In the “Epic News” department, former PAC Toys President Joe Ruzzi has shared his Mego Commercial reels with the Mego Museum. This allows us to see spots for the first time as they were intended and not from 17th generation VHS copy.
The first two releases are out there and wow, the sound and colors are so crisp and nice.
These commercials surfaced in Toronto on CITY-TV after the big Mego warehouse find at Parkdale Novelty. I was lucky enough to visit the store on a number of occasions and get to know the lovely people that ran it.
This ad from 1981 is likely the last television ad the Mego Superheroes enjoyed, it features the second to last assortment (Shazam would be cut from the team in ’82) and i’m not sure why Batman doesn’t have his gloves.