Monday, September 8, 2014

Flash Gordon (Mego)



Flash Gordon
Mego
1976

Flash Gordon wasn't really something we took an interest in until we saw the film staring Sam Jones on Laserdisc back in the early 80's. Not only was that our first step into the world of the character, but also our introduction to the band Queen. Of course the Mego line below has nothing to do with either that particular movie nor the band Queen.

No, this 1976 version of the toys was based heavily on the comic book and serials of the original era of the character. It's a real shame that only four figures got produced as the world of Flash Gordon encompasses so many races that the possibilities were all but endless.

Flash Gordon*Dr. Zarkon

Though the artwork of the cardbacks are fairly bland, the overall color scheme really comes together with the figures, making for one fine piece of eye candy. 

Dale Arden*Ming the Merciless

Mego loves producing massive playsets, and the one produced for this particular series was no exception. This fold out playset measured 12.5" X 15.25" X 11", and included decal stickers, a computer, throne and several card accessories.

Flash Gordon Playset

Flash Gordon Playset (Open View)

Join us next time when we take a look at Thundarr the Barbarian!

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