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Retro Trek

Miss Cellania
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The eleventh Star Trek feature film, named simply Star Trek, opened over the weekend to rave reviews. Trek fans have waited years for this prequel that tells the story of how Kirk, Spock, and the crew came to be together aboard the Enterprise. Already the movie has engendered new interest in what is now known as The Original Series (TOS) which aired from 1966 to 1969. New interest means merchandising! There are still mint condition toys, gadgets, and other items available that tied in to TOS from the 60s and 70s, but they are in the hands of professional collectors and devoted Trekkers. The pros will sell you merchandise at stratospheric prices, but you won't get a devoted Trekker to part with theirs at all. However, there are some "new retro" items available to meet the new demand.

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Psst! You can also get a communicator that's not a phone and is truly wireless from Amazon for $22.99.

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from your childhood (or your parent's childhood) are being reissued.  The Star Trek

Retro Bridge Playset

is a plastic rendering of the bridge of the Enterprise, where executive decisions were made and evasive action was taken. It features a transporter and interchangeable view screens. It folds up nicely for storage, too. It's yours for $52.95.

If you have any money left over, you could go see the movie. Live long and prosper.

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