Mego Planet Of The Apes Peter Burke Action Figure

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The Mego Planet of the Apes Peter Burke action figure is a figure based on a character from the Planet of the Apes television series.

Background

The character of Peter Burke appeared in the short-lived Planet of the Apes television series which ran for just 14 episodes from September to December in 1974.

The series starred James Naughton as Major Peter J. Burke and Ron Harper as Colonel Alan Virdon, two astronauts from 1980 who crash-land on the planet after being thrown through a time-warp. The humans, along with the ape Galen (played by series regular Roddy McDowall), become fugitives from the ruling apes and are hunted by the gorilla General Urko.

The second range of figures was developed in 1974 and released early in 1975, after the series had been cancelled. The range sold well, and Mego rereleased the first series of figures in new packaging, but a third series of figures was never planned and the toys were discontinued in 1976.

The Mego Planet of the Apes Peter Burke action figure

The figure sands approximately 8” tall, and has 14 point of articulation at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees and ankles. The figure was produced using both type 1 and 2 Mego bodies, and features a close likeness to the actor James Naughton.

The figure wears a brown v-neck shirt with beige baggy trousers, an open burlap waistcoat and plastic burgundy moccasins.

The figure was sold carded on a variety of backing cards in the U.S and U.K, along with a U.S window box and a solid mailer box.

How much is a Mego Planet of the Apes Peter Burke action figure worth?

The price of the figure varies greatly depending on its condition. Unopened, carded figures can sell on auction sites such as eBay for over $100 depending on the type of packaging, whereas loose figures in good condition and with their outfits intact can bring $20 - $40.

 

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