Star Trek isn’t just about the films and movies, sometimes it’s about the collectibles and EX0-6 has a Data figure that is a must-see.
Sometimes it’s fun to look beyond the shows and films of Star Trek and see what else is out there. From games to books to even action figures, the world of Star Trek is infinite, especially if you’re a fan of Data.
Data is one of the best characters any form of Star Trek ever produced. The android who wants to be human was a great tale and to see how it evolved over the course of not just the series, but the films as well were one of the best arcs that could’ve been produced. The series really did wonders with the character and Data’s actor Brent Spiner brought a loveable quality to an otherwise emotionless entity.
That’s not to say he was always that way, in later series he was given an emotions chip that helped him better understand what his more organic crewmates went through. The culmination of that arch happened in Star Trek: First Contact.
Data’s first interaction with the Borg since the chip had been installed left him feeling fear, something that his captain, Jean-Luc Picard, was not going to accept with the situation so tense. So Data switched off the chip voluntarily. That was until the Borg captured him and forced it back on, allowing Data to feel other emotions.
This was done in an attempt to turn Data to the Borg since he was the only thing they could not assimilate.
To help convince him to join their side, they even grafted synthetic skin onto his form, allowing him to feel for the first time. This all led up to an eventual showdown between Picard and Data, just as the film was reaching its climax.
If you don’t know how it ends, I won’t spoil it for you but now that very same version of Data can be yours for *just* $189.95. Well, it can be, once it formally becomes available. This Data collectible is a 1:6 scale articulated figure with numerous interchangeable pieces. Its detail is incredible, admittedly, and the creator of the figure, EX0-6, has clearly put in some real thought and care.
"Fully Articulated Body: More than 30 points of articulation allow the figure to be displayed in multiple dynamic poses, approximately 30 cm tall.Two Realistic Portraits: Data comes with two heads, his regular portrait and also his look after the Borg Queen gifts him with grafted skin. Lovingly rendered by a top artist, these are excellent likenesses of Brent Spiner in his role as Data. Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted.Starfleet Duty Uniform Jumpsuit: Meticulously researched, this duty uniform matches the pattern, and color of the original costume recreated in 1:6 scale. Magnets are sewn into the uniform so the holsters for the tricorder and phaser can be attached. An authentically scaled communicator badge is permanently affixed to the tunic.Boots: Soft plastic boots sculpted to match the cut and style of the original movie footwear.Display Base: A hexagonal display base featuring the transporter pad will provide additional support for the figure. Two different inserts for the floor of the base can represent the transporter pad or the center of the transporter array."