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20 August 2016 @ 04:55 pm
Introduction: Quantum Mechanix Captain Kirk (aka FINALLY!!!)  
Kirk has finally beamed in. I am bringing you lots of pictures of all the great accessories he comes with, and I also have tried different poses and angles with the different hands. As expected, he is simply amazing. Everyone is saying that but it is still true. I also yet have to unwrap Spock. So much awesomeness! See it all behind the cut!



The box front and back:

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It opens like this:

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Kirk in all his glory:

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The phaser and communicator are well detailed:

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The communicator can be opened and the small phaser can be taken out. On top of that, you can attach these items to the pants with little magnets:

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All the many hands he comes with - designed to hold the different items:

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I got the exclusive versions, which had the awesome phaser gun included:

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He also got his pad and a sash from season 1, but as the shirt is rather season 3 I don't think I will display him with it. Again you can attach the phaser and communicator to it:

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The boots are made from real leather and have a small zipper. The ankle joints inside can be moved into different directions:

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And now let's try some posing!

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Um, wrong chair, but you get the picture!

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On a forum I belong to someone drew a naked woman onto the pad. Can you see this post?

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167119&p=8823945&viewfull=1#post8823945

We're going this way!

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And then the Captain lost his head:

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Thankfully it is very easy to slip on again.

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DD3: abed_selfesteemdancingdragon3 on August 20th, 2016 04:54 pm (UTC)
Wow. Just wow wow wow for that face and all the details, and hands, and those boots! They look nicer than my leather boots, lol! And bonus, if you lose the Doctor's extra hand, now you have replacements.

Congrats on the fabulous new figure. I look forward to seeing him in many skits.

And again - that face is too perfect.
Antje: Kirkdieastra on August 20th, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
Isn't he great? Now you can understand why I was so eagerly waiting! Simply amazing. Can't believe he's finally here. I waited since March!

And I will definitely spam this page in the next days LOL

The Doctors and Sherlock figures also come with several different hands. But that is a good idea, I can try if they fit each other, if I need a different pose. I just need to be careful to not mix them.

Seeing my icon - hm, what do you think, should I remove his shirt?
DD3: abed_selfesteemdancingdragon3 on August 20th, 2016 10:42 pm (UTC)
He is beyond fabulous!

Does his chest look like that? Then yes! He was such a pretty boy, really. I forget that.
Antjedieastra on August 21st, 2016 03:46 pm (UTC)
Sadly, shirt removing is not going to happen :( I looked and underneath he has a black thing. No t-shirt though which also could be removed, but something like women wear, that goes all around the groin? For keeping it in the pants I guess. So I would need to remove the pants and boots also, to get that off. They each have zippers but I still don't dare. The boots look like a tight fit and I don't want to move them too much as I am afraid of the leather breaking at the creases they are making.

But hey, I just got the idea, I could do the scene of Kirk zipping up his boot from that one episode!
Her Hamsternesshamsterwoman on August 20th, 2016 05:56 pm (UTC)
The detail and accessories are amazing! But I have to say the row of disembodied hands is a bit creepy, haha XD

(also, the forum post link does show up for me. Heh.)
Antje: Kirkdieastra on August 20th, 2016 09:35 pm (UTC)
The detail and accessories are amazing!

Yeah, so many lovely details! The more I saw over the past months, the more desperate I was waiting for it to arrive. Can't believe the day has finally come. Expect many more pictures over the next few days!

But I have to say the row of disembodied hands is a bit creepy, haha XD

You think so? ;) Actually, it looks a bit like one of those displays that teach you sign language!

(also, the forum post link does show up for me. Heh.)

That was so unexpected and amazing! You know you are famous when there are parodies of your work LOL

Seeing my icon - hm, do I dare to take his shirt off?
Her Hamsterness: Star Trek -- Kirk is awesomehamsterwoman on August 20th, 2016 09:39 pm (UTC)
Actually, it looks a bit like one of those displays that teach you sign language!

It does look like that, too... but the hands are just too realistic for me to think of them as a schematic XD

Seeing my icon - hm, do I dare to take his shirt off?

