After taking the airwaves by storm in 1977 Jon and Ponch were immortalized in Mego plastic and fabric in 1981-82. Forever young, yet their heads often suffer from migration, aka Zombie disease. Eric Estrada isn't dead yet, but his corpselike face can often be found in discount bins at toy shows...
The popularity of the show sold quite a few of these
things for Mego between during their final sad 2 years.
is the actual head prototype for the never produced 8" Chips Officer
Steve McLeish action figure. In
1981, Bruce Jenner had joined the cast of Chips, and Mego
was all set to issue a figure
when Jenner left the show. This is the head test shot
made of bronze, from a sculpt by Dana Green.
You get a lot of cool stuff with your Mego CHIPS figure. Gun belt, sunglasses, insignia stickers, watch, gun, helmet, cop-boots, and baton.
Mego also marketed a bike luancher set similiar to the Evel Knievel sets that were very popular in the mid seventies. This particular set is from Italy and is courtesy of Olmo Giovannini.