2/19/11

Catalogs #8: Mego Catalog

1982 Mego catalog

If you were a boy growing up in the seventies, chances are you owned at least one Mego action figure.  I don't think I even knew my Batman was made by Mego, but I sure do recognize the many action figures and sets pictured in this catalog.  If you're interested in some serious childhood deja vu, I recommend you download this catalog: Mego World's Greatest Heroes 1972-1982.  You're welcome!

9 comments:

  1. In 1974, my brother and I were able to talk my mom and dad into getting us a Mego Batcave set for Christmas. It wasn't as large as the version shown in the photo above, but it came with a Bat signal, a Batmobile and five action figures -- Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin and The Riddler.

    Unfortunately, my brother and I ended up systematically destroying it all in a matter of weeks.

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  2. The Batman "penthouse" in the picture looks nearly identical to a Barbie townhouse being sold back during the same era... I bought one for my daughter and she loved that thing. It was a great bargain when Barbie's Dream House was well over a hundred bucks that the townhouse was $19.99

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  3. OK, after waiting 6 minutes to download, I had to spend 20 minutes figuring out how to read a .cbr file and downloading a reader, then downloading an update of Microsoft .Net. And now I can't hardly figure out how to make it turn the page. What's wrong with PDF or jpeg?

    But it was fun to look through.
    RetroHound.com

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  4. Ouch. Sorry, robert. Can't imagine this catalog was worth the effort. CBR files are what comic books are always saved as. But you're right, pdf is much more universal.

    And, for the record, I asked for this exact Batman building and my dad made one out of scrap wood in the garage instead. It's the thought that counts, but it just wasn't the same.

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  5. Robert, you can always change a .cbr or .cbz file extension to .rar or .zip and unarchive the enclosed images.

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  6. Dang AP, that would have been easy.

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  7. I can't wait until this is finished downloading--I was around 11 when these awesome figures (in cloth costumes!) came out, I had to beg my parents, uncle & grandma for 'em as my allowance was tied up into DC comics. I built my own Batcave & Fortress of Solitude using 2 suitcased sized Tide shipping boxes, a ton of Christmas lights & paper mache (to simulate rocks). I'm going to be 50 years old next year & I can still remember spending all those nights making paper mache 'cave walls'!

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  8. Of all the toys I had as a kid in the 70's the Mego action figures were closest to my heart. I had Batman, Robin, Joker, Penguin and Superman. I also had a Batmobile and Batcopter. I dreamed of having the Wayne Foundation Penthouse but sadly never did. Great post and many thanks for the catalog - pure gold!

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  9. I did not have any of the "standard" Mego figures for some reason, but did have other things that I have recently learned were from Mego. Not sure how I avoided them, as I always thought they were the most awesome things ever. Parents must have had a problem with them?

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