Friday, September 9, 2011
Vintage Mr. Spock Action Figure by Mego 1975-1977, 1979
Behind every great captain is a fascinating first officer. That of course would be Mr. Spock. Mr. Spock was the second in command aboard The U.S.S. Enterprise and the only character to survive the first pilot made for the original Star Trek TV series. Here we see him a part of Mego's highly detailed Star Trek 8" action figure line that was based on the series that ran from 1966-1969.
Mego did a pretty nice sculpt of Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played the Vulcan science officer, although, the sculpt seems closer to his likeness in the Star Trek animated series that ran from 1973-1974. Actually, to me he looks a lot like Zacahry Quinto, Sylar from Heroes and who is currently playing Spock in J.J. Abrams current Star Trek films.
Like other starship Enterprise crew members, Spock wears a blue tunic with two gold rank stripes, black cuffed trousers, and comes with not only a communicator and phaser, but a tri-corder as well. All three are molded in blue. The only difference between the Mr. Spock figure and Dr. McCoy (Bones) action figure is the head sculpt.
Above you can see the figures in the action figure line. Sulu and Chekov had been designed by Mego, but were never produced. Like my vintage Mego Captain Kirk, I picked this action figure in the mid-eighties, when a case of mint Star Trek figures were found in a Canadian warehouse.