AJ Gallery by Scott C Adams and Anthony McElveen. Additional material
from Brain and Jon.
in 1971, AJ was largely a failure, and this failure led to the concept
of using the basic body on any variety of characters. Action Jackson
was quickly forgotten, but he remains a big part of Mego collecting
today. The many costume sets and bodies left over from the line
are still found in large quantities and posess a certain charm.
Undeniably hokey, often poorly designed, Action Jackon is nonetheless
a broad and interesting line to collect. This gallery provides a
close look at all of his outfits, as well as a look at his playsets,
vehicles, and other toys.
For more on AJ's fascinating story and it's place in Mego history
please consult the 1973 Mego
AJ says, "Think of what you want to be, and call on me."
Just some of the ambitious advertising Mego attempted when they
launched Action Jackson, a defining moment for the company shedding
it's image as a "lower priced toy manufacturer" and stepping up
the plate as the biggest success story of the seventies.
The Mego Museum Forum Is the perfect place to discuss or buy sell
and trade Mego
Action Jackson Figures, there is no greater a collection of
"AJ lovers" than there.