Now we're talking! Here we have the Romulan (Item No. 51204/1), regarded by most collectors as the best and most accurate Alien made by Mego (with the Andorian always coming in a close second). Regretfully, it is also the rarest. Make no mistake: the Romulan figure is what separates the men from the boys. Mego "Trek" collectors are considered mere poseurs unless they have one of these babies in their set. The Romulan figure lends a kind of gravitas and greatness to a "Trek" collection, in much the same way that the Alter Egos really put the finishing touch on a top-notch WGSH collection. The Romulan also generates about the same level of obsession and angst as the Alter Egos
The look of the Romulan is largely based on the appearance of the Romulan Commander (portrayed by the late series veteran Mark Lenard) from "Balance of Terror." The face sculpt is very close to the actor's likeness, but the outfit itself is only a shadow of the more colorful one seen in the episode. The figure comes clothed in a bodysuit (with sewn-on belt) made from black and black/silver material (reminiscent of the chain mail fabric used for Mego's Knights). The body used for this figure is a standard, Type 2, male, flesh-colored one (this is worth noting, since the Romulan is the only one of the Aliens whose body is not a weird size or shape!).
A gorgeous, removable, gold vac-metal helmet sits atop the head, while a pair of brown boots adorn the feet. But even the Romulan, work of art though it may be, was not immune to Mego's constant economy. He comes with--you guessed it!--the same belt, red phaser and red communicator that the Klingon and Gorn were graced with. At least that's three accessories that are easy to replace, if you're trying to complete a loose Romulan. (If you ARE trying to equip your loose Romulan with a red phaser swiped from a Klingon or Gorn, here's a helpful tip: make sure you get a phaser that does not have melt marks. The plastic of the phaser, when kept in contact with the Klingon/Gorn tunic for extended periods of time, will react with the vinyl, causing the phaser to melt slightly. Melt marks are the tell-tale sign of a phaser that doesn't really belong to a Romulan (not that it really belonged in the first place…arrgghh…)
Above is the apple of many a collectors eye, the carded Romulan which only came on this version of card.