Mego Fonz action figure

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2015-06-26 10:39:40

The Mego Fonz action figure is a vintage toy based on the Happy Days character Arthur Fonzarelli, produced by the American manufacturer Mego.

Background

The popular television series ‘Happy days’ ran from 1974 until 1984, and spawned a large amount of merchandise during that time. The majority of it was based around the character of the Fonz, played by Henry Winkler, who began as a minor character before becoming its main star during the mid 1970s.

The toys were released in 1977, and produced until 1978. The Fonz figure was by far the best-selling figure of the range, and one of the company’s best-selling toys of the year.

The Mego Fonz action figure

The Fonz figure is fully poseable and measures 8” tall. It wears a black leather-effect jacket, white t-shirt, blue jeans and black motorcycle boots. It also featured a switch on its back which made the figure’s arms move up into the character’s trademark ‘thumbs-up’ pose.

The character is often described as one of the best figures produced by mego during its later years, due to its detail and strong likeness to the character it depicts.

In addition to the figure, Mego also produced a toy motorcycle for the figure to ride, a jalopy car and a garage playset.

How much is a Mego action figure worth?

Mego Fonz figures are popular with collectors, but their value depends heavily on their condition. Unpackaged figures in good condition can sell on auction sites such as [[[eBay]] for between $10 - $15, whereas figures in their unopened blister packs can sell for up to $30.

Other accessories in the series can be rare, with boxed Fonz motorcycles selling for $30 - $40 depending on condition and the garage play-set has been known to sell for more than $200 in mint, boxed condition.

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