Sometime back, when I wrote and photographed the ToyBox article on Mego’s action figures from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, I regretted that I had no way to show everyone the cool – and rare – artifact of that toy line that was the U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Playset. Now, thanks to a reader of theLogBook.com who kindly provided several photos and information to me, you can see it. Read More
If you believed the advertising hype, Star Trek: The Motion Picture was going to be the next Star Wars. Now, of course, we all know it wasn’t, but that’s beside the point – we still got some decent toys out of the whole thing.
Mego, who also made toys based on the Buck Rogers TV series and Disney’s The Black Hole, (and had earlier based a 12-inch G.I. Joe-style line of figures on the characters as they appeared in the original series, opted for figures with no more articulation than the original Kenner Star Wars figures (whereas the Buck Rogers and Black Hole toys borrowed the nine-jointed design of Mego’s popular Micronauts toys). Read More