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Monday, February 25, 2008

Mego Ad - 1973

I found this ad in the back of an old Creepy--to this day I don't understand why DC didn't set up a Captain Company-like outfit to sell stuff like this. I mean, how weird is it that you've got DC heroes in the back of a Warren magazine?

"Only $2.49 each"? I'll take nine Aquamans, five Supermans, three Batmans, and two Robins.

By the way--tomorrow we'll be immersing ourselves into more Mego goodness with an interview with Ben Holcomb, author the of the super-cool Mego 8" Super-Heroes: World's Greatest Toys! hardcover book. Be here, it'll be fun!


Adama said...

That's awesome. I'm going to have to track down a copy of that hardcovr. Looking forward to the interview!

Anonymous said...

Genre toys & pubs make strange bedfellows - for years, Ideal's remaindered "Dr.Evil" was hawked as if it was a monster figure in Captain Company ads!

-Craig W.

Plaidstallions said...

I don't think DC wanted to be in such a business. LCA at the time was gunning hard for the "boutiquing" of the DC characters at retail, it could have been considered competition.

I love the early WGSH artwork.

Diabolu Frank said...

Nice ad, even if Aquaman looks a bit gangly...