of 8-inch Mego Body Types
1 MALE STANDARD BODY
The 7-5/8 inch tall MEGO TYPE 1 "skinny" male body (head to toe measurement)
has a non-muscular torso, a pelvis, & slender jointed arms & legs. All
points of articulation are held together with metal rivets. The wrist joints
on the T1's are somewhat large, making the figure's wrist and hands look a bit
long. One THIN white elastic cord strung through the arms, legs, torso, and
pelvis hold these figures together.
adapted from Darklord's body type List.
2 MALE STANDARD BODY
The 7-3/4 inch tall MEGO TYPE 2 "heroic" male body (head to toe measurement)
has a barrel-chested muscular torso, a pelvis, and slightly more muscular jointed
arms and legs than its Type 1 predecessor. Gone are the bulky metal rivets of
the T1's - Type 2 figures feature smaller (more aesthetic), plastic pins at
all articulation points. T2's are strung together with two THICK elastic bands,
cris-crossed through the torso and pelvis connecting each arm to the opposite
leg with small metal hooks.
1 MALE FAT BODY
The 7-1/2 inch tall MEGO TYPE 1 "fat" male body (head to toe measurement)
consists of a pot-bellied torso, with the same metal-studded arms & legs
as the T1 male standard "skinny" body. The T1 fat body has no separate
pelvis-the legs simply extend from two holes at the bottom of the big round
belly. Consequently, there is no waist articulation for the MEGO fat male. As
with the T1 skinny male, the T1 fat male is held together by the single thin
white elastic cord running through all of its limbs.
2A MALE FAT BODY
The 7-1/2 inch tall MEGO TYPE 2A "fat" male body (head to toe masurement)
consists of a pot-bellied torso, with the same plastic-pinned arms & legs
used on the T2 male standard body. Like its Type 1 predecessor, the T2 fat body
has no separate pelvis-the legs simply extend from two holes at the bottom of
the big round belly. Consequently, there is no waist articulation for the MEGO
fat male. As with the T2 standard male body, the T2 fat male is strung together
with two thick elastic bands, cris-crossed through the torso and pelvis to connecting
each arm to the opposite leg with small metal hooks.
This One May Take Awhile
2B MALE FAT BODY
The 7-3/4 inch tall MEGO TYPE 2B "fat" male body (Head to toe measurement)
has the same plastic-pinned arms and legs as both the standard T2 and the fat
T2A male body, but the torso sculpt is different. Like the fat 2A, there is
no waist articulation, however the 2B torso has a distinct pelvis section as
part of its sculpt. This makes the overall height of a 2B slightly taller than
a 2A-yep, this fat body is about the same height as a male standard body. As
with the T2 standard male, and the 2A fat male, the 2B fat male is held together
by a pair of thick elastic bands that run cris-cross through the torso &
pelvis, connecting arms to legs diagonally with small metal hooks.
The 7 inch tall MEGO "Muscle" male body (Head to toe measurement)
has an extra-beefy torso with large arms and legs, thick with bulging musculature.
All muscle bodies are articulated with plastic pins (no metal rivet versions).
The torso and pelvis are one piece, so there is no waist articulation. Neither
does the muscle body feature wrist nor ankle joints. But what it lacks in height
& articulation, this body makes up for in sheer bulk! The body's hands are
sculpted into huge clutched fists and its feet are sculpted extra wide and long-even
the toes look strong! Like all T2 style bodies, muscle bodys are held together
by a pair of thick elastic bands that run cris-cross through the torso, connecting
arms to legs diagonally with small metal hooks.
1 FEMALE STANDARD BODY
The 7-1/2 inch tall MEGO female body (Head to toe measurement) consists of a
neck, torso, abdomen, pelvis, arms & legs-all sculpted to represent an athletic
female form. The arms and legs are slender and sleek, and the hands and feet
are small and delicate. Shoulders & Legs fit into the body 'ball-&-socket'
style and elbows, wrists, knees & ankles are jointed with plastic pins.
Female T1's are strung together with two thick elastic bands-one runs centrally,
connecting the neck to a post on the inside of the pelvis, the other connects
one arm to the other. This MEGO female body type boasts TWO additional articulation
points over its MEGO male counterpart.
2 FEMALE "STRAIGHT-ARM" BODY
The 7-1/2 inch tall MEGO female body (Head to toe measurement) is configured
similarly to the female type 1. Unlike the T1, the T2 arms are not articulated.
They are one-piece, and more 'rubbery' than most Mego body plastic, designed
to look more like Barbie arms. Visually, nothing else is different from the
female T1's, although the new arms change the body construction slightly; the
T2 torso's arm sockets are 'tongue-&-groove' rather than 'ball-&-socket',
and the arms do not require elastic to hold them in.
3 FEMALE "BARBIE" BODY
The 7-3/8 inch tall MEGO female body (Head to toe measurement) consists of a
torso, pelvis,arms & legs. The T3 body features the LEAST amount of articulation
for Mego figures in this scale. This female has both non-articulated 'Barbie-style'
arms AND legs. The body consists of a one-piece neck/torso made to accommodate
the new soft plastic limbs, connected with a swivel joint to the pelvis. This
body has no elastic bands. The arms & legs both move only at the shoulders
*NOTE: The only Mego figure known to be given this body type is Dukes of Hazzard
Daisy Duke. In fact, rather than the typical Mego copyright information, the
body's back is marked only by a Warner Brothers copyright.
Some specialized 8" body types exist that do not fit into the above categories,
or are variations of those listed, and therefore not mentioned as individual
body types. Among these are the following:
*One Million BC figures
*Fonzie body (with "thumbs up" action)
*Star Trek & Space 1999 bodies (with molded boot lower legs)
*The Lizard (unique fist & lower legs)
*Planet of the Apes "hairy hand" figures
*Little Rascals figures
*"Aquaman vs. Shark" Aquaman (unique webbed hands)