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Norrins25 Feb 2020 7:14 a.m. PST

Might be of interest to someone, another range of Star Trek figures recently announced at Toy Fair 2020.

An upcoming line of 2-inch tall "army men"-style plastic figurines, representing the various crews of StarTrek and their adversaries.

Made by Fanwares. Anybody know much about them? Wrong scale for me though :(

WarWizard25 Feb 2020 7:20 a.m. PST

Those figures look really good.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2020 7:25 a.m. PST

I don't see anything but six lines of letters and numbers.

Martian Root Canal25 Feb 2020 8:37 a.m. PST

Can't see anything and can't find any pictures by Fanwares in quick Google search. Please repost.

Norrins25 Feb 2020 8:38 a.m. PST

Let's try it again.

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Martian Root Canal25 Feb 2020 8:43 a.m. PST

Nevermind. Found a link.

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StarCruiser25 Feb 2020 9:16 a.m. PST

Mostly good but, the Talosian should probably be shorter, the Gorn should probably be a bit bulkier etc…

There's also some inconsistency in the size/shape of some of the gear like Tricorders.

These are clearly prototypes so, I'll allow for that.

Garand25 Feb 2020 9:27 a.m. PST

Are these going to be prepainted, or paint yourself? if the latter definitely interested!

Damon.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa25 Feb 2020 10:09 a.m. PST

The inclusion of the ship is interesting. Personally I'd like to see a box set of just ships!

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2020 10:37 a.m. PST

Some of those look pretty good. Uhura is a nice sculpt.

Some of the others are kind of goofy.

I hate the Gorn, since it looks like a rottweiler that's had his nose inflamed by too many shots, and the bad reaction from that, as opposed to a lizard-man. A pity, since I'd like a whole crew of them.

Garand25 Feb 2020 11:03 a.m. PST

I would love to see separate heads done for these, perhaps by an after-market supplier. Or, alternatively if the sets aren't too expensive I can buy duplicates & decapitate the figures on my own…

Damon.

Schogun25 Feb 2020 1:17 p.m. PST

One guy with a phaser could be a redshirt.

Zephyr125 Feb 2020 3:36 p.m. PST

"Captain Kirk, as portrayed by Karl Malden…"
And you'd never need more than one Salt Monster…

Hope it comes to market… ;-)

Slow Oats25 Feb 2020 5:52 p.m. PST

I love the head on view of that gorn.

"Thufferin' Thuccotash!"

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2020 5:59 p.m. PST

50mm scale? Why? These won't fit with any available terrain or other minis on the market.

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 3:37 a.m. PST

Remember these

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By Hasbro but seems a very similar concept. 54mm ish.

You got a couple of characters and a few duplicate grunts good and bad plus a couple of ships in each base pack. Larger packs had more.

Colour me keen.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 8:15 a.m. PST

@Javelin98:

These are clearly aimed at the toy market, not gamers. As such you make them as big as your budget will allow.

The gaming market is so small no sane company would make a business decision designed to court it. Gaming companies are labors of love, not profit.

cloudcaptain26 Feb 2020 9:01 a.m. PST

They are perfectly gameable. Just put out a cluster of rocks for your red-shirts to walk behind.

Norrins26 Feb 2020 9:06 a.m. PST

Might be time to dig this out again

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IIRC the figures were about the same size.

Dynaman878927 Feb 2020 4:44 a.m. PST

> 50mm scale? Why? These won't fit with any available terrain or other minis on the market.

I see you provided your own answer to that one!

Patrick R27 Feb 2020 5:14 a.m. PST

Crispy, the "Toy" market no longer deals with such things, it's all part of the collectible market where the actual "toy" will disintegrate if you remove it from the packaging or have the malevolent audacity of wanting to play with them rather than keep them sealed in a climate controlled environment that would make the British Museum look like a scrapyard.

This is all about premium prices and exclusivity made for people who think children are agents of chaos that should be shot on sight lest they have any chance of throwing up all over your collection.

"You give toys to children, are you abnormal ?"

Lucius27 Feb 2020 10:29 a.m. PST

Definitely mass-market toys, not made for the gamer market. They have plastic bagged Fallout figures as well, in the same format. Pretty great toys!

Here is the real target audience. Substitute Star Trek for Fallout:

"Makes the perfect gift for the Fallout fan in your life! Great for Christmas, Hanukkah, graduation, house-warming parties, and more! Also makes a unique stocking stuffer present!"

The Angry Piper28 Feb 2020 9:49 a.m. PST

These look great. Too big for me, as I'm already invested in Clix and Modiphius Trek. But these are quite good.

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