. . . 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.