There’s a New Star Trek Toy Commercial, and It’s Freaking Me Out

I’m not here to mock Playmates oddly shaped Star Trek movie toys (today); I’m here to tell you that Playmates has made a TV commercial for the toys, and it’s like traveling back through time. I find it hard to believe that this video wasn’t made in 1986, despite the Sylar/Spock figure and the brand-new “transporter technology” in the playsets (which is actually pretty cool, if it looks as good in real life as it does in the commercial). I mean, I watch a decent amount of Cartoon Network each week, so I know companies are still making toy commercials. But I think they stopped making toy commercials like this about 15 years ago.