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Posted: Mar 1 2009, 04:51 PM
Group: The Admiralty
Member No.: 2
Joined: 10-December 06
This is my article for the next Endeavour Newsletter. :)
Hello everyone and welcome to Collectors Corner!
Since I only have a small space here I’ll only cover one thing this time and that’s the new reissued Star Trek Mego series by EMCE Toys. These are wonderful reproductions of the famous Mego Star trek action figures from the mid 70’s. The line has been so successful that EME added a few figures to the line to complete the bridge crew, that being Sulu and Chekov. They did stray some on the reproduction of the Gorn instead choosing to make the figure more accurate. Where the original was merely a Gorn head on the Klingon’s body, this is much more accurate.
The figures are normally sold for around $15.00 each but come 2 to a set in a “wave”. These can be found online and through many comic book stores. Normally I order off the web at http://www.newforcecomics.com
So far the waves have been:
1 Wave 1, Kirk & Klingon
2 Wave 2, Andorian & Spock set
3 Wave 3, Romulan and McCoy set
4 Wave 4, Scotty & The Keeper
5 Wave 5, Uhura & The Mugato
6 Wave 6,Chekov & Cheron
7 Wave 7 - Sulu & Gorn
8 A stand alone (not part of a two pack) retro Khan was also sold in limited numbers.
While sales have been great for the entire line so far, the Romulan is the one that has generated the most interest. An original unopened Romulan is considered one of the holy grails of figures collecting and can go for $1,500.00 and up. While the reproduction Romulan is never going to take the place of the original Mego, this one you can rip it right out of the package and play with it, maybe making it more fun! The 3 “new reproductions” are also great. Chekov, Sulu and Khan look great and for this type of figure, have a great likeness to the actors that portrayed these characters.