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Old 01-05-05, 01:11 PM
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Help me identify a Star Trek toy

OK this might be a strange request, but I cant find any info on this toy I found at a thrift store. I have a hunch it might be worth a lot, but I cant find any info on it. It could be junk. I know theres a few star trek fans here so here goes.

A thrift store is selling a diecast metal original series Enterprise ship circa 1970s. Its about 8" long and pretty much dinged up. It has orange plastic pieces attached to it and is stamped matchbox on the bottom.

The thrift store wants $17
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I copied your message and sent it to a friend of mine who is the king of all things Star Trek. If he's not too busy at work, I should hear from him soon. I'll let you know what he says.
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Sounds like the Dinky brand disc shooting Enterprise. Not worth much in poor condition.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
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it looks similar to that but im pretty sure its a matchbox and it didnt have the shooting aparatus on the top

Edit: Thats definitely not the toy, that ebay one is 16" long.

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Does it look like this?:



If so, it's a replica of the model used in the episode "Catspaw".

God, I'm such a fucking nerd.
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lol i remember that episode!

No it looks similar to the one in that ebay auction but its not that big (auction says 16"). It is painted white/light grey with orange things stuck in it

This one is 8" max.

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where's dave when you need him?
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Originally Posted by costanza
where's dave when you need him?
Probably out trapping his next pair of socks.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
Probably out trapping his next pair of socks.
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
Sounds like the Dinky brand disc shooting Enterprise. Not worth much in poor condition.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

Cool ! I had one of those as a kid !! Miss the days when toys actually could shoot projectiles without the police breaking down your door !
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
Probably out trapping his next pair of socks.


From what you have described, I would guess that it is model kit made by AMT Corporation. Those were made in the 70s and for some reason had a matchbox insignia on them. They don't really look like a "model" like I think of and could easily be mistaken as a "pre-assembled" toy.
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Yea it wasnt high quality construction. What do you think dave, is it worth more than $17?
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Not if it isn't in very good condition. For those to really be worth something, they need to be in a box. Once they are assembled, they aren't worth much.
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AMT's models were 18 inches long though, from what I can find.
Pic: http://plmodels3.tripod.com/images/3ent..jpg

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Originally Posted by Otto
AMT's models were 18 inches long though, from what I can find.
Pic: http://plmodels3.tripod.com/images/3ent..jpg
I can't get that to work for me.

But it depended on the model. They had shuttles, ships, crap, and more crap (even obscure crap), and they were all different sizes. It could be that they were 18 inches long (for this one), but I know some were under a foot.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I can't get that to work for me.
Stupid Tripod. Copy and paste the link.

But, I did more searching along those lines.. AMT 6677 will show you pics of this set on various sites:


These were smaller and less detailed. Could be 8 inches. Reissued several times, as late as 1989 or so, appearantly. Price on this set is $15 for all three at one site I found.
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Ah ok. This one was under a foot for sure.
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Wow you are the uber trekker! thanks for helping!

It is very likely the one on the left in that picture. The stamp where the "matchbox" was had a 1970's date, 1973 perhaps
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Didn't you say that the one you saw was die-cast metal (with some plastic pieces)? Wouldn't the AMT models have been completely plastic?
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Yes it is die cast-- I thought this one dave mentioned was too?

its really thick heavy metal like a large matchbox toy car.
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Hmm. No, those seem to be plastic. The diecast stuff is hard to find online here.
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The only vintage diecast one I'm coming up with is that Dinky one that shot the plastic discs, and you said that the one you saw didn't have that launcher on top, right? Hmmm. I have an old Star Trek/Star Wars collectables book somewhere. If I can dig it up, maybe it will have some info.
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Yep no launcher on top and it was not as big as that Dinky one. This is impossible to search for online.
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Any of these? These "minatures" are roughly 8 inches long. There's no scale in the pics to indicate that though.
http://zappa.brainiac.com/spaceship/...g-compare.html

Also look here:
http://zappa.brainiac.com/spaceship/spaceship.html

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