Playmobil – Star Trek U.S.S Enterprise review by Harrison
Star Trek as a franchise has seen a massive surge in popularity in recent years with the release of the last three movies and streaming shows such as Discovery, Picard Five years.
Star Trek’s long term popularity has spawned countless forms of merchandise over the years from cosplay costumes to mugs with the faces of your favorite Captain. But to this day there has never been a must own collectible to rival this latest offering from Playmobil.
The new Playmobil U.S.S Enterprise is approximately one metre in length, has interactive sounds and lights, plus all of the key characters from the original Star Trek series. And if that’s not enough, the ships controls and lights are interactive with a free downloadable app.
U.S.S Enterprise Bridge and Figures
The detail to the Enterprise bridge is insane, it looks just like the set Kirk and crew used from the series. I love the lenticular stickers for the closing door and the flight screen, it gives the deck a really authentic cool look.
It comes with so many figures – Captain James Tiberius Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. ‘Bones’ McCoy, Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott, Nvota Uhura, Hikara Sulu, Pavel Chekov, as well as five tiny Tribbles.
U.S.S Enterprise Engine Room
I particularly like the Scotty figure and his Engine room section and how the ‘On Button’ for the entire model is within this section. That’s a really lovely touch.
The lighting and sounds are really great. They compliment the design of the ship and every detail is authentic to the original screen used Enterprise.
Interactive Playmobil Star Trek App
The model has such a wide number of sounds and light effects that can be controlled by an exclusive Playmobil Star Trek App, making this Enterprise the perfect mix between being a display model for adult collectors and a playable toy for youngsters.
Displaying the U.S.S Enterprise
I love the main stand, its really cool and very stylised. The golden stand really helps to make it look like a collectable model and there’s even an option to suspend it from the ceiling for anyone who’s always dreamed of owning a large Enterprise in full flight for their collectors den.
This model is really beautifully made and stunning to look at. The original series Enterprise was so simplistic in its design on the outside with its plain white shell and the different windows. It was always really slick and clean, Playmobil have captures this perfectly with this toy.
Also it doesn’t have so many small parts that an adult fan would be scared of their children playing with it, fearing something may be lost or broken. But at the same time it has the right amount of parts that it can be both a family toy and a visually stunning ornament.
This is a brilliant celebration of the world of Star Trek and a perfect introduction to any older fans families to why we’re still enjoying the these wonderful characters and their space adventures Fifty Five years on!!!
Available from all good retailers (10 Years +) 5 Stars
Youth #Gottit View:
If you’re a Star Trek fan, this is the ultimate showpiece collectable and a must own for any die hard fan. Whatever your age, you will find yourself playing with this toy. Highly Recommended!!!
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Mortal Kombat 11 is nothing short of a masterpiece within the fighting game world and with the introductions of legends such as THE Rambo, this ultimate pack is a must buy. Excluding the original 1992 game which, I must say, still holds up with tons of retro gaming goodness, this was my first experience with the mortal Kombat franchise and what an introduction it made! Briefly recapping the story, the game takes place directly after the events of MK 10 where Shinnok has been defeated and Raiden is running around with an elder god amulet being all dark and brooding. Everything is seemingly fine until, like all Mortal Kombat games, it all goes to chaos, this time thanks to a Titaness called Kronika, the Goddess of time and mother of Cetrion and Shinnok. She decides that Raiden has ruined the timeline and basically breaks time bringing characters from all across the Mortal Kombat together to duke it out.
What’s new to MK 11 Ultimate?
Excluding the graphics, which look absolutely incredible bringing so much satisfaction as you rip a characters head off or chop them in half, there are many new features within this ultimate edition, not seen within the original release. These include:
– Aftermath Expansion ( a further 5 chapters directly following the end of MK11 as well as 3 more playable characters; Sheeva, Robocop and Fujin.
– Kombat Pack 2 ( Mileena, Rain and Rambo)
Unfortunately, other than the Kombat pack 2 DLC, all of these features have been out for quite a while so if you are a massive fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise, there is a strong chance that you may have the majority of the new additions, however, if you don’t the ultimate edition is a steal. The most recent DLC (Kombat pack 2) came out alongside the ultimate edition and, personally, having played with all of the DLC characters, I feel it is the most enjoyable addition so far. Not only are Rain and Mileena both standout characters, with Mileena being specifically fun to play, but Rambo’s pure brutality and charisma shine through, making not only his combat legendary but his pre-fight conversations some of the best within the entire roster, which is only further brought to life by the fact he is actually voiced by Sylvester Stallone sending shivers down my spine every time he says the names of any of the OG MK characters, getting even better when juxtaposed with the Terminator voice actor’s ‘ok’ Arnie impression.
Overall, this game is a must-buy for all fighting game lovers with its massive roster only getting better with its new additions. I would have liked to see more new features, unique to the Ultimate edition, making it more attractive to owners of all the previous DLCs, perhaps making Kronika a playable character, for example. Yet this doesn’t stop the game from being thoroughly enjoyable for new and old players, giving MK fans hours of enjoyment
Available for PlayStation 5 17/11/20 (PEGI 18) 5 Stars
Youth #Gottit View:
It’s the perfect pick up and play game with bundles of playable characters and some incredibly fun special moves. Mortal Kombat 11 is a bit bloodfest – so not for the faint hearted. But if you know the games well you’re in for a real treat – Highly Recommended!!!
PlayStation 5 review by Harrison and Con CLICK HERE!!!