Black Hole 3 3/4 Figures

The 3 3/4 ” line was extremely well made, utilising figure knowledge
gleaned from Takara and
Mego Micronauts
. Mego made the Black Hole figures above industry
standard with amazing articulation.

 


The Human Good Guys from Black Hole were peg warmers
Dr Kate, Dr. Durant, Charlie Pizer, Dan Holland, and Harry Booth.


It's interesting to note that the Sentry has hands derived from the Micronauts Time Traveller figures
Sentry, Maximillion, and Reinhardt; the baddies.

The Humanoid is one of the toughest Mego figures to find MOC
The Big 3: Old B.O.B, S.T.A.R and the Humanoid

 

The “Big Three” were blown away in Canadian Sears and K-Mart outlets
for $1.00, probably the three best figures in the series. It’s a
shame Mego released them last.

The US Black Hole Cards are very similiar to the Canadian Grand Toys cards, the most notable difference is the language and the lack of the characters name on the Canadian Card
Carded Humans courtesy of Michael Farence.


The GIG Italy cards are much more dynamic and attractive than their US counterparts
Carded Robots courtesy of Michael Farence.

 

Old bob on Canadian cardHolland on Canadian card

 

Old bob on Canadian card

Old B.O.B, STAR and Captain Holland are on Canadian Grand Toys cards and are quite difficult to find. B.O.B and STAR were only available in Canada and Italy. Photos courtesy of Craig MacKillop.


In Italy, Gig repackaged the
Mego Buck Rogers
Laser Scope and gave you a free Captain Holland.

 

 


Unproduced Black Hole Cygnus playset utilized the Vacuform styleplayset that Mego was doing in the late 70’s much like the Mego Buck Rogers Space Port and Mego Pocket Heroes Batcave. The Cygnus was also pitched as a┬ávinyl playcase.

 

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

As a fan of the Black Hole, it often bothers me this was never
made. I think 10 year old Brian would have loved it to death.

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

The prototype for this piece apparently showed up in Italy.

Here are some screen caps made by Ray Miller from the Toy Fair Sales Reel.

 

 

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

Mego Palomino Prototype from the Black Hole

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