Star Trek Merchandise and Memorabilia Thread

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by 1001001, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

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    You asked for it, you got it.

    Welcome to the Official Trek Stuff thread, where you can show your collectables, discuss your latest purchases, display your best autographs, etc. etc.

    One rule: NO SALES. Do not link to products for sale by you or private parties. A new product just on the market can have a link to a licensed retailer, of course.

    Have at it! And don't say we never gave you nothin'....
     
  2. Balok's Decoy

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    Cool! Well, I'm curious to hear about other people's favorite Trek collectibles and pieces of memorabilia.

    I'll go first. Last September at the Mission New York convention is when I really started getting interested in collecting Trek memorabilia. I picked up several Eaglemoss models, which are pretty well-known at this point. But the one thing I found that was really special (for me anyway) was a Charon Mego doll. It wasn't in its packaging anymore, and the "white side" has become discolored from the oils in the cheap plastic bleeding into the fabric. It also doesn't look anything like the aliens from Charon in "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield." But I think all of its flaws add to its charm. It's this crappy little Star Trek doll from the 70s. I love it -- it's now sitting on my "Star Trek shelf" in my living room.

    Since that convention I've spent a lot of time on eBay looking at all kinds of Trek memorabilia. Mugs that feature the film posters, Playmates toys from the 90s, the newer Art Asylum toys.

    What are you guys into? Have anything cool you picked up at a convention or an antique store, online, etc?
     
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  3. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

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    We have lots of the Christmas stuff.

    Here's the top of our video case, set up for the holidays....

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    We have the Delta Flyer too, but it's out of frame.

    Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like 7 of 9.

    :techman:
     
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  4. TheGoodStuff

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    A christmas gift I am receiving this year is a framed schematic of DS9 [that looks rather epic I must say].

    Can't wait!
     
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  5. Balok's Decoy

    Balok's Decoy Captain Captain

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    Cool! I have a framed schematic poster of the TOS Enterprise. I love it. Still have to frame a picture of me and my girlfriend with Shatner that we got at Mission New York.
     
  6. Finn

    Finn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I only have the Wrath of Khan DVD and a Blue TOS uniform PJ :D

    I'd love a framed schematics!
     
  7. Balok's Decoy

    Balok's Decoy Captain Captain

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    Right now I have my eye on some Enterprise Art Asylum figures on eBay. Those look fantastic. They seem to be much higher quality than what Playmates and Mego ever put out.
     
  8. LAFR

    LAFR Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Alrighty then.

    Saw this thread and went around to see what I have that I could show everyone, I have come to a realization: I have way too much stuff. To compound the problem, I may be to old now to actually be hanging onto most of this.

    Some of this goes back to 1967 and as some is as recent as 2016. Is this normal? I do not consider myself a collector; rather, there are a lot of books read over the years, a lot of models built (destroyed, dropped and/or otherwise busted and rebuilt) and things that were on walls, then went into storage and have now made themselves visible once again due to moving to a new house with a large unfinished basement.

    In any event, I will leave it up to you to let me know if I am nuts, or what.


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    So we have a few posters - 1 though 5


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    And 6 through 9.I have the other 3; however, have not had them mounted.


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    There be ships here.


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    And some more.


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    Oh yeah, models too. Last count: 28. Missing K-7. 4 kitbashed, bottom row. 3 unpainted.


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    And I have pocket book, Lord, how I have pocketbooks.


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    Hard cover books. And plans, And manuals. And a bridge model. And Sirius radio (but that's neither here nor there).


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    More books. Stamps (Canadian, 'natch). A coin (see previous remark). And JJ's E.


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    Bat'leth made for my as a Christmas gift by my brother-in-law. R2D2 & C-3PO date back to February of 1978. Anyone care to guess my age? Sorry, no prizes.


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    Lastly, a collection of various weapons and devices. 4 paintings done for me by my father-in-law. Moon globe dates back to 1966 - a National Geographic giveaway. Major Matt Mason. Lego F1 car. Beatles & Trek glasses. Magic 8 ball!! (not shown - Slinky, silly putty and that Newtonian swinging ball thing). MINIONS!!!!


    Also not shown are 24 Hallmark ship ornaments. They are in storage as all wires have been cut and plans have been designed to create a 36" x 22" combadge wall mounting on which they will hang. So much to do, so little time. (Insert your old age jokes here.)


