I've shown a few of my own custom Mego-like action figures before, but here is a look at the custom packaging I've created for many figures (old and new) over the years! Click each to enlarge!
|Above: Different packaging for the recent Mattel "Retro-Action" Batman figure, including |
classic 60s graphics by famed DC Comics artist, Carmine Infantino! The recent
Mego-like action figure line featured some very nice figures, but very
|Above: A custom Riddler card is used to display the new (as of 2014) action |
figure produced by the Figures Toy Co. firm (who are re-offering the original
Mego Bat-figures to today's collectors and fans)! I again used great mid-60s
Infantino graphics, in an attempt to evoke the flavor of the 70s
Riddler Mego packaging!
|Above: The new Mattel Superman figure is seen on a new card, while a |
custom-made Robin figure gets the "original" card treatment (left), and
is also seen with a 70s Neal Adams "Teen Wonder" image (right)!
|Above: Neal Adams art is seen with the new Mattel Green Lantern figure, but an |
original 1974 Batgirl gets the Carmine Infantino treatment! We also see a Speedy
custom figure on a great card that features Nick Cardy art!
|Above: It's the classic Aquaman card again, but this time it's paired with the new |
Mattel figure (left)! Captain Marvel (right) looks sharp on his own custom
|Above: A classic 1973 Spider-Man figure has his choice of two card styles! One |
with 60s Steve Ditko (Spidey's co-creator) art, or a snazzy card with jazzy
John Romita Sr. artwork!
|Above: Why should Spidey have all the fun? Here is his arch foe, the |
grinning Green Goblin (original 1974 figure), on his own custom card, with
familiar art by John Romita, Sr.!
|Above: Custom figures of Spider-Man foes Mysterio, Kingpin, and Electro are |
seen with faux cards (with Dikto and Romita artwork), while Dr. Octopus
(a custom figure) is displayed with even more classic Silver Age Romita artwork!
|Above: A custom Captain America is seen on two card types, both |
spotlighting 60s comic art by Jack Kirby, Cap's 1940s co-creator!
|Above: More madcap Marvel Megos! Spidey foes the Rhino and Vulture (both |
customized figures) get custom cards, with more Romita art featured, while
Thor and Ant-Man (also a custom) get the Kirby treatment! Iron Man is an
original 1975 Mego figure, while Dr. Strange, a custom job, is seen on his
own occult-culled card with more riotous Romita art!