Dukes of Hazzard: 3 3/4 Toys

The Dukes of Hazzard was Mego's last great line

 

Intro


By the late nineteen seventies, most sandboxes were being filled figures in the 3 3/4" format.
Mego, who was once the market leader with the 8" format simply followed suit and produced most of their toy licenses as 3 3/4" figures including CHiPs and sci fi efforts such as Buck Rogers

What is unique about these figures is that unlike many of the other 3 3/4" Mego lines, the Dukes don’t seem to fit any one body style but seem to use bits and pieces from all of Mego’s other lines.

The Mego 3 3/4" Dukes line was a runaway hit and sold enough to warrant a second series, vehicles and (almost) a playset!

Figures


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Bo and Luke Duke (Version 1)

For the Boys, Mego used the highly articulated body style that was used for lines such as The Black Hole and Buck Rogers.

Boss Hogg and Daisy (although this is a later head sculpt) rounded out the first series. Boss had a Pocket heroes style body while Daisy emulated that of the Star Trek the motion picture line.

. Mego Roscoe P Coltrane Mego Deputy Cletus

Roscoe and Cletus (pictured above) were in the second wave of figures and featured a body style similiar to the Pocket Superheroes. Mego fans will instantly noticed the recycled parts from CB McHaul.

Mego Cooter Mego Uncle Jesse

To round out the second series we have Cooter and Uncle Jesse, two figures that never made it to the 8" format. Both figures can be tricky to find in the secondary market.

 

Playset


Cooters garage by mego

Mego featured a “Cooter’s Garage” playset in their 1982 catalog, as you can see by looking at the photo it’s a rather home made affair (the company was starting to struggle with R&D money) Despite the overwhelming popularity of the series at the time, it’s no surprise that buyers passed on this somewhat uninteresting playset. Without something that tied into the series (like being able to repair the vehicles) it’s just another vacuform shell.

Cooters garage by mego

Cars


It’s all about the cars when you’re talking the Dukes and it’s high time we featured them. All photos are from the collection of Chris Johnson.

Mego Cooter

The General Lee came with a variety of bonus figures, often the Duke boys but occasionally characters like Uncle Jesse and Cooter as well.

Mego Cooter

Mego Cooter

Mego Cooter

Daisy always came with her Jeep however.

Mego Cooter

Mego Cooter

Catherine Bach was a strong selling point

Dukes Menu

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