Yeah, I think you should! ;)
Antje: Shatnerdieastra on August 21st, 2016 03:51 pm (UTC)
Funny, on Facebook a friend also came up with the idea of sign language (totally unrelated to here) and she actually tried to decipher it! Apparently we have two S, an O, a P and a B LOL

Sadly, shirt removing is not going to happen :( I looked and underneath he has a black thing. No t-shirt though which also could be removed, but something like women wear, that goes all around the groin? For keeping it in the pants I guess. So I would need to remove the pants and boots also, to get that off. They each have zippers but I still don't dare. The boots look like a tight fit and I don't want to move them too much as I am afraid of the leather breaking at the creases they are making.

But hey, I just got another idea, I could do the scene of Kirk sitting on a bed and zipping up his boot from one episode. It was heavily implied that he just had sex there, the woman was combing her hair. The Sixties were so innocent ;)
sueworld2003: Heartsueworld2003 on August 20th, 2016 05:56 pm (UTC)
Oh thats a great figure. Congrats on getting him. :D *is jealous*
Antjedieastra on August 20th, 2016 09:32 pm (UTC)
I also unwrapped Spock today which is equally amazing. QMX really have started high in the game. Don't know if you know the story - it was a fan who did them first, trying to do the best possible, and now he officially works for them. Sometimes dreams come true.

And from what we saw on the SDCC display many more great things will be coming. Can't wait for Bones personally. Expect many more pictures over the next few days! I have been waiting since March.

I know that you are tight on money but if you ever are swayed to get them, go get them here: https://www.planetactionfigures.co.uk/collections/star-trek

That is the official QMX trader for Europe and the only one also getting the exclusive figures. And cheaper than Forbidden Planet. He's a fan and collector like we are and I can only recommend it.
fry_addict: Misha + Markfry_addict on August 20th, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, he looks really great. Totally lives up to the official pics I've seen before release.
And an easy to slip on head is great - that's one of my pet peeves with Big Chief Studios: it's so damn hard to change the heads on their figures. Considering they actually do sell alternate portraits, that is a problem.
Antjedieastra on August 20th, 2016 09:08 pm (UTC)
So, you're still resisting? ;)

I am so relieved about the head! Even though it happened by accident, I just was laying him on the table and suddenly the head lay there. When we will get Bones, we hope he will come with his other medical shirt also and there is no way you can remove that over the head.

With my small Stargate figures, I removed heads all the time. Just a bit of hot water and off they went. The Obama was the first 1:6 figure that arrived with an extra head. I pulled but it just did not come off easily and so I rather not forced it. And from what I hear about the Big Chief figures, I won't try that at all. I'll be selling the Sherlock head that comes with the door.

I just hope I'll be able to put the smiling head onto the body once the time comes! I actually had to send in the pyjamas, they had a nasty oily stain on them. I got the new ones now.
fry_addict: Misha + Markfry_addict on August 21st, 2016 07:17 am (UTC)
Haha, yes, still resisting. I like Star Trek, but I'm not a big enough fan to get the figures.

The BCS ones definitely are a bit tricky. The trouble is that the neck often comes off with them, and since the replacement heads don't come with an extra neck you then have to separate the original head from the neck. But yes, hot water (or a blowdryer, which I prefer) does help.

Ah, the replacement pyjamas arrived? Awesome! :)
Antjedieastra on August 21st, 2016 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I once pulled on Eleven's head just to see what it looked like when it came off and you are right, the neck came with it. But since I won't do any switching but just put the smiling head on once, I hope I'll manage. Especially if they give us a Big Chief body as they said, otherwise it would be hard finding the right one that fits.

Yeah, the pyjamas arrived a couple of days ago. After three weeks I wrote to Terry and he said that he had been ill but it was going into the post now.

I could complain now that some of the print is not perfect. The red and blue are printed a bit further apart and therefore the white lines look thinner. So the front of the jacket has thicker white lines at the left side and thinner on the right. It bothers me but I am not going to send it back again! I hope it won't be visible on pictures.
vjezkovavjezkova on August 20th, 2016 07:13 pm (UTC)
Unbelievable! The likeness, all the details, well, glorious indeed!!!And the boots...*thud*
I can´t wait seeing Spock!
In the meantime, have FUN!!!
Antjedieastra on August 20th, 2016 09:03 pm (UTC)
Now you understand why I have been excited for months (I paid for him back in March!) and eagerly awaiting his arrival! I'll definitely have fun with them! Also they need to meet the Doctors and the Sherlock figures. Or Spock and the TARDIS... so many possibilities!

