Polar Lights was a great company. They gave me a chance to buy almost ALL the monster models from my days as a kid, in the original boxes (let's not talk about the "Bellringer"). Though I had to buy a Phantom in a cruddy monogram day-glo box (actually, I bought it before PL started doing these correctly) and I spent bigger bucks on the Jekyll/Hyde kit from Retro Resin (if I remember correctly), PL delivered big time. (The only thing that would make me happier is to have EMI/Apple release all the Beatles albums again in their mono AND stereo configurations, mastered by Steve Hoffman from the now-defunct DCC.)
Unfortunately, I forget the name of the guy who started the whole thing at PL (was the Bride the first kit?), but if he's reading this, he should know how much his efforts were appreciated by an awful lot of fans. Yeah, capitalism sucks, but get over it. That's the way of the world. At least we got the kits and PL had some fun.
(By the way, don't mourn "Star Trek". It's big, and it'll be big for another twenty years. You'll always be able to buy more Star Trek stuff than you could possibly want. It's these old black and white films that are turning into museum pieces.)