"think of what you want to be and call on me":

AJ Gallery by Scott C Adams and Anthony McElveen. Additional material from Brain and Jon.

Released in 1971, AJ was largely a failure, and this failure led to the concept of using the basic body on any variety of characters. Action Jackson was quickly forgotten, but he remains a big part of Mego collecting today. The many costume sets and bodies left over from the line are still found in large quantities and posess a certain charm.

Undeniably hokey, often poorly designed, Action Jackon is nonetheless a broad and interesting line to collect. This gallery provides a close look at all of his outfits, as well as a look at his playsets, vehicles, and other toys.

For more on AJ's fascinating story and it's place in Mego history please consult the 1973 Mego Catalog.

AJ says, "Think of what you want to be, and call on me."


Just some of the ambitious advertising Mego attempted when they launched Action Jackson, a defining moment for the company shedding it's image as a "lower priced toy manufacturer" and stepping up the plate as the biggest success story of the seventies.

The Mego Museum Forum Is the perfect place to discuss or buy sell and trade Mego Action Jackson Figures, there is no greater a collection of "AJ lovers" than there.