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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise




I came home today and waiting for me was none other than the U.S.S. Enterprise Playset, a gift from my wife for my Birthday a month ago, it finally arrived.





I didn't have this set when I was young, not saying I was deprived, just it wasn't in the stars back then. I remember a friend having one of these and we would all meet in his driveway and spin that transporter as fast as we could. When I opened the box today the smell of fresh vinyl hit me and I actually remembered that smell from those days in the summer sun on the driveway.

There are some differences, the addition of a Diamond Select Logo, the crew's furniture is molded in different colors, but the Transporter still sends those figures around, like a record baby!

Here some scans of the vintage instructions and swappable View Screens






Of course I had to break out all my EMCE figures, first the crew...




Then all the Aliens for a makeshift Star Trek Convention...



Man, what a great week, getting this before the release of the Star Trek Movie makes it that much better. I will be taking Friday off, I have plans to see Star Trek in the morning and possible again in the afternoon or on Saturday (I haven't decided). Next week we should be getting some Spockcation photos in from Canada, I've seen a few, but I'm waiting for some more so I will have that to post, plus I'm thinking of starting a feature called "My Favorite Toy, This Month". If not I have a couple Figures that are currently my favorites and will be showing up. So everyone have a great weekend, remember to come back and as always Live Long and Prosper.

7 comments:

LEon said...

call me a noob but this playset is for 12 inches figures?

Puppatoons said...

Oh, my GOD!! Where did she find this? WHat a great gift. Wow, we had so much fun playing with this thing when I was a kid.It was fun to crunch up Barbie as far as she would go and shove her in the transporter for a spin.

chunky B said...

I try not to call people noobs LEon. The Playset if for the Mego size figures which are about 8 inches in height. The Playset itself is maybe 12 to 13 inches.

Liz, this Playset came form Big Bad Toy Store. Here's some links to where I've found it so far:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11009&mode=retail

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DC17770

http://newforcecomics.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?

All the pictures on the stores' websites are of the old Mego one by the way, Thats what Diamond Select used to promote the set.

Oh and Barbie must be very flexible, I had a tough time getting Sulu out of that thing, of course we as kids probably were not as frightened of jamming things into stuff for fear of breaking them :)

rob! said...

What a perfect time for that to arrive! Congrats.

Love that funky custom artwork Mego used.

Bubbashelby said...

Nice dollhouse ;)

chunky B said...

I knew that was coming from you bubba

Bubbashelby said...

So when do we get to read your Star Trek movie review?