W.L. Swarts
Reviews The Star Trek Toy Universe

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        I have long had a passion for the Star Trek franchise.  It wasn't long after I saw my first few episodes of Star Trek that I started collecting Star Trek merchandise.  One of my earliest collections was Star Trek toys.  Now, as I downsize some, I review all that I've collected.

        Before you check out the reviews, I heartily recommend understanding how I review in general.  While all of the toy reviews are in my blog, W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe, as is my overall standard  - My Reviewing Philosophy - I figured I'd take a moment to run through my criteria for how I review action figures and toys.

        All toys I encounter are evaluated on a ten point scale where 0 (zero) is absolutely abominable through 10 (perfection, it belongs in every Star Trek fan's permanent collection!).  I start at zero and toys work their way up to ten.  What are the criteria I grade on?  Here are the standards:

3 points - Sculpt/Coloring - Does the toy look like what it is supposed to?  Is the coloring good?  Does any difference between the image on the package and on the figure make sense?

3 points - Balance/Articulation - Does the toy stand on its own?  Does the figure have joints that move and are well-articulated?  Is the playability of the toy good?

3 points - Accessories - Does the toy have good accessories?  Are the accessories well-detailed?  Does the coloring and scale match the rest of the figure?

1 point - Collectibility - Is the value of the toy going to hold up over the years?

        These might seem like pretty strict standards for toys, but it's a surprisingly serious business!

        For the various types of Star Trek toys I've reviewed, check out any of the pages below: