If you are a true child of the Seventies,
it shouldn't take you long to figure out what movie inspired this playset,three guesses.
The shark itself has a jaw that would close if it bumped into something
with it's battery powered propeller. The Aquaman figure is a standard
type two mego figure.
The biggest question for this playset is why? Aquaman would never
be afraid of a shark, he commands them! As well, a fully clothed
mego is hardly an ideal tub toy although it wouldn't matter to a
seven year old.
something that was spotted on clearance aisles in abundance, the
Aquaman playset is one of the hardest to find, a boxed edition can
set you back thousands. The shark however is rather generic and
probably could be found cheaply, so keep checking those boxes below
the Museum is the Boxed version of the Great White Shark playset
(thanks to Dan for the photos)
and Shark were packaged in a dynamic position, very cool.
am absolutely in love with this artwork!
Shark's instructions take up the back of the box and are rarely
Leaping Lamprays! This web handed Aquaman figure was originally shown in the 1978 catalog yet no known examples have been found boxed. This sole figure unearthed by collector Roberto Ligotti is believed to be the only known one. If you worked at Mego and know why Aquaman has webbed hands, please drop us a line. Even if you don't know, we'd still LOVE to hear from you.
Aw Yeah! The Aquaman great White Shark set recently had a cameo in an issue of Tiny Titans
Original Catalog pages, repro artbook pages and comic book ads for the launch of the Aquaman and Great White Shark playset, click on them for a larger view