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This memory was added on: August 18, 2009

Yeah,my favorite mego superhero was and always will be Spider-man! He was the coolest! I guess I was 10 when I got him and I played with him every day! I made spiderman costumes out of my pj's and made nets out of my moms' yarn. I remember one year for Hanakka my mom said I got him and I couldn't wait till the next day and got him out of the closet where he was being held captive and played with him for weeks! Ah,good times!

Jeff


This memory was added on: March 13, 2009

Hi! I grew up watching the 60s Batman series as a kid, but I never had the figures until recently. I got one of the kids I baby-sit into the series, and he loves it so much, he wanted Megos and a Batcave. Instead of getting one off of Ebay, I decided to make a Batcave for him. I got him a Mego Batman, and customized a Robin , Joker and Riddler. Here are the pics:



Sharry
1966


This memory was added on: June 20, 2008

Best days of my youth playing with my Mego Batman & Robin along with all of the Evil doers of Gotham. I don`t know how many times I had to go to all of the kids in my neighbourhood to get them back because my little brother kept selling them on me. But my biggest mistake was giving them all away to my Nephew. If I could go back in time I would say, Hey screw you kid, these are mine & I`m keeping them.

Randy V.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


This memory was added on: January 31, 2007

My memory of Batman.Goes back wheni was a young boy which is 22 years ago.LIKE I SAID WHEN I WAS IN MY TEENS I USED TO PLAY WITH THEM LIKE THEY WERE FROM THE OLD T.V. SERIES.NOW I WISH THAT I STILL HAD IT/ROBIN BACK.BECAUSEI UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE COLLECTORS ITEMS NOW.BUT BESIDES THAT I TRULY MISS HAVING THEM/PLAYING WITH THEM.JACK.


JACK GORDON MULLIN
1962


This memory was added on: January 11, 2007

I live in Mexico and I still have two superman, 1 batman, 1 robin, 1 aquaman, 1 spiderman, 1 captain marvel, 1 myxsptlk. I saved all my money to buy them, that was in 1975. Some of their clothes are missing but I've been trying to make replacements.


Fernando
1968


This memory was added on: December 30, 2006

I had alot of Mego's World's Greatest Superheroes they were really great toys and I kinda miss them, I collected (in order) 1. Action Jackson 2. Batman 3. Robin 4. Spiderman 5.Superman 6.Batgirl 7. Supergirl 8.Aquaman 9.Joker 10. Riddler 11.Penguin 12.Shazam! 13. Captain America 14.The Falcon 15.The Hulk 16.The Thing 17. Iron Man I also had the Batmobile, I had the Enterprise Playset and the Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty and the Klingon figures, I used to store the figures in Pringles potato chip cans (they fit perfectly)


Frank
1964


This memory was added on: December 25, 2006

Here I sit on Christmas morning reminiscing about Christmases long, long ago...but then again, not so very long ago...As with most others submitting their memories of the Mego series of our favorite Super-hero's and Villans here, my first Mego was Batman. I was heavy into Batman on TV and comic books at that time so I loved playing with him. I eventually got a Robin Mego, but, since I couldn't convince my dad that I really did need their actual adversaries, like The Joker, Penguin, etc., my Batman and Robin had to do battle with whatever villans I could come up with; usually other various generic, unamed action figures...These little guys were so simple in their construction and I don't remember them having any accessories...not even a Batarang, as I recall. I think I made my Batman and Robin one each, and used some of my mom's sewing thread that would allow them to scale the heights of whatever cardboard box or couch or chair that they needed to climb. And even though they were so simply and, yes, probably cheaply constructed, the hours of imaginative play that they allowed us in some of the simplest, most carefree days of our lives is priceless. Merry Christmas to all...Chrismases past, Chrismases present, and Chrismases future, Merry Christmas...


LT
1965


This memory was added on: November 5, 2006

my memory about mego batman.once when i was a teenager.my parent's used to have a couch with a turn top.when i was playing with my mego batman&robin action figures.I would use the turn top as part of a batcave.Even though it's been years.I still rember that.


