I was able to snag a glass case from TRU. A case that otherwise would have ended up in the trash – glad that they were so eager to get rid of it – something this big would have easily cost close to a grand. While the set-up inside has changed over a few times only the best and my most cherished pieces go inside.
The top shelf has a nice re-creation of one of the Hulk’s most famous covers – TIH #181 – and all of the CGC and silver age beauties in the collection. The second shelf has changed over a few times but now includes some of Bowen’s best and brightest statues: Maestro, Doc Samson, the latest Hulk (screaming head variant), and one of the most amazing – Planet Hulk. The third shelf displays the busts of Hulk and is rogues gallery.
The final (and bottom) shelf is my pride and joy – a gathering of the Mego pieces I have. This includes the 12″ Hulk in box, Die Cast Metal Hulk in box, the many card variations of the 8″ Hulk, a pocket Mego Hulk, the Hulk helicopter and van, and the Hulk Utility Belt.
Better pics are on the way – but too excited NOT to show this off now! I was able to acquire the 1975 Mego carded Hulk! This is a very difficult carded figure to find – finally have the whole gang together!
still looking for an affordable boxed 8″ Hulk and a 12″ boxed Hulk that has the “Flying Action” claim on the front.
Palitoy Mego Hulk
Hulk on the side
Kicking off the Ultra-Rare month – this Mego figure! If you look at te Mego Museum website there are quite a few different backing cards the figures came on. One of the more rare cards is this one called the Palitoy card. This is a lot better than the regular Mego card – I mean, just look at it! How freakin’ fantastic is this! There is even a better transformation illustration on the back! While you often see the 1979 carded figure – this is the one to pick up – it may be slightly pricier but it’s worth it!
Back of the card!
This unpunched carded figure is now is a case, displayed proudly with the other Mego figures I have. There is a figure just like this one on ebay right now – if you want to go for it – you totally should! One of my favorite things about vintage items is how great they look. Of course the figure is still the same – but that’s the great thing about the mint in package or mint on card figures. They have a totally different look! A more impressive look. I am hoping to one day have the super rare Mego card but for now I am happy with what I have.
Megos on Parade! Both of my carded Megos!
12 Inch Mego in the box
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
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
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
I will show you one of my favorite vintage toys on the night I am going to see the Hulk. This is one of the only vintage toys I have in the package. And it is a beauty… the package isn’t perfect – but it is classic and so interesting. The older packages had so much character – especially Mego. I like the big Spider-man on the back. The metal toys were so much better back then too. He’s a pretty big and chunky piece of metal – and not as heavy as you’d think.
The face on the toy looks great. One of the classic faces – baring teeth – and fists pumped ready to smash anything in his path. The package says “Limited Collector’s Edition” Man, I thought that phrase was coined in the 90’s – not the late 70’s. Either way, this is one of my favorite pieces in the collection.
These little guys came out in the ’70’s. This would’ve been great in the ’80’s though because then you could have G.I. Joe facing off against the Marvel superheroes. I’m not saying who would win – but it begins with an “H” and ends with a “Take that little army beeotches! Boo Yah! Hulk Bad! Hulk Know it!”
The card behind the figure is the original card – although really messed up – still cool to have. A-thank you!