The Star Trek line is one of Mego's most popular and many reproduction parts have been factory reproduced for the 8" line. This section will help you identify reproduction parts and compare them to original Mego issue, which is more difficult with the recent release of the EMCE/Diamond Direct Reproduction Star Trek line. These are complete figures, reproduced to be true to the original Mego figure and many parts are unmarked.
Special thanks to Chris Jefferys for providing most of the photo's and information used to create the 12" pages, and to Chuck for filling in the gaps.
This page features the basic bodies used in the Star Trek line. There are various colors unique to certain characters but here we'll address the basic bodies and their reproductions.
The first version of the mego male body was a metal rivet, less muscled body strung together with elastic. The Star Trek line features two kinds of type 1 bodies. The crew members have boot leg bodies, while the klingon has the standard bootless type 1 body. Neither have been factory reproduced.
The second version of the Mego male body was more buff and had plastic joints instead of metal rivets, and strung together with hooks and rubber. The Star Trek line features two kinds of type 2 bodies. The crew members have boot leg bodies, while the aliens feature the standard type 2 bootless body in various colors. The boots on the bootleg body are molded on as part of the lower leg. Doctor Mego, Classic TV Toys and EMCE toys have produced factory made reproductions of the standard type 2 Mego bodies. DM's (marked 7th Street Toys on the back) is very accurate in detail and appearance, but has a heavier feel and more rubbery hands. It should be noted that the EMCE body (not pictured) really is the Doc Mego body with the Emce Toys web address marked on the back. CTVT's bodies (marked Figures, Inc. on the back tend to run a touch shorter, are more fragile, and have a slightly different design. A telltale sign of the CTVT body are the legs that tend to snap together at the knees.
Regarding boot legs- Doc Mego's boot leg body is only available under the Emce name, and not under 7th street toys. It's appearance is more shiny than the original. They have an almost patent leather look to them. Otherwise they are an accurate reproduction. CTVT's boot legs are a little rough. They have some flashing evident, and are overall a touch smaller in size.
It should also be noted that Tim Mee produced the standard Type 2 body during the Mego era. This is a vintage knockoff that is identical in almost every way to the original body. It's weight is perhaps a touch lighter, and the Mego copyright info on the back of the body has been blotted out, but otherwise it's identical.
Uhura is the only female in the Mego 8" Trek universe. CTVT has made a reproduction body for the females. The first version (not pictured) had a lot of issues. Cracks, lots of flashing and numorous other issues which are easy to spot. Some CTVT female bodies have a neck hole similar to the male body, instead of the neck stem that Mego used. CTVT eventually redesigned it's female body to work out most of the issues. It's close to Mego's, although the legs still want to twist in an odd way. It is unmarked. Doc Mego and EMCE Toys have also reproduced the female Mego body. This version is very close to the original Mego body. The biggest difference is at the joints. The pin holes on this version are a little larger than on the original body and the knees are re-designed with pin joints making them less prone to loose knees, a common problem with Mego female bodies. The pelvis is slightly different in shape and the legs on snap into the pelvis - bringing the legs together and minimizing the wide hips. The material the female body is made from is very similar to the DM/EMCE male body. The arms and legs are more rubbery than the original, and the torso and pelvis are much harder than an original. This reproduction is stamped with a 2008 Spherewerx / EMCE Toys copyright on the back.
There is a smaller version of the T2 body used for Talos and the WGSH Teen Titans line. It looks just like the taller T2 except the shoulders are designed differently. CTVT reproduced this body as well. It's a little smaller than the original, a little more brittle, and again, has issues with how it's strung together, making the body twist in an odd way. This makes standing and posing the figure difficult. The body is unmarked.
The Trek 12" males came on the 12" Mego "skinny" body. Called so because there is a version of the body that is more buff. Treks were not released on that body. This body in this size has not been factory reproduced.
Ilia comes on the standard Mego 12" female body. The arms and legs of this body are made of a rubbery material, not the hard plastic common on most mego body parts. This body has not been factory reproduced.