Friday, June 30, 2006

Toy Flops of the 1970's Part Two: CB Mchaul

The CB craze was something that taught more than one toy company a valuable lesson, no matter how fast you can turn out a product, sometimes it's just not fast enough to jump on a fad.

CB Mchaul was the Mego attempt to cash in, a series of nine figures, three vehicles (although a fourth was planned) and one playset. The figures and packaging was based on the Mego Comic Action Heroes line.

So everyone was squatting and had that rude gestured hand.

By the time these figures hit the shelves in mid 1977, the song "Convoy" was so last year. So despite having a nice set of vehicles and some beautifully rendered Hal Shull packaging, buyers ordered lightly and old CB was in the clearance aisle by 1978.

Today, there are very few CB McHaul collectors but the insane rarity of certain pieces (such as carded figures) keep their values some what moderate. CB figures are often found broken in package and the vehicles are rarely complete.

I collect CB McHaul and need a few key pieces, if you've got something give me a yell!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm speechless. Please tell me he can with a mic and was susposed to be singing...

It's at times like this that I really feel like I was born 10 years too late.


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