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DC SUPER HEROES RETRO
Figures For Sale

Back in the 1970s Mego produced action figures in several different themes with its most famous product line called the World’s Greatest Super Heroes.  The line became a cult favorite among many collectors with an extensive line of figures outfitted in cloth costumes representing comic book characters from DC and Marvel Comics. 

Mego would also produce many movie and television characters as well in the same style and format.  Other licensed properties were Planet of the Apes, Tarzan and Star Trek to name just a few.

Mattel responded in 2010 with a new line called Retro Action DC Super Heroes or DC Super Heroes Retro figures very similar in format to the Mego figures.

The figures are highly poseable with multiple points of articulation with beautiful cloth costumes that has that great feel in your hands and fingers.

Each figure comes on a card back in a clear plastic bubble very similar to the Mego figures.  Accessories pertinent to a character are included such as Aquaman's trident spear or Green Lantern's lantern. 

The figures stand between 7-3/4 to 8 inches tall exactly like the Mego figures.

The costumes are very nice and have that certain charm with a nostalgic feel.

These figures are pretty comparable to the Retro figures that co-founder of Mego Marty Abrams have brought back to life in the 2000s with his reintroduction of Star Trek, Planet of the Apes and Horror Retro figures.

The line initially offered Superman, Green Lantern, Lex Luthor with Sinestro followed up with Batman, Aquaman, Two Face and Black Manta.

The next wave consisted of Wonder Woman, Cheetah, Flash, Captain Cold and then Captain Marvel, Darkseid, Black Adam and Martian Manhunter.

There have been some wonderful exclusives that Mattel offered only through its online store at Mattycollector with Green Arrow being the first offering and Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner-Green Lantern and Sinestro in yellow costume making up the last exclusives.

Unfortunately the line ended in 2011 due to various circumstances as Mattel did not find the support it looked for via their web site and did not find it cost effective to produce them for sale at regular retail shops and comic book shops.

Although the line has ended, the figures have found a great place in the collector world.

The figures fit in with Toy Biz' Marvel Famous Cover line which came out in 1997 focusing exclusively on Marvel Comics characters like Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, Spider-Man despite the fact that they are somewhat smaller in bulk and height than their Marvel counterparts in the Famous Cover line.

These two lines offer collectors the opportunity to bring both DC and Marvel characters together for their collections in this figure format.

Many other lines of 8 inch to 9 inch cloth outfitted figures are continually produced. Companies like Bif Bang Pow! and Classic TV Toys have brought forth many previous and sometimes untapped characters in this scale.  The Six Million Dollar Man, Battlestar Galactica and retro Mego figures have made its way to the marketplace.

Batman, Robin, Riddler and the Joker in true Mego style has been made by Classic TV Toys and they are planning on re-creating the Teen Titans (Aqualad, Kid Flash, Speedy and Wonder Girl), Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Penguin, Catwoman and Batman with removable cowl, Robin with removable cowl, Batgirl and Alfred and even Conan the Barbarian.

All of these in the almost the same exact likeness of the Mego figures of the 1970s with the exception of Alfred which has never seen a figure in this scale and style before.

Classic TV Toys has reproduced their own version of the classic Ideal figure of daredevil Evil Knievel as well as other newer incarnations of classic hits like Dukes of Hazard, Dallas, Gilligan's Island which will fit in just right with the DC Super Heroes Retro figures.

The company is most famously known for producing the 8 inch and 12 inch scale Kiss figures based on the legendary rock band.

These lines add to any existing and newly built collections of 8 inch figures and can only enhance a person's own treasures.

There are several options to search and find the DC figures for your collections and of course these other themed figures.

Originally you could find some of the figures at Toys R Us and comic book stores however they sold out almost immediately.  Some comic stores may still carry them, but you may want to try a comic book show for more seller options.

I have found some good sources online since I tend to find better pricing than the local market as well as better availability since online sources cater to a larger net of buyers and collectors than a local store and tend to order enough to satisfy that demand.

Amazon.com is one of those sources as they have a diverse amount of sellers who have their own E-Stores there and the DC figures are items that they offer for sale.

Big Bad Toy Store is a good source where I have found some great lots, sets and assortments which can save you some money buying them as such as opposed to acquiring them individually. 

Per figure price typically comes out better for you when you purchase them in quantities and you also save on shipping costs as well.  You also save time hunting and searching and then purchasing from multiple buyers.

Another option to try is Ebay.  There’s a lot of collectors/sellers/dealers always looking to move in and out of product and DC Super Heroes Retro Action figures is a product line that they know will sell for them since so many collectors want them.

Be careful to check out the auctions and or Buy it Now listings carefully.  Some sellers’ terms are not right for everyone and sometimes the items are not what you expect. 

If condition of the package is important to you, then be sure to ask a lot of questions.  If you don’t get the right kinds of answers you’re looking for, then move on and try another listing.

Always check out the seller’s profile to see how their past selling has been.  If they’re new to selling and have only been buying, ask questions.

You always want to be comfortable with the person you’re potentially going to be buying from and you really need to know what it is you’re getting.

Happy Collecting!!!
 
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