Today, we finally welcome the last of the main bridge crew of the Enterprise with this Chekov action figure:
This figure was part of a line of figures Playmates produced for Generations, and one of only a handful of Playmates figures in the iconic maroon Starfleet uniforms.
Let’s take a closer look:
Overall, this is a typical Playmates Star Trek figure: A decent likeness of the character, some good details, some corners cut, and some sloppiness. For a kid just playing with an action figure, the problems might not have been an issue (except maybe for the lack of joints), but as a collector they do bother me.
As for that contest, it was won by a man named John Paul Lona, who not only won the contest, but got to portray his character on screen! You can see his sketch and pictures of him from the episode he was in here (this page is in German, but Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge will easily translate it for you).
Next Week on Zach Trek: Next Tuesday we’ll feature a collectible that’s almost a character. In the meantime, be on the lookout for Chekov’s category page.