Make sure you have authentic BASA boots on your Hombre when you find him. Look here at our Work-In-Progress WorldMEGO Accessory Check to see a closeup of his boot. It is (so far) most often found with three ridges, though a couple with two ridges have also been spotted: https://toylo.co/WMAC/Pages/82.html
Even if you aren’t a vintage packaging collector, you will likely still get a thrill out of these original boxed shots of BASA El Hombre Nuclear. The action graphics really kick and the choice of color is a striking contrast against Steve’s red attire. At this time, there are only four known examples of this toy in his original box.
The following two video clips provide alternate views of the typical USA kid’s experience when he turned on his favorite show. There is some fantastic editing on these. Man, “El Hombre Nuclear” is so cool!
Dig those seventies melodies, Dusty Springfield really nailed the Glen Larson theme song.
MEGO had contracts with BASA in Peru during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Together they made four action figures: Batman, Robin, Superman and Six Million Dollar Man (known as El Hombre Nuclear). The body is different from the USA-released MEGO. It is pinker, lighter and a bit more delicate. The head sculpts are unique to Peru, as are the clothing and accessories.
This is one of the most important MEGO discoveries since MEGO’s splash on the action figure scene 40 years ago.