I briefly went through a Star Trek-loving phase as a young kid back in the day. It didn't last long, but for some reason I was very much into the franchise. I watched the Star Trek movies featuring the original cast as well as the re-runs when they aired by me and watched the TV show with the next generation back when it first aired.
That also extended to trading cards and action figures.
Back in 1991, the trading card company Impel put out a line of Star Trek trading cards right in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise.
I don't know why I didn't collect the whole entire sets of these cards, other than I wasn't as into them as I was with the Marvel and DC trading cards out around then.
Shit I even briefly collected G.I. Joe trading cards around then too. Same company that put out the Star Trek cards, same time period.
Of course at the time I was already super into G.I. Joe anyways because of the cartoon shows and figures I was still buying, so buying the trading cards was just another extension of that.
Later on, but around the same time frame, while still on a Star Trek kick, I picked up a couple of Star Trek figures, namely Captain Picard and Data. Don't know why I stopped there, but I did.
They weren't bad as far as action figures go. They were 5 inches and sported no less than 12 points of articulation. In comparison some to most of my Marvel and DC figures at the time barely had even that.
Eventually I grew bored with the whole thing (and franchise) and moved on to other things,or really just moved on back to Marvel and DC (and G.I. Joe and Transformers, so yeah Marvel)
And I haven't had the itch or desire to really get back into Star Trek. Just doesn't do it for me like it briefly did as a kid. Does that make me weird?
How about you guys, did you own any of those trading cards or Star Trek figures?
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