Eagle Force Commercial Reel

The 1982 Eagle Force Presentation Reel

One thing that was feared lost forever when Mego shut its doors for good in April of 1982 were the Eagle Force TV Commericals.Eagle Force itself had barely shipped to stores, and it wasn’t even prime buying season, so the TV ads may have aired once or twice. Thanks to the generosity of Bill Baron (Mego VP of R&D) the original 1982 Toy fair film and commercials have been unearthed and can now be shared with the toy collecting community. Below are some screen captures with explainations

 

Mego had an Actor dressed as Captain EagleEagle Force are seen on their large Toyfare Diorama

The Intro

In an introduction similar to the film “Patton,” Captain Eagle struts in front of a giant sized US flag to introduce the figures. We’re then treated to an overview of the line using an elaborate diorama (this may have been created by Paul Kirchner)

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Mego had an Actor dressed as Captain EagleEagle Force kids!

We’re then transported to Eagle Island where Captain Eagle is keeping watch. He explains the Eagle Force will be showcased in several commercials. The first commercial is for the figures and shows kids playing in a fashion similar to many late 70’s Mego commercials. A funky disco version of classical music fills the air and the traditional Mego voiceover starts. The ad somehow makes the figures look huge. First scenes are a set of kids play with Eagle Force.

 

Kids playing with Mego R.I.O.TEagle Force TV Commercials

Then we see the bad kids playing with R.I.O.T, they are plotting vile things while Dad enjoys his newspaper. The commercial ends in the standard product shot.

 

Mego Eagle Force Vehcile commericalMego Eagle Island Commercial

The next two ads are for Eagle Force Tank and Jeep and the Eagle Island playset.

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Mego Eagle Force commericalMego Live Action Captain Eagle

The action shot of Captain Eagle swinging into Eagle Island is particularly cool. The film ends with Captain Eagle ever vigilant over his crew.

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