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Mego The Black Hole

The Mego The Black Hole action figures were released from 1979-1980 and where in all fairness some of the best figures Mego ever produced with excellent articulation. 

The Black Hole was a life action Disney movie released in 1979 about the the USS Palomino, discovers a black hole with a lost ship, the USS Cygnus, just outside its event horizon. Both Disney and the Mego Corp. hoped to cash in on the huge success of Star Wars with the sci-fi extravaganza, which unfortunately was as big a failure for both companies.

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The Mego The Black Hole action figures were released from 1979-1980 and where in all fairness some of the best figures Mego ever produced with excellent articulation.

Unlike the majority of Mego’s action figures The Black Hole figures were primarily 3 ¾ inch blister packed figures: which by the late 70’s and mainly due to the success of Kenner’s Star Wars line, had become the industry norm rather than their traditional 8-inch clothed figures. Despite this the line received little attention from the kids or collectors and as a result the line was just as quickly cancelled and relegated to the clearance bin.

The initial series of eight figures was released in 1979 followed by a lone figure, Security Robot, in 1980. There were also three additional figures that were only released in Canada as Sears exclusives and Italy; Old Bob, Humanoid and S.T.A.R, and these are by far the rarest, most valuable and most sought after figures in this line.  

The Canadian figures, being a Sears exclusive, are the rarer of these carded but it is impossible to tell the difference between loose Canadian and Italian figures. Several of the other figures were also produced in Italy and tend to fetch a higher price than the others. The most valuable of these seems to be the Humanoid figure which can sell for $500-$700 whereas the other two generally sell for $200-$300.

Many of the US released figures were released in foreign countries with different backing cards but this doesn’t seem to have any effect on the prices as they seem to sell for the same prices on the secondary market of around $20 carded.

As well as the 3 ¾ inch figures Mego also released a series of six 12-inch boxed action figures, which were more akin to their traditional lines.

A line of three large magnetic figures was also produced in Italy by Gig toys and the magnetic Old B.O.B never saw release as a mass produced figure and is considered the Holy Grail figure of the Mego Black Hole line and sells for up tp approx. $1500 in mint condition.

Mego The Black Hole Action Figures Gallery

Series 1

Captain Dan HollandCaptain Dan Holland
Charles PizerCharles Pizer
Dr. Hans ReinhardtDr. Hans Reinhardt
Harry BoothHarry Booth
V.I.N. CentV.I.N. Cent
Kate McCraeKate McCrae
Dr. Alex DurantDr. Alex Durant

Series 2

Sentry RobotSentry Robot

Series 3

HumanoidHumanoid
Old BobOld Bob
S.T.A.R.S.T.A.R.
Laserscope Fighter VehicleLaserscope Fighter Vehicle

8" Magnetic Figures (Italy) 1980

MaximillianMaximillian
S.T.A.R.S.T.A.R.
V.I.N. CentV.I.N. Cent

12-inch Figures

Captain HollandCaptain Holland
Charles PizerCharles Pizer
Harry BoothHarry Booth
Kate McCraeKate McCrae
Dr. Hans ReinhardtDr. Hans Reinhardt

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