Jack
1962


This memory was added on: September 22, 2006

megos megos and more megos!!! I still remember getting the superman one. My friend had batman, and every day that summer, we would play with our megos. My sister slamded my pinky finger in her bedroom door, and i had to be rushed to the hospital. I remember my mom asking what she could get for me whole i recoverd, and i told her a robin mego!! I got back all those and many more on ebay and i now have 20.I still think megos where the best toys of the 70s11


BILLY ROBINSON
1969


This memory was added on: September 13, 2006

Mego's what can i say, as a kid these were cheap pocket money toys. My uncle bought me five from woolworths in Blackpool while i was there on holiday in 1974 they were as follows Batman,Robin,Spiderman,Joker,and Superman.I remember taking them to school and playing with them in the "mego corner",when i pulled mine out the lads asked what is the black button on their back for? I said "well they fist fight don't they?" It appeared theirs didn't,and they were sick as parrots.I played with figures until they looked like old tramps! I have recently got the five fist fighters back again from shows and the net,but let me tell you something those little fellas cost a lot more now than in the 70's! As my wallet found to it's cost! Fantasic toys and THE BATMAN was my favourite! Cheers Stu pot.


Stuart j Mckell
1965


This memory was added on: July 18, 2006

BATMAN RULES, I WAS A BIG FAN OF SUPERHEROS THEN. I STILL AM TO THIS DAY. ALTHOUGH I WISH I HAD KEPT MY FIGURES. I HAD PICKED UP, BATMAN 1974 MEGO.. ON E-BAY OFCOURSE. LIKE TO PURCHASE MORE. RIDDLE ME THIS !!!!! RIDDLE ME THAT... WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BLACK BAT !


BRUCE WAYNE
1968


This memory was added on: June 23, 2006

I had Batman, Capt. America and Aquaman figures. For some reason, I thought it was really funny that they wore these little vinyl mittens in place of gloves. (I was 5 or 6 at the time) My dad took them away from my brother and me because we wouldn't stop saying, "These aren't gloves, they're mittens!"


Joey Buttler
1967


This memory was added on: June 23, 2006

I started getting back into the Mego collecting biz late last year. I've managed to score a removable cowl Batman & removable mask Robin(both T1 bodies) in excellent shape(Batman's cowl is a repo, but I'm not picky). As of this writing, I've aquired roughly 20+ 8" Megos(Superheroes, Dinah Mite, Action Jackson, Star Trek, & Planet Of the Apes). I've also been collecting the 3 3/4" figures(Dukes Of Hazzard, Buck Rogers, Star Trek:The Motion Picture, The Black Hole, & CHIPS). But, it all started with Mego's interpratation of "the dynamic duo".


Kevin
1966


This memory was added on: June 6, 2006

Mego figures are awesome! I remember my Dad bringing me home the prototype Batman with removeable cowl before they hit the shelves at Kresges or K-mart. He was a manager or district manager at the time, and that was the spark that started my interest in Super Heroes and Mego collecting. Today I have over 50 Mego figures and I buy, sell, trade, refurnish and collect them.


J Cashman
1964


This memory was added on: May 19, 2006

these toys rule. i wish i had my hands on them right now.i'd play with them all night long!


c holden
052571


This memory was added on: May 19, 2006

batman mego awesome stuff.... got a 1974 mego batman from e-bay........ 30.00 buck mint condition........ to me worth a million....


kevin
1968


This memory was added on: March 20, 2006

My earliest and happiest memories are assocciated to BATMAN. Every night when i was young my dad would tell me batman and robin stories i remember like it was yeaterday when i got a mego batman figure. I cant have been more than 5 years of age, one day i wanted to bring him to school and i remember my dad standing over me and saying 'no someone will rob him on you' as with everything he told me i didnt listen and as with everything he was right. I remember a bigger boy taking my batman and throwing him up on a roof. I cried and cried and when i got home my dad came back to school with me but my batman was gone. It really effected me, imagine my delight when i tracked one down on the net and 25 years after loosing my original batman i have a replacement. He has pride of place in my own sons room and trust me he wont be making any more visits to schools.


Al
1976




This memory was added on: December 17, 2005

There was this toyshop I would frequent, and eventually collected all of these action figures, including the Batmobile.

They were all so incredibly posable, with joints almost identical to human anatomy, which allowed them to be placed in so many different positions, which made playtime that much more fun and imaginative.

The faces are quite detailed, and the intricately designed costumes are of a high quality, are removable and stretchable, so they have preserved nicely.


Draconis Blackthorne


This memory was added on: December 2, 2005

I had the Robin doll/s. I seemed to get one every time I partipated in a family wedding. I only had two. I don't remember much about it, I wonder why I never got the Batmen one? Anyway it's great to get see a picture of them.


