The classic Star Trek action figure brand Mego kicked off its revival from history at last year’s San Diego Comic Con event, and has continued to roll out new entries from its 1970s-era toy lineup over the last several months — including some new items we saw at their ToyFair booth back in February.
This summer, the brand returns to SDCC (via Gamestop/ThinkGeek) with another entry in the growing list of 2019 Star Trek exclusive releases: a special “Mr. Spock” collection which includes three previously-released Mego character variants — the standard Science Officer uniform, Spock’s dress uniform from “Court Martial,” and alternate head and uniform to represent the Vulcan’s Mirror Universe counterpart — but also, for the first time, the once-off ‘command gold’ uniform seen in the series’ second pilot episode.
Mego’s “Spock” gift set. (Photo courtesy MegoMuseum.com)
It took a few episodes for uniform assignments to be sorted out in the earliest days of the Original Series: while Uhura wore gold in “The Corbomite Maneuver,” Spock wore gold and Sulu wore blue in “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” the second attempt at launching Star Trek on NBC.
It’s not often that licensees release a version of this uniform for Spock; while there have been a small collection of Spock products over the years from Playmates Toys and Diamond Select featuring the gold uniform and unusual raised collar, it’s one that isn’t much used thanks to the ubiquity of the Vulcan’s iconic blue standard tunic.
If you’re going to be in San Diego and this Mego collection of Spock variants is in your wheelhouse, they will be available at the ThinkGeek booth (#3349) during the convention for a price of $40.