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Pocket Super Heroes
This archive is created and maintained by Kevin Lentz
  • Mego released Pocket Super Heroes in two series in 1979 and 1980 as an updated straight-legged version of Mego's previous 3-inch Comic Action Heroes line
  • The figures were based solely on Marvel and DC comics, although Mego did make obvious efforts to cater to audiences of the first two Superman movies
  • The first series consisted of Batman, Hulk, Jor-El, Lex Luthor, Robin, Spider-Man, Superman, and Zod
  • The second series added Aquaman, Captain America, Green Goblin, and Wonder Woman
  • Batman, Hulk, Robin, Spider-Man, and Superman were all re-released on second-series cards - Lex, Jor-El, and Zod were not
  • Batman, Hulk, Spider-Man, and Superman were also released in the U.K., Canada, and Italy on demin-style cards
  • Pocket Heroes are solidly constructed - no rubber-bands
  • The U.S. series was title Pocket Super Heroes, while the denim cards are titled just Pocket Heroes
  • The early Pocket Super Heroes advertisement below to the right actually pictures Comic Action Heroes (except for the 4 Superman figures), and includes Penguin, Shazam, and Joker, which were not re-released in the Pocket Super Heroes line
  • In addition to the accessories listed and picture here, some guides also list Spidermachine and Batmachine
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Related toy lines:
  • Pocket Heroes is a continuation of Mego's previous 3 3/4-inch super-hero line Comic Action Heroes (in fact Canadian Pocket Heroes' cards read "Fits all Comic Action Playset & Accessories; Comic Action Heroes all featured bent, non-articulated, knees, while the Pocket Heroes have straight legs
  • Mego also released the highly-successful World's Greatest Super Heroes large-scale line

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