Unproduced Action Jackson Adventure Set was to include Rescue Copter, Sramble Cycle, AJ chute, and, interestingly, 3 feet of cotton rope! It's interesting that they chose an illustrated box rather than photographic as seen on the Jungle House and Campmobile. This might be a stand-in for a final photo box?
The Adventure Set was promoted in the 1974 catalog, but as far as we know did not make it to retail.
Mint campmobile box is empty. It was shown
in the showroom, but it's unknown if it ever contained a campmobile
or was simply a display item.
Like everything in this find, these Bend N Flex figures were the original samples used to entice buyers to purchase the line. It would be hard to find nicer examples of these...
The Super Foes were a new release in 1974, this crisp example of the original display box holds the first four boxed examples from the line. Note how the Riddler is posed inside the box.
The Super Gals were also a new release in 1974 as evidenced by this wonderful display box and the first four production samples of the silk screened gals.
The rarely seen Mad Monsters display box highlights the Gray Morrow artwork and promotes the line as flying under the "World's Greatest Superheroes" flag.
This find provides confirmation that the earliest versions of Frankenstein and Dracula--these are the actual samples shown at Toy Fair when the line debuted---were flat-top Frankenstein and smooth-haired Dracula with black hair paint.
Mego was expanding the 8" universe in 1974 with the American West, this beautiful display box featured more of the terrific Gray Morrow Artwork.
Want to hear something cool? All of these items will be available on Ebay this month (January 2008) with no reserves. Keep an eye on Ebay seller littlemarz in the coming week.
The Mego Planet of the Apes Carded samples from the 1974 catalog