Mego Museum Spotlight on Jet Jungle
When your world is in trouble
and you need a fighting friend
who will come on the double and keep fighting to the end
That's the theme song to South African Radio Action hero Jet Jungle, a character that was relatively unknown to Mego collectors up until a year ago.
"It was just a case of 'Love at First Sight'. Although I knew nothing about them I felt really excited and knew I just had to have them all" Jane adds that her favorite was the mystery man "Jet Jungle really stood out as it was not a character I knew I was really intrigued by him. I thought I really must find out more about him but never got around to it until now."
The Jet Jungle figure utilizes the Mego Bruce Wayne sculpt (also used for Italy's Tex Willer) detailed with white hair and thick eyebrows, just like the character. His costume is a black turtleneck with unique bell-bottom pants: A close, but not perfect match would be the Action Jackson Secret Agent outfit.
Jet's box is truly incredible, not only does it feature WGSH characters such as Batman and Superman but also features a box of Jungle Oats which was Jet's sponsor for his entire career. The box is also bi-lingual and features English and the Afrikanse dialect.
Since Jane's sharing of a boxed Jet, a few more collectors have discovered they too, own Jet Jungle Figures "I'm relieved and thrilled to find out who he is and he's
definitely the prize of my collection."" says Laurie Halbritter webmaster at www.toyfanatic.com, who admits confusion when she first got Jet in a lot from EBay "I thought maybe he was an undiscovered Tex Willer character or some kind of foreign adventurer or Action Jackson-type character. I was pretty certain he was original, just a feeling."
Possibly the biggest revelation has come from Martin, a South African collector, who not only remembers Jet Jungle in stores but Mego's New Avengers line , until now, thought not to be produced.
Visit the Mego Museum Jet Jungle Gallery
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