Mego Hall of Justice Playset
In 1972 the Mego Corporation started to produce a line of action figures of popular comic book character’s. The line was called The World’s Greatest Super Heros or as collector’s have come to know the line WGSH. The line lasted 10 years! Which is pretty amazing for a line of action figures. These toys were my favorite childhood playthings.
Mego Robin looks over the map of the stars in the Hall of Justice.
I have always thought that the World’s Greatest Super Heros line died with the company but I learned from Benjamin Holcomb’s book, Mego 8″ Super-Heroes: World’s Greatest Toy’s! That the WGSH line was actually canceled before the Company closed down. I admit I was sad to learn this as I had always felt like the line would have lasted if the Mego Corporation had survived. Now I know this isn’t the case. The book is Amazing and I highly recommend all 8″ Mego Super Hero fans to get a copy!
Mego Robin and Wonder Woman make plan's to foil the Super Foe's latest evil plans.
Here is my Mego Hall of Justice Playset for the 8′ action figures. The Hall of Justice playset comes with a map table that fold left to right showing 2 different maps and the hall of justice logo on the front, a transportation chamber and sliding action scenes Monitor and a spinning cities wheel that show’s villians in different cities and a hall of Justice sign to display on the top of the playset and a handle. The main part of the Mego Hall of Justice is made of thick cardboard like material covered in clear plastic/vinyl.
Mego Aquaman in the transportation chamber in the Hall of Justice. He's getting ready to go to Atlantis!
This playset was one of my favorite childhood toys. I played with this set for hours and Mego’s design was great for hours of playing and it was great for storing your figures too. The Playset folded up and you could take them on trips with you too as the handle made it easy to carry along with you.
Mego Superman looking over the World Map for any trouble alerts.
Mego’s design for the Hall of Justice Playset was perfect. It was great for the imagination of kids like me in the 1970’s. I’d pretend Aquaman used the transportation device to go to Atlantis and the spinnng wheel would alert them to a villian in some other city and they’d rush off in the transportation chamber to save the day.
Mego Supergirl tests some meteorite's for Kryptonite!
When you’d place your Super Hero figure in the transportation chamber he would then be moved to an action scene on the monitor and his face would be shown in the window part of the scene making it appear that he transported to the scene of trouble. This worked by sliding the chamber back and forth.
Front of Mego Hall of Justice
The front of the hall of justice had some great artwork on it. It shows Wonder Woman fighting a dragon, Superman flying off on a misson and Aquaman jumping into the ocean.
Back side of Mego Hall of Justice Playset.
The back side of the Hall of Justice playset shows Supergirl stopping a metor storm and Green Arrow and Green Lantern fighting off a robot invasion. What’s odd is the fact that Mego never made a Green Lantern Action Figure but Mego thought he was important enough to have a spot on this playset. Green Lantern was a big hero in the 1970’s so his absence from the line is one of the big questions collector’s ask today.
One Side to the Mego Hall of Justice Playset.
One side of the Mego Hall of Justice Playset show’s batman in Action. It looks like an explosion and Batman is there to take care of the situation. I bet the Joker was behind this one! The artwork is fantastic on this playset. I wonder who the artist is? If anyone know’s please let me know.
The other side to Mego's Hall of Justice playset.