Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Mego Batman Was the Greatest!

Probably the best selling Mego Superhero group was Batman! I know that ALL of my friends had Batman, Robin, and at least one of their arch enemies. Those bad guys were pretty cool too. There was the Penguin, the Joker, and The Riddler. They also had a very funny looking Catwomen and Batgirl, but I didn't know anyone who owned them.

Batman and Robin went through several changes over the years. We had the original Batman with the removable cowl. That was great because we would actually change him to/from Bruce Wayne by using Action Jackson clothes. Maybe that is why our Batman fell apart over the years. We got another one later that had the cowl painted on. I think Robin had a removable mask as well in the beginning.

All of our Batman figures fell apart except Penguin. This is what our Batmans, Riddler and Joker look like now:

I posted a picture of our Penguin in the Last post about Mego Superheroes.

We also had a lot of fun with the Batcave playset, the Batmobile and the Batcopter. The only one left to show a photo of is the Batcopter:

I found some good pictures of the Bat mobile on Ebay from user Ringer 1808. He gave me permission to show them to you:

I love the fact that Robin is wearing a Superman costume and that Batman has lost his chest decal. That is the way most Mego Dolls ended up, isn't it?

As for the Bat Cave, I remember it to be lots of fun. When I look at it on internet sites like Mego Museum, it sure doesn't look as good as I remember. We also never had the BatCycle. Probably because we thought of that as belonging to Batgirl.

I finally figured out how to embed a youtube video, so I want to close this post with a Mego Batman commercial that shows all of what I have been writing about here.

Now, does that bring back memories or what?

I hope you've enjoyed remembering Mego Batman with me. If you have, I would really appreciate a quick comment. I'm getting kind of lonely here on this Toy Blog. I know that people are reading it because I have many counter hits and manage to stay it the top 40 of the Top 100 Toy Sites, but I don't get many comments. So please be kind and say hello. Thanks!



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quartet-man said...

I did have the Batcycle, Batmobile and mobile bat lab, but never got the copter. I also had the Batcave, but never Wayne Foundation. I got a Catwoman as part of a clearance item inside a huge metal Winnebago (that I used for Shazam of course). I did have Batgirl (she was SO sexy)as well as Batman, Robin, Penguin, Joker, Riddler etc. I loved watching the Batman show from the sixties, so I had all the Batman cast I think. (Except for the previously released secret identities.)I also had Wonder Woman and Hulk (watched their TV shows too.) I think I had Spider-man as well. (He was on TV too) and of course Captain Marvel (better known as Shazam. ) Otherwise, I mostly had DC characters, but sadly never had the Teen Titans even though I loved the comic for a few issues before it was canceled (the first one I got had the fiddler? on the cover getting Robin, Speedy, Aqualad and Wonder Girl and Kid Flash (or four of the five) to fight each other). At some point I will have to look over all the Megos released and see what all I had. I wish I still had them and in great condition, but I do have a lot of fond memories from childhood which I would not trade. I think I may still have Batman, Robin and Spider-man that I got on clearance in the mid eighties. At that point, a bunch were found in a warehouse I think. However they were made cheap and the join on Batman (I think) broke with my only posing it.

Frances said...

Selecting the Joker and Riddler costumes at BuyCostumes would surely be a breather from the usual Batman costumes people get to see since almost everybody wishes to be the hero.