Mego Tarzan action figure

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2015-06-26 10:39:53

The Mego Tarzan action figure was an action figure produced by the American manufacturer Mego during the 1970s.

 

Background

The doll was released as part of the company’s ‘World’s Greatest Super Heroes’ line which also included characters from both DC Comics and Marvel Comics titles such as Superman, Batman, Spiderman and Captain America.

Although the character had little in common with these comic book superheroes, it was chosen to be part of the line due to Mego Vice president Neal Kublan’s fondness for the character. Kublan personally secured the rights to produce the figure by visiting the relatives of the character’s creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The Mego Tarzan doll

The doll was first released in 1974, and was produced until 1976 when the company lost the rights to produce figures based on the character.

It stands 8” tall, and was sold in both boxed and carded versions. It has moulded black hair and wears a flesh-coloured bodysuit beneath a leopard-print loincloth. It is the only figure from the World’s Greatest Super Heroes range to include an accessory, in the form of a small black plastic knife.

How much is a Mego Tarzan doll worth?

Unboxed examples in good condition with their full outfit and knife can sell for between $20 and $50 on sites such as eBay. NIB (New In Box) examples can be found for sale for more than $100.

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