Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mego Figure Spotlight- Betelgeusian
(3&3/4" 'The Motion Picture' Figure)

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Figure Name: Betelgeusian
Manufacturer: Mego Toys Corp.

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The Betelgeusian was released as part of the very rare second series of 3&3/4" Mego Star Trek The Motion Picture figures.

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The Rundown: Mego's second series of 3&3/4" Star Trek TMP figures is incredibly hard to find. The series was never released carded in the U.S., which is a real shame. As I've said before, I would have loved to have had cool alien figures like these as a kid.

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It's hard for me to pick a fav amongst the Mego TMP aliens...I think they are all really cool, well-done figures. But the Betelgeusian just may be it... the head sculpt is awesome! See how close it is to the masks from the movie?-

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Pretty nice likeness...and the body sculpt is pretty detailed for the time too! Check the little knife thing on the back of his belt-

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So another great entry in the pretty solid 3&3/4" Mego Star Trek TMP line!

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Accessories: Oh yeah! I guess you could kinda say his cape is an accessory. He's only 1 of 2 of the TMP aliens to actually come with something (the other being the Megarite who also comes with a cape).

Oh, and here's a little bit about the Betelgeusians from the Star Trek TMP lobby book:

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-James

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