Aquaman vs Great White Shark

If you are a true child of the Seventies, it shouldn’t take you long to figure out what movie inspired this playset,three guesses.

Mego Aquman VS Great White Shark

Check out our episode of Vintage Mego about this very set on Youtube:


The shark itself has a jaw that would close if it bumped into something with it’s battery powered propeller. According to some former children, the battery compartment wasn’t very tight so the Shark didn’t run for long.


The Aquaman figure is a standard type two mego figure.

Mego Aquman VS Great White Shark

The biggest question for this playset is why? Aquaman would never be afraid of a shark, he commands them! As well, a fully clothed mego is hardly an ideal tub toy although it wouldn’t matter to a seven-year-old.

Mego Aquman VS Great White Shark

Mego Aquman VS Great White Shark

Mego Aquman VS Great White Shark

For something that was spotted on clearance aisles in abundance, the Aquaman playset is one of the hardest to find, a boxed edition can set you back thousands. The shark, however, is rather generic and probably could be found cheaply, so keep checking those boxes below dealers tables!

 Mego Aquaman VS the Great White Shark Box

New the Museum is the Boxed version of the Great White Shark playset (thanks to Dan for the photos)

Notice how Aquaman is tucked away in there, very dynamic

Aquaman and Shark were packaged in a dynamic position, very cool.

beautiful Mego artwork shows a pumped up Aquaman fighting his enemy

I am absolutely in love with this artwork!

the rarely seen back of the box for this rare mego playset

The Shark’s instructions take up the back of the box and are rarely seen.

web handed Aquaman

Leaping Lamprays! This web handed Aquaman figure was originally shown in the 1978 catalog yet no known examples have been found boxed. This sole figure unearthed by collector Roberto Ligotti is believed to be the only known one. If you worked at Mego and know why Aquaman has webbed hands, please drop us a line. Even if you don’t know, we’d still LOVE to hear from you.

Aquaman Catalog PAge

Tiny Titan

Aw Yeah! The Aquaman great White Shark set recently had a cameo in an issue of Tiny Titans