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#41 VulcanFanatic

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 05:15 PM

A comment about what you said about Mego adding a hood to the POTA Virdon figure, I am wondering if Mego had plans to release some other Planet of the Apes figures because the Beneath the planet of the Apes movie had characters that wore hoods really similar to the one that figure head has. Maybe they scrapped the figure and saw a chance to use it when the Star Trek aliens figure line came along. I am sure it wouldnt be the first time something like that happened.

Also, when i read your blog where you were naming the manufacturers of the two figures, i really thought that EMCE was the manufacturer of the reissues and that Diamond Select toys was just distributing them. I know thats just a technical comment, but for some reason it just didnt seem right to say DST was the manufacturer because i think they are only contracting, not actually in the design and production of the retro figures.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE (VulcanFanatic @ Oct 17 2009, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A comment about what you said about Mego adding a hood to the POTA Virdon figure, I am wondering if Mego had plans to release some other Planet of the Apes figures because the Beneath the planet of the Apes movie had characters that wore hoods really similar to the one that figure head has. Maybe they scrapped the figure and saw a chance to use it when the Star Trek aliens figure line came along. I am sure it wouldnt be the first time something like that happened.

Also, when i read your blog where you were naming the manufacturers of the two figures, i really thought that EMCE was the manufacturer of the reissues and that Diamond Select toys was just distributing them. I know thats just a technical comment, but for some reason it just didnt seem right to say DST was the manufacturer because i think they are only contracting, not actually in the design and production of the retro figures.


Yeah, i usually mention dst and emce on the reissue spotlights... I just tacked it on kinda quick at the end there this time though and I just forgot to throw their name in too. Thats the first one I havent done that on.


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:20 PM

...the Super Phaser II Target Game gets the treatment tonight-

http://apieceoftheac...-ii-target.html

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:17 PM

... the Mego Tricorder is up!

http://apieceoftheac...-tricorder.html

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:52 AM

QUOTE (Smitty @ Jun 26 2009, 11:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh look Bones is signaling a touchdown! laugh.gif

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:29 AM

QUOTE (sallah @ Feb 18 2010, 12:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... the Mego Tricorder is up!

http://apieceoftheac...-tricorder.html

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Oh man a thing of beauty!

Of course that's what inspired the original design, I bet Wah Chang had a tape recorder and thought "I wonder..." even the name tricorder. Of course I had a cassette recorder and yep it was my tricorder!

Notice it's labeled Tricorder, makes me think that was on the minds of the STXI designers too!

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:31 PM

... The Arcturian (3.75" TMP figure) is up!

http://www.apieceoft...n-3-motion.html

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:30 AM

To me, the only thing that makes any of the aliens in the mego 3.75 line worthwhile is their rarity. Obscure aliens that dont even have lines in the movie being made before important crew members is crazy IMO. The Arcturian was a bad choice for the 12" line as well, there should have been a McCoy instead. I think Mego was trying to put some variety out there but i think it would have been better to have two different Klingons than that ugly, bland looking Arcturion. Maybe even a Commander Sonak figure, even though he got fried in the transporter early on but then again, the Klingons got wasted earlier than Sonak.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:53 PM

... the Mugato (8") is up!

http://www.apieceoft...ght-mugato.html

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 05:24 PM

Planet of the Mugatos!!

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:05 PM

...Ilia (12.5" 'The Motion Picture' Figure) is up!

http://www.apieceoft...on-picture.html

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:25 AM

...Klingon (3.75" Star Trek The Motion Picture Figure) is up!

http://www.apieceoft...on-picture.html

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:32 AM

Sallah, can you post a more natural comparison of the two Klingons, or does the Ertl figure stand that way naturally??
I paid big money to get a Mego Klingon, even though I bought one in the store, originally!

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 10:50 AM

QUOTE (Tiberius @ Oct 28 2010, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sallah, can you post a more natural comparison of the two Klingons, or does the Ertl figure stand that way naturally??
I paid big money to get a Mego Klingon, even though I bought one in the store, originally!



Sure! But it may be a few days...

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 11:13 AM

"Klingon Knees"... LOL

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:41 PM

Sallah, if you're ever looking for a buyer for that Mego Romulan, please let me know. thanks

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 07:53 AM

QUOTE (scifiguy94 @ Nov 10 2010, 11:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sallah, if you're ever looking for a buyer for that Mego Romulan, please let me know. thanks



It will probably have to be pried out of my dead hands... but if I ever did sell it, I will keep you in mind.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 10:58 PM

QUOTE (sallah @ Nov 16 2010, 08:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It will probably have to be pried out of my dead hands... but if I ever did sell it, I will keep you in mind.

Sallah

Thank you. I have one in package, but a loose one would be neat too.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 12:03 PM

...the Megarite (3.75" The Motion Picture figure) is up!

http://www.apieceoft...e-3-motion.html

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:35 PM

...the Mission To Gamma VI playset is up!

http://www.apieceoft...o-gamma-vi.html

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