Diamond Select Toys has announced new Star Trek and Universal Monsters figures are being prepped for an upcoming release. What is really nice about these figures is Art Asylum went through the trouble to make sure the Star Trek figures are based on the original MEGO figures from the ’70s.
“There was never a question as to how Star Trek would work. We wanted the characters to be identical to the original Mego releases. This was a case where the factories were instructed to replicate… period. It’s funny, because we had MANY conversations with the factory regarding resizing proportions, restyling outfits, substituting materials, etc. that drove them bonkers. They are so used to how toys are made today that it seemed wrong to make them in a style 30 years out-of-date. Naturally, quality control is always a major issue with us, so we never skimped on quality, but many e-mails were sent saying ‘Yes, I want soft plastic heads on hard plastic bodies,’ or ‘Yes, I want the seams on the pants to be that wide and obvious.’
Pike and the Salt Vampire arrive at the end of June, while The Mummy and Dracula arrive in stores in August.