This month Diamond Select Toys has issued their second set of retro Mego version action figures. Mr. Spock and Andorian join the already available Kirk and Klingon figures
As with the previous retro versions, the attention to detail with clothes and sculpt are amazing. As the picture below shows, there are only a few differences comparing the Spock action figures. As noted with the previous release, any variations in color is mostly due to aging on the 70s versions. The tricorder, phaser and communicator are a perfect match and latter two stay as solidly in the action figure’s belt with the retro versions. The insignia is really the only thing which shows a difference with the retro versions. The copyright is also updated on the retro version.
The Andorian is the especially exciting toy. This is perhaps the most beloved of all the Mego "Alien" characters because of its excellent sculpt and detail. The original version of the Andorian sells for nearly $200 at auction. The 2008 retro version does not disappoint, except that it would have been nice including the original packaging.
For more background and a review of the Kirk and Klingon figures, see our first article on DST’s Mego line.
More from Diamond Select in 2008
This February DST will release the Dr. McCoy and the Romulan Mego figures. Scotty (spelled "Scottie") and the Keeper (named after the aliens in "The Menagerie" but more reminiscent of the Balok animatronic from "The Corbomite Maneuver") will be available this summer.
DST has more Trek toys and figures planned for release over the next months with an emphasis on Star Trek The Original Series.
FEBRUARY: Communicator toy
MARCH: Third set of Minimates (Gladiator Kirk, Dress Uniform Kirk, Kor, Khan, Dress Uniform Spock, Spock from "Spock’s Brain", Sarek)
APRIL: Kirk and Spock Wrath of Khan set depicting the radiation scene
JUNE: TWOK Regula I version of Kirk, Uhura, Spock, Saavik
JULY: Kirk and Spock "Amok Time" set
Diamond Select should be announcing more Trek items at Toy Fair in February