See the figures below? Well,
for years, they have been the closest thing to a bootleg Star Trek figure
that I have ever found. Now there are three toy lines that I really
enjoy collecting. Star Trek is one of them. So in many ways, I have
been hoping to someday find a bootleg Playmates Star Trek figure. But
all I had been able to find were the figures you are about to see.
For years, this was all I had
in my bootleg Trek collection. Oh sure, I have a couple of sets of knock
off vehicles. But that was it. (And if ya want a detailed review of
the figure pictured above, head on over to Chris
Doyle's Island Of Bootleg Toys)
Take a gander at this Bad Boy.
Yup! That's a bootleg Lt. Worf
figure. Woo Hoo! Finally! A bootleg Playmates figure. Check out the card
the figure is mounted on. It's a Lt. Barclay card from the 1994 7th Season
Next Generation Series. .
Oh boy. If I were Worf, I would wanna kick some Klingon @$$. What did those nasty old bootleggers do to him? This bootleg Worf figure is much lighter than the original. I guess we can also say that this figure is only sorta Klingon looking.
Y'know, it's been brought to my attention that Worf actually looks more like Gowron. Heh. I wonder if the bootleggers just swapped heads?
Don't ya just love his purple accessories?
Now the other bootleg figure in this series that's been added to my collection is a Lt. Barclay figure. Quite frankly, I am kinda disappointed with this bootleg figure. It looks pretty darn good for a bootleg!
What did I tell ya? This guy actually
looks pretty darn good.. Well, his hair and eyebrows are colored wrong.
Hey! Barclay's accessories are the wrong colors too. Well, waddaya expect
for bootleg toys?
This is the last figure I have
in this series. It is Dr. Noonian Soong. Okay, this guy isn't really a
major character in the series. But if you follow Star Trek The Next Generation,
then you will know who this guy is. Anyways, take a peek at the bootleg
Well, this figure really isn't
too far off from the real toy. The bootleg figure doesn't sport all the
different shades of brown that the real figure has. Also, the purple accessories
are, well, just aren't purple enough. Hmm, does that make sense?
back is virtually identical to the real package. Granted, there are
a few minor details missing. Most notably, any references to Playmates.
There are also a couple of typos in Barclay's biography.
By the way, if ya like Star Trek
figures, I highly recommend the most thorough Star Trek toy site on
the net. It's called Rene
Bousquet's Action Figure Page.