Superheroes and Sci-Fi

Superheroes and Sci-Fi

One section of any wish book that I love is the “other” action figure pages in the era of Star Wars. There is a lot of great stuff on this page!

While my time with the Mego Superheroes decreased sharply in 1979, I still viewed them like old friends. I still kinda do….

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • JFStan on December 21, 2016

    I had the Sonic Fazer and the Cosmo Ray Gun (non-Galactica version), and they were both awesome. I remember every sound they made to this day.

    The Sonic Fazer had an "amplify" setting which worked like a bullhorn (it had a microphone on the back of the gun), but I discovered if I cupped my hand over the mic it caused high pitched feedback which was a much more effective weapon that the regular sounds it made. 🙂

  • Seventiesfan on December 23, 2016

    For me, the Mego Super Heroes are old pals who came for a visit and never went away. 40+ years later and they still fascinate me.
    The large Battlestar Galactica figures I got into more recently, but I remember getting the 4" Cylon in 1979 at a $0.50 clearance price. I still have it with the laser gun.

  • Dantheman on December 28, 2016

    I had that plush Spider-Man doll in the upper-left corner. I slept with it, and one morning I woke up to see that one of his eyes came off. I cried so loudly, my parents came into my room to see what was the matter.

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2017

    Hold it!

    Why is the "space utility belt" toy set NOT marked as Star Trek toys?
    Those are [obviously] Star Trek toys! *shrugs*

  • Anonymous on January 7, 2017

    eBay is often a valuable resource for pop-culture historians. The Mattel Cylon Raider and Colonial Viper are still at more-or-less reasonable prices but it's obvious there is no way a "regular" 3 3/4 inch action figure would fit in the cockpits. That makes these two a bit of a let-down. Not only are the ships from the "other" franchises, they're not compatible, either.

    That was always the nice thing about the Hasbro and Kenner. GI Joe was cool piloting an X-Wing fighter and IG-88 looked absolutely terrifying behind the controls of the HISS Tank.

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