Galoob was the first toy company to have the Star Trek Next Generation licence and released the TNG characters in plastic for the first time. Unfortunately, they seemed a bit stodgy. Captain Jean Luc Picard's figure is no exception.
Maybe its the card. I mean, it looks good. Cool picture of the Enterprise. It just gives off a "boring figure" vibe. I cant put my finger on it. Maybe its the color palette, maybe the picture of Picard, or the fact that the bubble looks like a coffin. I don't really know but I don't feel its display value.
The figure itself is nice. The face is spot on and the detail is exceptional. The uniform is a perfect likeness. The figure does look like he should be a Tin Soldier rather than an action figure.
The problem ? He's got a "dustbuster" phaser molded in his hand and the other is a fist. Definitely an "action" figure ! I do give points for the knee articulation. Not much else you could do with him, even though he comes with a strapped tricorder, there's no way he can use it.
Picard looks good on my wall, but I cant get too much into him. Galoob only lasted for two series as the ST:TNG toymaker before Playmates took over. Maybe Galoob captured the dull feel the first two seasons had a little too well. Anyway, I'm glad Playmates got a chance to put out their versions cause this one falls a bit flat.
You can check out my Playmates Locutus by Clicking Here. Its a lot more fun than this one !
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