Toys I never had but wish I did: Super Pirates

Going though the Mego Museum this morning I came across this amazing set of action figures I never knew existed until now. Introducing Mego’s Super Pirates.

Just think about it, 8″, full poseable super pirates? And according to the box, the are the “world’s greatest” -sign me up. But sadly I think this is a toy I probably want more in retrospect as the eight year old I want to think I was rather than the eight year old I actually was. I was knee-deep in Star Wars figures when I was eight, and rightfully so. I was a kid of my time. I mean pirates didn’t really get sexy in popular culture until Napster, and then finally Johnny Depp blew it wide-open with the cartoon movie version of a romanticized vision of these scoundrels. What I want to see is a movie and/or novel about the real terror both of the pirates, and the subsequent terror in capital’s smack down of them. Kinda like Blood Meridian, but for pirates rather than scalp hunters. Is there such a book or movie?

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3 Responses to Toys I never had but wish I did: Super Pirates

  1. Sami says:

    They should do a Somali pirates… the movie will work better with those guys.

  2. Jim Doran says:

    I didn’t know these existed. Although – there are a bunch of cool Disney “Pirates of the Caribbean” games from the 1960’s.

    You owe me D batteries.

  3. Jason P says:

    I too was knee-deep in Star Wars figures also but went through a big Pirate phase. Before Johnny Depp, there was the somewhat bizarre, mostly awful, Gilbert & Sullivan inspired, “The Pirate Movie” (1982 – Australia). It was 80s pop meets Pirates of Penzance. Staring Christopher Atkins from such films as “The Blue Lagoon,” and Kristy McNichol who latter starred in “Golden Girls” spin-off sitcom “Empty Nest.” Somehow it managed a PG rating and slipped under my parent’s radar. I watched it over and over and copied its various songs to tape to be played over and over on my Walkman knock-off. It seems kind of lost to history but YouTube never forgets:


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