Media & Movies 19 Sep 2008 05:08 pm

Treed apes


Since I’m on a bit of a nostalgia kick, here’s a photo of a Planet of the Apes tree house play set that I had as a kid. Now, the set above isn’t the one I actually owned, mind you (although, come to think of it, it could be — who knows what Mom did with the original), but a photo from a site dedicated to chronicling the great Mego toys of yesteryear.

I spent many a happy hour with my Apes action figures — don’t call ‘em dolls! — and this tree house, a memory jogged by the storm — helped return to earth of a newer POTA toy. That entry is here. It inspired Review Capitol Bureau reporter Marc Kovac to wax nostalgic about his own Mego Apes play set.

Browse the Mego Museum here.

One Response to “Treed apes”

  1. on 30 Sep 2008 at 1.Steve Wiandt said …

    I had the POTA treehouse, too. My brother and I had a ball with that and all our ape action figures. I remember there was a table. I don’t know if it was meant for an astronaut to lie on while being dissected by Zaius and the chimps, but we used it for spreading out all of the gorillas’ guns. Memories of a warped childhood, I guess.

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