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DST ToyFair 2010 Follow-up: Photos Of New Star Trek MEGO-style Figures February 17, 2010

by John Tenuto , Filed under: TOS,Toys , trackback

On Monday TrekMovie reported on new Diamond Select Star Trek Toys being shown at Toy Fair 2010 in New York this week. The original report mentioned, but didn’t show the four new MEGO style retro cloth figures. Images for those are now available, check them out below.

 

Retro MEGO figures for 2010

Over the past few years EMCE Toys and Playmates have been faithfully reproducing the 1970s MEGO line of action figures (and the USS Enterprise playset). They have also been adding new figures done in the MEGO style. And for 2010 all four figures will be new MEGO style figures: Captain Pike, Salt Vampire, Vina, and Nurse Chapel. Thanks to a reader we now have pictures of the figures.


New retro-MEGO figures for 2010


New retro-MEGO figures for 2010
 

It should be noted again these are prototypes. The final versions will likely have differences. For example, we should expect the Orion Vena figure’s body and head will match when it hit stores

According to DST display cards, the Pike and Vena figures will be sold together for $37.98 and should be available November 2010. It isn’t clear when the Salt Vampire and Chapel figures will be available.

Comments

1. Richard - February 17, 2010

Why on earth would anyone buy these? Nostalgia? The Orion Slave Girl looks particularly bad.

2. CmdrR - February 17, 2010

What neck-hating modeler came up with these?
Vina is obviously Irish, with 40 shades of green. Yikes.

3. MC1 Doug - February 17, 2010

“The original report mentioned, but [ didn’t the four ] new MEGO style retro cloth figures. But images for those are now available, check them out below.”

didn’t the four?

what?

4. DC - February 17, 2010

I think the Pike head sculpt might be TOO good for the MEGO style lol

5. Christine - February 17, 2010

The Salt Vampire should be uglier.

Kind of like a cross between the Flukeman of “X-Files” and Robert Pattinson of “Twilight” movies.

Man, that would be ugly, wouldn’t it? ;3

6. Michael F. - February 17, 2010

That Capt. Pike looks like a non-squinty eyed version of Capt. Marvel (Shazam).

And Nurse Chapel has a disinterested Paris Hilton look about her.

Also, are the Salt Vampire and Fluke Man (from X-Files) related? They look like kissing cousins.

7. Christine - February 17, 2010

#6 :: That’s what I first thought when I first saw the Fluke Man. But, no offense to Mr./Mrs. Salt Vampire, but the Flukeman is way grosser. And the fact that it injects maggots into dead people.. ew, gross. And those eyes.. YUUUCK!

They must be related. They must be. That would probably make Mulder very happy, anyways. “Proof of alien existence”, hahaha.

8. GNDN - February 17, 2010

Nice touch, getting the “no cameras” sign in the frame.

9. Julie - February 17, 2010

Captain Pike looks pretty good and the Salt Vampire as well. But the ladies are a little scary.

10. Bonez - February 17, 2010

Wow these are hitting new lows… Pike and the Salt Vamp I can deal with to some degree, but those female figures look really bad. Whats with the non matching plastic colors and the twig necks that barely connect the heads?

11. MC1 Doug - February 17, 2010

The likeness of Christopher Pike looks pretty good, but whoa, the females? hmmmm… they look a little plastic-ey, anorexic even.

If that is Nurse Chapel, I can see it.. only if one is watching the animated ST, but she looks nothing like the beautiful Majel Barrett.

And Vina…not even remotely close, sorry… try again, Mego.

12. montreal paul - February 17, 2010

Guys… it says they are PROTOTYPES. Read before you jump!

13. ryanhuyton - February 17, 2010

So far, I like the Salt Vampire and Captain Pike. The other two bother me with their anorexia:-)

And I’ve been wondering about this for a while: were the make-up people on “The X-Files” inspired by the Salt Vampire? They look similar apart from the hair and skin color.

Christine, as a big “X-Phile” I really loved the “Fluke-Man”. The grossness factor made that episode made it a classic and one of my favorites.
And actually, the people who were injected were still alive. At least one person died after the fluke left his body.

14. The Angry Klingon (without a trenchcoat) - February 17, 2010

“The WOMEN!”

