Toy-Ventures: ERTL Star Trek 3

Toy-Ventures: ERTL Star Trek 3

We’re back after a short break and going to take a look at a 1980s property for a change. 

This week is all about the rarely talked about ERTL Star Trek 3 line, one of the most obscure toy lines of the 1980s. We delve into the back story of Star Trek movie toys, how these got made and why they didn’t really succeed.  

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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.


  • John H on July 25, 2019

    I like it when you delve into the 80's from time to time. I remember the 70's somewhat, but the 80's I remember the most from my childhood.

  • Jón Páll on July 26, 2019

    Great work Mr. Heiler.
    You are a fountain of information.

  • Olga Rose on July 26, 2019

    Ah Star Trek figures, Fun stuff!

    Unfortunately I can't say I saw many in my childhood. =( Would have loved to have had them.

  • Gamera977 on July 26, 2019

    I love that they used the same body for all the Starfleet personnal. Seems James Doohan lost a lot of weight with his figure…

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