Galahad

Mego Galahad Knight

Introduction

 

Sir Galahad, Ivanhoe, and Mego Lancelot come in sealed body armor. That is, the two halves of his torso are glued together, so it cannot be removed except with the utmost care, an Xacto and some Super-glue. Considering the short run of these figures, it is notable that they come on both body types.

Galahad has a yellow feather on top of his helmet, which is a NICE piece of work. Comes also with belt/scabbard.

Galahad’s head was so handsome they used him for Will
Scarlet
and Palitoy Zorro.


Window Box

The Super Knights were only released in these deluxe window boxes. Each had the same painted cardboard insert and the figures were secured to the insert with white twist ties.

Mego Launcelot Window Box

The box backs feature photographs of early production samples of the figures with shiny metallic finish on the armor.

Mego Launcelot Box back

Galahad: Original Accessories and Known Repros

 

suit

Galahad wears a full body jumpsuit made of a silver chainmail looking material. The jumper has been repro’d by Classic TV Toys. The material on the repro is a touch thicker and is sewn a little lower in the crotch. The sleeves are hemmed a little higher the suit is unmarked.

 

Body Armor

 

body armor

Galahad wears body armor with his blue crest on the front. The body armor isn’t removable without breaking the glued seal on the joints. The shoulder armor is removable though. The armor has been factory reproduced by CTVT. The repro doesn’t have as smooth a finish, and the details are a little more dull. The repro is stamped CTV on both the back and front around the belt line.

 

Shoulder Armor

 

shoulder armor

Galahad’s removable shoulder armor is a matched set, both the left and right are identical. The shoulder armor snaps onto the body armor. The shoulder armor has been reproduced by CTVT. The reproductions are a little wider and are not as smooth around the edges. They are unmarked.

 

Shield

 

shield

Galahad carries an orange shield with his blue crest on the front. This shield has been reproduced by CTVT. The reproduction is a slightly deeper orange, and the blue emblem is a lighter shade of blue. The handle on the back of the repro shields are prone to falling off much easier than an original. The shield is stamped CTV on the center of the blue crest.

 

Helmet

 

helmet

Galahad wears a helmet with a removable visor/face guard and yellow feather. This helmet has been reproduced by CTVT. The reproduction is smaller is size overall, and the details are more pronounced. The reproduction is unmarked.

 

 

boots

Galahad wears the same rounded toe boots as Ivanhoe. The boots have been reproduced by both Doctor Mego and CTVT. Doc’s boots are a little bigger in size and thicker in material. They are also a little more gray than silver compared to the originals and are marked DM on the bottom. The CTVT boots are also larger in size. They have a speckled look to them and are marked CTV on the side of the knee area.

 

 

belt

Galahad and Lancelot wear the same belt that holds their sword. This belt has been reproduced by CTVT. The reproduction is accurate, but is made of a more stiff material, making it feel almost brittle. The repro belt is unmarked.

 

 

sword

King Arthur, Galahad and Lancelot all carry the same sword, which is unique to the Knights line. The sword has be reproduced by CTVT and very accurately. The only real difference is a slight texture on the repro in the chrome on the blade. That, and the repro has a little more flashing. The repro is marked CTV on the blade near the hilt.

 

 

heads

Galahad shares a head sculpt with the Robin Hood’s Wil Scarlet and the Palitoy Zorro figure, although Zorro has a different paint job. The head has been reproduced by Doc Mego, but with black hair instead of brown. The DM head is marked DM on the back of the neck, and is a little more narrow in the face than an original Mego head, and made of a harder material. The head has also been reproduced by CTVT. The big difference in the CTVT head comes in the paint. The CTVT has darker brown hair and eyebrows. The head is made of a softer material than the original mego head. The CTVT is unmarked.