Christmas Morning, 1982: Mego’s Eagle Force: Eagle Island Deluxe Playset

Christmas Morning Eagle Island

A little known playset for a well-done line that was gunned down when Mego went bankrupt. I remember the 2″ high, die-cast metal figures circulating on the playground before G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. There’s also a Remco Warlord figure in the shot.

The Eagle Island commercial is here, and I’m adding some better pictures of the set below.

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6 Responses to “Christmas Morning, 1982: Mego’s Eagle Force: Eagle Island Deluxe Playset”

  1. 1 Evan December 23, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I had a few of these figures. Didn’t much like the scale. I was a much bigger fan of Hasbro’s Real American Hero figures.

    • 2 2W2N December 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      G.I. Joe ARAH is arguably the best action figure line ever made, but I do appreciate Eagle Force. Mego was trying to do something a little different in the line of traditional British toy soldiers, and the comics on the back of the cards were brilliant. Who knows what would have happened given another year or two of design and development.

      • 3 Evan December 23, 2015 at 6:47 pm

        It blows my mind that Eagle Force hit the toy shelves BEFORE RAH G.I. Joe. I always thought it was the other way around. Incidentally, I think MEGO Museum has some artwork for a proposed 2nd series of Eagle Force. Even more interesting was that there was a live action tv show for the launch off for these toys. I don’t know if it even aired. All I know is only one episode was ever filmed.

  2. 4 john gaither December 23, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I need to round a few of these figures still but man i would love to have thatb playset too!

  3. 5 Don Gates December 24, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Oh man… this post brings back bittersweet memories. I got this one year, along with a ton (almost all, as I remember) of the Eagle Force figures and absolutely loved it (especially that awesome ninja assassin, Savitar). I kept the toys all together, in the Eagle Island box along with the playset, and took really good care of them. One day I got home from school to find my Mom had thrown them all out, claiming that I “never played with them anymore”. She was utterly wrong, and I believe I’ve been depressed about losing them for the better part of 30 years now. They were “the ones that got away”.

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