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    Museum Robot
    • May 9, 2007
    • 5822

    Quick Mego Superfriends to the Hulk Hideaway!


    A new addition to our growing department store catalog archive is this neat spread from the 1980 Sears Wishbook depicting the Heroes hiding out in the Tara ToysHulk Hideaway playset.
    I love the Hulk transformation chamber in this piece so I've added a better look, you even get a cardboard Bruce Banner.
    You'll also notice the Empire Toys Hulk Helicopter in the top left and the rest of the merchandise on the page is related to the Mean, Green one himself, due to his "Incredible" popularity on the small screen at the time.

    Speaking of Mego Superheroes, be sure to check out Benjamin's World's Greatest Toys blog where he has been obsessing over vintage price stickers and department store catalogs, an awesome combination!

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  • Earth 2 Chris
    Verbose Member
    • Mar 7, 2004
    • 32584

    #2
    I bet my mom ordered me the Hulk Hideaway from that very catalog page. I had a lot of fun with that thing...

    Thanks for sharing!

    Chris
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    • megoscott
      Founding Partner
      • Nov 17, 2006
      • 8710

      #3
      I enjoy the enormous Hulk stove that comes with this set. It's disguised as a computer, but it's clearly a state-of-the-art Amana Radar Range (also available from Sears!)
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      • palitoy
        live. laugh. lisa needs braces
        • Jun 16, 2001
        • 59301

        #4
        Originally posted by MegoScott
        I enjoy the enormous Hulk stove that comes with this set. It's disguised as a computer, but it's clearly a state-of-the-art Amana Radar Range (also available from Sears!)
        Hulk have pie in oven!
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        • Flynne
          Permanent Member
          • Jan 22, 2003
          • 3008

          #5
          Is it a trick of the angle and lighting, or is that Robin head in the picture starting to migrate to gray?
          An old Irish Blessing - "May those who love us, love us; and if they do not love us, may God turn their hearts; and if He does not turn their hearts, may He turn their ankles, that we may know them by their limping"

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          • sauce
            Removed
            • Jun 24, 2007
            • 3491

            #6
            I gotta get me one of these hideaway sets....preferably big enough for me to fit into with all my imaginary friends

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            • monkey tennis
              "Kiss my face."
              • Jun 8, 2007
              • 2267

              #7
              Why no real Secret Identity Bruce the Hulk Banner ???

              Is it because Hulk is shorter than a normal Mego body
              "I've just bought a house. It's got a Buck Rogers Toilet. One yank, all gone!"

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              • palitoy
                live. laugh. lisa needs braces
                • Jun 16, 2001
                • 59301

                #8
                Mego seemed to be really dropping the ball when it came to Hulk merch, they had Empire, Remco and Tara cutting their grass with this stuff.
                Places to find PlaidStallions online: https://linktr.ee/Plaidstallions

                Buy Toy-Ventures Magazine here:
                http://www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop

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                • toys2cool
                  Ultimate Mego Warrior
                  • Nov 27, 2006
                  • 28605

                  #9
                  man they made some awesome toys for Hulk,those inflatable toys are bad!!
                  "Time to nut up or shut up" -Tallahassee

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                  • palitoy
                    live. laugh. lisa needs braces
                    • Jun 16, 2001
                    • 59301

                    #10
                    Had I seen it before, that Hulk chair would have made my topless robot article, so many jokes....
                    Places to find PlaidStallions online: https://linktr.ee/Plaidstallions

                    Buy Toy-Ventures Magazine here:
                    http://www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop

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                    • monkey tennis
                      "Kiss my face."
                      • Jun 8, 2007
                      • 2267

                      #11

                      How about the boy with Green balloons in his shirt.

                      Naff-o-rama.
                      "I've just bought a house. It's got a Buck Rogers Toilet. One yank, all gone!"

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                      • megoscott
                        Founding Partner
                        • Nov 17, 2006
                        • 8710

                        #12
                        I remember wanting those shoulder pads...very cool
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                        • livnxxxl
                          Megoholic RocketScientist
                          • Oct 23, 2007
                          • 3903

                          #13
                          Originally posted by monkey tennis

                          How about the boy with Green balloons in his shirt.

                          Naff-o-rama.
                          Are you referring to the Incredible Dork?
                          Enjoy what you like, and let others enjoy what they like. (C) Azrak 2009

                          Too much space. Need more toys!



                          Check out the ever growing Mego like sized vehicles data base.

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                          • palitoy
                            live. laugh. lisa needs braces
                            • Jun 16, 2001
                            • 59301

                            #14
                            A friend of mine told me a funny story about how a neighbourhood kid threatened to beat him up once he got his Hulk muscles....
                            Places to find PlaidStallions online: https://linktr.ee/Plaidstallions

                            Buy Toy-Ventures Magazine here:
                            http://www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop

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                            • batmanmc
                              mego batman collector
                              • Jun 22, 2004
                              • 6227

                              #15
                              thats a great set one day maybe i will get one.

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