1975 Lili Ledy Toy Catalog from Mexico
Lili Ledy was a Mexico-based toy maker with a 30-year run until its closure in 1985.
Due to trade restrictions, the company would manufacture it’s toys on Mexican soil. Even popular Hong Kong-made American toys like GI Joe, Star Wars and Mego Superheroes had to have their Mexican-made equivalent.
This restriction resulted in some fantastic and imaginative-looking variations on what we’re familiar with.
1975 was an excellent year for Lili Ledy with several hot toys and licenses:
The cover for this catalogue featured the newly acquired Mego Superheroes. I can’t tell you how much collecting Mexican Mego figures meant to me in the late 90s. It was like discovering them all over again. Then like a lot of things, it got kind of competitive and I moved on to other things.
Here are three great sites for Lili Ledy Mego figures:
foreignmego.com : I created this site in 1999 (yikes) because I had a serious passion for these guys.
MegoMuseum.com– I tried to add as much Ledy as I can to the galleries.
Themegoguy.com- Dude’s got an amazing collection and he can take a great picture.
Is that Herby the Love Bug?
I’m pretty sure Bob and Joy were not based on American toys but an original creation of Ledy.
Don Cuco is the much less creepy version of Tommy Talker.
I love that they dressed a kid up like Pebbles Flinstone.
We’re making collectible pins featuring many of the toys we celebrate and characters from this site.
Kenner’s Turbo Tower of Power and SSP sets were very popular.
Love the boxing game, I had the Kar-r-r-rate Men instead.
Mexico’s take on GI Joe, “Adventuro Accion” was a pure joy with plenty of additions, variations and exclusives. Oh, how I love these so.
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I am in awe of Mexican Sesame Street toys, especially the regional characters we didn’t get here.
Do I need to explain who Barbara is mimicking? I didn’t think so. Barbie was sold by rival Mexican toymaker Cipsa during this period.
I’ve also made a few other collectible pins based on knockoffs and characters from this website. Look for a few more designs coming very soon.
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