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Old 02-01-2008, 01:36 PM
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Please, can we not go down this road, regardless of how funny it may be.....
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:41 PM
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why would christianity cause you to sell collectors items ?
I was told that I was "idolizing" star trek. I was a dumb middle school kid, haha.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:46 PM
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I'm on the fence with this decision
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:47 PM
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I was told that I was "idolizing" star trek. I was a dumb middle school kid, haha.
ah a schoolyard converstion, classic.

well at least you got some back ! hows the collection going now ?
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:25 PM
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To tell you the truth when it comes to playmates they make toys and the toys they make are not very detailed. I collected every one of the Star Trek starships made by playmates. When Art Asylum brought out ships I bought one of them. When I saw the detail on the ship from Art Asylum I sold my playmates ships on ebay! Art Asylum captured the colors, shapes, and details of the star ships Playmates never did. Playmates makes toys, I want nice collectable models. If playmates is making the star ship models simply ad some more detail and look very closely at the ships and please make acceptable replicas.

As long as companies like Art Asylum and Master Replicas are still aloud to make Star Trek collectables along with the TOYS Playmates toys then I have no problems. The toys by Playmates like the tricoder, phaser, and transport were fine, but when it came to the ships models I was very disappointed. Again Playmates makes great toys but lousy replicas.

Just google Playmates ships or star trek and then google Art Asylum star trek ships and compare the original 1701 or the 1701 E. You will see how much more detail Art Asylum has on their ships. Playmates put out two versions of the Enterprise E and they still looked nothing like the bloody ship! Art Asylum got it right the first time!!!!!!! Art Asylum also put out beautiful models of the 1701 A, three versions of the original enterprise, NX 01, and I heard they are also working on a Miranda class ship.
Playmates toys were great toys and replicas for their time. And that was with getting alot of product out to a mass market in a timely fashion. Is DST stuff more detailed for the collectors market? You betcha. But their anemic offerings and ever present delays are a problem.

I think playmates is going to put forth an "A" game like we've never seen before. This movie line will be up to "today's" standards of detail with the solidness of a toy and with mass availability at the same time that the movie is hot. Looks like a winner to me.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:27 PM
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AA and others are more for super collectors whereas playmates is more for the usual collector in my book anyway.
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I don't buy the toys, so I wouldn't really know... Did have a Enterprise E toy that made sound and had lights, but I'm not sure who made it..
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:33 PM
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wow, i think the last toy i had was an Enterprise D. The one that lit up, made sounds, and the nacelles came off for some reason. i'll get an enterprise, if/when they come out with one.
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I don't buy the toys, so I wouldn't really know... Did have a Enterprise E toy that made sound and had lights, but I'm not sure who made it..
what movie did it come out with or was it released recently ?
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Nah, Playmates are alright; they'll do good.
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