Long John Silver is the only character in the Super Pirates line based on Literature, Robert Lewis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island" to be exact.
However Mego made the character a good deal more handsome than he's ever been portrayed in film, he's usually a touch shabbier.
Mego went all out including a peg leg, a sword, knife and a parrot!
It's believe that Mego Reused Long John Silver's head for the Green Arrow action figure that same year.
A type 1 and type 2 Long John Silver, note that the peg leg is reversed.
The Super Pirates 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.
The box backs feature photographs of early production samples
of the figures.
The Super Pirates were also released abroad by Toltoys (Australia) and Marx (Europe and UK), they are thought to have been better received in those areas.
Above is a Marx Stickered Pirate box, no packaging variations exist, the box is merely stickered.
A close up of the Toltoys sticker.