This large figure is from the King Kong Against the World playset produced by Mego in 1976. The playset came with a large cardboard building and a dart gun. Kids would shoot the buttons on Kong’s chest and try to knock him off the top of the building.
This is one of the newer King Kong toys I’ve added to the collection after finding it at the Big Flea last summer. Now if I could just track down the rest of the playset!
When you hit him in the chest, Kong throws up his spring-loaded arms!
The markings read “©1976 Dino De Laurentiis. Pat Pend. Made in Hong Kong.”
Here’s the original TV commercial that shows just how awesome this toy was. I miss projectile-firing toys.
A face only a mother could love? No way! I love the big lug!
“Don’t be alarmed, ladies and gentlemen. Those chains are made of chrome steel.” All month long, I will be showing off King Kong collectibles from my personal collection in a series called KONGTOBER, so if you’re a fan of King Kong and movie monsters, I think you’re going to like what you see.
HA! That commercial is gold!
“It’s King Kong! Save me. Save me.”
The Goodwill Geek says
Mmmm. Vintage-y goodness. I don’t own a single Mego toy, but after seeing all the great figures on various blogs, and Toy Hunter, I need to find me some.
Ha! You and me both. I have a few Planet of the Apes figures, but really need to track down some more of those “dollies.” 😉
I had The “Kong against the world” game when I was a kid, @ 5 years old. Good Times…Good Times. Great Kong products back then (star wars too)