This figure was part of a series of four action figures and three model ships made by Ertl for Star Trek III.
This particular action figure is interesting to me on a two points:
This line of action figures is interesting in that Ertl is by far best known for making die-cast toys, especially of farm equipment and other vehicles. Ertl has been in business since 1945. They acquired the model company AMT in 1981, and there were Ertl/AMT Star Trek models produced, but these are the only Ertl Star Trek action figures.
- Click here to view the Wikipedia article on the Ertl Company
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