Thursday, December 30, 2010

1993 Playmates Classic Collector Figure Set

"Something happens here you'll have to remember later on..."
(click here to see the Christmas adventure by which Zach was able to catalog this item)


On Christmas morning 1993, I received a starship and crew for Christmas:

This was one of my very first Star Trek collectibles. Of course, at the time I didn't consider it as such -- I played with it, and the crew of the Enterprise had many adventures aboard this slightly modified two-level bridge. Eventually, Kirk sacrificed the battle-worn ship, enacting the self-destruct sequence in order to gain victory in the Battle for Closet Space. His crew, however, survived, along with most of their accessories, and the photos of loose figures and pieces below are of that original set that I got on Christmas Day 1993, and still have:

The crew of the U.S.S. Enteriprise. Note that
Spock's hand is in the shape of the Vulcan salute.

Each figure came equipped with a phaser and a

There was also a display stand for each figure,
with the correct insignia for their area of
...demonstrated for us
by Mr. Scott.
Now for some closer looks at that package/bridge:

Here is a close-up of the Captain's chair.

The background contained accurate images
of bridge displays.

Here we have the top of the box.

The back of the box had a brief but
well-written biography of each character.

Both ends of the box looked like this...

...and even the bottom wasn't left blank.

Check in next Thursday for a new character on Zach Trek, to be determined by the results of December's Poll-of-the-Month.

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