Friday, February 3, 2012

Wham! Bam! Alakazam!

Let’s give a big hand to a Cat Lady’s favorite action figure—and first cousin—the one-and-only Catwoman!

I am indebted again to Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles newsletter, which this month touts the recent auction of Mego Corp.’s plastic “Superhero” collectibles. Leading the pack, naturally, was Catwoman, c. 1974, dazzling in her purple polyester suit and matching-purple removable boots and gloves. Apparently, Mego Corp. offered wardrobe variations after Catwoman was first introduced, but “purple power” proved to be popular and groovy in the mid=1970s. I remember the decade well. The fist-pumping verbiage on the accompanying package is a winner, too: “World’s Greatest Supergals!”

Catwoman sold for a super-hefty $2,349. Case closed. Not only do cats rule, but so do their ladies.

Query of the Day: Do you own a Catwoman Mego Supergal action figure?

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