15. Zebonka - February 17, 2010

Chapel is waaay too feminine.

16. ryanhuyton - February 17, 2010

The Nurse Chapel figure looks like a 45 year old Barbie.

17. MarkfromGermany - February 17, 2010

I have never seen such ugly star-trek-wannabe-figures. Veena looks like an asparagus.

18. Jambi - February 18, 2010

They will all end up at the 99 cent store

19. NCC-73515 - February 18, 2010

M-113 looks like a special puppet for use in bed ;)

20. captain_neill - February 18, 2010

5

LOL it does

THe neck on the Orion slave girl looks odd but they are prototypes and they are meant to reproducing a less perfect design.

21. James Cannon - Runcorn Trekkie UK - February 18, 2010

Sod the dolls & figures… I WANT NEW SHIPS!!!!!!!!!

22. The Gorn Identity - February 18, 2010

I can’t wait to add Captain Pike to my retro-Mego collection!

23. still...old...friend... - February 18, 2010

Vina simply reveals the severe limitations imposed by Mego/EMCE’s ‘female’ body style…otherwise, its fine. Really impressed with Chapel! Nice likeness, and great costume; and I hope Pike’s tunic stays that fabric…looks great!

Can’t wait for these!!!! Love my retro cloth figs!!! Keep em comin…

24. earthclanbootstrap - February 18, 2010

14. The Angry Klingon (without a trenchcoat) – February 17, 2010
“The WOMEN!”

Wow, I haven’t heard that around here in a while. Is that dude still around?

25. star trackie - February 18, 2010

It’s the style people. These have to mesh with the already existing MEGO figures. It’s why Barbies legs take up 3/4 of body. Sure, you could introduce a more realistic Barbie, but then, it wouldn’t be a Barbie, would it?

MEGOS are what they are. Like the style or not, they’re not likely to change any time soon.

26. Constellation 1017 - February 18, 2010

Where are the Commodore Decker Mego Figures Guys????

27. Mr. Delicious - February 18, 2010

26 – He was bumped for Balok the Man Child. Hahahhahhahahaha!

First….the Tranya.

28. LordEdzo - February 18, 2010

Pike looks good, particularly his “sparkly” tunic. I won’t harp on the contents of his utility belt being all wrong.

Chapel looks OK. The likeness is good. However, the doll *should* come with a blue tricorder.

I am so sick of Vina! I have the Playmates version and the Art Asylum version. Why do we need this one?

The Salt Vampire looks horrible. Its legs look like giant warped pipe cleaners. If I had me druthers, I’d scrap this and make Yeoman Janice Rand instead.

Umm … how about remaking the Neptunian and the Talosian first???

And where the hell are we supposed to find Khan? Was it ever in wide release? I saw it maybe *once* on Amazon for some lunatic price.

29. Clinton - February 18, 2010

This is such a tough line to add items to. The originals were not always close to looking like the actual characters/creatures. So, how does one decide how true-to-life to make the new characters?

30. earthclanbootstrap - February 18, 2010

@ 28. LordEdzo – February 18, 2010 – “I’d scrap this and make Yeoman Janice Rand instead.”

The thought of a Mego version of her hair is just… disturbing. And hilarious.

31. Mr. Delicious - February 18, 2010

Maybe Flukeman will be the villain in the next film.

32. Mr. Delicious - February 18, 2010

If not…then maybe pencil-neck Orion girl…

33. Mr. Delicious - February 18, 2010

Hell….maybe the next film could be made with MEGO figures instead of actors. Take that Lucas.

34. THX-1138 of 9 - February 18, 2010

Mego figures are what they are. Non-accurate little play-things that kids in the 70′s were supposed to tear around the backyard having adventures with and generally destroying. Because they were relatively cheap. I’m sure it comes as no secret to people around here that the sole purpose of these new figures and the re-issues is to capture some nostalgia and encourage collecting, Which in turn will put some money into AA/DST’s coffers to produce more ships and tek.

So for that I am all in favor of Mego’s and Mini Mates even though I don’t buy them myself.

And don’t complain too much about the looks. As many folks here have stated, these are prototypes and will probably be a bit different from the final product, for better or worse. Almost everything that I have seen from them in prototype form differs from the final product that I buy.

