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Do You Remember Mego?
"MEGO was a premiere American toy company in the 1970s. In 1971, they began to purchase the license rights to many famous film and TV franchises, creating many memorable action figure lines. See if you can remember these toys from your childhood!"
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In 1971, Mego released this original eight inch action figure toy line to try to cash in on the success of rival toy company Hasbro's popular "G.I. Joe" line. Different outfits were available for this character including "Army", "Rescue Squad", "Karate" and "Secret Agent". Fun accessories included the remote controlled "Rescue Copter" and the "Scramble Cycle". What was the name of this toy line?
In 1972, Mego recycled the eight-inch "Action Jackson" figure design by adding new head sculpts and different cloth costumes to create this new superhero based action figure line, which would prove to be Mego's most popular. Superman, Batman, Robin and Aquaman were in the first series of figures. Spiderman, Captain America and Tarzan soon followed. Many other memorable comic book characters were made in the years to follow. What was the name of this toy line?
World's Greatest Superheroes
World's Finest Superheroes
Legion of Justice
1974 brought the release of the "Star Trek" action figure line. Based on the hit television series, which was experiencing a strong resurgence in reruns, this line was very successful for Mego. It once again featured the popular eight inch figure format. Which of the following "Star Trek" crew was not initially available in the first series of figures available?
Doctor Leonard McCoy (Bones)
1974 was a big year for Mego. They released another new line of eight inch action figures and playsets based on another popular science fiction film franchise. The first series of characters included Cornelius, Zira, the Soldier Ape, Dr. Zaius and the Astronaut. Popular accessories included the "Village" and "Treetop" playsets, as well as the remote-controlled "Action Stallion". What was the name of this popular figure line?
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Planet of the Apes
Not all action figure lines can be a hit. In 1981, Mego attempted to make 3 and 3/4 inch figures based on this popular night-time soap which ran from 1978-1991. Some of the characters from this show included J.R. Ewing, Bobby Ewing, Jock Ewing and Miss Ellie. Can you name the series?
In 1977, Mego released another line of eight inch action figures. This line was based on a 70's sitcom whose most popular character was from Milwaukee, wore an iconic leather jacket and hung around with his friends at Arnold's Drive-In. Can you name the TV series this character starred in?
Laverne and Shirley
Mork and Mindy
Mego released a 12-inch tall action figure line in 1977 based on this hugely popular rock band. They wore makeup, appeared in a Marvel comic book, and were known to "Rock and Roll All Night". Can you name them?
In 1978, Mego continued their success with another eight-inch action figure line based on a TV show. This one featured two cops who patrolled Bay City, worked with an informant named Huggy Bear and drove a red Ford Gran Torino that was nicknamed "The Striped Tomato". Can you name this figure line?
Starsky and Hutch
The Mod Squad
1981 brought the release of more television cops from Mego to the toy aisle. CHIPS was hugely popular on television at the time and did very well for the company An eight-inch figure line was produced that featured Ponch, Jon and Sarge. There was also a three and three quarter inch line produced as well. Which of these figures was not available in the three and three quarter inch line?
1982 was the final year that Mego would produce toys. One of it's last gasps as a company was the "Dukes of Hazzard" action figure line from 1981. Eight inch figures were produced first, followed by a three and three quarter inch figure line. What two figures were only produced for the eight-inch series?
Coy and Vance
Roscoe and Cletus
Bo and Luke
Cooter and Uncle Jesse
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Compiled Jun 28 12