I know that my bridge playset has long since gone to the big warp core in the sky, and I can’t seem to find the shoebox where I kept my original Star Trek action figures from the 70s.
Even as a kid, I remember being frustrated that the playset didn’t really look all that much like the bridge, though the captain’s chair is a reasonable replica. Those little stools never did much for me — the action figures kept falling off them, so I replaced them with blocks from my beloved Alpha Truck (which did double duty as the shuttlecraft).
The Star Trek Bridge playset was, hands down, the best toy I owned as a
child. I played with it for approximately 10,000 hours. Especially the
whirly-twirly transporter cubicle. I loved the psychedelic cardboard
viewscreens, the tippy chairs and furniture, the stick-on UI for same
that was as inscrutable and ridiculous as the authentic show computers.
This toy had the magic, a vinyl-covered, detailed, configurable kind of magic that made you want to play with it for hours and hours on end.
– Cory Doctorow