Sorry for the long silence, I decided to read less news and do more fun things again. I ordered this in the weeks before the world went to hell, and finally opened the package.
I finally broke down and bought the electronic Captain's Chair from Diamond Select Toys. It was still originally wrapped in the box, and the original batteries are still playing!
You'll get a lot of blinking lights, ship noises and Captain Kirk speeches, pretty awesome. Here's a video I took of it:
Comparison of the old Kirk (left) to the new that came with the chair. You can't really see it in this picture, but the old green was way too bright, the new green is closer to what we saw on TV. Also he has better skin color now, the old one was a bit grey in the face.