This week’s assignment from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is to compare and contrast something. Well, since I recently picked up the new NECA Planet of the Apes gorilla soldier action figure, I thought it would be fun to see it next to the Mego soldier ape from the 70’s.
You’ve come a loooong way. (Mego packaging photo courtesy of Hake’s Americana & Collectibles)
There’s no doubt that Mego figures have a certain charm to them, and their playability factor is very high, but man, the “action” figures that are being produced today are astounding.
Neca has officially made me an action figure collector — an army builder, no less! Anyone else scooping up these dirty apes every time you see them? I can’t stop!