04 May 2009

"Star Trek" [Warp Factor] by Playmates Toys

This was the last hurrah of Playmates's wonderful 1990s run of Star Trek figures.  On one level, it was an improvement over the previous catch-all Star Trek line.  The packaging aesthetic was, in my opinion, the most eye-catching of all Playmates's Trek run.  The characters and variants chosen were largely of significance; no nameless red shirt fodder here.

Prior to this line, only the Star Trek Generations sub-set had outright abandoned articulation in favor of predetermined poses for the figures.  Remember, though, that by the late 1990s, McFarlane Toys's line of gorgeous statues marketed as action figures had made dedicated figure collectors highly critical of things like paint applications and sculpting--and made it clear that articulation was not a priority.  Playmates, like most toy manufacturers, capitulated and in the process of pandering to that crowd, sacrificed one of the most important aspects of their entire run of Trek figures.  Some of this line's poses were absolutely horrible, especially Keiko O'Brien, who appears to either be jumping out from behind a corner to surprise you, or is very awkwardly dashing to a bathroom.

STAR TREK - WARP FACTOR
Assortment 16250 Combat Series
Serialized Warp Factor Series 1
16251 Captain Jean-Luc Picard
16252 Commander William Riker
16253 Lt. Commander Worf
16254 Borg
16255 Q

Assortment 16280 Combat Series
Serialized Warp Factor Series 2
16256 Cardassian Soldier
16257 Jem'Hadar Soldier
16258 Captain Benjamin Sisko
16260 Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax
16266 Chief Miles O'Brien

Assortment 65100 Basic Figures
Serialized Warp Factor Series 1
65106 Chief Miles O'Brien - From the episode "Trials and Tribble-ations"
65107 Captain Benjamin Sisko - From the episode "Trials and Tribble-ations"
65108 Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax - From the episode "Trials and Tribble-ations"
65109 Constable Odo - From the episode "Trials and Tribble-ations"
65110 Dr. Julian Bashir - From the episode "Trials and Tribble-ations"
65111 Captain Koloth

Serialized Warp Factor Series 2
65101 Sisko as a Klingon
65102 Ilia Probe
65103 Leeta the Dabo Girl
65104 Swarm Alien
65112 Captain Beverly Picard

Serialized Warp Factor Series 3
65105 Mr. Spock from the episode "Mirror, Mirror"
65114 Edith Keeler
65115 Cadet Deanna Troi
65116 Cadet Data
65117 Cadet Beverly Howard Crusher

Assortment 65140 Basic Figures
Serialized Warp Factor Series 4
65120 Andorian
65121 Keiko O'Brien
65122 Trelane
65123 Kang
65124 Intendant Kira

Assortment 65150 Basic Figures
Serialized Warp Factor Series 5
65128 James Kirk - from "The City on the Edge of Forever"
65129 Mr. Spock - from "The City on the Edge of Forever"
65130 Borg Queen
65131 Seven of Nine - from "The Gift"

Assortment 65400 Transporter Series
65401 Captain James Kirk
65402 Mr. Spock
65403 Dr. McCoy
65404 Lt. Uhura
65405 Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott
65421 Lt. Commander Data
65422 Captain Jean-Luc Picard
65423 Lt. Worf
65432 Commander William T. Riker
65433 Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge

Assortment 65267 Exclusive Spencer Gifts Edition!
65268 Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax [in Starfleet Dress Uniform]
65269 Security Officer Neelix - As Featured in Star Trek: Voyager

Transporter Series - Target Exclusive!
65231 Ensign Pavel Chekov
65232 Lt. Hikaru Sulu
65441 Nurse Christine Chapel
65442 Yeoman Janice Rand

Assortment 65800 Basic Figures - Available Only at Target!
65801 Captain Jean-Luc Picard [movie edition]
65802 Lt. Commander Worf [movie edition]

Assortment 65820 Basic Figures - Star Trek: Starfleet Command International Edition
65803 Seven of Nine [silver uniform]
65804 Lt. Commander Data [movie edition]

Assortment 65830 Basic Figures - Star Trek: Starfleet Command International Edition
65805 Counselor Deanna Troi [movie edition]
65806 Commander William Riker [movie edition]

Assortment 65840 Basic Figures - Star Trek: Starfleet Command International Edition
65807 Dr. Beverly Crusher [movie edition]
65808 Seven of Nine [cobalt uniform]

New Force Comics Exclusive Figure
65226 Captain Kathryn Janeway as seen in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flashback"

