Mego Planet of the Apes TV Commercials Restored

Mego Planet of the Apes TV Commercials Restored

In case you missed the Toy-Ventures live stream, here is the newly restored Mego Planet of the Apes commercials on YouTube. These TV cuts haven’t been available for 49 (ugh!) years and are now in high definition; enjoy!

Toy-Ventures Magazine presents the first time in 49 years, the original Mego Planet of the Apes toy commercials d

igitally transferred from original 16mm prints.

The two commercials are: “Planet of the Apes Limbo Indoors”- Featuring the first wave of Cornelius, Zira, Zauis, Soldier Ape and the Astronaut figures.

“Planet of the Apes Treehouse Gift Set”- Featuring the iconic treehouse and the first wave of figures. Pre-

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Mego Planet of the Apes commercials from Toy-Ventures Magazine, enjoy! For Free!
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  • TRA on June 1, 2023

    Hi Brian,
    Please pardon me for asking an off-topic question but:

    Have you seen any 9 inches tall, Big Jim-like action figures, that are currently being made, or from the past?

    I really like the Big Jim figures, but I’d rather not pay $40 (USD) on ebay for each Big Jim. I’d rather buy something else, meaning something less expensive.
    Have you seen anything that is similar?

    I’d really appreciate any information that you could tell me about similar, 9 inch figures.

    Thank You, TRA

  • TRA on June 1, 2023

    I’ve seen the “Apes’ tree house” ad before.
    I remember being really spooked by the Apes capturing the astronaut, + things like that.

    I think it would be fun if- the Mego’s superheroes had a summer party at the Ape’s tree house. 😀

  • TRA on June 1, 2023

    I think that Mego’s, 2.75 inch(?), Eagle Force [tm] action figures. were used in the [1983?] music video, named- “It’s a Mistake”.

    “It’s a mistake” is a song, + a music video, by the Australian, rock band, “Men At Work”.

    Here is wikipedia’s page on the (song and music video),

    and here’s the music video on youtube:

    Please enjoy.

    (By the way- the song is an 1980s era: anti-war song, and an anti-nuclear-war song, if you’re interested in the meanings of the song.)

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