Accessory Check: Wizard of Oz Original Accessories and Known Repros

The Wizard of Oz was and is one of Mego's more popular lines. There are so many Oz fans over so many generations that these figures are still much sought after by collectors of Oz, not just Mego. This section features a list of accessories for each character in the line, as well as pictures and descriptions of the parts and their factory produced reproductions.

This page features the basic bodies used in the Oz line. There are various hand colors unique to certain characters but here we'll address the basic bodies and their reproductions.

Type 1 Body


The first version of the mego male body was a metal rivet, less muscled body strung together with elastic. It has not been factory reproduced.

Type 2 Body


The second version of the Mego male body was more buff, had plastic joints instead of metal rivets, and is strung together with hooks and rubber. Both Doctor Mego and Classic TV Toys offer factory made repro Mego bodies. DM's (marked 7th Street Toys on the back) is very accurate in detail and appearance. Lighter in flesh color, with a heavier feel and more rubbery hands. CTVT's bodies (marked Figures, Inc. on the back) are closer to original color, but tend to run a touch shorter, are more fragile, and have a slightly different design. A telltale sign of the CTVT body are the legs that tend to snap together at the knees. It should also be noted that Tim Mee produced the Type 2 body during the Mego era. This is a vintage knockoff that is identical in almost every way to the original body. It's weight is perhaps a touch lighter, and the Mego copyright info on the back of the body has been blotted out, but otherwise it's identical. Some of the hand colors have been reproduced by CTVT. They are a touch smaller, have a little flashing evident, and are more brittle.

Fat Body


For the larger boys, Mego made the fat body. It was made both as type one (not pictured but put together like the standard T1 body) and as type two. Classic TV Toys offer factory made repro fat bodies. CTVT's body's are pretty Mego accurate but are more fragile. A telltale sign of the CTVT body are the legs that tend to snap together at the knees. It is unmarked.

Female Body


Mego Females came on two body styles, one had arms with no elbow joints (not pictured here). The common female body has elbow joints. Most are a similar color as the male body, but a few Mego females like the Wizard of Oz females, have a pinker looking skin tone. CTVT has made a reproduction body for the females, closer in color to the standard female body color instead of the pinker Oz female body color. The first version of the CTVT female body (not pictured) had a lot of issues. Cracks, lots of flashing and numorous other issues which are easy to spot. Some CTVT female bodies have a neck hole similar to the male body, instead of the neck stem that Mego used. CTVT eventually redesigned it's female body to work out most of the issues. It's close to Mego's, although the legs still want to twist in an odd way. It is unmarked. Doc Mego and EMCE Toys have also reproduced the female Mego body. This version is very close to the original Mego body. The biggest difference is at the joints. The pin holes on this version are a little larger than on the original body and the knees are re-designed with pin joints making them less prone to loose knees, a common problem with Mego female bodies. The pelvis is slightly different in shape and the legs on snap into the pelvis - bringing the legs together and minimizing the wide hips. The material the female body is made from is very similar to the DM/EMCE male body. The arms and legs are more rubbery than the original, and the torso and pelvis are much harder than an original. This reproduction is stamped with a 2008 Spherewerx / EMCE Toys copyright on the back.