Action Figure Archive Update: The Adventurer

Action Figure Archive Update: The Adventurer

The Adventurer- Mego Action Jackson Knock-Off

Explosive new gallery added to the PlaidStallions Action Figure Archive today, The Adventurer!


The Adventurer seems to have been spawned in the early 1970s and is heavily influenced by the Mego Action Jackson toy line.

The figures themselves appear to be a blow-molded 8″ figure of Tommy Gunn ( Gunn was a UK take on G.I. Joe and many would argue, a knock-off himself) but the strange thing is, many of his outfits sets are from Mego themselves.

Many of The Adventurer’s sets appear to be Mego products in a new package with the clothing actually having Mego tags (also see the Lincoln International Thrill Seekers for this). While other sets seem to be original creations that never factored in the Mego Action Jackson line.

Mego did not own their own factories when they launched Action Jackson, so it is quite possible that their contracted manufacturer merely sold products out two different doors. Which was fairly common for Hong Kong in the 1970s.




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