McFarlane Toys is now offering their Star Trek 7″ Captain Kirk and Captain Picard Figures, which are the first figures in a new line as previously announced during Star Trek Las Vegas Convention. Captain Kirk is based on his 1960’s appearance from Star Trek: The Original Series and Captain Pircard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Both figures are part of the 7″ scale Color Tops line-up, with updated articulation.
Star Trek: The Original Series – Captain James T. Kirk
Captain of the USS Enterprise, Captain James Tiberius Kirk is one of the most renowned Starfleet leaders. Kirk leads his crew to the far reaches of space, Where No Man Has Gone Before. Regarded as a maverick, Captain Kirk strays from the path of Starfleet regulations, but only when the ends justify the means.
Star Trek: The Next Generation – Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Captain of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), Captain Jean-Luc Picard shows that diplomacy can be just as effective as jumping head first into action. Despite his mastery of rhetoric, Picard is also known as an incredibly tactical Captain when faced with a violent threat. Captain Picard leads his diverse crew to seek out new life and new civilizations and to boldly go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Thank you to McFarlane Toys for providing their Star Trek 7″ Captain Kirk & Captain Picard Figures for review.
Availability: September 2018
Both Captain Kirk and Captain Picard are packaged in a cardback with the figures protected in plastic with a plastic tray, and the back features artwork and a detailed look at the figures and what’s included. There is also a preview of upcoming figures on the back, including Leonard Nimoy’s Spock and Michael Burnham from Star Trek: Discovery.
Captain Kirk is the best of the set, and features a fantastic figure sculpt with a detailed likeness of William Shatner. Kirk is painted in his iconic yellow command uniform from The Original Series, and it also includes a black collar, a gold Starfleet badge, black pants and black boots with a metallic finish. His sleeves also have a gold stripes on them that are detailed with patterns, which looks great. The paint applications looks great, and there is minimal bleeding on the collar from the yellow command shirt. The shirt has a light texture to it that is nicely done, and even the badge has some sculpted detail.
Included with Captain Kirk are several accessories as seen in The Original Series, including a Type II Phaser, a Communicator, and a Phaser Rifle. There is also a figure base for him to stand on with a logo on it and an interchangeable right wrist.
Captain Picard also features a great sculpt with an excellent likeness to Patrick Stewart. The figure is painted as he appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and is in his red and black command uniform (Type B). He also has a gold and silver Starfleet badge on his chest, and four buttons on the collar of his command structure. The collar is mostly in black, with some red trim around the edges. Where this figure falls short are the paint applications on the red part of the uniform, as the black is bleeding through it. It’s pretty noticeable and hard to miss, especially that the also bleeds into the black a little bit on the edges. Obviously, this wasn’t the intention, but its unfortunate this happened at the factory. His pants are painted in black, and his shoes are painted in a metallic black just like Kirk’s.
Included with Captain Picard is a Type II Phaser and the Ressikan Flute from the episode “Inner Light.” There is also a figure base with a logo on it and an interchangeable right wrist.
Both figures share the same articulation, including a ball jointed neck, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, ball jointed wrists, hinged and swivel hips, swivel-hinged knees and ball jointed ankles.
Overall, these are nicely done figures and Star Trek fans will surely want to pick these up. Just a sideshow, but these are slightly shorted than the figures that Diamond Select Toys did years back, and you can’t argue that the likenesses are truly incredible on these.