Wednesday, September 8, 2010

8" Mego Action Figures and Accessories!

And for day two of the Batcave Trophy Room, it's the first mega-posting!

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Mego's Batcave accessory was probably number two on all kids' list of what they wanted once they had the 8" figures of Batman, Robin, and the villains, after the Batmobile! It was an awesome accessory, but Mego would top even this!

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Mego's Batcopter was truly one of the goofiest things Mego ever produced for any 8" figure (yes, even the Captain Americar!). It barely resembles a helicopter at all!

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Fortunately, Empire Toys came to the rescue with this awesome Batcopter... unfortunately, they also decided to make a Spider-Man helicopter and Hulk helicopter, too!

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Mego did a much better job on the Batcycle than they did the Batcopter... in fact, I'd have to say it was even better than their Batmobile!

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Like many of the 8" Megos, Batgirl was offered on a card as well as on a box, depending on which issue it was! I think the cards came first. It's very difficult to find a complete Batgirl because the helmet/mask got lost easily, and the Belt was apparently also easy to lose!

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Batman himself had the original Carded version with removeable mask, as well as a carded version without the removable mask, and boxed versions with molded-on mask and the Fist-Fighting version (which had levers or buttons on the back that would make his arms flail about to simulate fighting).

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The biggest problem with the Batmobile was that it wasn't quite big enough for the 8" figures! Plus the fact that there were hardly any details at all.. no windshield, as you can see...

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The Bat-Shuttle must've come near the end of the 8" figure lifespan, because I've never seen it outside of the eBay auction I pulled this photo from!

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This stylish carrying case featured the DC heroes who were in the initial line-up!

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Unfortunately, Mego's Catwoman used the very short-lived costume seen above! I'm not aware of any variations for Catwoman.

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As you can see, there was a regular and fist-fighting version of the Joker!

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The Joker even had his own vehicle, a Joker van!

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This poster was offered to dealers to help promote the Mego line.

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Yep, the Joker wasn't the only one to drive a stylish van... Batman got his mobile Bat-Lab!

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No variations that I'm aware of for the Penguin... too bad they didn't give him an umbrella!

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There was a Fist-Fighting Riddler, too, but I don't have a photo of that.

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Robin was also initially offered on a card with a removable mask, and then the mask got molded on (I don't have photos of either version in my files)... as you can see, there was a Fist-Fighting Robin, too!

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The most valued Batman and Robin Megos are the Montgomery-Ward exclusive "Secret Identity" figures of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, shown here with the similar Clark Kent and Peter Parker figures!

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When Mego switched to boxes, they provided this handy display box for stocking the shelves!

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I told you that Mego topped the Batcave... here's the Wayne Foundation Playset! Look at the size of that thing!

2 comments:

  1. HI JON K,
    I'M TRYING TO GET A COPY OF THE INSTRUCTION SHEET FOR THE MEGO BATCAVE AND PHOTOS OF ALL SIDES OF THE BOX IT CAME IN.CAN YOU HELP ME OUT AND E-MAIL ME THE PICTURES?THANKS AND I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.

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  2. As with pretty much all the photos on this blog, the Batcave is something I don't own myself. Best bet for finding any of this stuff is to look on eBay!

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