Mego Black Knight Jousting Horse Cover at Aston's Toy Auctions

22 July 2013
imports_CCGB_dsc-0004-1373273014_50234.jpg Mego Black Knight Jousting Horse Cover at Aston's Toy Auctions
Extremely rare horse cover heading under the hammer on 17th August. ...
Aston's Toy Auctions is extremely excited about one of the lots in its 17th August sale - a Mego World's Greatest Super Knights Black Knight Jousting Horse Cover. This is a particularly rare item, as Aston's believes that only one example has been uncovered before.

The vendor who is entering the item into auction found a Planet of the Apes Action Stallion box while clearing out his father’s attic, and contacted Aston's when he realised the picture shown on the box was very different to what he found inside. The Mego horse was used in many of its action figure lines, usually with a different paint job. The Planet of the Apes version had a black tail and ankle hair, but the horse in this box has a yellow tail and ankle hair with a light coloured saddle and reins. It appears to be Shadow, the horse from the Heroes of the American West line.

However, the most interesting piece is the jousting cover. Mego released the World’s Greatest Super Knights between 1975 and 1976. The Black Knight Jousting Horse was shown in a catalogue, but as far as Aston's is aware only one other example has been found and it was never produced in the USA. The vendor explained that in the 1970s his father worked for a company called Combex, later taken over by Wembley Playtoys. His job involved shipping toys and setting up stalls at large toy shows. The family believe he most likely purchased this item at a toy show in Wembley.

This exciting piece goes under the hammer on 17th August and you can check the catalogue online from 9th August. Plus, if you're interested in finding out more about the Horse Cover, take a look at the WorldMego website.

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