Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mego 12" Incredible Hulk

In late 1977, the Incredible Hulk live-action TV series started airing and it was a huge hit. Even though my kids can't fathom how the show had such a huge following (they can't believe how small and human-looking Hulk is), it was one of those "must see" shows for many kids in the 1970s.


Mego, having already produced an 8" Hulk figure, released their 12" Hulk figure in 1978... right on the heels of the popular TV show. Sure, Mego's Hulk looks nothing like Lou Ferrigno's Hulk, but the synergy between the toys and tv show was there, all the same.


Mego's 12" Hulk features an excellent comic-book-accurate face sculpt. He also features quite a bit of articulation. To be complete, he should have both his purple pants and white (factory torn) shirt.




The Hulk is one of the "high marks" in Mego's 12" Superhero line of figures. Although, I don't like him when he's angry.

13 comments:

  1. You brought up an interesting point about how Lou Ferrigno looked versus the toys. I never noticed the difference at the time. I knew that was who he was supposed to be, Lou was Hulk - Hulk was Lou in my mind. One and the same.

    You should paint a comic book series starring the Hulk. :p

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  2. Heh, heh. I would but I'm pretty sure it would turn out to be a complete Nightmare...ica.

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  3. Definitely! The incredible hulk TV series was a huge success!

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  4. Hey I can't believe that Hulk was made in the 70's... it looks pretty good... amazing how some toy brands were able to create such a great figure that long ago.

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  5. Don't forget that Mego also released a tiny Pocket Heroes version of the Hulk too!

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  6. just wondering were i could get the shirt an pants for my hulk i have the same one!

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    1. I'm also looking for the clothes...

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    2. Salut,
      Étant fan de cette série et ayant également en ma possession une figurine identique, quelqu'un aurait il la possibilité de trouver les "plans" ou patrons de ces vêtements ?
      Merci par avance.
      Didier

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    3. I just bought one of these 12 inch tall HULK dolls. He's coming to me nude. I am going to try to make him an outfit (pants) similar to the originals, but in a different material & color.
      Once I've made the pants, I will let you all know if they worked out.
      Wish me luck & keep your fingers crossed for me...

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  7. I used to have one of these, I played with it regular;y and make up adventures and episodes, just like the TV series.

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  8. One on eBay now

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152167557237

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  9. One on eBay now

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152167557237

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