Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Figure Name: Commander Uhura
Manufacturer: Diamond Select Toys
Uhura was released carded as a Previews Exclusive to coincide with the third wave of DST's "Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan" figures.
The Rundown: I really need to improve my organization skills when it comes to these spotlights- I'm having trouble remembering which figures I have covered and which ones I haven't! I had to take my ipod touch with me down to the basement last night and search my blog as I looked at my TWOK shelf to determine which ones I hadn't done yet! Turns out I'd left out Uhura... so here she is! Let's take a look!
Uhura uses the same body we saw on the Lt. Saavik figure. I said it back during her spotlight, and I'll say it again here- It's pretty obvious this body was sculpted more with an eye towards producing Saavik, and Uhura just happened to be a bonus. The body proportions are a bit off for Uhura. It's not so bad that it's unforgivable, but it would have been nice to at least get a unique torso sculpt here.
The body itself is nicely articulated and can pull off a variety of poses. The hips are hindered a bit by the lower edge of the tunic, but thankfully it's made of a rubbery material so there is at least some movement. Just like Saavik, however, Uhura seems to have one foot that sits lower than the other, causing her to always lean or fall over. I actually have to put a bit of sticky-tack on her feet to keep her upright. Watch out when sitting her on a high shelf because she will probably take a dive over time!
I am on the fence with this head. In some angles, I see Uhura... at other angles I see Louise from "The Jeffersons". I think it's the nose. They didn't quite capture her nose right. At least they got the hair pretty dead-on though...
Gotta love that late 70's/ early 80's big hair...
Accessories: Uhura includes an extra hand, a communicator, and a phaser. Pretty standard stuff...
Do you really need me to sell you on this one? If you're building a TWOK display, you need Uhura. Duh. Every TOS crew display needs the big 7! While I wish the figure was a bit better, this is the ONLY TWOK style Uhura ever made... so you're stuck with it if you go TWOK. She ain't that bad though, and can still be had on the cheap if you look around a bit.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Item Name: Star Trek V Marshmallow Dispenser
Manufacturer: Kraft Foods
The Rundown: Today we take a look at another product glimpsed in the awesome documentary "Trekkies".... the Marshmallow Dispenser! Here's the scene that inspired this spotlight choice:
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Item Name: Klingon Disruptor
Manufacturer: Playmates Toys
Playmates released this weapon of mass destruction as part of it's "Star Trek Generations" line.
The Rundown: Sorry for the lack in posts lately. I promise to be a better blogger! Believe me? Well, you should. Anyways... Did you ever wonder how I pick the items that I choose to spotlight here? Probably not, but I'm going to tell you anyway. Sometimes it is by request, but usually the item is picked based on whatever is easily grabbed from my Trek room at home (yes, I have a Trek room). The next couple of spotlights, however, stem directly from me watching the great film "Trekkies" again the other day. I decided it might be fun to choose a couple of items spotlighted in the movie. First up...