    That's the lot of it. Can't seem to part with any of it. It will probably have to be removed and disposed of when they put us in a retirement community.Who knows when that will be?

    Ron
     
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  9. Balok's Decoy

    Balok's Decoy Captain Captain

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    Dude, you're not nuts at all. That is amazing! This is the kind of collection I hope to have one day. So cool.
     
  10. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Clean Old Mod Moderator

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    Not familiar with the site you're using...if it's not yours, then one of us will have to convert those images to links, or you could relink them from an image-hosting site like photobucket. Hotlinking from non-image hosting sites is against board rules.

    Thanks.

    (Impressive collection, BTW.)
     
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  11. Vger23

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    I have a similarly sized collection. I love it. Don't get rid of that stuff. It's way too much fun. I'm starting to share my stuff with my 5 year old now. It's actually really a really cool part of having kept and collected stuff over the years.
     
  12. Vger23

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    A couple of things from my extensive collection I'm very happy with, mainly because of the experience or their relative uniqueness:

    A cardboard movie theater display stand-up from the release of TFF

    A similar cardboard display from the release of FC

    TFF movie poster I had signed by Nichols, Takei and The Shat at a convention.

    If I can think of other cooler pieces, I'll post em.
     
  13. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Captain Captain

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    Hallmark did WHAT?!?!?!!

    A vacuum-gilded model of the Enterprise backdated to when Pike handed it over to Kirk, complete with a sound chip, I can get. (And I probably will get it.)

    But an ornament of the Salt Vampire attempting to eat Kirk?!?!??! :ack:

    At once both the hokiest, and most nightmare-inducing scene, from the most nightmare-inducing (as well as being as hokey as anything from the third season) episode? Who would want to hang THAT on a CHRISTMAS TREE???!
     
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  14. Greg Cox

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    As I kid, I would have loved to hang a Salt Vampire on our family Christmas tree. Seriously.

    As an adult, my tree is adorned with Godzilla, the Frankenstein Monster, Planet of the Apes, Darth Vader, multiple Bigfoot ornaments, Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man, a Horta, and Khan Noonien Singh, among others.

    It's the 50th Anniversary. "Mantrap" was the first episode aired. And nobody wants a "Nancy Crater" ornament, so . . . it's Salt Vampire time. :)
     
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  15. dodge

    dodge Commodore Commodore

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    What I don't get is... where's the link to buy the thing? :D
     
  16. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Captain Captain

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    I like the Horta ornament. Then again, the Horta was a mother defending her eggs, who (once Spock opened a line of communication) wanted nothing more than to put an end to the senseless war with the miners.

    I like the Tribble ornament.

    I'm even OK with the bridge scene that has dialogue from TWOK.

    I think I have the entire Hallmark "tin locomotive" series, and most of the animated railroad scenes. And all (or nearly all) of the ST space vessels.

    But the Salt Vampire? If I hadn't already seen the end of "A Taste of Armageddon," the beginning of "Space Seed," and the entirety of "The Devil in the Dark" first, "The Man Trap" would have permanently turned me off ST. (what I wouldn't have given, typing that last sentence, for an online reference to Bjo's episode symbols!) As it is, I probably went 20 years between the first two times I saw the episode, and I can probably count on one hand the number of times I've seen it.

    If they wanted a "first," why not a pilot scene? Or a scene from "The Corbomite Maneuver"?
     
  17. Greg Cox

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    But the fact remains that "Man Trap" was the episode that first aired fifty years ago, so it makes sense to feature it for the 50th anniversary.

    And the Salt Vampire is colorful and visually interesting . . .and scared the hell out of me when I was a kid
     
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  18. LAFR

    LAFR Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I feel nuts sometimes.
     
  19. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Captain Captain

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    In my case, it didn't exactly help matters that the "McCoy's girlfriend" version of Nancy bore a more than passing resemblence to the music teacher who did the "general music" classes at my elementary school. (And yes, I am showing my age!)

    As it was, the fanfic short story I wrote when I took a "short story workshop" class at a local junior college, "Interview with Dr. Ambrose Crater, or 'The Salt Vampire Ate My Parents'," was rather an act of catharsis.

    And the salt vampire costume is evidence that Wah Chang had a really warped mind.
     
  20. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    LAFR's stuff is awe inspiring.

    Here are my non-fiction books:
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    My TOS DVDs and music, which when I was a boy in the 1970s would have made my head explode, and is still pretty exciting today:
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    Some movie music in the expanded editions:
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