Deanna Troi is the final figure released in this line in their first or second season uniform. This figure is a simple re-paint of the first series lavender uniform, with the same head and accessories. Whilst ostensibly in her second season costume, Troi wears this uniform up until season seven, so technically this represents her in any of those appearances. I had fun recreating the scenes when Troi, Data and O'Brien wreak havoc on the ship when they're possessed by spirits from a penal colony in the season 5 episode 'Power Play'. Troi really rocked that phaser. Sadly, as Troi's hands are so dainty, she is unable to hold half of the accessories she comes with, so she's given special grips to allow her to do so. Data is the only other figure to have this weird quirk in the whole line.
Deanna was one of the first figures I got back in the 90s, so her packaging is long gone. As discussed in an earlier post, this wave of figures either came with a card or a space cap, or in this case neither. The UK and Australia were the only global territories to have figures in this wave without either bonus item. On the plus side, we were later given Dathon with a space cap, which was nearly impossible to find in the US and now commands an obscene amount of money on eBay... Sadly as Playmates were cheap and wanted to reuse existing body moulds and heads, we never got a first season Troi (with the bun and grey suit, or the intergalactic cheerleader look from 'Encounter At Farpoint'). We also didn't get a first season Beverly or Wesley Crusher or a first season clean-shaven Riker. This leads to quite a depleted first season Bridge crew 😕 You fare better with a second season crew, but you're missing Worf and Wesley. I made a custom Worf and O'Brien figure to bulk out my set (see pictures). We now have over 600 followers, so thank you for the continued support and for geeking out with me as I revisit my collection 🖖🏻 #startrek #playmatestoys #startrektoys #startrekfigures #startrekthenextgeneration #startrekpicard #deannatroi #picard #captainpicard #data #geordilaforge #worf #willriker #milesobrien #doctorpulaski #sciencefiction #vintagetoys #90stoys #toyphotography #actionfi