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One of my favorite lines from the 1990’s…is back with new 5” figures & ship replicas!
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I'm hoping Spock and Kirk look just a little better in person; they look good, but the rank insignia's are just a little big (to my eye), and spock has something a little off in the face.
Excited to see what they do though, 4.5-5" has always been a favorite size of action figure for me. And I'm definitely in for what they do for TOS Movie figures.
 
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Spotted most of the new Star Trek stuff at my local Target yesterday. Most everything was there I think save for a figure or 2.
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Saw these in person at Target last night. They look ok, the face sculpts look better in person, albeit still a little off. The original style cards are fantastic. Those hip joints kill me though.
 
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For nostalgia reasons it's nice to see them back on pegs. The figure themselves are lackluster for me as the likeness just isn't there, and that's what I'd expect in a line made in 2022. I'm not into collecting retro or figures that look like the were made in the mid 90's, I already have them all in that format. That said I guess you can't really expect much for $13 when a small 3.75" SW puts these to shame and are only two Dollars more.

I really wish I could like the aesthetics more so that it would warrant me upgrading from the old 90's figures.
 
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I think that's just it, they don't look right for the time. They're not quite a retro/reboot/rerelease kind of thing and not quite up to 2022 figure standards. Puts them in a weird grey area quality wise.

I stood there for a while really trying to like that Spock...
 
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I really liked the sculpt detail on art asylum figures but the scale was outside my collecting focus.
The art asylum is easily the best. Love those. But i really dig these new playmates too. I appreciate what they’re going for. More realistic than the 90’s line, yet not going for ultra realistic black series style, yet still toyetic.
 
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