The packaging for Gestern Wars 32 figures is very similiar to that of Italy's Polistil Releases and was likely produced at the same time
Finding figures in Gestern Wars packaging is no easy task.
Despite calling them "Lion Rocks", the Gestern Wars packages are clearly marked 1976 Mego Corp in name only. (No Mego Logo appears on them). Each Gestern Wars character has a catalog which has their individual artwork on the cover, a detail that you wouldn't see today.
Checklist for Mego "Gestern Wars" figures
US Forces: Artic Infantryman, Fighter Pilot, Airforce Tailgunner, Marine, Combat Officer, Infantry man, Frogman.
Allied Forces : Scottish Guard, Anzac Bush Fighter, British Torpedo Captain, British Commando, British Paratrooper, British Desert Rat, French Infantry Man, French Resistance Fighter, French Legionnaire, French Tank Commander, Chinese Infantryman, Chinese Guerrilla.
Axis Forces German Infantry man, Luftwaffe Pilot, Japanese Sharpshooter, Japanese Infantryman, Japanese Fighter Pilot, German Afrika Korps, German Paratrooper, German Mountain Trooper, German U Boat Commander, Russion Infantry, Russian Officer, Japanese Officer, Italian Partesian.
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|Scottish Guard||Scottish Guard Art||Japanese Sharpshooter||Japanese Sharp Shooter Art|
|British Commando||British Commando Art||English Desert Rat||English Desert Rat Art|
|Japanese Infantry||Japanese Pilot Box||Japanese Pilot||Japanese Pilot Box|
|Italian Partesian||Italian Partesian Box||German Uboat Captain||German Uboat Box|
|German Paratrooper||Paratrooper Box||British Torpedo Captain||British Torpedo Box|
Special Thanks to Bill Kaufman and Vincent Cerbone for all the pics and information.