Having become interested in the poseability of toys, I've been looking at articulated dolls and action figures at StVDP every time I volunteer. Today I kept being drawn to one in particular in a $2 grab-bag of figures.
Naw, I thought, I don't want a random action figure.
I kept looking at him every time I was on the sales floor.
He was muscle-bound and wearing skimpy blue panties. Was he a wrestler? But his boots. They looked like . . . Star Trek boots.
Looking closer at his face, I finally recognized him: Dr. McCoy!
I plucked him from the bag and paid a dollar.
Stamped on his back is "1974, Paramount". I looked him up when I got home: he's one of a line of 8-inch, Star Trek action figures by Mego Corp.
The doll's body is too buff for Bones, but it's a pretty good facial resemblance--the raised right eyebrow is a good touch.
Now I need to make him a Starfleet uniform.
Spending a long time in the thrift store makes you thirsty.