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Thread: Why wasn't the Enterprise Bridge more show accurate?

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    Why wasn't the Enterprise Bridge more show accurate?

    Because it was a toy, not a screen-accurate replica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwyblejr View Post
    ^Almost sounds like the prototype second version that was posted on here awhile back.
    Ah, you mean this one:

    Star Trek Enterprise Bridge 2 prototype (1977).jpg

    Yes, that would have been truly amazing. I can't see the design being practical enough to become a final toy, though. But I'd have loved it.

    It's my understanding that in addition to the influence of the cartoon, Mego went with the odd colors (regardless of their inaccuracy) to make the toy more bright and appealing to children. Probably the same logic that applied to the blue and red phasers: blue is good guys, red is bad guys. Inaccurate, but simple and to the point. I think this choice even went so far as to influence Azrak-Hamway to produce some of their normally black Phaser Water Guns in the same blue that Mego did, as seen here:

    Star Trek phaser water gun (blue) mib 2.jpg

    Of course, then you have children like me who despised this inaccuracy and thought of it as a cop-out (I made sure to get the black Phaser Water Pistol). But I suppose we were the exception. And it didn't stop me from seeing Mego commercials on TV and wanting that bridge playset more than anything else in the world at the time!

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    The layout is pretty good, the blue is a good choice to add some color as opposed to grey. I think that replacing the bright orange and pink stripes with black would have made it look pretty close for a toy from that era. Would have been great if there was another set with engineering and sick bay, made in the same shape to add to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warlock664 View Post
    Why wasn't the Enterprise Bridge more show accurate?

    Because it was a toy, not a screen-accurate replica.
    Exactly. Fretting about things like "screen accuracy" or "comic book accuracy" with vintage toys sorta misses the whole point. I'll never understand folks who see things like these as faults. It's often because of these inaccuracies that makes vintage toy collecting so appealing in the first place. I'd leave things like "accuracy" up to modern toys-made-as-collectibles companies like Sideshow or Hot Toys or whatever....

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    the design never bothered me as a kid and certainly does not bother me now. I love it and have always loved this play set. it is a lot of fun and that is all that really matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by warlock664 View Post
    Why wasn't the Enterprise Bridge more show accurate?

    Because it was a toy, not a screen-accurate replica.
    Ha. Same reason why a mischievous Imp can stare down an Incredible Hulk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megoat View Post
    Exactly. Fretting about things like "screen accuracy" or "comic book accuracy" with vintage toys sorta misses the whole point. I'll never understand folks who see things like these as faults. It's often because of these inaccuracies that makes vintage toy collecting so appealing in the first place. I'd leave things like "accuracy" up to modern toys-made-as-collectibles companies like Sideshow or Hot Toys or whatever....
    Bravo! I couldn't have said it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megoat View Post
    Exactly. Fretting about things like "screen accuracy" or "comic book accuracy" with vintage toys sorta misses the whole point. I'll never understand folks who see things like these as faults. It's often because of these inaccuracies that makes vintage toy collecting so appealing in the first place. I'd leave things like "accuracy" up to modern toys-made-as-collectibles companies like Sideshow or Hot Toys or whatever....
    Yeah, to each their own but I prefer some vintage clunk.

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    How does it compare to the animated series bridge?
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    Interesting, can someone do repro prototype?
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