Many of my followers have asked me over the years what my favorite toy was when I was a kid. There are many but if I had to choose I would say the original Planet of the Apes 8 inch action figures. These figures were near and dear to my heart and were based off the original Planet of the Apes movies series movies.
- Planet of the Apes
- Beneath the Planet of the Apes
- Escape from the Planet of the Apes
- Conquests of the Planet of the Apes
- Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Some of these movies were better then the others but overall they are classics, especially the first one, Planet of the Apes, that came out in 1968 starring Charlton Heston. The 8 inch figure collection came out right around the time they ran a short lived TV series. These action figures were released by the Mego Corporation and they made a wide range of types of toys from 8 inch action figures, accessories, vehicles and playsets. The ones that I collected over the years were figures such as:
- Alan Verdon
- Peter Burke
- General Ursus
- General Urko
- Doctor Zaius
- Soldier Apes
If you were considering starting a collection yourself you can expect unboxed figures to cost anywhere between $40 to $50 per figure. Boxed figures would be much more expensive as they are very rare these days.
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