By the mid 70's it appeared that 12" boys action figures were in the decline. GI Joe had shrunk to 8" and Johnny West had hit the trail. But Mego Corp kept the trend alive by expanding every license they could into the 1/6th scale.
By the late 1970's Mego was producing more 12" Boys action figures than they were their trademark 8" style. Look for more example of Mego 12 Inch Figures in the Television, Black Hole, and Star Trek The Motion Picture Galleries.