Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Superheroes and Sci-Fi

One section of any wish book that I love is the "other" action figure pages in the era of Star Wars. There is a lot of great stuff on this page!

While my time with the Mego Superheroes decreased sharply in 1979, I still viewed them like old friends. I still kinda do....


JFStan said...

I had the Sonic Fazer and the Cosmo Ray Gun (non-Galactica version), and they were both awesome. I remember every sound they made to this day.

The Sonic Fazer had an "amplify" setting which worked like a bullhorn (it had a microphone on the back of the gun), but I discovered if I cupped my hand over the mic it caused high pitched feedback which was a much more effective weapon that the regular sounds it made. :)

Seventiesfan said...

For me, the Mego Super Heroes are old pals who came for a visit and never went away. 40+ years later and they still fascinate me.
The large Battlestar Galactica figures I got into more recently, but I remember getting the 4" Cylon in 1979 at a $0.50 clearance price. I still have it with the laser gun.

Dantheman said...

I had that plush Spider-Man doll in the upper-left corner. I slept with it, and one morning I woke up to see that one of his eyes came off. I cried so loudly, my parents came into my room to see what was the matter.

Anonymous said...

Hold it!

Why is the "space utility belt" toy set NOT marked as Star Trek toys?
Those are [obviously] Star Trek toys! *shrugs*

Anonymous said...

eBay is often a valuable resource for pop-culture historians. The Mattel Cylon Raider and Colonial Viper are still at more-or-less reasonable prices but it's obvious there is no way a "regular" 3 3/4 inch action figure would fit in the cockpits. That makes these two a bit of a let-down. Not only are the ships from the "other" franchises, they're not compatible, either.

That was always the nice thing about the Hasbro and Kenner. GI Joe was cool piloting an X-Wing fighter and IG-88 looked absolutely terrifying behind the controls of the HISS Tank.


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