Sunday, August 21, 2016

Videos of the Star Trek MEGO Toys

Yesterday the video below floated across my Facebook feed and I found it utterly charming. My family had Super 8 cameras but I was never in charge of what was filmed with them or I suspect that I would have documented the hideous destruction of my own MEGO figures as well. Check this video out. It's a window into the 1970's when kids using their imagination in their backyards rarely got recorded in this way. The fact that these Super 8 films survived is really cool and now we can see what being a creative/destructive Star Trek fan in the 1970's looked like. 

If you are curious about the MEGO Star Trek toys here's a collection of the various TV commercials that drove kids into a frenzy of desire to own them. 

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