35. John Gill - February 18, 2010

That Pike figure looks pretty good for a Mego-type proto-type…

36. bill hiro - February 18, 2010

“And where the hell are we supposed to find Khan? Was it ever in wide release? I saw it maybe *once* on Amazon for some lunatic price.”

You can still buy Khan straight from EMCE Toys chief Paul “Dr. Mego” Clarke at http://www.drmego.com

37. jdp13 - February 18, 2010

A Nurse Chapel doll??……..Really!!??

38. Will_H - February 18, 2010

Yeah those look kinda fail. If you want something retro, why not go out and buy something that’s actually from back in the day? Just another way to try and make money I guess, but they look pretty lame to me.

39. Dr. Image - February 18, 2010

Oh no. NO.
Very sad.
I’ve got original run Playmates TNG figures I’m trying to unload…

40. Mr. Delicious - February 18, 2010

Now if the Vena doll could dance around on the table….

41. mntrekfan - February 18, 2010

I want a Cpt. pike figure. This one looks good, but I would perfer a Diamond Select version.

42. Brett L. - February 18, 2010

While I have no interest in these particular figures, I’ll believe the Salt Vampire figure when I see it. To date, no toy company has ever produced one. I think Playmates had a 12″ prototype in the 90s that was cancelled, and DST cancelled theirs for the regular line.

43. Andy Patterson - February 18, 2010

That Pike is cool. The head looks like Mr. Fantastic (which I’ve always thought Kirby retro graded his look after )….and the Vina looks very skinny.

44. THX-1138 of 9 - February 18, 2010

#38

Well, if you want to spend big bucks for 70′s Mego figures, go ahead. But if you would like one and don’t have all that much scratch, this is the way to go.

#41

AA/DST is the company that distributes these. So, in a way, this IS Diamond Select.

Like I said before in post #34, Mego was never after capturing exacting replicas of the characters in the 70′s. They were just toys to play with.

45. Larry at Hoserlu Studios - February 18, 2010

33-”Hell….maybe the next film could be made with MEGO figures instead of actors. Take that Lucas.”

Already done. http://www.hoserlu.com

And I like the figures a lot. Granted, the Orion Slavegirl is bad, but it’s a prototype and I’m certain the final will be well done.

46. earthclanbootstrap - February 18, 2010

@ 44. THX-1138 of 9 – “Like I said before in post #34, Mego was never after capturing exacting replicas of the characters in the 70’s. They were just toys to play with.”

I think it must be one of those things you had to grow up with to truly appreciate. My Mego Trek figures were a cherished toy growing up, possibly more than my Kenner Star Wars figures. They took abuse like crazy and kept coming back for more and the uniform swaps were the best part. Hell, I had a Klingon in Starfleet weeeell before Worf was even a twinkle in Roddenberry’s eye.

47. THX-1138 of 9 - February 18, 2010

#46

Loved mine, too. I also was a big fan of Planet of the Apes and if memory serves, Mego made the figures for that show, too. Or they were pretty close to Mego in quality. I would mix and match the two shows and have great adventures in the field behind the house. AMT shuttle model and Enterprise model, Planet of the Apes and Trek figures and some of my best buddies. Those were great times. The figures sure could fall out of trees with the best of my G.I Joes (the 12″ guys, not the pansy little action figures), my Steve Austin and Evel Knievel. Although Evel kind of played his own games and didn’t venture off into my sci-fi adventures.

48. Trek Lady - February 18, 2010

I have several of the original Mego figures, and I must say, I think they look better than these…

49. Christine - February 18, 2010

#37 :: Hey, I am a big Nurse Chapel fan. She’s awesome. Well, better than Yeoman Rand anyways… But that’s just me.

Love all the Flukeman comments around here, hahaha. It’s quite possible that the X-Files were inspired by ‘Trek. Half the episode titles in the first couple seasons mirror those from various ‘Trek series, LOL.

50. bill hiro - February 18, 2010

@ #47, Mego *did* make Planet of the Apes figures in the same style and scale as their Trek figures, and EMCE Toys also has a re-issued Planet of the Apes line of a half dozen characters or thereabouts.

