Star Trek Playmates Toys Retrospective Part 2: 1994 [Soundout Review]

The third year of Playmates Toys’ Star Trek toyline expanded to include Deep Space Nine, Generations and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? 1994 was an eventful year for Star Trek. The popular Star Trek: The Next Generation series was coming to a close, only to be instantly resurrected for a series of movies. The first movie, Star Trek: Generations released this year and featuring Original Series characters appearing alongside the Next Generation characters. In addition, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, now in its second season joins the toyline with its own subset of action figures, ships and more! There’s also a wild and crazy crossover line with another Playmates…

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Star Trek Playmates Toys Retrospective Part 1: 1992-1993 [Soundout Review]

The year was 1992, Star Trek: The Next Generation was running strong, more Star Trek was on the way and Playmates Toys was having success with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These two high points in their respective history resulted in the now famous Playmates Toys Star Trek toy line. Lasting from 1992-1999, the line encompassed every television series and film for the Star Trek universe at the time. With the news that Playmates Toys will be returning to make a brand-new Star Trek line-up for 2022, Soundout12 is taking a deep look into the history of this long-running toy line.   Now, Part 1 of this…

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Playmates Toys to Produce New Star Trek Products

The official Star Trek website has updated with the announcement that Playmates Toys will be returning to the Final Frontier. Playmates Toys and ViacomCBS Consumer Products have announced that have the license rights to produce figures, vehicles, role play, and more for the Star Trek franchise in 2022. According to the report, Playmates Toys will be producing products for Star Trek Prodigy, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Lower Decks, and Star Trek Picard. For those who are not aware, Playmates Toys originally produced products in 1992-1999. The product line spread…

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Official Images: Super7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Figures Wave One

Super7 recently updated their official website with official images of the first wave of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Figures. For those who are not aware, Super7 will be releasing a 7 inch collectors line based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, specifically their original vintage toy designs that were released by Playmates Toys in the 80s. The toyline was first announced at Powercon 2019. Each figure will include a variety of accessories and will be released in a special box. The figures will retail for $45 each and similar to the previous…

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SDCC 2018: Voltron Legendary Defender Hyper-Phase Gift Set Announced

BBTS has recently opened pre-orders for the Voltron Legendary Defender Hyper-Phase Gift Set. Originally revealed at New York Toy Fair 2018, the set is now confirmed as a SDCC 2018 exclusive. The latest version of Voltron is an updated version of the Legendary Defender Voltron with new weapons and parts. The set will retail for $129.99 and according to the official release details, there will be only 3000 sets available. The set includes:   Black lion Red lion Quintessence enhanced projectile launcher Projectiles Green lion Quintessence enhanced projectile launcher Projectiles Blue lion Quintessence enhanced projectile launcher Projectiles Yellow lion Quintessence enhanced…

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Official Images: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys

The Collider has recently revealed the first look at the upcoming toys based on the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series.  As expected, Playmates Toys will be making a variety of products based on the show such as roleplay, figures, playsets, and more.  The figures will be released in various scales starting from 3.25 inches and up to 11 inches.  The figures will be priced around $8.99-$19 depending on the scale of figure. The bikes and 2-in-1 Turtle Tank will be priced at $19.99 and $34.99 respectively.  Similar to the recent turtles incarnation the new show will also be…

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Review: Playmates Toys Classic 84′ Voltron

Hello Hero Club, this is Darkon633 and I am back with another toy review. Playmates Toys has actually been doing a fantastic job in my opinion when it comes to the Voltron Lions. Both the Legendary Defender (albeit a bit finicky) and these Classic Voltrons are amazing releases and I can’t wait to see if they will be making another versions. The paint QC issue is something I really wished Playmates Toys really looked into, but overall the lions turned out much better than I expected. In conclusion I recommend…

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Official Images: Playmates Toys Classic Voltron

Toyark has posted official images of the upcoming Classic Voltron by Playmates Toys.  Back in August of this year BBTS posted pre-order pages for the upcoming release of Classic Voltron, however it did not reveal look of the full Voltron combination.  Today the new images feature another look at the Lions along with the first look at the fully combined Voltron.  The standard lions will include several weapon accessories and the Black Lion will feature over 60+ sounds as well as a light up chest. Each of the standard lions will retail for $17.99 while the Black Lion…

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Playmates Toys To Release Classic Voltron

Bigbadtoystore has updated with official pre-orders for a new Classic Voltron release by Playmates Toys.  For those who are unaware these lions are based on the original Voltron: Defender of the Universe series. The first season of the series ran from September 10, 1984 to November 27, 1984, being adapted entirely from Beast King GoLion. However, due to overwhelming popularity of the Lion Force Voltron a second season was commissioned, and aired the following year from October 21, 1985 to November 18, 1985. Yet, the original lions would return 13 years later in Voltron: The Third Dimension, which served as a direct sequel to…

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Review: Ben 10 Reboot 5 Inch Four Arms

Hello Hero Club this is Darkon633 and I am back with another toy review. Moving on to the final new alien release in the first wave of the Ben 10 Reboot 5 Inch figures we will now be looking at Four Arms. I was quite disappointed in the Bandai of America release of Four Arms due to the lack of articulation, however it is nice to see that Playmates’ version of Four Arms is far superior. The overall design, size, and pretty much everything about this version of Four Arms…

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