Comic Action Heroes: Figures : Mego Museum

The average retail on the CAH was $9.99 for the large sets, while the individual figures averaged $0.99 a piece. 12 Figures in total for the Line: Batman, Robin, Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Shazam, Spiderman, Hulk, Captain America, Joker, Penguin, and Green Goblin.

Comic Action Superman, 1st Version Wonder Woman, Joker.

Comic Action Aquaman and Shazam.

While crude in appearance, the Comic Action Heroes do show a great deal of innovation on Mego's part. Each part was cast in one solid colour and then connected, gloves and arms on a character such as Aquaman are two pieces to save on using paint ops. The body style was reused for Mego's 1977 CB McHaul line.

The Comic Action Heroes launched in 1976 and Mego added some new products to the line in '77 (only the Batcopter was produced). By 1978, Comic Action Heroes were reduced to two offerings, Spidercar and Batmobile Giftsets with figures. The line was distributed in Canada by Grand Toys, MC toys handled the line in Germanyand Denys Fisher took care of the UK, each company made creative changes to the line's packaging. For more information on this consult the Carded Comic Action Gallery By 1978, the line was retooled into the Pocket Superheroes but they have their own gallery.....

Comic Action Superman, 1st Version Wonder Woman, Joker.

Early Comic Action Wonder woman figures (the one on the right) had a very crude almost Man-like head sculpt! These figures only appeared on the blank cards and were quickly replaced by the more feminine headsculpt on the left (photo also courtesy of Roberto)

8" Mego never got the luxury of such nice accessories, Joker's Cane, Wonder Woman's Lasso, Batman (and Robins) Batrope and of course, the Penguin's umbrella.