Superheroes are quite literally the ultimate representation
of men and women of action and adventure in the modern human psyche. They are therefore the model
for some of the most widely produced and marketed lines of toys in the world today.
Whether we see
them through the prism of pop culture as costumed crime fighters, nefarious super villains or otherwise simple everyday
citizens challenged by extraordinary circumstances to rise above and beyond, we are captivated by their amazing deeds
and can also identify with their all too human weaknesses.
Like the ancient gods of myth and legend, superheroes are
the timeless denizens of our collective human soul, and forever serve to awe and inspire mere mortals of
all ages. Click on the portal images below to be transported to the comic book multiverse of your choosing.
Stop Motion Superheroes
The use of commercially
produced action figures for stop motion animation videos seems to be very much on the rise these days. Like pretty much
all types of content to be found on the Internet, such projects range from the highly professional to
the shameless and pathetically amateur, the worst of which tend to leave the viewer wondering whether the individuals
who took the time and trouble to produce and eventually upload such blatantly awful stuff really took the entire project seriously
to begin with.
The worst examples seem to be the vids where a couple of guys hold and lightly shake a figure or
even several in frame, while doing a pretty terrible job off screen of mimicking the voices of the various featured
characters. Though in all fairness, this last category wouldn't technically be called "stop motion" anyway
- though when I encounter vids like that, I very much wish they'd been just a little more industrious, or simply a bit
more reverent to the subject matter.
To see the vintage original line of MEGO's World's Greatest
Superheroes action figures in all their glory, head over to the Mego Museum or click on the image below to view the Museum's fantastic trading cards, numbers 1 to 38.
The talented folks at the Museum have produced exciting card images for every one of the
original Superhero themed 8" figure collection.