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The History of Mego Toys

The History of Mego Toys

The History of Mego Toys

The History of Mego Toys

Mego Corporation was a toy company founded in 1954 by David Abrams and was based in New York City. The company began by producing a line of toy furniture, but quickly expanded into the production of action figures and other toys. In the 1970s, Mego became one of the leading toy companies in the United States and was known for its popular lines of action figures, including the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, the Planet of the Apes, and the Wizard of Oz.

The company’s success was driven by its licensing agreements with major Hollywood studios and television networks. Mego’s 8-inch action figures were particularly popular during the 1970s and early 1980s, due to their realistic sculpting, cloth clothing, and interchangeable parts. These figures allowed children to act out scenes from their favorite movies, TV shows, and comics.

However, by the mid-1970s, the toy market began to change as companies like Kenner and Hasbro released smaller, more affordable action figures like Star Wars figures, which gained more popularity. Also, the rising cost of oil made the production of Mego’s figures more expensive, which impacted the company’s profitability. As a result, Mego went out of business in 1983. Despite the company shut down, it’s considered one of the pioneers in the Action Figure industry and some of it’s creations are considered collectibles today.

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Buy with confidence, all of our Supreme, collectible toys and luxury room items  are authentic and very collectible. Why not browse our full collection of rare toys ,clothing and accessories. We are re sellers of Supreme, Bape, Nike and many other Streetwear brands. Our Luxury corner features original art and our Latest Fine Art and Luxury Items – The Luxury Corner | UK Gallery (

Our Luxury Corner features items for the discerning customer. High end products by luxury brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Original Modern Art by leading artists. Items in the Luxury Corner are excluded from any free delivery and are intended for collection only by the purchaser. Specialist Courier transport is available contact us to find out more.

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Looking at Toys are both trusted and established  re sellers of Supreme Clothing and Accessories. We also have a large collection of vintage and modern movie posters. Our Collectible Toy catalogue is huge and includes many toy lines. Our stock is hand picked for its current or future collectability. We therefore tend to avoid out of the box and very damaged items unless they are very rare.

If you are after a bargain visit our auction area. We do not charge any buyers premiums and the price you pay includes UK shipping. Very competitive International shipping is available on all our auction items. shop the Top 10 collectible toys from the 1970s on

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