The Mego Planet of the Apes action figure line was first introduced in 1974 as a result of a series of successful movie films. The action figure line was originally released on a larger card stock, then later reduced in size. Other variations include, blister shapes, whether or not a booklet was included featuring the Mego action figure lines, and packaging variations which included copyright.
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In August 1974, the Mego Corporation began production of a line of eight-inch, articulated Planet of the Apes action figures. The series included characters from the original five Arthur P. Jacobs films as well as the Planet of the Apes TV series. The first wave of toys featured characters from the 1968 film, Planet of the Apes.Included in the set were Cornelius, Dr. Zira, Dr. Zaius, a gorilla.
The Mego Planet of the Apes figure therefore eventually made their way around the globe and became their most successful line ever. The Planet of the Apes series of movies have since become cult classics and the Mego figures have become highly collectible among both Mego and Planet of the Ape fans, and like the movies and TV series remain popular popular to this day.
Starting in 1974, Mego released their eight-inch cloth figures to phenomenal fan response. The runaway success of the Planet of the Apes franchise led the company to expand into playsets and other accessories. Available in 2008, the first Planet of the Apes figures in this classic style in more than twenty-five years will be Cornelius the chimpanzee and Ursus the gorilla. Just as with their.
The next step was the Apes TV series; having already passed on the series in 1973, CBS began production in earnest in June 1974.As successful as the whole range of Planet of the Apes movies had been, the explosion of related merchandise would likely not have occurred had the concept not been adapted for a television series. On hearing rumours of the production, Marvel Comics beat rival DC to.
Planet of the Apes became such a cultural phenomenon that it spawned four sequels—Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), and Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)—as well as a live action (1974) and an animated (1974-1975) television series.In addition, the film occasioned its own merchandising line.