We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.
Diamond Select Toys are now offering their Star Trek Select Borg Figure inspired from Star Trek television shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. The Borg are a collective hive mind made up of trillions of assimilated humanoids from all four quadrants of the Galaxy, which includes more than 95,000 different species that they’ve encountered. The Borg were introduced in 1989 in the classic episode “The Best of Both Worlds” of Star Trek: The Next Generation, when Q hurls The Enterprise into the path of a Borg Cube enroute to the Alpha Quadrant.
Their main goal is to find perfection by assimilating more species and technology but they only assimilate what they think is relevant biological or technological traits. The Borg are un-emotional but efficient and can only grow in numbers by assimilation. The Borg grow knowledge by assimilating individuals and technology from the races they’ve encountered, and are considered to be the largest threat to the universe.
Diamond Select Toys is offering the Borg Drone as part of their Star Trek Select line, which includes interchangeable parts and accessories, including two unique head sculpts that includes Klingon, and what appears to be Bolian.
Resistance is futile! No Star Trek fan can pass up the opportunity to own the ultimate Borg action figure! This 7-inch, fully poseable action figure is based on the Borg’s appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and includes multiple interchangeable parts, including human and Klingon heads, various eyepieces, different tool arms and a removable vest. You can create dozens of different configurations and build an army of Borg! With a full 16 points of articulation, this figure comes packaged in display-ready Select figure packaging with side-panel artwork.
Thank you to Diamond Select Toys for providing their Star Trek Select Borg Figure for review.
Availability: May 2019
The Borg Drone are packaged in the standard Select packaging with artwork from the movie on the front, and an image of the actors on the sides, and images of the figure as well as a description on the back.
The Borg Drone is the latest offering in the Star Trek Select line by Diamond Select Toys, and based on his appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. The Drone is sculpted in his cybernetic body that includes armor platings, wires and tubes throughout his sculpt, with the wires and tubes painted in metallic silver, gold and black. These are mostly shown at the stomach, hips, chest, shoulders and knees, with the rest of the body mostly covered in armor that is mostly in black and some silver components.
Both of the head sculpts are nicely done and features a great likeness as seen in the show, including the attention to details on the riffles on the forehead of the Klingon head, and the Bolian head that has a ridge running vertically down the center of the head and chin (in the show this is also running down the entire face, and we are uncertain if this in fact a Bolian head, or a Human head as it states in the official details in the figure. However, he looks more Bolian as there is a wash on the face that could be interpreted as blue skin). The facial details are nicely done and each looks unique to the Alien. The eyes are drilled out so that the eye components could be plugged into it and placed over his eye and part of his face.
There are four unique eye pieces for the figures, and we found that one of them is too difficult to place on either head sculpt as the peg is prone to bending when attempting to do this. Two of the eye pieces have pieces sticking out as seen in the show, and each one is unique. A piece of chest plating is also included that fits over the chest and shoulders.
The Drone has two sets of interchangeable tool arms that are used for a number of assignments given to them by the Collective. The arms are replaced at the forearm, and are nicely sculpted with some of the same cybernetic components as the rest of the body. The figure is packaged with an additional set of humanoid hands and forearms, with cybernetic parts over them, and the hands have the cybernetic technology underneath and above the skin. The skin tone is the same as the heads, and is also shown more on the right forearm than the left one, in addition to the hands.
The articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, swivel waist, swivel-hinged hips, double-jointed knees, hinged and rocker ankles.
Overall, the Borg Drone is nicely done and pays a great likeness to the television series. We especially like the interchangeable head sculpts, eye pieces and forearms that allows multiple ways to display and enjoy these figures. Star Trek fans will definitely want at least two more to pose these and also for army building purposes. You can find these now at your local comic shop, or see our sponsors and partners below and start shopping!
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