The Art Asylum / Diamond Select Star Trek series was amazing and produced a great array of characters across many different iterations of the Star Trek Universe. I describe myself as a very casual Star Trek fan. I have fond memories, but I've never been fully devoted to the property. That said, I will admit that I have absolutely no idea who Ensign Ro Laren is. I know she's a Bajoran crew member from The Next Generation. And through some quick research I discovered that she was intended to be a crossover character into Deep Space 9, but was replaced by the newly created character, Kira Nerys. Another thing I just noticed about this toy is that it is actually a very poor representation of the actress Michelle Forbes. Michelle is young and gorgeous (and bears a strong resemblance to the character Jessica on Homeland, played by Morena Baccarin). I always thought this figure was really unique looking and a great addition to my Star Trek collection, but compared to pictures I'm seeing of Ro Laren from the show, this figure looks way to old and strict. Let's check her out below!
Before I get too far, here are some images of Ro Laren from the show.
Ro Laren came with 4 accessories. A Phaser, a PADD, a Tricorder, and a Phaser Rifle. My Tri-Corder is missing unfortunately.
Time for some Comparison Pics!
The female buck used in the later DST women like Ro were much taller than the earlier ones.