Captain Action 2nd Issue Action Boy

Mar
20
2nd issue Action Boy from 1968

2nd issue Action Boy from 1968

In 1968 Ideal toys gave Captain Action’s side kick Action Boy a whole new look. Action Boy was given his space suit and accessories including a ray gun! He also had a space helmet, belt, boots, knife, gloves and his panther with the leash.

Action Boy's Accessories for the 1968 second issue

Action Boy’s Accessories for the 1968 second issue

Here's the other side of Action boys accessories

Here’s the other side of Action boys accessories

 

I really like this second issue for the Captain Action figure of Action Boy in his space suit. I love the colors and the design. The helmet is really cool too. I just really love the whole look of this figure. Ideal toys did an amazing job with the 1968  second issue of Action Boy.

Here's a close up of the helmet on my 1968 Action Boy.

Here’s a close up of the helmet on my 1968 Action Boy.

Here is the back of the figure and the helmet to captain action figure of action boy the 1968 issue.

Here is the back of the figure and the helmet to captain action figure of action boy the 1968 issue.

 

 

The ideal figures in the Caption Action line claimed that you could pose him in 1001 positions! I never tried but the figures are very well made and fully posable.

Here's the figure without his uniform.

Here’s the figure without his uniform.

Close up of the emblem and figures without his space helmet

Close up of the emblem and figures without his space helmet

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Mego Hall of Justice Playset for the 8″ Action Figure’s

May
01
mego hall of justice playset

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 action figure and mego hall of justice playset from wgsh toy line

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 hall of justice playset, mego wonder Woman and mego robin action figure's.

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 mego hall of justice playset

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 in mego hall of justice playset

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 figure and mego hall of justice playset

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.

hall of justice playset by mego

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.

mego hall of justice playset for mego action figures back side

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.

mego hall of justice side with batman

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.

mego hall of justice playset for the mego super hero action figure's from the world's great super heros line.

The other side to Mego's Hall of Justice playset.

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Mego 8″ Batman 1st Issue Removable Cowl

May
01
mego world's greatest super heros removable cowl batman action figure

Mask to the Removable Cowl Batman figure by Mego

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.

8" mego batman action figure from mego toys

Mego Removable Cowl Batman figure.

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 removable mask cowl batman figure wgsh toy line

Close up of Mego's Removalbe Cowl Batman figure

Here is my 8″ Removable Cowl/Mask Batman figure. This is the 1st Issue figure that mego did of Batman. Removable mask Batman comes with his blue mask, cape and boots and a yellow belt, a paper bat emblem and a one piece suit with black nylon shorts and stir ups under the boots and blue gloves and he comes on a type 1 body. This is my little Brother’s favorite Mego super hero figure. When ever I look at this figure I always think of Mike.

Mego Removable Mask Batman figure from world's greatest super heros line.

Close up of Removalbe Mask Batman figure with his mask off.

Mego’s Removable Mask Batman figure’s Mask usually leave’s a blue dye from the mask on the Bruce Wayne head. This is common and very few of these figure’s are found without this happening.

mego Batman and Robin with removable masks action figure's from wgsh toy line

My Mego Removable Mask Batman and Robin get ready for anohter night of crime fighting in Gotham!

 

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Mego 8″ Superman 1st Issue

May
01
Mego superman action figure

Mego 8" Superman figure 1st Issue. *note* skinny boots, nylon shorts and large emblems and Type 1 Body and color of outfit.

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 superman action figure close up WGSH

Close up of 1st Issue Mego Superman figure.

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!

Back side to mego superman action figure

Back side to 1st Issue Mego Superman. The 1st Issue came with a large S emblem on the back of the cape too.

