Mego Comic Action Heroes Board Game
When I was putting together issue 10 of Toy-Ventures magazine’s Mego Comic Action Heroes guide, I almost forgot to add this fantastic oddity from the United Kingdom. What’s worse is I’ve owned a copy for over 25 years, finding it in a London (Ontario) thrift shop and it was less than ten feet away from me. I wanted to show more images than I did but the space wasn’t available, so I thought I’d follow up with a post.
Denys Fisher (then owned by Palitoy) released this board game to coincide with the Mego Comic Action Heroes toys to launch in the UK. It’s a curiousity as it features some odd and off-model DC characters. The artist didn’t have reliable reference material for Shazam and may have been drawing him based on the Mego figure, which was hardly faithful either.
It also features characters like the Riddler (who was excluded in the Comic Action Heroes) and Mr. Freeze in his only appearance in Mego-related products.
The game has your heroes trying to get to Gotham City Hall to have a showdown with…The Penguin. Yup, he’s the boss level in this, it seems kind of cruel sending Superman to beat up Oswald Cobblepot, but here we are.
I’ve taken some shots of the board, to showcase some of the artwork; some of it I’ve seen in merchandising before, but others, yeah, I’ve never seen them used like this.
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