More than a year ago we previewed a new line of Super7’s retro-style Kenner action figures featuring Star Trek: The Next Generation. This was a reboot of a line of Star Trek original series figures we discussed here at borg back in 2015. The second wave includes Commander Will Riker, Counselor Deanna Troi, Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge, Dr. Beverly Crusher, the notorious Q, and… that black oil slick that killed Tasha Yar called Armus (yes, Armus gets a figure before Yar!). Even better, Super7 is taking a 19th century Victorian theme next. Following Wave 2 fans will get their first Captain Picard of the seafaring HMS Enterprise, plus newly promoted Worf (both from Generations) along with Data and Geordi as Holmes and Watson.
Don’t confuse these with what we revealed this past January–those toys were from the company called Playmates, which returned with its own line, too. Playmates was the original toy company that made its name creating a stunningly expansive line of Star Trek action figures (okay, it’s actually the second company that introduced the figures after Galoob’s short run). Playmates released a small-sized Worf from Generations, but not a sea captain Picard, and Data and Geordi from the Victorian episode “Elementary, My Dear Data” were only issued in a special nine-inch edition.
Check out the new designs for the second wave of Super7 figures, and their new cardbacks, plus links to pre-order all of the first 16 ReAction Star Trek: The Next Generation action figures:
Super7’s first Star Trek line did not gain even remotely the traction Playmates toys found back in the 1990s. So get ready to catch only a few waves as they arrive, or expect to track them down in the aftermarket later.
Learn more or pre-order figures at Entertainment Earth now at these links: Riker, Troi, Dr. Crusher, Geordi, Q, Armus, Victorian Picard, Victorian Worf, Victorian Data, and Victorian Geordi. In case you missed it, the first wave can be found here: Picard, Data, Worf, Guinan, Wesley, The Borg. (Armus would also make a good relative for Cousin It or Chewbacca).
Playmates’ huge line of figures were slightly larger at 4 1/2 inches, and with more points of articulation. The Super7 figures follow the 3 3/4 inch Kenner style consistent with the rest of their licensed figures in the series. So figure you can use them with the vintage Kenner Star Wars playsets. Look for Wave 2 in June and the Victorian series arriving in October.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg