Monday, September 7, 2009
Playmates Spotlight- First Officer Spock
(Classic Star Trek Collector Set)
Figure Name: First Officer Spock
Manufacturer: Playmates Toys
Spock was released as part of the excellent Playmates Classic Crew set. He was also released in a "Tholian Web" 2-pack with an Interphase Kirk (which I still need to take a picture of).
The Rundown: The last figure from the Classic Crew Set to get the spotlight treatment- Mr. Spock! If you're displaying a classic crew, this is the most 'vanilla' of the Spocks available, even though he has one slight issue...
On the plus side, the body sculpt is good and does a fine job capturing the tall slender Mr. Spock. It's pretty poseable and can manage a decent amount of logical poses.
I'm a big fan of the Playmates Classic Spock head sculpt. They did a fine job recreating Nimoy's distinct features. Ah, but there's my gripe in that picture up there! See it?...
...the dreaded Vulcan salute hand! This figures were made before the days were interchangeable hands were commonplace, so Playmates decision to make Spock permanently doing the "LL&P" is a bummer. The pose really limits your display choices.
Accessories: Spock includes his display stand (not pictured), a phaser, and a communicator. Too bad he can only hold 1 accessory at a time...
Despite the hand issue, Spock is still a really nice figure from an insanely sweet box set. The Classic Crew Collector Set is really one of the gems of the Playmates line, and I can't recommend it enough. You can get it for a fairly cheap amount nowadays and it's the perfect place to start a Playmates collection. It also makes a great set for younger fans getting into the classic show (both my boys have their own sets, and they are their "go to" Trek figures of choice).