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Logan's Run

the ad Mego used to promote their attaining the Logans Run license

The TV cast of Logans Run

In 1978, CBS TV launched their TV version of the smash hit movie Logan's Run.

The TV version forgot about the movie's ending and had Logan as a fugitive in a nuclear wasteland, aided by friends Jessica and android buddy REM, all the time being pursued by Logans ex-partner in killing, Francis 7.

Much like alot of seventies sci-fi, it was cancelled in 14 weeks after it was tossed around in it's timeslot. Few would have ever guessed that Mego optioned toys or that they were actually finished.

 

The Dedicated Collector


In the mid 1980's, Long Island Toy Collector John McGonagle began telling other collectors of a news report he had seen in the 70's about toys.


McGonagle claimed that the report showed what happend when a toy company invested in a property that failed (like a cancelled TV series)


A horrifying segment was shown: Cases of Mego Logans Run dolls being shoved in an incinerator. Collectors believed the tale and because McGonagle himself first owned the Ralph Hinkly prototype, believed that somewhere a authentic LR prototype would surface.


Summer 2000 was the first such occurance when the first two figures surfaced out of a private collection. In 2007, the Megomuseum uncovered the third figure in the series, titular star Logan Five.


This page is dedicated to my late friend John McGonagle, one of the nicest guys around. He was right.

Logan 5 prototype Rem Prototype Francis 7 prototype