Toys, TV

New Star Trek Select Figure: Picard Versus Borg

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Though I remain firmly in support of this line’s approach (diorama base, limited articulation, dynamic poses, interchangeable parts) and its first two figures, I can’t say I’m going to run out and grab this one. Not because it’s a less key scene – Picard isn’t the man of action Kirk was. No, I just have an issue with the way Max Headroom’s prosthetic jawline and nose appear to have been glued on to Patrick Stewart’s face.

He looks like a cross between Stewart and the bad guy from The Rocketeer:

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I hope it’s not the final sculpt. In other toy news, one of the things that came back from the focus group survey was that more toy coverage would be good – I wonder if I might solicit the readership’s help for a name to use with toy spotlight/review pieces, along the “Fanboy Flick Pick” lines. At my last employer’s I used the title “Figures & Speech,” and could probably use it again if I pushed, but would rather make a clean break. Was thinking “Plastic Prison Break,” since collectors who open toys often speak of freeing them from plastic prisons, but am open to any other ideas.

UPDATE: Trek Select figures have interchangeable parts with each other!

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist