well, it doesn't look like any line will give me everything i want. after researching online, i've found out that minimates are completely out of the running. only one two-pack dedicated to ds9! i've been spoiled by their marvel product output i guess. so many characters and variants there!
the diamond select figures are great-looking but character selection is sparse. not even the full cast (no quark!) and zero supporting characters (no cardassians!). plus all figures sport the least colorful/distinctive starfleet uniforms from the show's entire run. still, that odo figure looks so damned good.
i guess the playmates line looked fine for the time it was produced but i'm living in a post-mcfarlane toys world, dammit! still, can't beat the character selection and price. a morn figure for pennies!
i blame netflix instant for re-igniting my love for this show. thanks for the responses. i think i'll try to get a combo of playmates and diamond toys.
Nice to see a fellow DS9 fan here! I'm a huge Trek guy, but DS9 is my favorite! I have the entire line of Playmates toys and really liked that line, even though the detail of them aren't close to matching something like McFarlane stuff or the Diamond Select figs. Still...it was a great line and was really fun (and frustrating) to collect!! Good luck with your hunt!