Star Trek Communicator Exclusive Figure
65221 Captain Calhoun

ToyFare Magazine Mail-Away Exclusive Figures
65244 Captain James Kirk as a gangster from "A Piece of the Action"
65267 "Tapestry II" Picard
65277 Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge as featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation from the episode "Identity Crisis"
65278 Mr. Spock in Environmental Suit from "The Tholian Web"
65279 Transporting Lt. Tasha Yar from Star Trek: The Next Generation
65808 Seven of Nine as seen in Star Trek: Voyager

Multi-Packs
16122 1701 Collection
Lt. Natasha Yar as seen in "Yesterday's Enterprise"
Captain Jean-Luc Picard as seen in "Tapestry"
Lt. Reginald Barclay as seen in "Projections"

65181 Captain Jean-Luc Picard as "Dixon Hill"
Guinan as "Gloria"
As seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation from the Episode, "Clues"

65182 Captain James Kirk with Balok and Balok's Puppet
As seen in Star Trek: The Original Series from the Episode, "The Corbomite Maneuver"
65191 Lt. Commander Worf
Lt. Commander Data
Alexander Rozhenko
As seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation from the Episode, "A Fistfull of Datas"

65192 Ensign Harry Kim
Species 8472
As seen in Star Trek: Voyager from the Episode, "Scorpion"

Multi-Packs - Star Trek: Starfleet Command - Available Only at Target!
65172 Captain James Kirk
Mister Spock
As seen in Star Trek: The Original Series from the Episode, "Amok Time"

65173 Borg Drone
Captain Jean-Luc Picard as Locutus of Borg
As seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation from the Episode, "The Best of Both Worlds"

65174 Captain James Kirk in Interphase
Mister Spock
As seen in Star Trek: The Original Series from the Episode, "The Tholian Web"

Accessories
16077 Starship Enterprise - Transwarping
16126 Romulan Bird-of-Prey
16127 Captain Pike's Starfleet Laser Pistol
16140 U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205
16142 Klingon D'k Tahg Knife
16143 Starfleet Medical Tricorder
16144 Starfleet Phaser

Warp Factor Collectors Edition
Exclusive to K-B Toys Limited to 7200!
65201 Dr. McCoy
65202 Lieutenant Uhura
65211 Captain James Kirk
65212 Mr. Spock
65701 Security Chief Sulu
65702 Lt. Marlena Moreau

Exclusive Collectors Edition Available Only at Target!
65251 Mr. Spock in Environmental Suit
65252 Ensign Chekov in Environmental Suit
65256 The Doctor: Emergency Medical Hologram
65257 Ensign Harry Kim
65601 Captain James Kirk in Environmental Suit
65602 Seven of Nine

Exclusive Collectors Edition Available Only at Kay-Bee Toys!
65260 Captain James Kirk
65261 Spock

Spencer Gifts Exclusive!  Limited to 15,000
65264 Captain Jean-Luc Picard
65265 Commander William Riker

Assortment 65280
Serialized Warp Factor Series 1
65281 Constable Odo
65283 Lt. Tuvok
65286 Commander Chakotay

Serialized Warp Factor Series 2
65282 Captain Kathryn Janeway
65285 Lt. Tom Paris
65286 Dr. Julian Bashir

Serialized Warp Factor Series 3
65290 Jem'Hadar Soldier
65291 Gul Dukat
65292 Capt. James Kirk in Casual Attire

Serialized Warp Factor Series 4
65293 Captain Benjamin Sisko
65294 Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax
65303 Seven of Nine

Assortment 65330
Serialized Warp Factor Series 5
65295 Talosian
65297 Elim Garak
65298 Bele

Star Trek: Starfleet Command only at Target!
65603 Nurse Christine Chapel
65604 Captain Jean-Luc Picard
65605 Lt. Commander Data as Sherlock Holmes
65606 Lt. Geordi LaForge as Dr. John Watson

Exclusive to K-B Toys Limited to 5000!
65703 Trelane
65704 Edith Keeler
65705 Captain James Kirk
65706 Mr. Spock

Warp Factor Strike Force Series
Assortment 16210 Strike Force Ships
16211 Cardassian Warship with Gul Dukat and Garak
16212 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D with Captain Picard and Commander RIker
16213 Klingon Bird of Prey with Valkris and Commander Kruge
16214 Ferengi Marauder with DaiMon Bok and Jason Vigo
16215 Maquis Fighter with Chakotay and Torres in Maquis Outfits

Assortment 16240 Strike Force Playsets
16241 Klingon Great Hall - Includes Lt. Worf, K'mpec, Gowron, Klingon Warrior
16242 Borg Temple - Includes Lt. Cmdr. Data, Lore, Hugh Borg and Borg Soldier

Assortment 16270 Strike Force Figure Packs
16271 Klingon Warriors
16272 Starfleet Away Team
16273 Borg Assimilation Team
16274 Ferengi Commerce Team

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