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Dukes of Hazzard 1980 -1981


The Dukes of Hazzard television show debuted in 1979 and ran until 1985. Mego’s toy line was released in 1980, and proved to be a big seller until being discontinued in 1981. The Dukes of Hazzard line featured an 8 Inch series, along with a 3.75 Inch series. The 8 inch series featured four basic characters, and no accessories. The 3.75 inch line generated eight total figures that were spread out over two waves, and four vehicles. A proposed “Cooter’s Garage” never made it to retail.

For more information about Mego’s Dukes of Hazzard line, see bottom of page for a complete summary.

Dukes of Hazzard (1980-1981): 8 Inch Figures

Mego released four new figures for their 8 Inch series of action figures for the Dukes of Hazzard line from 1980-1981.

Bo

Market Value:
Carded $60 – $85
Loose $20 – $30

Bo Duke
Accessories: Cloth Shirt, Pants, Belt, Boots
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Bo was portrayed by John Schneider in the television show from 1979 – 1985, and was part of the dynamic duo of Bo and Luke Duke. Bo Duke had a few minor variations on the figure during its run, with the most notable being either a short sleeve or long sleeve version of his shirt, as well as having either a gold or silver belt buckle. Fun Fact: When John Schneider left the show in 1982, he was replaced by another actor portraying Coy Duke. Mego did adjust the head sculpt of the Bo Duke figure to resemble Coy, but didn’t bother actually changing the name on the package. Therefore, there are some Bo Duke figures with the Coy Duke head sculpt.

Boss Hogg

Market Value:
Carded $60 – $85
Loose $20 – $30

Boss Hogg
Accessories: Cloth Coat, Shirt, Vest, Pants, Shoes, Hat
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Boss Hogg was portrayed by Sorrell Booke in the television show from 1979 – 1985, and acted as the main bad guy on the series, basically controlling the police department. He comes with his signature white outfit and white cowboy hat. The likeness of the figure was actually spot-on, and was very nicely done. Boss Hogg was the last 8 Inch figure to be released for the Dukes of Hazard series and came out in 1981. There are a few minor variations to the Boss Hogg figure, with the main one being the different type of snaps of his vest.

Daisy

Market Value:
Carded $70 – $95
Loose $25 – $35

Daisy Duke
Accessories: Cloth Shirt, Shorts, Sandals
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Daisy was famously portrayed by Catherine Bach in the television show from 1979 – 1985, and was part of the core lineup. Since Daisy was known for her “unique” Daisy Duke shorts, it was no surprise that Mego decided to make her shorts just a tad bit longer to prevent any type of parental outrage. There are actually two different outfits that came with the Daisy Duke figure, with the first having her in a green top and blue shorts, then it changed to a blue top and white shorts in later releases.

Luke

Market Value:
Carded $60 – $85
Loose $20 – $30

Luke Duke
Accessories: Cloth Shirt, Pants, Belt, Boots
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Luke was portrayed by Tom Wopat in the television show from 1979 – 1985, and was part of the dynamic duo of Bo and Luke Duke. Luke Duke had a few minor variations on the figure during its run, with the most notable being either a short sleeve or long sleeve version of his shirt, as well as having one of a few different belt buckles. Fun Fact: When Tom Wopat left the show in 1982, he was replaced by another actor portraying Vance Duke. Mego did adjust the head sculpt of the Luke Duke figure to resemble Vance, but didn’t bother actually changing the package name. Therefore, there are some Luke Duke figures with the Vance Duke head sculpt.

Dukes of Hazzard (1980-1981): 8 Inch Playsets

Mego did not release any large scale playsets for their 8 Inch Dukes of Hazzard action figure series.

Dukes of Hazzard (1980-1981): 8 Inch Vehicles / Accessories

Surprisingly, Mego did not release any vehicles for their 8 Inch Dukes of Hazzard action figure series, which seems like a huge miss for them since the main star of the show was really the Duke’s General Lee car.

Dukes of Hazzard (1980-1981): 3.75 Inch Figures – Series 1

In addition to the four 8 Inch figures, Mego also released two waves of eight different figures (4 figures for each wave) in their 3.75 Inch format for the Dukes of Hazzard line from 1980-1981.

