Mr. Scott (Scottie) (Item No. 51200/5), chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise, as portrayed by James Doohan. The head sculpt on this figure resembles the animated Scotty to a much greater degree than the real-life inspiration. It is still a compelling sculpt, its furrowed brow and down-turned mouth depicting the put-upon and strained nature inherent to the chief engineer of a starship helmed by Capt. Kirk.
The figure came outfitted in a red tunic and black cuffed trousers. The tunic was detailed with a black neckband, two gold foil rank stripes on each arm, and a silver foil insignia. (This insignia is particularly problematic for loose collectors, as it consists of a stiff adhesive gray backing and a whisper-thin sheet of silver foil. This backing is almost always found on the tunic, as it is well-glued onto the fabric. However, the foil is delicate and typically curls, tears, and/or falls off after even five minutes of play time.)
A black utility belt, blue phaser and blue communicator served to complete the ensemble.
The Mr. Scott figure went through four distinct face incarnations. The first was a Type 1 head (lighter flesh) with dark-pink detailing on the lips (far left). The next was a Type 1 head (lighter flesh) with light-pink detailing on the lips (left-center). The next was a Type 1 head (lighter flesh) without lip paint (right-center). The fourth and final head was a Type 2 head (darker flesh) without lip detailing. The first two are certainly the rarest, while the fourth is the most common.
Mr. Scott on a “5-face” card. The specimen pictured here features the light-pink-lipped head.. During this time Palitoy (UK) also produced the trek figures on these cards, the only unique difference is the addition of the word “Palitoy” in the trademark area.
Mr Scott on a “6-face” card with the name in white lettering.
Mego Mr Scott on a “6-face” card with the name in blue lettering.(the backer is the same)
Scotty’s shirt is unique to the character and has been factory reproduced by Doctor Mego and Emce Toys. The DM repro shirt fits a little more snug and is a little shorter. The collar is bigger, and the rank strips on the sleeves are a touch farther apart. The strips also have a slight texture, where the original has none. The shirt is marked DM on the inside near the collar. The Emce shirt is a little brighter red than an original. The fit is much closer to the original compared to the DM version and the collar is closer to the original in size. The rank stripes on the Emce shirt are a dead match to the stripes on the original but still a bit farther apart. The collar on the EMCE doesn’t fit as tight around the neck as an original and the Emce is unmarked. The real giveaway is the material. The repros are made from the more modern, slicker material.
Star Trek crew figures have a 2 layered emblem. It’s a gray plastic type material with a silver foil on the top. The foil tends to fall off over time leaving the gray part of the original emblem. A complete emblem should have the silver foil. The emblem has been factory reproduced on the Emce Toys version of the figure. The Emce version is larger, especially in width, and is a single layer, thicker material.
Trek crew pants have been factory reproduced by Doc Mego. The reproductions are a little bigger and longer than originals, but otherwise close to the originals. They are marked DM on the inside. They have also been reproduced by Emce Toys. The Emce repro’s are almost exactly like the DM’s, but the cuffs are a little wider, making the pants a little shorter than Docs and original Mego pants. The Emce pants are unmarked. Both repro’s are made from a slightly slicker, more modern material than the originals.
The Trek weapons belt has been reproduced by Doc Mego and Emce Toys. Both repro’s are identical and very difficult to spot. The reproductions have a very slightly more rounded look around the holsters, but even that is hard to see. Neither reproduction is marked.
The male crew members carry a blue phaser. They are cast in the same color blue as the communicator, but the blue (especially the phaser) tends to take on a greenish hue over time. The phaser has been factory reproduced by Emce Toys. The repro is a brighter blue, the lines on the smaller phaser attachment are a little wider on the repro, and the post near the back/top of the phaser sticks up a little higher. The main body of the repro is a little wider, and the handle is just a touch more narrow, which makes the repro not stay in the holster on the belt. The Emce is marked with the number 7 printed on one side of the handle. What can be confusing about this mark is the repro phaser has a 7 on the handle and the original does not, but the repro tricorder is unmarked while the original has a 7 printed on the backside. Bascially what that means is the 7 mark does not mean repro on all Trek items.
The male crew members carry a blue communicator as well as the phaser. They are cast in the same color blue as the phaser, but the blue (especially the phaser) tends to take on a greenish hue over time. The communicator has been factory reproduced by Emce Toys. The repro is a brighter blue, and it is an overall cleaner cast than the original. One of the telltales of the repro is a thin bit of flashing that outlines the unit. The repro is unmarked.
Scotty’s head has been factory reproduced by Emce Toys. The reproduction has a redder skin tone than the average original, and a longer neck. The repro head is more narrow, especially as it goes down along the jawline, and the features, especially the nose is a touch smaller. The eyes are also painted smaller. It is made of a firmer material so the head is a little harder. It is marked with a 2008 CBS copyright on the back of the neck.