Thor



1976 Introduction



The Mighty Mego Thor was among the first heroes to be issued solely on Type II bodies in 1976. He, Conan and the Fantastic Four share the distinction
of never having been sold on the type one body.Mego 1978 Repro Art

Mego ThorMego Thor greatly benefited from being a later Mego release. The Vac-metallized helmet is attached to a small hole in his head with a post inside the helmet, this often found broken on loose figures. His very cool boots are yellow rubber. His hammer Mjolnir is an often missing accessory.



Variations

 

Thor is also known to come with a vinyl cape, this was a short run variant for Mego figures. Other known vinyl-caped figures include Shazam and Batman.

Here is a side by side example of the variations in Thor’s armbands.




Window Boxes



Boxed Mego Thor in it’s Kirby-esque glory as you can see Mego did some running changes. (courtesy of Tom)

1975 Mego Thor MIB

Another view of the box courtesy Scott Adams.




1975/78 Card



1975 Mego Thro MOC

Carded 1975 Mego Thor which is more commonly found than other cards, courtesy of Dan Crandall. There is no 1978 Thor card.




1979 Card



1979 Carded Mego Thor is the toughest to find packaging variant for this character (note how the locks are subtly different),

 

Mego Museum Accessory CheckMego Museum Accessory Check: Identify original and repro parts.

 

Loose Thor


Hammer

 

hammer

Thor’s hammer comes in a couple different variations, one with a solid head, and one that looks like it would slide on and off the handle. Thor’s hammer has not been factory reproduced. There are hand casted versions that have been made. Look for airbubbles and flashing, brittle plastics or hard resins when identifying these handmade reproductions.



Helmet

 

helmet

Thor’s helmet has not been factory reproduced. There are hand casted versions that have been made. Look for airbubbles and flashing, brittle plastics or hard resins, and a flat silver finish when identifying these handmade reproductions.



 

cuffs

There are two versions of Thor’s cuffs. One has 2 dark stitching lines going through them, one is plain. Thor’s cuff’s have not been factory reproduced.



 

boots

Thor’s boots are unique to the character and have not been factory reproduced.



 

cape

Thor’s cape is attached to the suit and there is a variation. Most Thor’s have a cape made of the standard mego cape material, but some have a cape made of vinyl. It’s a thin semi-transparent vinyl with a waffle texture.