Here is my 8″ Mego Superman figure.  This is the 1st issue Superman figure. This figure comes with skinny boots, 2 large emblems and a one piece outfit that has nylon shorts, a yellow belt sitched onto it and a cape attached and under the boots are  the stir ups that 1st Issue figure’s had. The outfit on Mego’s 1st Issue Superman is a blue/purple color.I didn’t show the stir ups as the skinny boots are hard to take off and I didn’t want to break his foot. The skinny boots are very hard to find today.

mego superman skinny boot

Skinny boot to Mego's 1st Issue Superman figure

The Large S emblems shown on my Superman figure here are reproductions. The original Large S emblems are extremely hard to find today! Otherwise he’s all original and in really great shape!  These large S emblems and my Removable mask on my RM Robin are the only 2 reproductions in my Mego collection. If you have an all original Large S Emblem Superman figure in great shap for sale Please let me know!

superman skinny boot front view wgsh action figure by mego

Front View of Mego's Superman skinny boot. VHTF today.

I love my 1st Issue Mego Superman! I have him displayed in my glass cabinet coming out of a phone phone as if he’s just made a quick change and he’s off to save the day again.

mego superman with phone booth

My Mego Superman is display with a phone booth in my cabinet. He just made a quick change!

 

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Mego 8″ Penguin Mailer Box Issue

Apr
29
Mego Penguin box for the 8" figure

Top of the mailer box for Mego's 8" Penguin figure. *note* The name is hand written.

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 PENGUIN BOXED FIGURE

Front to Mego Penguin's Mailer box. *Note* the cut out window was done by the seller so you'd see the bagged figure.

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 Penguin Mailer box side showing the number's 4505

Mego Penguin Mailer box side showing the number's 4505

Some Mego figure’s came in boxes with great artwork and some came carded with great artwork and some came in plain brown mailer boxes. These were used instead of the regular pacgkaging and I’m sure this was cheaper. These mailer boxes were used for mail order’s and store catalog order’s.  They are VHTF today as most got thrown in the trash.

 

mego penguin mailer box and bag from the world's greatest super heros line

original bag that the mailer box Penguin came sealed inside the brown mailer box.

Here is my Mailer Box that my 8″ Mego Penguin figure came in. I almsot threw this out a few time’s as I never thought much of it. I’m finding collector’s really like seeing the mailer boxes the figure’s came in. My mailer box had a window cut out by the seller so you’d see the figure inside. The writing I’m told was done by the store. The Penguin figure was still sealed in his bag when I got him and I took him out and put him in my glass case with all the other WGSH super heros figures.

mego 8" Penguin action figure

Mego 8" Penguin figure. This is why my penguin figure is so perfect he came right out of a sealed bag in a mailer box! The umbrella is from another doll. I thought the Penguin needed an umbrella.

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Mego 8″ Star Trek Gorn

Apr
29
mego gorn figure

All original Mego Gorn Star Trek Alien figure.

In 1974 Mego made a line of action figure’s based on the popular  Star Trek Tv show. The Star Trek figure’s were a hit and Mego made the most popular crew member’s along with serveral aliens and an enterprise playset and other sets as well.

mego gorn figure from the star trek line.

Close up of an Original Mego Star Trek Gorn Action Figure

Here is my  all Original 8″ Mego Gorn figure complete and near perfect! The Mego Gorn action figure comes with a red phaser and communicator and a black plastic belt that holds his accessories and brown tights and a brown shirt and black plastic boots. The Mego Klingon Star Trek figure comes with the same outfit and accessories. *note* In recent years EMCE toys has reproduced some of the 8″ Mego Star Trek action figure’s. The EMCE toys reproductions look just like the originals with the exception of The Gorn EMCE figure, which is totally different from the original.

front view of original gorn mego figure from star trek line.

front facing view of my all original Mego Gorn Action Figure from the Star Trek line.

The Mego Gorn figure shares his head mold with Spiderman’s arch enemy, The Lizard figure by Mego but in a Green skin tone. The Lizard is from Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heros action figure line.

mego lizard action figure spiderman's enemy.

Close up to Mego's Lizard figure from the WGSH line. *note* the Lizard and the Gorn share the same head mold in different colors. They are even painted in a similar way.

 

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Mego 8″ Star Trek Uhura

Apr
29
original mego star trek Uhura figure

1974 Original Mego Star Trek Uhura figure

In 1974 Mego made a line of action figure’s based on the popular  Star Trek Tv show. The Star Trek figure’s were a hit and Mego made the most popular crew member’s along with serveral aliens and an enterprise playset and other sets as well.

mego star trek uhura figure

Close up of Mego Uhura figure.

