Buying some TOYS? Use these nifty links to help support the Mego Museum!

Support the Museum! Buy toys!
ReMegos @ Entertainment Earth | Megos on eBay | Amazon USA | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada


Running the Museum isn't cheap, and we could use your help!

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Our Gang Buckwheat Straw Hat? Whaaaat?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 21, 2018
    Location
    Mississauga, Canada
    Posts
    28

    Our Gang Buckwheat Straw Hat? Whaaaat?

    Reaching out to all our Little Rascals, Our Gang fans.

    I'm pretty new to the Our Gang Mego line up so not sure on a few things, like how long did it run for? I'm assuming that it ran long enough to have had the change to the quality of the head material as some seem to discolor dramatically and other do not. Does anyone have any more general information on this line up?

    The biggest question I have right now is around a straw hat for Buckwheat. Up until very recently, I have only seen carded figures of Buckwheat that have only the figure with his standard clothes. However, I came across a Buckwheat that happens to have a Straw Hat included in the bubble. My assumption is that this is a "first edition" version and the Straw Hat was removed later when the line didn't do as well as hoped.

    Anyone have any thoughts as to how rare this would be? Or not? I'm working with the gentleman who is selling this to come up with a fair price for this piece.

    Here's some pics.

    http://megomuseum.com/community/atta...9&d=1530289543

    http://megomuseum.com/community/atta...0&d=1530289560

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 15, 2001
    Location
    My Pants
    Posts
    53,836
    Blog Entries
    8
    Although he's depicted on the art as having a hat, Mego never alludes to it on any sales materials including the Toy Fair 1976 catalog. So, I'm fairly skeptical as to it being a thing.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 21, 2018
    Location
    Mississauga, Canada
    Posts
    28
    I do see that there's a crack on the bubble. You think someone shoved one in there? It looks pretty big in the picture compared to his head. I'd love to see if it fits him. LOL. I hadn't noticed that the card illustration has a hat too. I wonder if someone wanted a hat, found one and put it in the bubble. Interesting.

    Thanks Palitoy!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 5, 2008
    Location
    near Akron
    Posts
    12,461
    Images
    1
    I believe the hat has been inserted. I'm almost certain it is an Ideal Jody doll hat. These 9" dolls were released in '74-'75; the "country girl" version includes such a hat. I think the brim has been trimmed.

    The Jody line featured many vintage-styled accessories. I've used some with my Mego Waltons.
    WANTED: Gray AJ Mustang horse; Dale Arden dagger; Parker SI sweater; Grayson SI trousers; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top portion; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors; vintage Galahad box; minty Wolfman tights; Black Knight sword; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; POTA knife-sword; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 21, 2018
    Location
    Mississauga, Canada
    Posts
    28
    http://megomuseum.com/community/atta...3&d=1530365981

    This hat? Ya, I think you're right. The ribbon has been modified to and then touched up it looks like. Good catch PNGwynne. Thanks so much! Really appreciate everyone's time on this!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 5, 2008
    Location
    near Akron
    Posts
    12,461
    Images
    1
    Yes, that's it exactly. Glad I could help.

    It's not a bad idea for Buckwheat but likely too large for even an 8" Mego figure.
    WANTED: Gray AJ Mustang horse; Dale Arden dagger; Parker SI sweater; Grayson SI trousers; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top portion; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors; vintage Galahad box; minty Wolfman tights; Black Knight sword; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; POTA knife-sword; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •