I was browsing eBay the other night (shocker!) and I came across this neat old toy from Mego. I had no idea what a “Supervator” was, but it looked kind of cool. The auction was ending soon and it was $.99 with no bids, which I found strange since the toy was from the 70’s and featured Spider-Man, one of Marvel’s hottest properties. I looked at the title of the listing and saw that the seller committed a cardinal sin of auction listing and left out the most important word: Mego.
After one other person showed interest, I won the auction for $10.50. Another auction for this same item recently ended at $61.01 but that was with a Spider-Man figure included. Still, for just over ten bucks plus shipping, I think I got a pretty good deal.
I was surprised to see how big the box was when it arrived. The box measures 12″ x 16″ x 5″ .
The contents were never removed from the packaging.
Back in the 70’s DC and Marvel played together a little better. Check out the Joker on one of the cards.
The instructions show how to use the “Supervator” which turns out to be a glorified zipline.
Spider-Man swings down the line and steals the secret plans while wearing what appears to be an oven mitt.
A great bonus I found tucked away in the box was this original mini catalog of Mego figures. If only my time machine was working…
The moral of the story is that bargains can be found on eBay, but you might need to rely on a seller to make a mistake with the listing.