Mego Planet of the Apes General Ursus added to Mego Museum

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General Ursus added to the Mego Museum 2021 GalleriesMego Planet of the Apes 2021

General Ursus joins Caesar in Mego’s wave 13 assortment of characters. Technically Ursus was a figure in the classic Mego Planet of the Apes but this is not exactly a straight reproduction of that figure. Mego took the classic Ursus/Urko (More on that debacle in the classic Mego Planet of the Apes galleries) and added paints and details to make the figure match James Gregory’s Ursus from “Beneath the Planet of the Apes”.

Mego Planet of the Apes: General Ursus

Hasbro Super Joe added to Plaid Stallions Action Figure Archive

Hasbro Super Joe

Hasbro Super Joe

Added some new pics and information to our Hasbro Super Joe page at the Action Figure Archive.

I have a real fondness for this short-lived but unique toy line by Hasbro, most people at the time didn’t even realize it was supposed to be G.I. Joe, this is mainly because he’s eight inches tall. 

G.I. Joe was getting killed by smaller competitors like Big Jim and the Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes, so they shrunk him down to Mego size and sent him to space. What resulted was a fun toy line that just sold well for the first year thanks to Star Wars but laid an egg in the second, thanks to Star Wars toys finally landing on shelves.

So come celebrate the Adventures of Super Joe, The Shield, Darkon and Gor, King of the Terrons in the Hasbro Super Joe gallery.

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Mego UltraSeven :Mint Off Card Review

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Mint off Card takes a long look at the next Ultra-Man figure from Mego Corp, the amazing Ultra-7. Which Ultra character would you like to see next?

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Mint off Card: Swamp Thing by Figures Toy Company

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Mint off Card takes a look at the new 8″ Retro Figure from Figures Toy Company, SWAMP THING! One of my favourite characters from DC Comics.

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Vintage Mego: Battlin’ Superheroes (Close out Mego 2)

Vintage Mego answers the question no one asked: “What are the Battlin’ Superheroes” in this second look at closed out Mego Superheroes from the United Kingdom.

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Vintage Mego: CB McHaul

10-4 Good Buddy! Vintage Mego discusses the CB McHaul toy line from 1977, a series of action figures not based on Superheroes or Science Fiction but on Burt Reynolds movies and your dad’s hobby. It even taught you a secret language known as trucker talk! We talk about the 70s CB radio craze, the line’s origins and how it’s one of the rarest Mego action figure lines to collect! This video is free of obvious, “low hanging fruit” jokes about self-pollution. MegoMuseum Forums http://megomuseum.com/community/activity.php Join our FB Forum MegoMania https://www.facebook.com/groups/megomania/

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Vintage Mego: Star Trek Mission to Gamma VI

Vintage Mego takes a look at the classic Mego Star Trek playset “Mission to Gamma VI” an alien world environment loosely based on a classic epsiode of the television series.

We also talk about why the Mego Star Trek line abruptly ended in 1977 even though it was still quite popular.

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Vintage Mego: Terraphant from the Micronauts

 

This week Vintage Mego takes a look at Terraphant, the terrifying Mammoth from the remote world of Visceros!

Half elephant, half tank we talk about this vehicle’s development including prototype shots  and the fun things that were left out of the final product.

Special Thanks to Ray “AcroRay” Miller for the amazing photos and information on this one.

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Toy-Ventures: Maskatron (Kenner Six Million Dollar Man)

Toy-Ventures this week looks at what we believe to be the greatest villain action figure of the 1970s and perhaps the best action figure of the decade as well.

Kenner’s Maskatron, the robotic face changing robot from Kenner’s Six Million Dollar Man toy line is a wonderful bit of toy magic when some licenses a property but takes artistic license (anticipate a callback joke) and sets out to also make a toy with tremendous play value.

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Vintage Mego: The Waltons

 

Yeah, I’m doing the Waltons episode, even though I don’t collect the toyline or enjoy the show itself, let’s defend Mego’s decision to make a Waltons toy line in 1975. PS the Sunshine Family legit scared me as a kid.

 

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Toy-Ventures: AHI Action Apeman

 

Clearly inspired by the Mego Planet of the Apes action figures, the AHI Action Apeman are some of the boldest knock offs ever produced, I’ll explain why I think that in this video.

 

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Vintage Mego 12″ Incredible Hulk

 

This week we talk about the Emerald Avenger and his hugely popular 12″ figure, featuring rare shots of the original “Lou Ferrigno” version and of course, what we ended up with. Please enjoy.

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Vintage Mego: Pocket Superheroes Bat Machine

This week’s installment talks about 1980 and Mego ventures into electronics with the launch of the Pocket Superheroes Bat Machine and Spider-Machines.

We talk a bit about how electronic games hurt Mego more than passing on Star Wars and their partners in Mexico Ensueno toys.

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Mint Off Card: Giganta from Super Friends by Figures Toy Company

 

This week we take a look at one of the most requested figures in the Super Friends line, Giganta, evil size-changing foe of Apache Chief and member of the Legion of Doom! Figures Toy Company did some unique things with this figure that deserve a little attention.

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