Toys on Paper Nothing evokes the romance & nostalgia of
vintage toys like their original ads... and here at Toyzine we are
ransacking our trunks of ephemera to give you a selection of 'Blasts
from the Past'. Whether your favorite toy decade is the 20s, 50s
or 90s, you're sure to find something to make you smile...
Toys on Paper: - 1984 Star Trek III action
Star Trek III action figures
Pre-production models of action figures, often used in early promotion
of toy lines, can be both fascinating and funny. Take this great
shot of ERTL’s proposed Star Trek III offering…if
you’re a fan, you’ll recall actor Christopher Lloyd’s
sardonic portrayal of Kirk’s Klingon nemesis, and perhaps
also remember his nasty, vicious reptilian pet. So, you may ask,
what’s with Lassie? When the prototype ain’t ready
for the camera, just grab the nearest thing…in this case,
the PVC collie from their then current ‘Wrangler’ figure
line. [ERTL Company retailer catalogue, 1984.
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