Monday, September 19, 2016

Two Sulu

Hey Gang!

So when I was trying to correct and error in a post I lost it all together!  I was happy to find out that the pictures were still available on my album archive!  So now I am reposting it again and adding
new details that weren't there the last time.

The Post!

I have two Lt. Sulu action figures!
One is a 1999 action figure and the other is a 2009 action figure.  Both by Playmate
Hikaru Sulu is character in the Star Trek portrayed by
George Takei in the original Star Trek series and 
John Cho in the Star Trek the reboot film series.

Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek,  did not want a nationally specific 
surname, so he looked at a map and saw the Sulu Sea
"He thought, 'Ah, the waters of that sea touch all shores'.
My First Sulu

 I had him redressed in this Bruce Lee outfit so I left 
him in it.  He likes it much better!
Second Sulu
He is in the original outfit for this picture.

 There is more detail in this uniform than the older one. There is more of a pattern
to the shirt and more detail in the pants too.
The problem with both this action figures is....
The boots don't come off!!! GRR!!!
No real feet!

I was told that Hey, it is Muff know how to remove the boots on the newer
action figure. Hey, Muff if you do, please let me know!

For now this guy will have to make do with the pants he came in.  I can find
shirts for him. He work in the lab around her.  Maybe I can take his head off
and put him on another body?  Hmm, that might be interesting!

Sulu: You can what???

OK, Thanks For Looking!


Georgia Girl said...

Sulu is such a handsome doll! Do you plan to get the new Star Trek dolls?

Muff said...

Oh, you definitely have to use heat to take Sulu's boots off. I did not and completely ripped one of his pegs and now his leg just falls off randomly. If you don't have a blow dryer I would try dipping his foot into hot water for 5 secs and keep pulling and dipping.

Once you get it off though you want to trim a wee bit of his peg off so you can easily insert his boots back on.

Jeanie Schmidt said...

I took the John Cho Sulu's britches off. Tore the hem and I've had some trouble getting long pants over the boots, so he wears a lot of shorts. Did the same with my Pike from the same set of dolls. I love these dolls! Bendy!

Ms. Leo said...

Thanks for your comment Jeanie Schmidt! I am thinking about rebodying my Sulu onto a different body.