By the late 70's Star Trek has snowballed into a phenom, the announcement of a Star Trek motion picture had truly excited the movie going public then sci fi crazy after Star Wars Mania had struck.
Mego hoped that a little Star Wars magic would trickle onto this line, the once innovative company aped the Kenner approach with their 1979 Trek releases. No 8"ers released this time, just a 3" and 12" line.
The Movie was successful but it didn't transfer into big sales for Mego. Mego's merchandising of newer characters such Ilia and Decker also proved unwise, Ilias were seen in stores up until the mid eighties.
New! Click on the original Mego Toyfair Handout for the Movie Trek Line.
Admiral Kirk, Mr.Spock, Dr.McCoy
Captain Decker (called "Decker") Ilia Scotty
Only the crew were widely released in the United States, by the time the aliens were released the line had died. JC Penny sold a mailer pack of 4 trek aliens but most were dumped in Canada or Italy. Canadian K-Marts stores sold the aliens for $1 each on unmarked cards.
Klingon Arcturian Zaranite
Rigellian Magarite (sans black cape)
Enterprise Playsets are vacuform and very similiar to the pocket heroes batcave of the same year. A Vacuform Vulcan Shuttle is rumoured to have been released in Canada by Grand Toys.
Klingon and Arcturian on Italian cards. (courtesy of Brain)
Megarite (Canadian Card,note no name) and Rigellion. (courtesy of Brain)
Zaranite and Betelgeusian on Italian Ceppi Ratti Cards.
This rare Enterprise was only released in Canada by Grand Toys. The forward saucer section is removable and has landing gear.
Klingon ship from the Canadian series, the base is the incorrect color.
Uber rare Canadian boxed Klingon Cruiser warns children it's an "Ennemy Spaceship" Who proofread this thing?.
The back of the box actually details where everything is on the Klingon ship, I'm not hardcore enough to debate it's acuracy.
When ERTL pitched their 1984 "Search for Spock" action figure line, they used mocked up Megos at toyfair!
Check out the 12" Offerings by clicking on the pic below!