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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mego Week, Part 4: Pocket Heroes - 1979

sgAnother beauty from the collection of Brian Heiler, this is part of Mego's Pocket Heroes line.

Like Tuesday's Bend n' Flex figure, I only have this one loose, having not been able to find a MOC one for anything less than several hundred dollars. I really do want one--the clear simplicity of this card's design appeals to me, and I had almost all of these growing up (I never could figure out what to do with Jor-El, though).

I remember having the General Zod figure (that's him behind Luthor) and wondering why the heck he didn't look like the General Zod I saw in the movie. Ah, it's hard explaining the concept of merchandising vs. movie rights to an eight-year-old.


Anonymous said...

Was this the only card they had? I seem to recall buying my Aquaman off of an all-red design, much like those "squatting" Super Heroes they came out with. Maybe I'm just mixing them up. This card doesn't strike any memory in me at all; it's like I've never seen it before. I did have the Aquaman figure, though....

Plaidstallions said...

Aquaman to my knowledge, only came on a white card as he was part of the last wave.
The generic red cards were abundant for second wave characters however and are still easily found.