The Waltons line features a total of six characters without many accessories so identifying original parts and reproductions is easy with this line. Unless clothes have been factory reproduced, they are not covered as accessories in this section, and in the case of the Waltons, the clothes have not been reproduced.
This section will help you identify the accessories and the reproduction parts.
This page features the basic bodies used in the Waltons line.
John Boy and Pa Walton were only available on the second version of the male body, which was more buff and had plastic joints instead of metal rivets, and strung together with hooks and rubber. Both Doctor Mego and Classic TV Toys offer factory made repro Mego bodies. DM's (marked 7th Street Toys on the back) is very accurate in detail and appearance. Lighter in flesh color, with a heavier feel and more rubbery hands. CTVT's bodies (marked Figures, Inc. on the back) are closer to original color, but tend to run a touch shorter, are more fragile, and have a slightly different design. A telltale sign of the CTVT body are the legs that tend to snap together at the knees. It should also be noted that Tim Mee produced the Type 2 body during the Mego era. This is a vintage knockoff that is identical in almost every way to the original body. It's weight is perhaps a touch lighter, and the Mego copyright info on the back of the body has been blotted out, but otherwise it's identical.
For the larger boys, Mego made the fat body. However, Grandpa Walton came on a special taller fat body. On this body, the torso section is longer, not as squat, minimizing the pregnant look the standard fat bodies are known for. The tall torso fat body has not been factory reproduced. Classic TV Toys offers a factory made repro version of the standard fat body. CTVT's body's are pretty Mego accurate but are more fragile. A telltale sign of the CTVT body are the legs that tend to snap together at the knees. They are unmarked.
Walton females came on the common color and style female mego body. Mego made several versions of the female body, one had arms with no elbow or knee joints (not pictured here). The common female body has elbow and knee joints. Most are a similar color as the male body, but a few Mego females (Wizard of Oz females for example) have a pinker looking skin tone. CTVT has made a reproduction body for the females. The first version (not pictured) had a lot of issues. Cracks, lots of flashing and numorous other issues which are easy to spot. Some CTVT female bodies have a neck hole similar to the male body, instead of the neck stem that Mego used. CTVT eventually redesigned it's female body to work out most of the issues. It's close to Mego's, although the legs still want to twist in an odd way. It is unmarked. Doc Mego and EMCE Toys have also reproduced the female Mego body. This version is very close to the original Mego body. The biggest difference is at the joints. The pin holes on this version are a little larger than on the original body and the knees are re-designed with pin joints making them less prone to loose knees, a common problem with Mego female bodies. The pelvis is slightly different in shape and the legs on snap into the pelvis - bringing the legs together and minimizing the wide hips. The material the female body is made from is very similar to the DM/EMCE male body. The arms and legs are more rubbery than the original, and the torso and pelvis are much harder than an original. This reproduction is stamped with a 2008 Spherewerx / EMCE Toys copyright on the back.