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November 29, 2006


John Phelan

That was trippy.

So much for the reasearch department at that toy company!

And that phone cord was weird.

Does Conan even know about the word justice?


Oh, what a blast from the past! One of my biggest regrets is that I let my mom send all my MEGO superheroes to the Philippines! I had all of them. Now, they're worth buku bucks on eBay...not that I'd sell them. But, I'd LOVE to have the Wonder Woman and Batgirl ones.

Mark Engblom

I can never get over how crappy the production standards were back in the day. I mean, at the time they certainly seemed up to par, but man...time has not been good to 1970's TV commercials. From the shakey camera work to the 5th-grader copywriting, it was some pretty amateurish stuff. At the same time, it managed to sell a hell of alot of action figures, so it looks like they got the last laugh.

I'm glad you guys enjoyed that little blast from the past. Yeah, those action figures are priced beyond reason today, but I'm glad I had the opportunity to enjoy them AS TOYS, and not as dust-gathering trophies for aging fanboys.


That's awesome!! I remember my Batman and Robin from when I was a kid. Ah, memories. Thanks for sharing the video.

Mark Engblom

Glad you liked it, Jim. Now if only I knew what happened to my OWN mego dolls....I mean "action figures".

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