr. Scott is probably the figure with the most problems out of the bunch. It's not a bad figure, but there's definitely some hinky stuff going on.



Let's start with the good: The head sculpt is quite good and looks very much like Doohan. There's even some worry lines painted on the forehead that I feel work really well for Scotty.



The body is where things get a little weird. The upper torso looks fine on it's own, but the legs throw everything off. For some reason the legs are really short and stubby and it makes the upper torso (and especially the arms) look inordinately long. The proportions throw the look of the figure off a bit. It's a shame because other than the wonky legs on Scott, I don't have any real problems with any other figure in the set.



Accessories: Just like the other figures in the set, Scott includes a display base representing his division (not pictured), a phaser, and a tricorder.

His box bio-





I don't want to seem like I'm hating on this figure too much. I really do like it, despite the legs. I've heard some folks switch out Scott's lower legs with Chekov's, making Scott taller and Chekov a little shorter. I may try this myself to give Scott a better look...

-James

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