Retro Star Trek Figures!
February 1, 2007

DST KirkDiamond Select Toys are very excited to announce the relaunch of a classic toy property in its original, legendary form with the Retro Cloth Star Trek figures hitting shelves this summer!

Teaming up with the Emce Toys brand of genre marketing company SphereWerx, DST is releasing six classic Star Trek figures throughout 2007.  These figures are painstaking reproductions of the sculpts, costumes, accessories and packaging of the original 1970s toys created by legendary company MEGO Corp.  

DST Classic Klingon In 1974, MEGO released their eight-inch cloth figures to phenomenal fan response, expanding the line to include two series of Star Trek aliens, electronic toys and playsets –seemingly, an entire generation of fans had their very own “U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge” at some point.  The line ended in 1979 and MEGO itself closed its doors in 1982, leading to a sky-rocketing in the value of these prized collectibles.

Aficionados will be pleased to know that development of the figures are being overseen by renowned line expert Paul “Dr. Mego” Clarke and bear the approval of Marty Abrams, founder of MEGO and father of the modern action figure.

Available June of 2007, the first Star Trek figures in this classic style in more than twenty-five years will be Captain James T. Kirk and a Klingon – each available for $17.99.  Just as with their original releases, both will feature traditional articulation, cloth uniforms and plastic accessories – and even use the same molds used to create the iconic toys!

 

You can talk about these in our Diamond Select forum or over at the Mego Museum message boards

 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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