Star Trek Week: Capes by Norben

Star Trek Week: Capes by Norben

Here’s a bit of weirdness from Canada, I actually remember finding one of these in the 80s. Halloween distributor Norben released a series of low cost Star Trek cape and mask sets using what I guess is some Ben Cooper masks from the first movie.

It’s a pretty low rent affair complete with a card that had to be produced locally, there is no way anybody at Paramount approved this magical thing.

Let’s get a good look at this, a really bored Ilia, Kirk in a pink shirt (which happens a lot with Halloween costumes), Mr Spock and a man with a shrimp ring on his head.

Around the back is the sticker I guess you attached to the cape to make it official. Even if Captain kirk wore a cape, it wouldn’t have a picture of himself on it. Although I do believe William Shatner’s would….

Needless to say, I adore this thing.

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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Anonymous on March 12, 2015

    "and a man with a shrimp ring on his head."


    Actually, it's a very poor looking Klingon. It appears the artist tried to make a Klingon with Kang's likeness with a Klingon seen in the opening scene of The Motion Picture

  • Leslie Lim on March 18, 2015

    I read, enjoy and learn from your blog. Thanks! Keep on posting.


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