Next up in the Spocklection Update is the 12 inch figure from Playmates Toys. The first of the Movie merchandise, well figure wise anyway, that I picked up.
Overall a pretty good figure, the base figure seems well done and the articulation is about the same as a 12 inch Gi Joe, maybe some differences, but not much. The head sculpts on these figures seem a little narrow to me, not so much on Spock, more on Kirk, something I think they could have done a little better on, but for mass market it's okay.
Spock comes with an extra hand that is in the Vulcan Salute so you can swap it out with his Phaser holding hand for a more diplomatic mission. He also comes with a figure stand, though he stands pretty good on his own and a utility belt with a phaser and communicator. The belts on these figures, and in the movie, remind me of the of the old Remco Star Trek Utility beltRemco Star Trek Utility belt more than anything from the original series. They had belts in the original series, they tried to disguise them a bit more. By the way if anyone is interested I would be more than willing to take any of items as a gift from the top ten list in the link.
I think another feature I would have liked to have seen on these 12 inch figures is maybe a communicator with the flip open feature and the phaser with the stun to vaporize switching nozzle. I don't think it would be too hard to accomplish this, maybe it was the cost or time. The boots seem to be attached to the figure, at least I haven't been brave enough to pull to hard and see if they come off. The tunic looks to be removable is you were to say want to place it on GI Joe Adventure Team figure so your Trek crew member could rock a fuzzy head and beard. Pants he might need to get his own, the Spock pants look to be attached somehow near the top of the boots.
This is my tallest Spock to date, if I had known Playmates made a fairly decent 12 inch figure I might have picked up the classic version of Spock from the 90's. All in all this is a pretty fun figure, made me want to go back and get a few more, just waiting for Sulu to arrive and maybe I'll pick up a Kirk as well.