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Old October 8 2009, 12:52 AM   #1
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Okay Oldtimers, remember this toy?

I was reading about a crap Star Wars toy today when it jogged a memory of a Star Trek toy I had, now long gone.

I can't seem to Google it correctly.

It was a viewscreen, and ships would pass by, and you had to swing this aiming arm thing, which looked everything like a windshield wiper, and touch contact points on enemy ships to make explosiong sounds or lights.

I'm pretty sure this was a Star Trek toy, from the days before video games (or when video games were so expensive that you'd get things like this).

Anybody remember what I'm talking about? I think it had a captain's chair on it as I recall.

It must have been probably been made in the 1970s, byt my recollection.

Just an old fart trying to recollect his past...
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Old October 8 2009, 02:38 AM   #2
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Re: Okay Oldtimers, remember this toy?

Never owned it, but I remember seeing it listed in the Sears holiday catalog. It was released through Mego which also sold the famous (or should that be infamous?) 8 inch action figures. The toy had a captain's chair where you could sit Kirk or another of the figures. The chair was considerably more accurate than the one that came with the folding vinyl playset.

I saved those pages from a 70s catalog, but I can't tell where I stored them. If I find them, I'll scan and post them.

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Old October 8 2009, 03:46 AM   #3
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Re: Okay Oldtimers, remember this toy?

Was it THIS?
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Old October 8 2009, 10:40 AM   #4
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Re: Okay Oldtimers, remember this toy?

I can't speak for seigezunt, but that's the toy I remember, yes! Nice research!

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Old October 8 2009, 03:36 PM   #5
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Re: Okay Oldtimers, remember this toy?

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Was it THIS?
Yes, that's it! I had the hardest time finding it, and I could just barely remember it.

I loved that toy, and that's a testament to how easy we were to please before video games. It would be considered ungodly boring today, I'm sure.

Wish I still had it somewhere. As I recall, I think it stopped working and I took it apart, as I was wont to do at that age. Thank goodness I didn't do that with the dolls (yes, dolls! I hate the ersatz term action figure, but that's another discussion).

Good searching!
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Old October 9 2009, 01:15 AM   #6
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Re: Okay Oldtimers, remember this toy?

I think I just Googled Mego Star Trek or something. It took about 10 seconds.
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Old October 9 2009, 03:43 AM   #7
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Re: Okay Oldtimers, remember this toy?

Never owned it, but I do have a vague memory of it.

I'm guessing the command chair is scaled for the 8" figures?
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Old October 9 2009, 09:39 PM   #8
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Re: Okay Oldtimers, remember this toy?

I did not own it, but do not remember it
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Old October 9 2009, 09:54 PM   #9
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DS9Sega wrote: View Post
I think I just Googled Mego Star Trek or something. It took about 10 seconds.
I couldn't remember who made it. So I'm searching for screen and chair and conveyor, etc.

Thanks for the memory...
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