The Collective: Retro Mugatu and Uhura Mego Figures Announced February 9, 2008by John Tenuto , Filed under: Toys , trackback
This has been active week of news for retro Mego Star Trek action figures. Earlier this week we reported a newly designed Khan figure was coming out this summer and ToyNews is reporting the original Uhura and the Mugatu Megos are on their way later this year as well.
The Mugatu was seen in the episode "A Private Little War" where it presented quite a challenge to Captain Kirk. The original Mego version from the 1970s is one of the more unusual action figures, mostly due to the decision to include funky hippie clothes on the Mugatu. Because of its design and limited release, an original Mego Mugatu is often expensive and this reproduction could help many fans afford the otherwise unattainable toy. The 1970s Mego Uhura is much closer to the actual character, especially its excellent costuming. With the release of Uhura, all of the original Star Trek main characters have now been reproduced for the retro line (there never was a Sulu or Chekov action figure).
With their very good detailing, these figures continue the line which reproduces the classic Mego toys. The figures are distributed by Diamond Select Toys and produced by EMCE Toys. As of this summer, DST and EMCE will have released Kirk, Spock, Scotty, McCoy, Uhura, Klingon, Andorian, Romulan, and the Keeper from the original 1970s line. This leaves Cheron, Gorn, Neptunian, and Talos action figures requiring release. However, the retro line is being expanded to include action figures not from the original Mego toys. Trekmovie.com reported earlier this week about Mego Khan, the first of these "original" retro style figures.
Expect more Star Trek Toys news to come later this week from the New York Toy Fair.
Original MEGO commercial from the 70s…shows most of the line (w/ Uhura but not Mugatu)
Special thanks to reader Jeff for the tip. As many readers know, the Mugatu is a friend of the site, but he could not be reached for comment as he is busy shopping for more clothes