Mego Parkdale Novelty Wonder Woman outfits
In shocking news to non Wonder Woman collectors, these Canadian exclusive, rare as hell Wonder Woman fashions went for a whopping four thousand dollars on Ebay.
Why you ask? Mainly it’s due to the fact that one of the suits (the one on the left) hasn’t been seen before but the other answer really is, there are a ton of passionate Wonder Woman fans out that.
I get passion, I certainly can’t judge.
(Photo courtesy of PlaidStallions)
These TV Heroes were Japan’s answer to the Mego Craze in the 1970s, covering Japan’s most popular and current TV heroes of the day. From Left to Right, Kamen Rider V3, Gatchaman Ken Owashi, Kamen Rider Ichigo, Battle Keyna, Battle France, Battle Cossack, Battle Japan, Ultra Seven, Ultaman Jonias, Ultra man.
Facts:The rarest figures in the series seem to be Keyna, France and Cossack. Battle Japan is the “Mr Myxlptlk” of the group and can be found for under $100 if you’re patient.
Ultra Seven and Ultraman are very prone to suit damage, their outfits are made of a delicate material and glued together, they were not built to last. Jonias has spandex type outfit and is easily found for a reasonable price.
Popy crafted their own body (which is slimmer than the standard Mego body) and can be seen below:
Top sites for the Popy TV Heroes: Mego Like and ForeignMego
Yup, it got made.
MegoMuseum posted this today on their twitter and well, it’s the same sort of Styrene masterpiece that the Enterprise Bridge was. It was released by Grand Toys in Canada mainly because they paid up front for their stuff, here is a boxed version (also from the MegoMuseum)
There are actually two Love Boat playsets and they look so alike that they cause confusion, this I believe is made by multiple toys and features smaller scale figures of the crew and passengers. From what I gather it’s hella rare too.
So the big question is, where the f*** are my Fantasy Island toys?
File these under Neat-o, original factory head pulls from the Ensueno flying 12″ Batman and Spider-Man, I am totally smitten with oddball stuff like this but the finances disagree with me.
If you’re interested however, here they are on Ebay.
Image Courtesy of Foreign Mego.com: Instead of Removable Cowl Batman, Japan got removable cowl Ultraman in what is, possibly my favourite Foreign Mego piece ever. Leo has a type one body and pops up loose in his shorts sometimes but rarely, if ever with his costume. If you have a boxed one, I want to be your friend!
Steve writes: I have a loose Black Hole humanoid that a friend has made an offer on. I seen one on Ebay going for $8,000.00 & $10,000, my friend’s offer is much lower, can you give me an approximate value?
The Answer after the jump:
Popy copied Mego figures so well I find they improved upon the formula, they made a handful of characters sadly this guy is the only member of G-Force that was produced in this format.