The Mego Robin Hood headsculpt is a wonderful homage to actor Errol Flynn and shows the amount of effort Mego put into the Merry Men. With no pennies being sent to licensors, Mego put a little more effort into the figures themselves.
There was only one style of packaging for the Robin Hood line was the same window box style used for the Knights, 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.
Robin Hood wears a green and yellow fringed shirt that has been reproduced by Classic TV Toys. The green on the repro is darker in color and the collar is a little longer. The material used for the arms is also a little slicker. The center section of the shirt is less textured on the repro and the fringe on the sleeves is cut wider and longer. The repro is unmarked.
Robin wears yellow tights that have been reproduced by CTVT. The repro’s are very similar in color although the the material has that slight shine to it that the original doesn’t have. The thread used to hem the waist is darker on the repro and the crotch is sewn lower. They are unmarked.
Robin Hood wears green belt, the same design as the Robin yellow belt in the WGSH series. This belt has been reproduced by both Doctor Mego and CTVT. The DM Belt is more accurate is design and texture, but is a much darker green than the original. It is marked DM on the back. The CTVT version is more color accurate but has a slightly different texture imprinted on it. This is most noticable in the buckle where the texture doesn’t fill the buckle area. On the original the buckle is filled with texture. The CTVT is marked CTV on the back.
Robin Hood has the same bow Wil Scarlet as well as Green Arrow and Speedy from the WGSH line. It has been very accurately factory reproduced by both Doc Mego and Classic TV Toys. Doc’s version is very close in appearance but is a touch darker in color. It is marked DM on the side by the handle. CTVT’s version is lighter in color and marked CTV by the handle.
Robin’s quiver is the same one found on Wil Scarlet as well as Speedy from the WGSH line. It has been factory reproduced by both Doc Mego and Classic TV Toys. Doc’s version is very close in appearance but is a touch darker in color. It is marked DM on the back of the quiver itself. CTVT’s version is very light in color with a longer strap. It is marked CTV on the face of the quiver.
Robin Hood carries a blade also found on Little John, Wil Scarlet, Long John Silver in the Pirate line, as well as the Lion Rock version of the Western figures. CTVT has made a reproduction. The repro is lighter gray and has a lot of noticable flashing. It is marked CTV on the blade. There is also a vintage Mego era reproduction on the Tim Mee Western figures. The Tim Mee version of the blade is identical to the original Mego in most respects. There is a slight color difference. The Tim Mee looks a little more flat grey while the original has a little bit of a shine to it.
The Robin Hood gang, except for Friar Tuck, all wear the same boots in different colors. They are unique to the line. In the case of Robin Hood, they are green boots. They have been reproduced by CTVT. The repro’s are a touch brigher in color are a touch wider. They are marked CTV.
Robin Hood and Little John wear the same hat, just in different colors. Robin Hood’s is green. The hat has been reproduced by CTVT. The repro’s are a little brighter in color and have some flashing evident that the originals don’t. The repro’s are marked CTV on the inside.
Robin’s head has been reproduced by CTVT. The repro has a longer neck than the original and the hair and eyebrows are painted darker brown. The repro is made of a softer material and is unmarked.