I was drifting through my local pop culture store the other day, when I happend across the Kirk and Klingon figures from Diamond Select Toys.  You know, the ones that are made from the original Mego molds from the 1970s?

The company is at it again with their latest 8-inch figures – Mego’s Planet of the Apes.  Looks like they’ll be using the same molds (no pictures from the company at this time), and will roll out the Cornelius and Ursus figures first.  Later, the line will feature Dr. Zaius and Dr. Zira figures. What? No Charlton Heston with “Finally, you really did it! YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! DAMN YOU! GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!” action?

So what kind of fun can you expect from these toys? Take a gander at the original commercial from 1974!


The figures will be available in 2008.

via Diamond Select Toys

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Stephen Schleicher

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  1. September 11, 2007 at 7:45 pm — Reply

    Zira – the woman ape. For on the Planet of the Apes, women don’t get titles!

    Perhaps we are not so different from the apes after all…


  2. stridey
    September 11, 2007 at 11:12 pm — Reply

    Dr. Zaius!! Anyone remember that Simpsons episode?

  3. September 12, 2007 at 11:10 am — Reply

    Love this….I know I had at least one of these ….when I was a kid in the 70’s along with the planet of the apes lunch box and garbage can…good stuff…..mind if I link to this on my blog? thanks

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