Buck Rogers Week 2017: Mego Action Figures
Mego acquired the merchandise license for the 1979 revival of Buck Rogers and used the feature film (originally a TV-pilot) as the basis for its many toy designs.
Today, I want to remember the action figures from the series.
Specifically, Pamela Hensley’s character was named Ardala, not Ardella.
And Kane -- a character played by both Henry Silva and Michael Ansara – was never referred to by the nickname Killer Kane.
And additionally, like The Black Hole action figures from Mego of the same vintage, these Buck Rogers figures could break very easily because all their joints were held together by silver pins. Those pins had an annoying habit of loosening up or even falling out.