1972 Outfitting Action Jackson bodies with new heads and familiar costumes, Mego creates the World's Greatest Superheroes. The first tests were sold for Christmas at New York area 5&Dime EJ Korvetttes. The line comprised Superman, RC Batman, RM Robin and Aquaman in solid boxes.
1973 Three new heroes were added for the fall season Spiderman, Captain America and Tarzan. problematic solid boxes are replaced by retailer-friendly window boxes as well as "Kresge" cards.
1974 A big year with the addition of the Supergals Assortment which included Supergirl, Batgirl, Wonder Woman and Catwoman and the Superfoes Assortment featuring Riddler, Mr Myx, Joker and Penguin. Shazam also arrives to give a hand. 1974 saw the release of the Batmobile, Batcopter, Cycle and Batcave Playset as well.
1978 No New Releases. The Card artwork changes but no new heroes are released .
1979 More Heroes Dropped. Myx, the FF, Conan, Thor, Aquaman,Lizard, Green Goblin, Falcon, Supergirl and midway through the year Isis are cut from the WGSH team.
1980 Trimming down. Riddler, Batgirl and Catwoman are yanked from assortments.
In July 2009, Mattel toys announced they would be relaunching 8" DC comics action figures under the World's Greatest Superheroes banner in conjunction with EMCE toys. The new figures have been revised but retain a mego like feel, See the EMCE Toys section of the Museum for more details