Friar Tuck

Introduction

Mego Friar Tuck is the most commonly found figure in the line. He
is a well-made figure and can usually be found for a great price.

Friar Tuck Accessory check

Packaging

Mego Friar Tuck BoxMego Friar Tuck Box

There was only one style of packaging for the Robin Hood line was the same window box style used for the Super Knights, super pirates and Planet of the Apes line. There are variations of these which feature either Marx or Toltoys stickers as these companies distributed the figures in Europe and Australia.

Friar Tuck: Original Accessories and Known Repros



 

robe

Friar Tuck wears a robe that is unique to the character. The robe has been reproduced by Classic TV Toys. The repro is more of a pure brown in color while the original is just a touch closer to the red side of brown. The material of the repro is a little more slick feeling and the sleeve openings are a little larger. The overlapping flap on the repro comes to a corner where the original is rounded and the original has a light color thread while the repro uses the same brown color thread the suit is made of. The repro is unmarked.

 

 

bag

Tuck has a bag tied around his waist with a belt made of a yarn. The bag has been reproduced by CTVT. The repro is a little lighter in color and the belt is a heavy black string which, while heavy for string, is thinner than the original yarn belt. The orignal bag has a hole at the top while the repro does not. The repro bag is marked CTV on the side.

 

 

staff

Friar Tuck and Little John both carry the same staff. The staff has been reproduced by CTVT. The repro is a little thicker and lighter in color. It is marked CTV on the side.

 

Sandals

 

sandals

The good Friar wears a pair of sandals that are unique to the character. They have been reproduced by CTVT. The repro’s are a little lighter in color, the soles are a little thinner, and the straps are a little wider. They are marked CTV.

 

 

heads

Tuck’s head has been reproduced by CTVT and pretty accurately. The biggest difference is the paint color. The hair and eyebrows are darker brown on the repro and the eyebrows are painted a little thicker. The repro is unmarked.