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Captain Pikes Starfleet Laser Pistol


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Okay, that is just cool! I

Okay, that is just cool! I didn't know Playmates made one for the pilot episode though.

Still waiting for a toy version of the Assault Phaser from "ST-V" and "ST-VI"...

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 2 April, 2013 - 14:54
Thanks Eva, I'm not sure if

Thanks Eva,

I'm not sure if you noticed this in the Playmates Review Gallery as it has a few of your items in it. This is a really fun and obscure release and I had hoped you would personally like it!


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Posted by Showapop on 2 April, 2013 - 16:09
Playmates getting Star Trek

Playmates getting Star Trek was one of the high points of the 90's. They produced so many great toys. I wish I had picked up more at the time, but I was just entering the job market. I still cherry pick a few here and there on Ebay.

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Posted by japester on 2 April, 2013 - 15:26
Playmates 1990's Star Trek

Playmates 1990's Star Trek toys were one of the highlights of the era, I just wasn't into purchasing toys during those years ( I was in college and focusing on my Music back then) but I just enjoyed hitting up the toy aisles and I loved this line, especially when they released their TOS line. I was seriously tempted with buying them but I just didn't do it.

What I admire about Playmates and what I didn't realize until I wrote this review was they made great toys suitable for kids yet they were able to have enough coolness that adult collectors would enjoy. Very few toylines could pull that off but Playmates did for Star Trek fans both young and old. This pistol is a perfect example and glad I was finally able to give it its day in the sun here on CDX!

Thanks Japester!


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Posted by Showapop on 2 April, 2013 - 16:15

Great review man. People sleep on the 90s Playmates stuff nowadays, and their props and ships are still awesome even compared to products made a decade later. Proof that new collector's toys aren't always better than previous releases. These look accurate (to my casual star trek eyes) and are kid-friendly and sturdy. You can put this phaser on a stand in a glass case to display, and then hand it off to a curious kid to play with, without worry of breaking.

I'll throw this out there though to those wondering why sometimes loose phasers and ships in this line go for more than mint in sealed box examples. The batteries leak and you've got to be careful buying boxed examples as you can't always see the damaged battery box through the package, you have to open them up to check. Again awesome review and I hope to see more classic Trek stuff on the site.

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Posted by The Big R on 2 April, 2013 - 19:14
Big R, You make a great

Big R,

You make a great point. Luckily I took out the batterie while in storage and the pistol works just fine. Another great feature to note about this product is that the battery cover closes with a screw and will stay firmly with the pistol for a many years.


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Posted by Showapop on 4 April, 2013 - 12:02