Bo Duke

Market Value:
Carded $50 – $75
Loose $15 – $25

Bo Duke
Accessories: None
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Bo was portrayed by John Schneider in the television show from 1979 – 1985, and was part of the dynamic duo of Bo and Luke Duke. Fun Fact: When John Schneider left the show in 1982, he was replaced by another actor portraying Coy Duke. Mego did adjust the head sculpt of the 3.75 Inch Bo Duke figure to resemble Coy, but didn’t bother actually changing the package name. Therefore, there are some Bo Duke figures with the Coy Duke head sculpt.

Boss Hogg

Market Value:
Carded $50 – $75
Loose $15 – $25

Boss Hogg
Accessories: Hat
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Boss Hogg was portrayed by Sorrell Booke in the television show from 1979 – 1985, and acted as the main bad guy on the series, basically controlling the police department. Boss Hogg was the only Series 1 figure to feature an accessory, which was his white cowboy hat. Boss Hogg was also available with his Caddy vehicle accessory.

Daisy Duke

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $200
Loose $45 – $65

Daisy Duke
Accessories: None
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: Daisy was famously portrayed by Catherine Bach in the television show from 1979 – 1985, and was part of the core lineup. Since Mego altered Daisy’s signature “Daisy Duke” shorts for the 8 Inch figure line, they went with the much shorter shorts for the 3.75 inch version. Daisy was also available with the Jeep vehicle accessory.

Luke Duke

Market Value:
Carded $50 – $75
Loose $15 – $25

Luke Duke
Accessories: None
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Luke was portrayed by Tom Wopat in the television show from 1979 – 1985, and was part of the dynamic duo of Bo and Luke Duke. Fun Fact: When Tom Wopat left the show in 1982, he was replaced by another actor portraying Vance Duke. Mego did adjust the head sculpt of the 3.75 Inch Luke Duke figure to resemble Vance, but didn’t bother actually changing the package name. Therefore, there are some Luke Duke figures with the Vance Duke head sculpt.

Dukes of Hazzard (1980-1981): 3.75 Inch Figures – Series 2

Cletus

Market Value:
Carded $90 – $120
Loose $35 – $50

Cletus
Accessories: Hat
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: Cletus was portrayed by Rick Hurst in the television show from 1979 – 1985, and was a deputy for the police department. Like Boss Hogg and Roscoe, Cletus featured a hat accessory.

Cooter

Market Value:
Carded $125 – $175
Loose $60 – $85

Cooter
Accessories: None
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: Cooter was portrayed by Ben Jones in the television show from 1979 – 1985, and is the best friend of the Duke’s. Cooter owns the garage across from the Police Department and is always down to help out the good guys on the show.

Roscoe

Market Value:
Carded $90 – $120
Loose $35 – $50

Roscoe
Accessories: Hat
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: Roscoe was portrayed by James Best in the television show from 1979 – 1985, and was the acting sheriff for the police department. Like Boss Hogg and Cletus, Roscoe featured a hat accessory.

Uncle Jesse

Market Value:
Carded $125 – $175
Loose $60 – $75

Uncle Jesse
Accessories: None
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: Uncle Jesse was portrayed by Denver Pyle in the television show, and acted as the patriarch to the Duke family, even though he didn’t actually have any children himself. Jesse comes with a non-removable baseball cap.

Dukes of Hazzard (1980-1981): 3.75 Inch Playsets

Mego did not release any playsets for their 3.75 Inch Dukes of Hazzard action figure series but a Cooter’s Garage set was actually produced. It just didn’t get enough orders by retailers to get released.

Cooter’s Garage (Never Released)

Cooter’s Garage Playset Box

Cooter’s Garage (Never Released)

Notes: The Cooter’s Garage playset was originally scheduled to be released as part of the 3.75 inch Series 2 wave in 1981. It is said that several were produced and some collectors claim to own authentic boxed versions of the playset. The set itself was made of the same vacuum sealed plastic material as the USS Enterprise Bridge playset from 1979, and featured several accessories. Strangely enough, it did not have an actual garage to repair vehicles, which is a head scratcher for a “Garage Playset”.

Dukes of Hazzard (1980-1981): 3.75 Inch Vehicles / Accessories

Despite the fact that no vehicles were released for the 8 Inch Dukes of Hazzard line, Mego released four different vehicles for their 3.75 Inch line.

