Mego World's Greatest Super Heroes Action Figures

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World's Greatest Super Heroes was a line of action figuresintroduced by Mego  in 1972, featuring a range of comic book characters from both and DC Comics.

 

Background

In 1970 Mego struck a unique licensing deal with both DC and Marvel Comics to produce figures based on their comic book characters. The line was given the name 'World's Greatest Super Heroes', which was taken from a regular animated cartoon series featuring characters such as Batman and the Lone Ranger.

The 8" figures were produced using bodies from the company's Action Jackson line, with new moulded heads and costumes. The first four figures were released in 1972, and consisted of the characters Batman, Superman, Robin and Aquaman.

The next three figures followed in 1973, with the release of Spiderman, Captain America and Tarzan. 1974 saw the line increase dramatically, with the introduction of the Supergals and Superfoes figures. These included characters such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, the Riddler, the Joker and the Penguin. The line continued to increase through 1975 and 76, but by 1977 Mego began to cut the series back. By 1980 15 characters has been cut from the line, which at one point had a range of 30 figures.

Today the original World's Greatest Super Heroes figures are highly collectible, with numerous differences in packaging and the figures themselves offering highly rare variations.

DC Comics Heroes

  • Mego Aquaman action figure
  • Mego Batgirl action figure
  • Mego Batman action figure
  • Mego Catwoman action figure
  • Mego Green Arrow action figure
  • Mego Isis action figure
  • Mego Joker action figure
  • Mego Mr. Mxyzptlk action figure
  • Mego Penguin action figure

  • Mego Riddler action figure

  • Mego Robin action figure

  • Mego Shazam action figure

  • Mego Supergirl action figure

  • Mego Superman action figure

  • Mego Tarzan action figure

  • Mego Teen Titans action figures

  • Mego Wonder Woman action figure

Marvel Comics Heroes

  • Mego Captain America action figure
  • Mego Conan action figure
  • Mego Falcon action figure
  • Mego Green Goblin action figure
  • Mego Hulk action figure
  • Mego Human Torch action figure
  • Mego Invisible Girl action figure
  • Mego Iron Man action figure
  • Mego Lizard action figure
  • Mego Mr. Fantastic action figure
  • Mego Spider-Man action figure
  • Mego The Thing action figure
  • Mego Thor action figure

Other ranges

  • Mego Jet Jungle action figure
  • Mego Fist Fighters action figures
  • Mego Secret Identities action figures
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