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Whatchamacallit 127: Star Trek Figures from 2009 / Burger King

Star Trek figures

This small collection of Star Trek characters was acquired while I lived in Weimar.

These were the toys included with kid’s meals at Burger King – and I discovered that they existed too late to eat enough meals to get all the toys – so I have Scotty, Kirk, Old Spock, Sulu, and Young Spock. By pressing a button on the back, each character delivers a critical line.

In German.

Old Spock says, “Frieden und das langes Leben.”

Literally translated, this is “Peace and Long Life,” or “Live Long and Prosper,” as it is actually delivered in English.

Amazingly, the batteries still work – so I can listen to the characters talk whenever I want.

As I kid, I never got into Star Wars – still have not as an adult – I was into Star Trek. ST:TOS, ST:TNG. Never got into Deep Space 9. Watched some of Voyager, before losing interest. Never saw Enterprise, Discovery, or Picard. The 2009 Star Trek reboot might have been the last Star Trek film I bothered to see.

The toys currently sit on a column behind my couch, next to the previously described wooden tree – a cute reminder of what I used to love.

I still do, just not enough to watch it regularly.


During the Covid-19 crisis, I am going to try and make a point of writing a blog post about an object in my home.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

2 comments to Whatchamacallit 127: Star Trek Figures from 2009 / Burger King

  • Olaf

    I’m totally with you on Trek vs Wars, but if you ever feel inspired, give DS9 another try. I didn’t like it when it first aired, but when we just sorta binged it, the story arcs (which are extremely long, for Star Trek standards) actually make a lot of sense and it turns out to be very good.

    I am also quite partial to Voyager, but I guess that’s not everyone’s cup of tea…

    • Next time I take a staycation — I am trying to make my way through my backlog of physical books right now. I have at least 10 of those waiting for me.