Friday, April 10, 2015
In 1974, Mego launched a line of of Star Trek action figures. The first wave consisted of five members of the Enterprise crew (Kirk, Spock, Scottie, Bones, and Uhura) and a generic Klingon who looked to be based on Captain Koloth from "The Trouble With Tribbles." The figures were all pretty straight forward and looked to be modeled more or less accurately from either Star Trek the Original Series, or Star Trek the Animated Series. For the next two waves in 1975 and '76 the name of the line was changed from "Star Trek" to "Star Trek Aliens" and that's when things got a little weird. The figures went from being closely based on the designs from the TV series to more like loosely inspired by the series. On no figure is that more true than on the Neptunian, which does not appear to be based on anything that ever actually appeared on Star Trek. In fact, it looks more like some kind of mutated version of Mego's Green Goblin figure from it's World's Greatest Super Heroes line. But it's that weirdness that makes the figure so great! Let's check it out after the break...
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Hey kids, I haven't been blogging much lately, but I've still been buying lots of new and vintage toys, and my pile of stuff to photograph and write about is piling up! So I think it's time to get back in the swing of things. I've been buying a lot of Classic Star Trek toys lately, so look for some posts on Mego Star Trek toys from the 1970s and Playmates toys from the 1990s coming soon. But first, I'll be looking at the first four Star Trek ReAction figures from Funko that came out a few weeks ago. Photos and wordstuffs after the break!