Ted W
1974


This memory was added on: November 10, 2005

When I was in 5th grade, I got hit in the eye with an acorn and was laid up in bed for two weeks, with BOTH eyes covered, and had to lie still so the eye would heal. As a reward for this ordeal, my Mom bought me the Mego Batman figure I had wanted. And it was the first edition one with the removable cowl, too! I was crazy for that figure, and took great care of it.... until.... his hand broke off. And his Bat symbol started to wear away. And his cape started to come apart. I swear, I don't remember playing rough with the thing, but after all that happened? Well, I saved the cowl, but the figure, I felt, had failed me. So, as I wrote in an entry about old G.I. Joe, my unlucky Batman figure became an animal behavior test subject: we wrapped him in a slab of bologna and threw him to my German Shepherd to see if he'd tear him apart. He just ended up eating the bologna and licking Batman. A lot.


Kuryakin
1963


This memory was added on: October 3, 2005

Robin was my favorite...mom couldn't keep him away. I loved the colorful outfit...and always watching the old 60s version of batman on TV. To bad I can't find him in original outfit without paying out the rear end for him.


Jimmy
71


This memory was added on: September 29, 2005

batman was my favourite guy


Jerry


This memory was added on: July 18, 2005

I too had the removeable cowl Batman. This was the only Mego I had. He was awesome, and I always kept everything together. One day, I moved an arm, and it all came apart.. Mom wouldnt find anyone to fix it.. so out he went. I now have a Batman and Robin off of e-bay.. (I collect Batman stuff) Robin in very sorry shape.. batman is in ok shape.. but missing the cape, and gloves.


Dave
1965


This memory was added on: February 1, 2005

My memory is really about Robin. At about age 12, I studied ancient Egypt in school and really got into it. I read every book about Egypt I could find. Eventually, I decided that I needed to mummify something. The cat and dog were obvious targets, but dad ruled them out. My attention turned to Robin and Evel Knievel, late of the Stunt Cycle. I mummified both of them, following the detailed instructions from my research as much as possible. I made incisions to remove their "vital organs", I rubbed them down with fragrant oils, I left them out to dry in the sun, then wrapped them in bandages. Dad's watch boxes became the sarcophagi. I buried Robin Hotep and King Evel in the backyard under a plaster of paris pyramid. Plaster of paris is not the most durable substance outside. The pyramid is long gone, and so is my recollection of where I buried them. Mom still lives in that house, but I've never found Robin or Evel.


David
1966


This memory was added on: January 29, 2005

Batman was my childhood! I would absolutely wear these things out. My kids are now into it. My 7 year-old daughter just watched the 1966 version of "BATMAN: The Movie" today. I have two of these Mego characters on my dresser right now...a mint Batman and Robin! Long live the classics!!


Brian
1965


This memory was added on: December 28, 2004

i had robin. not batman. i also had the star trek playset with captain kirk and spock. if i had known how much they would be worth now, i never would have played with them and kept them (IF MOM HADN'T THROWN THEM ALL OUT!!!!!). heck, if anyone who was a kid in the 70's had just not played with their toys, we'd all be millionaires!


jb
1967


This memory was added on: December 27, 2004

As a kid in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1975, I recall my pop letting me pick out a Mego ( $2.99!) whenever we'd stop by the supermarket. The Batman character line was, of course, the coolest. The clumsy design of the dolls echoed the camp of the Adam West TV show. The only thing I didn't dig: the Mego Batmobile wasn't large enough! It was out of scale to the action figures.


Chris Griffin
1967


This memory was added on: December 19, 2004

I had Batman and Robin, and also Superman and Aquaman. Good stuff. I wish I still had them.

There are lots of toys from those days that I wish I still had. My mom donated our old toys to the church every few years. (Yes, even my Star wars stuff!!)

If I ever have children, I will never give their toys away. So many things I wish I still had. (I do still have my Tonka snorkel fire truck though, with most of its parts.)


Chris
1967


This memory was added on: December 8, 2004

I had the first edition of this action figure and regret giving it to charity when I outgrew it. The first run was really special, Batman (and the Robin action figure) had a removeable mask. In the subsequent runs, the mask and head were all one unit of molded plastic. I shudder to think what it would be worth today because of the removeable mask.


Steve
1965