Friday, May 08, 2009

The Top Ten Coolest Star Trek Toys of the 1970s

With the J.J. Abram's helmed film poised to be a block buster, I thought it only fitting to do a top ten list of some of the better 23rd century items we got in the 1970s. Many might seem crude by todays standards but most have never been topped in the fun department.

The 1970s were truly the golden age of Star Trek merchandise, prior to that companies just lazily put the words "Star Trek" on recycled space guns and "Astro trains"(?) but the 1970s saw the biggest merchandising spree this side of Planet of the Apes.

Click Here to Read the Top Ten Coolest 70s Star Trek Toys

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Arkonbey said...

wow, I guess I was lucky. I had many of those! My AMT Enterprise bridge was built but never painted, for some reason; it just sat there gray and played-with (like my Invaders UFO).

My dad was a TOS fan so I got Kirk, Spock and McCoy (and the bridge). Order of losing the teeny accessories: Communicator, Phaser, Tricorder.

All that, and I still covet the Star Trek Big Wheel! I'd never seen that before and it's probably good I didn't see it when I was nine...

Adam Gott said...

I can't believe that this one wasn't Dugg already so I did the dirty deed, awesome post!

(Standby for lots of traffic!)

The Bear said...

Tracer Guns and the rare but awesome Tracer Rifle that fired the plastic disks. I had many of fun times in shoot outs with a buddy of mine. Never once got hit in the eye. LoL!

Anonymous said...

I had one of these...used to stuff my grandmother's poodle in the thing then close it and spin it around...what memories

Geoff said...

I thought the Mego action figures were amazing, right down to the glow-in-the-dark phasers and tricorders. The Enterprise resembled nothing like the show, however as you said in the comments, it really didn't matter. The transporter was a really great feature and it made up for the lack of authenticity. I believe I also had the utility kit, complete with the phaser that shot discs. One question though - was it a model set that needed to be glued together? I do recall assembling it myself, with the help of that sweet smelling glue that was later deemed too dangerous for young children (I survived without brain damage, by the way).


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