Consumer’s Distributing Week continues with a look at one of the pages that would be my first destination upon getting a new catalog, the Mego Superheroes. This, however, was not the best year for the brand. The eight-inch World’s Greatest Superheroes are nowhere to be found, replaced by the Pocket Superheroes. More interestingly is the fact that Remco’s “Inaction” figure, Energized Spider-Man is also featured over any other Mego fare.
However, this page actually had me discover that Canadian distributor Grand Toys, (seen here at the 1979 Canadian Toy Fair) had released a Mego toy into Canada I was not aware of. This is one of those situations where I am glad to be wrong.
The Programmable Spider-Trax was an electronic toy similar to Big Trak by Milton Bradley. I had honestly believed it was never released into Canada but here it is loudly disagreeing with that theory. That means there is a Grand Toys box for it and that, means I’ve got another thing to hunt. This also means the Bat Machine is also possibly out there as well. It never ends…
Here is a Vintage Mego Episode I did about these obscure Mego Superheroes toys in it, I said I don’t think these were sold in Canada. I love being wrong.
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