Home Forum Columns Galleries Archives About

It is currently Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:17 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 78 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:20 am 
User avatar
Far Too Concerned with his Post Count
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Posts: 4732
Location: Pasadena, Texas
Since I don't see on I am starting a Star Trek thread.

I have 11/12 of the Mego TMP figures, all 4 ERTL figures and numerous customs (GI Joes were good for something after all), the Galoog series with customs, including my scratch made Armus (only 3 in the WORLD), and I would guess about 75% of the Playmates line.

Which brings me to my rant.

When Toybiz released the first series of Marvel, including Captain America, The Captain/USAgent was just becoming big in the books. I wrote a letter asking for this figure, knowing that repaints were the easiest way for companies to do figures. I got a nasty letter back about how "they" had no creative input in the line. 8 months later the figure appeared on 7C by itself, as in not part of a series release. I was insulted. They basically stole my idea and spit in my face. I could have done without the spit. So when Playmates came out with their Star Trek line, I took advantage of the post cards inside the blisters to send them my phone number so they could call me and ask about the Holodeck Playset design I came up with. I intended to record the conversation to prove it was my idea. They never called, and all of you Trek collectors are now forever denied the opportunity my idea represented.

The Holodeck Playset consisted of a flat plastic base with a grid of holes. Accessories had pegs that kept them from sliding around. It had three picture frame plastic walls and one wall with the door and arch in it. This had light and sound features. The picture frames held 2-sided cardboard inserts with picture backdrops representing the holodeck program. The box set came with 2 basic programs and would retail for about $50, same as the Bridge. Here is the cool part. Program upgrade packs would come in ziplock type bags including the backdrops and any accessories for that program and would retail for about $10, with special packs including exclusive figures, such as the black Data for the Fist Full of Datas program, and retailing for about $15. The bags would keep the accessories from getting lost. This basic playset could also be used for DS9 and Voyager without making a new box set, just add program packs. Now the appeal of this idea to Playmates, IMHO, was in the exclusive figures that WOULD NEVER BE RELEASED ON CARDS. This would force collectors to buy the packs. and since they have some of the packs, they might as well have all of the packs, and since they have ALL of the packs, they might as well get the box set too. Yeah I know, I have heard collectors on here gripe about these kind of tactics, but hey, I was trying to pitch to a toy maker. I had to put it in terms that would appeal to them. But alas, that line is no more and the opportunity to capitalize upon my genius is lost to Playmates forevermore.

CCC.

_________________
The expediency of acquired knowledge is preponderant upon determining a justifiable conclusion, unattainable at this time.

Museum Super Collector.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:18 am 
User avatar
Far Too Concerned with his Post Count
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Posts: 4732
Location: Pasadena, Texas
DCIH figures priced at $6.97 have been selling for $1.99 at Fallas Paredes stores. They also have the new Star Trek figures. I have not looked at the price as I have my set, but I would expect the same apx. markdown. These stores are in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Southern California, and the southern tip of Nevada.

CCC.

_________________
The expediency of acquired knowledge is preponderant upon determining a justifiable conclusion, unattainable at this time.

Museum Super Collector.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:12 am 
User avatar
Far Too Concerned with his Post Count
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Posts: 4732
Location: Pasadena, Texas
I was in Big Lots yesterday and checked prices. The small figures are $3 and the bridge playset is $10. I saw an online store selling the bridge for $40 this morning.

CCC.

_________________
The expediency of acquired knowledge is preponderant upon determining a justifiable conclusion, unattainable at this time.

Museum Super Collector.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:03 am 
User avatar
Far Too Concerned with his Post Count
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Posts: 4732
Location: Pasadena, Texas
I have posted pics of some of my Star Trek custom figures in my Photobucket, used LordMudd1.

FYI, I made the Armus from scratch and made a mold. I cast 2 before losing it, so there are only 3 in the world. They are in scale to the Galoob figures. I sent one to Jeannie Savin, who was writing the Star Trek column for White's Guide to Collecting Figures at that time. I was featured 5 times in her column (Yeah, I guess you could say I got my 15 minutes.) Someday when money isn't so tight and I can find the mold maker I want to use I hope to remake the mold and make more.

