Mego Too…

superadMego7912supermanwMego_SupermanNow that at long last the rights are seemingly in place to licence new Superman merchandise based solely on the Movies (as evidenced by the new Movie Masters Adult collector line by Mattel) the pictures above chart its humble beginnings. From the top, early Mego Toys trade ad, 1979 trade catalogue cover, advance promo for World’s Greatest Superheroes¬†line featuring the complete lineup and bottom, the final Superman figure. Though the campaign acknowledges the line is based upon the Movie and the headsculpts are reasonable interpretations of the actors, Mego’s licence was limited to using the comic-book versions of the costumes which, among other restrictions, forced Gene Hackman’s Lex Luthor uncomfortably into a purple/lime jumpsuit…