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WGSH

In 1972, The Mego made a landmark deal and secured the licenses to create toys for both National Periodical Publications (later DC Comics) and Marvel Comics. During this time period, Mego released the first comprehensive line of DC and Marvel character action figures and coined the term "World's Greatest Super Heroes!" to umbrella the name for all the figures released in this line.

The popularity of this line of 8" figures created the standard scale for the 1970s and featured several popular superhero and villain figures. The earliest Batman and Robin figures had removable masks but they were easily lost and Mego noted that it was less expensive to create a new sculpt for Batman with a molded on mask and simply painted the mask onto Robin. They were offered for an entire decade from 1972 until 1983.

Earliest figures were released in a solid box but the boxes were damaged in stores by shoppers who wanted to see the figure inside. The design was quickly changed to a window style box. To start the line, Mego introduced Batman, Robin, Aquaman and Superman. But others soon followed.



1967 Worlds Greatest Super Heroes
(WGSH)
Super Queen



In 1967, Ideal released a line of "Comic Heroines" (due to success of Ideal’s Captain Action line) dubbed "Super Queens" by collectors. The 12 1/2" dolls consists of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, and Mera. The Super Queens sold poorly and was canceled after just one series, making them extremely rare.

Super Queens helped paved the way for Mego's "World Greatest Super Heroes" in 1972. Although the "Super Queens" were not produced by Mego, many collectors consider this very rare set to be the "Holy Grail" among Mego and Superhero enthusiasts.


 Batgirl
Estimated Value
Packaged
$9000
Loose
$3000

 

Trivia:

There is a variation with Black or Red hair.

Produced in 1967 by Ideal.
Original retail price: $1.97



 Mera
Estimated Value
Packaged
$5000
Loose
$2000

 

Trivia:

Produced in 1967 by Ideal.
Original retail price: $1.97



 Supergirl
Estimated Value
Packaged
$5000
Loose
$2000

 

Trivia:

Produced in 1967 by Ideal.
Original retail price: $1.97



 Wonder Woman
Estimated Value
Packaged
$7000
Loose
$3000

 

Trivia:

Produced in 1967 by Ideal.
Original retail price: $1.97


1974 Worlds Greatest Super Heroes
(WGSH)





 Batgirl
Estimated Value
Packaged
$750
Loose
$250

 

Trivia:

Window Box Version

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.49



 Catwoman
Estimated Value
Packaged
$
Loose
$

 

Trivia:

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $



 Joker
Estimated Value
Packaged
$450
Loose
$75

 

Trivia:

Window Box Version

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.49



 Joker (Carded)
Estimated Value
Packaged
$450
Loose
$75

 

Trivia:

Carded Version

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.49



 Mr Mxyzptlk
Estimated Value
Packaged
$
Loose
$

 

Trivia:

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $



 Riddler
Estimated Value
Packaged
$450
Loose
$125

 

Trivia:

Window Box version

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.49



 Riddler (Carded)
Estimated Value
Packaged
$1200
Loose
$125

 

Trivia:

Carded Version

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.49



 Shazam
Estimated Value
Packaged
$390
Loose
$95

 

Trivia:

Window Box Version

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.49



 Supergirl
Estimated Value
Packaged
$
Loose
$

 

Trivia:

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $



 Superman
Estimated Value
Packaged
$250
Loose
$80

 

Trivia:

8" Superman in a Window Box version.
The major variation is the Large S Solid box/Kresge Superman

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.49



 Superman (Carded)
Estimated Value
Packaged
$250
Loose
$80

 

Trivia:

8" Superman Carded version

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.49



 Superman (Solid Box)
Estimated Value
Packaged
$2500
Loose
$80

 

Trivia:

8" Superman in a Solid Box Version.
Earliest figures were released in a solid box but the boxes were damaged in stores by shoppers
who wanted to see the figure inside.
The design was quickly changed to a window style box.
Source credit: Megomuseum.com

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.49



 Wonder Woman
Estimated Value
Packaged
$600
Loose
$250

 

Trivia:

Window Box Version.

Produced in 1974 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.99


1975 Worlds Greatest Super Heroes
(WGSH)





 Green Arrow
Estimated Value
Packaged
$
Loose
$

 

Trivia:

Produced in 1975 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.99



 Green Goblin
Estimated Value
Packaged
$
Loose
$

 

Trivia:

Produced in 1975 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.99



 Hulk
Estimated Value
Packaged
$250
Loose
$35

 

Trivia:

Window Box Version.

Produced in 1975 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.99



 Hulk (Carded)
Estimated Value
Packaged
$150
Loose
$35

 

Trivia:

Carded Version.

Produced in 1975 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.99



 Iron Man
Estimated Value
Packaged
$300
Loose
$100

 

Trivia:

Window Box version. Ironman was released in a 1975.
The figure itself came briefly on a Type-1 body,
although it is much easier to find on a Type-2.

Iron Man is one of the most difficult of "World's Greatest Superheroes"
to find carded (compared to a boxed version).
There is no Kresge Card for Iron Man.

Produced in 1975 by Mego.
Original retail price: $2.99




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