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Thread: Did MEGO ever consider making a Bruce Jenner figure in 1976?

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    Did MEGO ever consider making a Bruce Jenner figure in 1976?

    Just curious. It seems like such an obvious choice.


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    Boy it really does. I had the board game. My buddy got it for me for my birthday and I had zero interest, when I had the Alien, Battlestar Galactica, and Star Wars board games (which were all essentially the same).

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    Bruce was the biggest rock star in America in '76.

    I think a MEGO figure might have been very popular.

    I also wonder if MEGO ever considered making Harlem Globetrotter figures?

    That too seems like an obvious choice.

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    Having had lived through the mid 70's at Mego consumer age I don't think it would have been a big seller.

    Back then the sport was FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL !!!

    Mego would have done well with a line of 8" popular players
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    Wasn’t a Bruce Jenner sculpt made of his character on CHiPs? I don’t think it made it to production.
    Expectation is the death of discovery.

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    Officer McLeish (played by Jenner) was supposed to replace Ponch in a "coy and Vance" way but the Dana Green head sculpt never went to tooling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    Having had lived through the mid 70's at Mego consumer age I don't think it would have been a big seller.

    Back then the sport was FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL !!!

    Mego would have done well with a line of 8" popular players
    You are right... But they'd have to compete with the NFL Action Teammates. I didn't even like football, but my buddy's Terry Bradshaw figure was pretty cool.


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    yeah had a terry bradshaw figure from that line.

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    By the time MEGO had the figure on the market would there have been enough interest in it?

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    http://megomuseum.com/bonavita/NewChipsTestShot.html
    And from the dusty vaults, the pic of the Jenner head sculpt.

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