How, exactly, were the squeaky Tribbles made (as sold through Lincoln Enterprises in the early 1980s)?
In the 70s and 80s, Lincoln Enterprises was staffed by workers with limited English, which is the main reason customers had to order by catalogue numbers. Letters asking questions had to wait until Majel Barrett came into the warehouse.
I assume that Lincoln farmed out the work of making tribbles, cutting up lengths of film into clip frames, duplicating scripts and TAS storyboards, etc.
Weren't those just homemade versions made by us Trekkies and given to the Roddenberry family?