Bos Hogg’s Caddy

Market Value:
Boxed $900 – $1,200
Loose $125 – $250

Bos Hogg’s Caddy
Accessories: Boss Hogg Figure, Vehicle, Steering Wheel, Wheels, Windshield, Decals
Years Released: 1981
Scarcity Factor: This item is rare, and tough to find in its original packaging
Notes: Boss Hogg gets his own ride with his famous 1970 Cadillac DeVille being made into the 3.75 inch format. The Caddy comes with the Boss Hogg figures that was also sold separately. This is probably the hardest to find item in the Dukes of Hazzard Mego line.

Daisy’s Jeep

Market Value:
Boxed $225 – $275
Loose $60 – $80

Daisy’s Jeep
Accessories: Daisy Duke Figure, Vehicle, Windshield, Tires, Bumper, Steering Wheel, Decals
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: Daisy Duke had to have a cool ride too, so Mego made her famous Jeep CJ-7 Golden Eagle into the 3.75 inch format. The Jeep’s name is Dixie and is fairly accurate the television version. It comes with the Daisy Duke that also sold separately.

General Lee Car

Market Value:
Boxed $260 – $360
Loose $55 – $75

General Lee Car
Accessories: Bo Duke, Luke Duke Figures, Vehicle, Windshield, Tires, Steering Wheel, Decals
Years Released: 1980, 1981
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: One of the most famous television cars, if not the most famous, finally gets made into toy form for the 3.75 Inch format for the Dukes of Hazzard line. It came with Bo and Luke Duke, but was also rumored to come with other figures as well during its run.

Police Chase Car

Market Value:
Boxed $750 – $900
Loose $90 – $120

Police Chase Car
Accessories: Roscoe Coltrane Figure, Vehicle, Windshield, Tires, Steering Wheel, Police Light
Years Released: 1981
Scarcity Factor: This item is rare, and tough to find in its original packaging
Notes: The Police Chase Car Set was the same vehicles used in the CHIP’S 3.75 Inch action figure line that had been re-purposed for the Dukes of Hazzard series. The Police Chase Car came with the Roscoe Coltrane figure that was also sold separately.

By 1980, Mego toys had already seen the peak of the mountain when it came to successful toy lines, but the company was quickly losing steam in the ever fickle action figure market and it seemed they were fighting for space on the toy aisles with Star Wars. After having such iconic and ultra successful lines such as the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, Star Trek and Planet of the Apes, Mego was desperately looking for the “next big thing”. After having big success with other television action figure lines such as CHIPS, Happy days, and Starsky and Hutch, Mego grabbed the license to make toys of the hit show, Dukes of Hazzard. At the time, it was one of the most popular shows on television. The show, about the adventures of two back woods bootleggers, began in 1979 and ran until 1985, catapulting their staring characters into the limelight. The Dukes of Hazzard line of figures proved to be a huge seller for Mego until it was discontinued in 1981.

The Dukes of Hazzard Series toy line actually featured two different action figure lines with a classic 8 Inch series, along with a new 3.75 Inch series as well. The 8 Inch series featured four basic characters, with the iconic Bo and Luke Duke figures, along with their cousin, Daisy and the big bad guy of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg. Interestingly enough, Mego did not produce the General Lee for the 8 Inch figure line. For the 3.75 Inch line, Mego produced two waves of new characters, totaling eight figures in all. We of course got Bo and Luke Duke, along with their Cousin Daisy and Boss Hogg for Series 1. Series 2 featured Cooter the Mechanic, Uncle Jesse Duke, Cletus the Deputy and Sherriff Roscoe Coltrane. Mego released four different vehicles for their 3.75 inch line as well, the General Lee, Daisy’s Jeep, Boss Hogg’s Caddy and a Police chase car re-purposed from the CHIP’S line. A playset modeled after Cooter’s Garage was proposed, but never made it to release. Mego’s head sculpts for the 8 inch figures are actually quite nice with a lot of attention to likeness details but the 3.75 Inch line suffered the typical paint jobs that other Mego lines endured at the time with a lot of paint fading.

The packaging for the 8 Inch and 3.75 Inch lines of Dukes of Hazzard were virtually the same, and they definitely fit the theme of the line with a great portrait of all the show’s characters on the front of the card. It was the basic blister pack carded Mego design with the figure inside of a bubble on the right side of the package and the previously described portrait on the left. The classic Dukes of Hazzard logo sat just to the left of the blister pack. The name of the each character sits on the bottom left of each blister pack card in bold white letters. The Dukes of Hazzard action figure packaging was fairly simple, but still remained attractive enough to grab your attention.

8 Inch Card Back

Dukes of Hazzard PlayStation Game

Dukes of Hazzard Models Ad