I think it is hilarious that there are all these board game versions of video games, and ten years later video game companies were making video games of board games.
I’ve always been a big fan of Star Trek. I’m not old enough to have seen the Original Series in first run, but I distinctly remember going to see Star Trek: The Motion Picture in theaters. As big a deal as Star Wars was for me, Star Trek was a pretty close second. And I was just old enough to remember the Christmas when I got BOTH the Electronic Enterprise and the Electronic Phasers. I didn’t know it at the time, but there were actually a LOT of toys for the movie that I wished I’d had as a kid. But the nice thing about growing up and having eBay is I can have them now. For a price.
I just re-watched the movie, so I decided to take some time and photograph some toys and create a Star Trek: The Motion Picture section on the site. It covers all the awesome Mego ST:TMP toys, as well as the electronic toys from South Bend.
I love knock-offs. Especially Star Wars knock-offs. This Wookie-like figure is one of the better quality ones I’ve found. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the figure is maybe a half inch taller than the average Star Wars figure, and a bit beefier. My favorite thing about this Galaxy Empire toy is the card art. They don’t even try to disguise their “inspiration” for the toy.
I added a new toy section to the site today – TootsieToy Adventure Series Playsets from the 70s.
TootsieToy made four sets that I know of – I had all of them as a kid – and I somehow managed to hold onto a complete set of Star Base ZUES figures and ships. I don’t know a ton about this line, so the page is mostly just some box shots and close ups on the toys themselves.
I’ve added a bunch of new images to existing pages this week. I got a new camera (finally!) and am playing around with it, which is much fun!
So, for your viewing pleasure, you get the following:
1. New stills of Diecast Star Wars Ships
2. New stills of Starbird Avenger and Starbird Intruder
3. The zoid you saw earlier.
You can find example shots in the Glamour Shots page, plus new image callers with each respective toy.