Here is my  mint all Original 8″ Mego Star Trek LT. Uhura figure. I took this figure off a damaged card years ago. The Mego Uhura figure comes with a red dress with a silver foil emblem, brown tights and black plastic boots and a blue tricorder. LT. Uhura was my favorite Star Trek figure as a kid. *note* In recent years EMCE toys has reproduced some of the 8″ Mego Star Trek action figure’s. The EMCE toys reproductions look just like the originals with the exception of The Gorn EMCE figure.

 

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Mego 8″ Star Trek Klingon Mint on Card (MOC)

Apr
29
8" Mego Klingon action figure.

Original carded 8" Mego Klingon figure.

In 1974 Mego made a line of action figure’s based on the popular  Star Trek Tv show. The Star Trek figure’s were a hit and Mego made the most popular crew member’s along with serveral aliens and an enterprise playset and other sets as well.

mego klingon original action figure from star trek line

Back of card to the Mego Klingon figure

Here is my  Original 8″ Mego Klingon figure still stealed on his original card. The Mego Klingon comes with a red phaser and communicator and a black plastic belt that holds his accessories and brown tights and a brown shirt and black plastic boots. The Mego Gorn Star Trek figure comes with the same outfit and accessories. *note* In recent years EMCE toys has reproduced some of the 8″ Mego Star Trek action figure’s. The EMCE toys reproductions look just like the originals with the exception of The Gorn EMCE figure.

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Kidz Biz 8″ Batman figure from 1989

Apr
29
1989 mego like Batman figure

Mego like 8" Batman toy biz figure from 1989.

In 1989 Kidz Biz made an 8″ Mego style figure and it was based on the popular 1989 Tim Burton Batman film. I bought my 8″ mego like figure by Kidz Biz figure from a comic book shop many years ago. When I seen this figure, the comic book store owner told me the figure used the old mego molds and I bought it on the spot and paid $60! for this back then as of course he told me it was rare and an exclusive fro the Euro market. I took it home and opened up the figure. I found out it did not use the mego molds. Even though the item was not what I thought it was, I still really like this figure because IMO the people who made this Batman must of been inspired by the 8″ Mego Batman figure. It has a Mego look to it IMO. I’m surprised that Mego fans don’t appreciate this figue more. Especially now as it’s over 20 years old!

mego type 8" batman figure

Close up of mego like 8" Batman figure.

This figure comes with black plastic boots, a yellow plastic belt, a cloth bat emblem on his chest and a vinyl cape and a black one place outfit that has cuffs sewn on sleeves to look like gloves. The head mold on this figure reminds me of  The Super Friends Batman. The figure sounds just like a Mego figure, Doesn’t it?

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EMCE Toys 8″ The Greatest American Hero figure

Apr
29
mego Greatest American Hero Figure by emce toys

8" Mego like figure of the Greatest American Hero figure by EMCE toys.

Emce toy’s made a figure of Ralph (Willian Katt), the Greatest American Hero from the hit Tv Show. This figure was based on a Mego Prototype. Mego had planned to put out a line of  8″ action figure’s based on Characters from the the Tv show and would be done in a similar style to  the 8″  World’s Greatest Super Heros line of figures.  The Mego 8″ Greatest American Hero figures never made it past the prototype stages as The Mego Corporation closed down. This figure was made in 2007 for the FX Show. It was an exclusive figure for the show and was limited to only 500 pieces! I love this figure. I think EMCE toys did a fantastic job on this figure.

mego emce toys Ralph figure from the greatest american hero line.

Close of the Greatest American Hero figure.

I have the package for this figure someplace packed away and when I have time I’ll pull it out and take pictures of the back and front and add it to this post.  The package is also based off the Mego Prototype card for the Greatest American Hero. My Greatest American Hero figure is display in my case with all my WGSH figures with the Hall of Justice playset. He looks great with all mego Super Heros figure’s. Mego did make small amount’s of 3 & 3/4″ action figure’s and the buggy car from the show but they are VHTF today.

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