51. THX-1138 of 9 - February 18, 2010

#50

Yep, I saw them at the local geek store. I just wasn’t sure if they were originally the same company, but I remember the scale being the same.

Again, I hope these are successful as I want AA/DST to have plenty of dough to spend on lot’s of new R $D and prototypes for collectibles.

52. VorlonKosh - February 18, 2010

You guys are HILL- ARIUS!

53. bill hiro - February 18, 2010

I’m actually more high-LAR-ious.

54. David G. - February 18, 2010

Speaking of the Salt Vampire … whatever happened to the figure of that character that the fine folks at Art Asylum announced that they’d be producing? I know it got delayed once, but anyone know for sure if it was outright cancelled?

55. ryanhuyton - February 18, 2010

#54 It was cancelled as well as the Romulan and Gorn figures.

56. bill hiro - February 18, 2010

I’m pretty sure Art Asylum made a Gorn figure.

57. ryanhuyton - February 18, 2010

#56 They did. But they planned to re-release one alongside Kirk in an “Arena” double pack. But apparently it has been cancelled along with the Borg action figures due to a lack of pre-orders. And there are rumors that Diamond Select and Art Asylum may cancel the remaining Star Trek line due to the economy. That is why the Bird-of -Prey, Enterprise-B et al have been pushed back til late this year or next. Keep your fingers crossed.

58. robert gwinn - February 19, 2010

m happy they are doing more for the star trek line.
the 1st set of them were cool.and the retro bridge.
i m happy that they are doing captain pike.even though he was only in one episode and movie.
it would be cool to have a few more figures from the cage.[the dr. and number 1]
wish we could see the crew from the enterprize[captain archers crew]
thankx for the memeries.

59. DesiluTrek - February 19, 2010

Thanks, now send them back to my 11-year-old self in 1974 when I really wanted them!

60. Holger - February 20, 2010

I like the nostalgic feel of the figures.

61. brady - February 20, 2010

I Loved the Megos as a kid and have at times rebought kept the resold them. I;m glad that they are making new ones I never had. There’s a guy on ebay that makes them but he gets like 200.00 a piece for them, so I’m all for a expanded line at a retail price. http://completed.shop.ebay.com/ussenterprisencc-1701c/m.html?V4SOI&_trksid=p3911.c0.m283&_rdc=1&_fln=1&LH_Complete=1&guest=1

62. V4EVER - February 20, 2010

OMG i want the Capt Pike ONE :)***** Nurse Chapel looks like Barbra Streisand :( And the Orion Slave girl need to go back to the drawing board. Salt Vampire looks like a Muppet :)

63. David Pease - May 31, 2010

I’ll buy them! Love the retro figures as well as all the TOS trek stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

64. MarkW - October 16, 2010

The pencil neck women need a total makeover. Pike looks fine. The salt sucker may be ok. Get a NICE Khan, Gorn, and Decker.
I’ve still got all my original ’70′s mego star trek and superhero figures with the enterprise bridge and hall of justice playsets.
Nice to see some of us ‘older’ crowd still into the nostalgia – god bless nostalgia!

65. robert gwinn - January 26, 2011

it would be cool to see these in stores. [when bugs are worked out]
they would be cool to have in addition along with the rest of the crew.
captain pike is really nice and nurse chappel.
they did a nice job with capt.pike in the movie. they also need decker,and
acouple of the older version of the crew.[scotty,kirk,bones.spock,ect.]
[movie versions]

66. SometimesIhatestartrekfans - May 16, 2011

I like these. I like the imagination aspect of the Mego stuff. They’re not supposed to be dead on Screen accurate replicas. That’s what’s cool about them. I’d like to see all four of these released. The prototypes look a little wonky, but I’m sure the finished deal will be better.

I’d like to see Yeoman Rand, Kor, Gary Mitchell, Kang, The Female Romulan Commander, and Mr. Kyle. Arex and M’ress from the TAS would be cool too.

67. SometimesIhatestartrekfans - May 16, 2011

But, I grew up with Mego and have many fond Christmas memories with them. I love STTMP too when it came out and got a lot of the merchandise also. Something not many other kids did. haha.

68. billy - May 26, 2011

When are these coming out? The Pike/Salt Vampire combo has beendelayed several times. Are these still happening?

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