Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mego Spotlight- Neptunian

Figure Name: Neptunian
Manufacturer: Mego Toys Corp.

The Neptunian was released on Mego's Star Trek "Aliens" series cardback. (No carded pic). Oh, and he has yet to be re-released by DST.

The Rundown: The Neptunian has the distinction of being the only Star Trek 8" alien that bears no resemblance to any classic Star Trek species. Mego totally made this guy up. You know what though? I don't even care because this guy is so quirky cool!

Nepy basically looks like a cross between Green Goblin and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Oh, and he has weird underarm wing things (which get a weird green-to-yellow fade over time). Talk about a crazy design...

The head sculpt is REALLY detailed and looks very "alien". Mego really did a fine job on this, especially for being a totally fabricated concept. He actually looks like he could pass for a "real" Star Trek alien!

The 'Tun's ensemble is completed with a nice pair of plastic flipper hand and a pair of flipper boots. They look great and really add to his overall alien appearance.

Accessories: None, unless you count the gloves and boots. Which I don't.

I really love this figure. It's one of my favs from the Mego line. I don't know why Mego chose to make up the character, but I'm glad they did. It's almost like he's a blank slate that you can totally makeup your own background for. He could be part of an evil race out to destroy the Enterprise...a visiting ambassador on the way to Babel....or he could just like jumping out of the water and scaring girls in bikinis...

1 comment:

  1. Hi James! Great pics! I only recently picked up a Neptunian of my own. Did you realise the gloves and feet/boots were designed for an unreleased "Creature from the Black Lagoon" figure from the Mego Famous Monsters line (ie. Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, etc)?