BASA Superman is using X-RAY VISION. . .

. . . or is he using Heat Vison? Maybe he actually does have a “Pocketful of Kryptonite”. . .  Well, one way or another he’s looking at me funny, like some kind of wild-eyed cashier during the graveyard shift at Home Depot.

Who would’ve thought some 30 years after production, collectors would Rediscover this whole exciting line of Super Heroes from Peru? Each figure borrows a bit from MEGO and a bit from Lili Ledy, but they are ALL BASA. Just look to the head sculpt for a quick reminder that this is not your S.S. Kresge nostalgia. This is WorldMEGO, baby!

The boots are more MEGO-y, and the belts are more Ledy-y, as are the bodysuits. But while MEGO gave us mostly Nylon based capes and Lili Ledy gave us Vinyl capes, BASA gave us very wonderful stitched Cloth capes.

Production values seem quite high on these figures compared to Lili Ledy. They lack the overall refinement of MEGO, but aren’t quite as rough around the edges as their Mexican counterparts. BASA Superman was the first to reveal himself to the WorldMEGO collectors. Followed shortly by Batman and finally Robin. A complete collection is quite an accomplishment, as very few of these ever show up at market. Information on this era of BASA seems nonexistent. Any press, video, interoffice communiqués or advertisements would be greatly appreciated. Be sure to check back here for updates regarding the Oh So Wonderful BASA El Hombre Nuclear, the Peruvian Six Million Dollar Man.

Assisting in this next segment will be our lovely supermodel,  Headless Half-Naked Hippie.

TripleH

Here we see Triple H with a beautiful example of BASA Superman's original boots. Notice the 3 ridges at the top.
Here we see Triple H with a beautiful example of BASA Superman's original boots. Notice the 3 ridges at the top. MEGO boots have 2 ridges and are very similar in size and shape.

Notice the sewn-on sleeves. Finished off with a repro emblem.
Notice the sewn-on sleeves and the thick collar. Finished off with a repro emblem.
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Able to don the suit with a Single Snap. So tight, it must be aerodynamic.

OK Triple H, don't get too attached to BASA Superman's original cape. Just because he let you borrow it doesn't mean he doesn't want it back. Neato woven cloth texture.
OK Triple H, don't get too attached to BASA Superman's original cape. Just because he let you borrow it doesn't mean he doesn't want it back. Neat-o woven cloth texture.
Silly Hippie. Belts are for people with pants. Notice the two separate holes to cinch the belt. It only seems to work on the larger setting, however. The scaly look and the deep indent on the buckle separate this belt from the Lili Ledy belts, which are also more rubbery.
Silly Hippie. Belts are for people with pants. Notice the two separate holes to cinch the belt. It only seems to work on the larger setting, however. The scaly look and the deep indent on the buckle separate this belt from the more rubbery Lili Ledy belts.
Unfortunately, most searches  for BASA Superman will net you this. . . BASABaby! Ya gotta wonder if that Baby Doll (Apachurrito) emblem will work for an 8" action figure.
Unfortunately, most searches for BASA Superman will net you this. . . BASABaby! We already have a team of experts wondering if that Baby Doll (Apachurrito) emblem will work for an 8

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MEGOy from the inside out and lovin' it!

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