Daily Archives: August 13, 2008

12″ Mego Hulk in Box (1978)

12 Inch Mego in the box

12 Inch Mego in the box

Back of Package

Back of Package

I had been looking for this guy here – in the box.  It’s such a great package.  Mego packages have such personality and are almost pieces of art work themselves.  The classic 12″ Mego Hulk in mint condition inside the package (which isn’t perfect – but still pretty great) still has the white shirt – that makes him look like Ralph Macchio from the Karate Kid.  The amazing thing is, seeing these older toys, is that people still have these toys in their packages.  This was before people really collected toys!  It always amazes me.  I love the way this Mego looks.  I’d like the 8″ in the box (I have one on a unpunched card) but now it’s going to be harder to tell myself to spend the money on a figure I already have.

Side of Package

Side of Package

Window Box Shot

Window Box Shot

If you ask me, and if your coming to this blog then you kind of did, then I suggest getting the vintage Hulk figures.  Not only are they hard to come by and only get more expensive everyday but also they are the best when displayed.  These are far more impressive than any amount of recent figures you can get.  I also think that they are worth the scratch you pay for them – unlike the modern toys that people are charging crazy amounts for and most don’t retain their value. 

Bottom of Box

Bottom of Box

 I had to give a shot of the bottom of the box.  Read the entire thing.  Please!  Mego Corp. claims this toy is full of loveable ugliness.  That’s a back-handed compliment if I’ve ever heard one.  And it also says “Fully poseable and ready for ANY action.  What kind of action are they implying he should be ready for?  Why do the preface it with the information about his poseability?  Dirty.

Close up of Hulk's face.

Close up of Hulk