I am really out of my depth in this Aquaman mystery but a couple of things have not yet been mentioned which could help or could be dead ends.
Man From Atlantis also had a comic book series from Marvel comics. Could the production of the hands for the figure coincide with the publishing of the comic book and maybe a request by Marvel to produce such an action figure? Marvel may have wanted to add MFA to their line up of Mego action figures? Perhaps there is correspondence between Marvel and Mego which could be researched? Does anyone have any MFA comics to check the dates of its first issue or if there is any mention a figure was coming out?
This is even a longer shot. There was a notable Star Trek Animated episode where Kirk and Spock met an underwater race and were changed into water-breathing people. Marty said he hated the STAS but the Klingon figure looks like the animated Klingon. Someone sculpted it, approved it and got it on to pegs despite the fact that he didn't like the animated Trek. Could there have been a plan much earlier on to make an alien race similar to the ones in that episode? Could the hands have been for that?
This doesn't really jibe with current theorized timelines as the STAS was around 1973 or so. Still I think there was animation of people showing off their webbed hands in the episode. Maybe the webbed hands were made much, much earlier and long forgotten about? I just wanted to mention it.
Last edited by johnmiic; Jul 15, '10 at 9:48 PM.
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