Mego Mr. Mxyzptlk Action Figure

I had a friend who inherited his older brother’s Mego action figures. When he received them, almost all of them were in mint condition. His brother must have never played with them. After a week with their new owner they really started to show their age. Poor Mr. Mxyzptlk suffered worst of all. He was battered and bruised by both Super Hero and Villain alike. Eventually he lost limbs and became unusable as a main toy and acted more a background prop. Usually as someone that a stronger villain has already defeated and tore limb from limb.

I saw this Mr. Mxyzptlk being sold by Hake’s still on his card. Seeing his limb hanging off his body brought me right back to the poor Mr. Mxyzptlk I got to play with as a kid.

It is funny that they put leggings on him, when he is bare-legged in the card image. Wonder if they ever planned to release him that way?

Mr. Mxyzptlk Bend N’ Flex Action Figure from MEGO

I was always fascinated with Mr. Mxyzptlk as a kid. If I could choose one weakness as a hero or as a villain, saying my name backwards is a pretty sweet one. Now I know that no one has been trying to get me to say my name backwards, but I can say with some certainty that I have never reversed my name and spoken it aloud. I would even challenge people to try and trick me. It ain’t going to happen.

I like to check out what Hakes has added every week to jump start the pop culture battery (especially after a candy fueled Halloween weekend) when I spotted this classic Mr. Mxyzptlk bendy figure from MEGO. I think I owned the Riddler from this collection when I was a kid, which I think I bought at a garage sale for a dime.