Saturday, February 14, 2009

DS9 Series 2 – That’s more like it!

Picture 002After being slightly disappointed with some of the likenesses in the last wave of DST’s ST:TNG line, I approached the second wave of the Deep Space Nine series with a bit of trepidation. I decided against the Martok from the wave for budget and display space reasons, and on my first go could only pick up O’Brien and Bashir, because for some reason the Previews Exclusives from the ST waves always arrive a week later to my LCS than the rest of the wave. This meant I had to wait for Kira, and I decided to wait to open up the other figures until she arrived.

On first glance in the package, I didn’t get a real sense of the characters in the headsculpts of these figures, but once out of the package, I’d have to say that the Bashir and Kira likenesses are better efforts than the Ro and Ogawa headsculpts from the TNG wave. I’d still say that the DS9 O’Brien  headsculptPicture 005 could have been aged a bit to reflect his look in that series, but understand the financial wisdom of using the TNG head as well.

The Kira headsculpt is good, although her Bajoran ridges could have been more pronounced, and the head looks like it belongs on a slightly larger body. It looks like this is the base body used for Ezri Dax. Not sure what that means in terms of scale – I’d have to go back in the DS9 archives to check that out.

One thing you notice when you look at the group shot of Waves 1 and 2 (and oh, when you do, note that wonderful Odo figure…) is the huge variance in skin tone between some of the figures – compare Kira to Ezri to Bashir. Not sure if this is deliberate or a production issue, but it does look a bit off.

Picture 008 As usual, these figures come with a truckload of accessories – including racoon-skin hats for Bashir and O’Brien, coffee cups, phasers etc. Someone who wanted to act out DS9 scenes with this figures would be really happy!

Was there a Nemesis Worf figure made? I’m thinking I’ll need one to complete the team because another wave looks unlikely, which is a shame because that means no Quark. With some of the two-packs coming out I could be pleasantly surprised of course. Here’s hoping.

If you want to see more pics, there’s some  up in an album at AFB’s new Facebook page.


1 comment:

Chainsaw Jack said...

I envy your jadzia and odo

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