Friday, October 16, 2009
Playmates Spotlight- Ambassador Spock (TNG)
Figure Name: Ambassador Spock
Manufacturer: Playmates Toys
Spock was released as part of Playmates' "Star Trek: The Next Generation" line.
The Rundown: Yeah, I know- it's a Next Gen' figure. But it's also Spock, so it counts. Spock's appearance in the TNG Season 5 2-Parter "Unification" is one of the highlights of the series for me. Seeing Spock still doing his thing up through Picard's time was a great way to tie the new series into the old... and then continuing that thread into the new movie really helps bring it all full circle. But I digress...let's get to the figure!
Spock features a pretty nice sculpt with a good amount of detailing. I feel like this is one of the better proportioned sculpts of the entire Playmates Trek line. The head isn't too big, the arms fall just about right, and the legs are a pretty good length. The end of the shirt hampers the hip joint a bit, but that's not too big of an issue.
The head sculpt is really, REALLY good. They captured all the Nimoy lines pretty darn perfectly. There's even a little paint detailing to highlight the cheek bones. One of my favorite Playmates heads ever! I wish they'd have used this head on one of the TWOK-style bodies for a "Star Trek VI" Spock...
Spock's paint detailing is nicely done. All the lines are clean, and there's a nice speckled paint app on the shirt. Gives it that nice Romulan look that is all the rage with the kids these days.
Accessories: Spock comes with an IDIC style base, a "Romulan Phaser Rifle", a Romulan PADD, a Klingon monitor, and a really neat little Vulcan book. That Spock... he's got stuff from all across the galaxy!
There's his bio if you'd like to give it a read.
He may be a TNG figure, but this Spock is easily one of my favorite Playmates figures ever. A top notch head sculpt, well done body, and cool accessories add up to one great figure. You can get this dirt cheap nowadays (like most Playmates stuff), so this is one I can easily recommend for a pickup!