I'll post Spock tomorrow, I didn't want to spam too much. I may have something else in the meantime though ;)
嵐の狼arashinoookami on August 21st, 2016 09:15 am (UTC)
Wow, that's awesome!
Antje: Kirkdieastra on August 21st, 2016 03:36 pm (UTC)
So much awesomeness! I can't stop looking at them and playing with them.
owensheart: p and Cowensheart on August 21st, 2016 11:06 am (UTC)
Wow he looks great.
Antje: Kirkdieastra on August 21st, 2016 03:35 pm (UTC)
He is simply amazing. I am having so much fun with him and Spock! They also need to meet the Doctors yet and Sherlock.
sharp2799: Spock at consolesharp2799 on August 22nd, 2016 01:18 am (UTC)
The detail is amazing.
Antje: Shatnerdieastra on September 4th, 2016 06:05 pm (UTC)
Absolutely stunning! I don't know if we ever can thank Nanjin enough who started to do these many years ago, for himself and some for sale. But that we are able to buy them now officially, is really amazing.
alumfelgaalumfelga on August 22nd, 2016 12:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, the details! And the face is fantastic, I can definitely recognize William Shatner and it's not like I know him very well. I like the pose with the gun, I just hope it's safe to touch the part he's touching with his left hand while firing! ;)

You must be happy and very excited now.
Antje: Shatnerdieastra on August 23rd, 2016 09:57 pm (UTC)
Everyone agrees that it is the best Shatner face we ever got, and there have been many attempts (and many fails, apparently it is very hard to catch)

I just hope it's safe to touch the part he's touching with his left hand while firing! ;)

Apparently it's how it's done - hm, or maybe not, judging by these pictures!

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/8/8b/James_T_Kirk_with_phaser_rifle.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110407043130&path-prefix=en

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/07/article-2305398-1927FD41000005DC-344_634x353.jpg

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02530/startrek_2530398b.jpg

Now I feel bad. I wonder if the thing he touches is like a ring you can turn, for changing the intensity of the phaser or something? This gun was only seen in the pilot episode, after that only the smaller hand phasers.

Oh look, unexpected Vic Mignogna turning up in the google search - now I do feel better again ;)

http://www.manic-expression.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Unknown-4.jpeg

You must be happy and very excited now.

Totally. That was a long wait since I ordered in March, and especially during the last days when others already posted pictures. I may spam this journal like crazy ;)
alumfelgaalumfelga on August 24th, 2016 04:20 pm (UTC)
The ring feels safe (I agree, it might be a device to change the intensity) but I wouldn't touch the barrel... Although, it's a science-fiction gun from the future, if it works for radiation and not bullets, the barrel should be radiation-proof. So maybe it's safe to touch it, as long as you don't touch the end :) I should stop creating pseudo-science here and enjoy the pose. Your Kirk holds it way better than Vic!

I may spam this journal like crazy ;)
It's your journal, you're allowed :)
Antjedieastra on August 27th, 2016 04:44 pm (UTC)
I realize now why I did it wrong. I once did check how to properly hold it, but my small Kirk just was too stiff so the hand on the barrel was all he could manage. With the new Kirk, I just never looked it up again and did it as I was used to. I'll now certainly remember next time - thanks for pointing it out!

Yes, exactly, where would I be allowed to spam if not here? ;) Still, I am conscious of my friend's friendslists and try to limit myself to one post a day.

alumfelgaalumfelga on August 28th, 2016 03:22 pm (UTC)
With the new Kirk, I just never looked it up again and did it as I was used to. I'll now certainly remember next time - thanks for pointing it out!
It doesn't bother me, but if it helps you, then you're welcome :)

Nivieneniviene on August 30th, 2016 01:53 pm (UTC)
Wow so amazing!!!
Antjedieastra on September 1st, 2016 07:19 pm (UTC)
Totally! It's been over a week now but I still am in awe and can't believe it.

If you have the money, you should consider. You certainly won't regret it. In reality they look even better than pictures can show.