Thursday, April 8, 2010
AA/ DST Spotlight- Tribbles!
Item Name: Tribbles
Manufacturer: Diamond Select Toys
The Rundown: Not sure if you guys know this or not, but I really, REALLY like tribbles. If I spot a tribble, I'll buy it. I have big ones, little ones, homemade ones, and even one used on the episode "The Trouble With Tribbles". Tribbles are awesome. If I had a gerbil, I'd name it Tribblesaurus Rex. So when DST announced they'd be producing electronic tribbles, I was happy as tribble in a storage compartment full of space wheat.
The DST Tribble is available in 3 color varieties; There's the gray version, the tan version,...
...and this brown version. The fur looks closer to the "Deep Space Nine" style tribbles as opposed to the classic tribbles, which have a very distinct type of fur. I would have preferred something closer to TOS, but a tribble is a tribble, so I'll take what I can get. One thing I do really like is the size- As you can tell by the size of Kirk standing beside it, these tribbles are pretty beefy.
My biggest complaint on these is the velcro material used to keep the electronics housing inside it's, um, "belly"? The velcro isn't all that strong and the tribble has a tendency to open up, which looks a little strange. I do love the electronics though, so I guess it's worth dealing with the "split-belly" feature.
Oh, you want to know more about the electronics? Well, it's a good thing I made these videos then!