As you can see, the Mego Corp's Mummy figure was part of a "Mad Monsters" line. They were "stuck" with that name after AHI produced their "World's Greatest Super-Monsters" line, which superficially resembled the Mego packaging style. Or maybe Mego's came first, and AHI jumped on the bandwagon. I'm not entirely sure!
These figures came in glowing and non-glowing versions. As you can see, the Mummy's outfit is silkscreened, although with a few details actually sewn on, if you look closely!
A great board game for fans of the Universal Monsters! This came turns up fairly often on eBay, and can be had fairly cheaply! I'm happy to say I have a copy of it in my meagre monster game collection!
The Aurora monster model kits were a regular part of many a monster fan's childhood in the 1960s and 1970s... here's the glow-in-the-dark version of their Mummy kit, which featured some pieces molded out of glow-in-the-dark plastic. (Glow-in-the-dark stuff was big in the 1970s)
Marvel Comics introduced a lot of characters based on the standard monster movie archetypes in the early 1970s, when the Comics Code Authority finally unclenched enough to allow it... so they introduced their own version of the Frankenstein Monster, Dracula, a Werewolf (by Night), a Zombie, and The Living Mummy! He's pictured above, courtesy of a 1975 sticker set sold with sticks of really awful gum.
As you can see, these stickers also came with some really awful jokes, too!
Apologies for making you scroll to the right to see the Mummy in this set. These PVC figures were sold a few Halloweens ago at the Dollar Store, and there was also a set of matching finger puppets. Cool stuff, especially for a buck each! I saw some of these turn up in June around here, so there's a chance you might find 'em in your area, too, if you're lucky.
Remco didn't just make Mini-Monsters... they also made a line of 8" action figures, with glow-in-the-dark features, plus if you pressed a button on the back of the figure, the arms would close together in a "clutching" action! Unfortunately, the Mummy figure is one of the lesser ones in the series.
Today's featured item is the Remco Mini-Monster of the Mummy, pictured above with the Creature of the Black Lagoon. Made in the same scale as Kenner's popular Star Wars line, there were few accessories made for this series.
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