Superman Movie Minute – Mego


In this special "bonus" episode of SUPERMAN MOVIE MINUTE, Chris and Rob are joined by Mego expert Brian Heiler to talk about the sort-of-official line of Superman: The Movie action figures from Mego!

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6 responses to “Superman Movie Minute – Mego

  1. Holy smokes! That was a fantastic episode. Brian you were awesome in its I never ever saw these in the wild as a kid. Then again, everything was Star Wars at that time.

  2. Bonus episodes bridging us to The Superman II Movie Minute? That’s better than winning a weekend getaway for two in downtown scenic Otisberg! I was psyched to see this episode appear, as the Superman Movie Minute is one of my favorite things that you’ve ever done here on the F&W Network, and I’m really looking forward to the coverage of the sequel. As for this episode, I’m always interested to hear about the Mego phenomenon, as I largely missed out on those toys, even though they were certainly around when I was a kid. I did have a few of the Star Trek figures, and the playset with the “transporter room,” but I didn’t have any of the superhero figures. (And I really want a Ben Grimm Mego these days!)

    1. Well, if it makes you feel any better Max, I only had Mego Spock as a kid, and at the time I got him, I barely knew what Star Trek was! Congrats on having that sweet Enterprise playset with the transporter!

      More SMM bonus episodes to come!

  3. Pre=1978, Zod was a relatively minor Phantom Zoner as more attention was placed on Jax-Ur in the stories. DC published a nice little tpb “Tales from the Phantom Zone” that includes many of the silver and bronze age stories of the Zone prior to the movie. My personal favorite was the miniseries by Steve Gerber and Gene Colan (1982) which was much darker than most of the other Superman stories DC was producing at the time. I’d love to hear you guys discuss that one sometime.

  4. I remember seeing these back in 1979 or 1980 at the Big K discount store (which not long after became Wal-Mart) in my home town of Cheraw, SC (population next to nothing and nowehere). Never had the good fortune to get any of them, but I always wondered why Zod, Luthor and Jor-El were dressed in their comic book outfits (Though as a watcher of Super Friends, Luthor actually made good sense). Thanks for clearing this old mystery up.

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