CCC.

_________________
The expediency of acquired knowledge is preponderant upon determining a justifiable conclusion, unattainable at this time.

Museum Super Collector.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:29 pm 
User avatar
Far Too Concerned with his Post Count
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Posts: 4732
Location: Pasadena, Texas
A little something to help make this thread more interesting.
IMG]http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy328/LordMudd1/s5.jpg[/IMG]
Image
IMG]http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy328/LordMudd1/s17.jpg[/IMG]
Image
IMG]http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy328/LordMudd1/s14.jpg[/IMG]
Image
IMG]http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy328/LordMudd1/s9.jpg[/IMG]
Image
IMG]http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy328/LordMudd1/s7.jpg[/IMG]
Image
Image
IMG]http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy328/LordMudd1/s6.jpg[/IMG]
Image

_________________
The expediency of acquired knowledge is preponderant upon determining a justifiable conclusion, unattainable at this time.

Museum Super Collector.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:31 pm 
User avatar
Far Too Concerned with his Post Count
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Posts: 4732
Location: Pasadena, Texas
Image
Image

The 2 that didn't load the first time.

_________________
The expediency of acquired knowledge is preponderant upon determining a justifiable conclusion, unattainable at this time.

Museum Super Collector.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:33 am 
User avatar
Far Too Concerned with his Post Count
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Posts: 4732
Location: Pasadena, Texas
Some more of my Trek collection.
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

CCC.

_________________
The expediency of acquired knowledge is preponderant upon determining a justifiable conclusion, unattainable at this time.

Museum Super Collector.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:58 am 
User avatar
Benevolent Barkeep, Bouncer, Bulwark
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 3701
Location: Phoenix
Great stuff!

_________________
Trouble sleeping?
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/blog ... antinadan/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:10 pm 
User avatar
Far Too Concerned with his Post Count
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Posts: 4732
Location: Pasadena, Texas
Thanks.

_________________
The expediency of acquired knowledge is preponderant upon determining a justifiable conclusion, unattainable at this time.

Museum Super Collector.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:21 am 
User avatar
proverbial old fart
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 3210
Cool Collection!

I have all the Micro Machine starships. Among my favorite toys!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:47 pm 
User avatar
Collector Inspector
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 1372
Hey Mudd. I have some custom Trek figures from the Galoob Next Gen series. If I can find them after I move I'll send them to ya if you want them. One is of Riker in an admiral uniform an Andorian in the black DS9, and Worf in yellow. I don't collect them so i really don't need them.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 2:41 am 
User avatar
Far Too Concerned with his Post Count
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Posts: 4732
Location: Pasadena, Texas
If you wish to I have no objection. Thank you.

CCC.

_________________
The expediency of acquired knowledge is preponderant upon determining a justifiable conclusion, unattainable at this time.

Museum Super Collector.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:51 pm 
User avatar
Far Too Concerned with his Post Count
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Posts: 4732
Location: Pasadena, Texas
Here is something for all of you Kirk fanatics to choke on...


SIR PATRICK STEWART!


CCC.

_________________
The expediency of acquired knowledge is preponderant upon determining a justifiable conclusion, unattainable at this time.

Museum Super Collector.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:42 pm 
serves the Otter
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:15 pm
Posts: 1980
Location: Earth
Is there a comprehensive archive out there for Playmate's Star Trek line? I'm curious to see how vast that line spanned and can't seem to find a archive that covers all the waves.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: STAR TREK
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:38 am 
User avatar
Far Too Concerned with his Post Count
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Posts: 4732
Location: Pasadena, Texas
shabbyblue wrote:
Is there a comprehensive archive out there for Playmate's Star Trek line? I'm curious to see how vast that line spanned and can't seem to find a archive that covers all the waves.


I would imagine there is somewhere. I have about 90% of the 5" collection, missed the last wave.

CCC.

_________________
The expediency of acquired knowledge is preponderant upon determining a justifiable conclusion, unattainable at this time.

Museum Super Collector.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 78 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: