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One Million B.C. 1976-1977


The One Million B.C. line was released in 1976, and featured five figures, Trag, Mada, Orm, Grok, and Zon. All characters were from the same tribe, and functioned as a family. Also released were three dinosaur figures, Hairy Rhino, Dimetrodon Sailback Dinosaur and the popular Tyrannosaurus Rex. A Tribal lair playset was planned for the series, but was never actually released, despite being advertised.

For more information about Mego’s One Million B.C. line, see bottom of page for a complete summary.

One Million B.C. (1976-1977): Basic Figures

Mego released five figures for the One Million B.C. action figure line.

Grok

Market Value:
Carded $90 – $130
Loose $35 – $50

Grok
Accessories: Fur Outfit, Fur Shoes, Spear
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: According to Mego, Grok is considered the warrior of the group, and comes with the standard cave man brown fur outfit. He also comes with a spear, which is actually just a magnetic tipped foam dart, along with the spear throwing action feature that is activated by the lever on his back.

Mada

Market Value:
Carded $90 – $130
Loose $35 – $50

Mada
Accessories: Fur Top, Fur Bottoms, Fur Shoes
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Mada is the mother figure of the group and wife? of Trag. She comes with the standard issue female cave woman fur outfit, and is the only figure from the set to not include a spear. Fun fact about Mada: she actually has the same head sculpt as the Ma Walton figure from the Walton’s figure line.

Orm

Market Value:
Carded $90 – $130
Loose $35 – $50

Orm
Accessories: Fur Outfit, Fur Shoes, Spear
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: According to Mego, Orm is considered the hunter of the group, and comes with the standard cave man brown fur outfit. He also comes with a spear, which is actually just a magnetic tipped foam dart, along with the spear throwing action feature that is activated by the lever on his back.

Trag

Market Value:
Carded $90 – $130
Loose $35 – $50

Trag
Accessories: Fur Outfit, Fur Shoes, Spear
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Trag is the father figure of the group, and father of Zon. He comes with the standard issue cave man brown fur outfit. He also comes with a spear, which is actually just a magnetic tipped foam dart, along with the spear throwing action feature that is activated by the lever on his back.

Zon

Market Value:
Carded $90 – $130
Loose $35 – $50

Zon
Accessories: Fur Outfit, Fur Shoes, Spear
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Zon is the son of Trag and Mada, and comes with the standard issue cave man fur clothing but with a twist. The color scheme is a white and black pattern instead of the usual brown fur. Even in prehistoric days, teenagers have to be different. Zon also has the spear throwing action feature that is activated by the lever on his back.

One Million B.C. (1976-1977): Accessories

There were no accessories released for the One Million B.C. figure series.

One Million B.C. (1976-1977): Creatures

Mego released three different dinosaur creatures for the One Million B.C. action figure line, which were all well done and can be very challenging to track down on the secondary market.

Dimetrodon Sailback Dinosaur

Market Value:
Boxed $300 – $400
Loose $100 – $175

Dimetrodon Sailback Dinosaur
Accessories: None
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: This item is rare and very tough to find in, or out of its box
Notes: The Dimetrodon Sailback Dinosaur, which is a real mouth full to say, actually has a roaring dino sound that is activated by rolling a small wheel on its side. The Sailback Dino also has two metal plates on it so the magnetic tipped foam “spears” can actually stick.

The Hairy Rhino

Market Value:
Boxed $300 – $400
Loose $100 – $175

The Hairy Rhino
Accessories: None
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: This item is rare and very tough to find in, or out of its box
Notes: The Hairy Rhino, which sounds like a fun drink or maybe even a bar, actually has a roaring dino sound that is activated by rolling a small wheel on its side. The Rhino also has two metal plates on it so the magnetic tipped foam “spears” can actually stick.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Market Value:
Boxed $750 – $1,000
Loose $400 – $500

Tyrannosaurus Rex
Accessories: None
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: This item is rare and very tough to find in, or out of its box
Notes: The Tyrannosaurus Rex has the most normal sounding name of the three dinosaurs for this line, and actually has a roaring dino sound that is activated by rolling a small wheel on its side. The T Rex also has two metal plates on it so the magnetic tipped foam “spears” can actually stick.

One Million B.C. (1976-1977): Playsets

Mego did not actually release any playsets for the One Million B.C. action figure line, but did plan to release this Tribal Lair Playset in 1977. Unfortunately, it never came to be.

Tribal Lair Playset

Tribal Lair Playset
Accessories: Unknown
Notes: The Tribal Lair Playset was to be the large scale playset for the One Million B.C. action figure line in 1977. It was advertised in the Mego catalog that year and was even featured on the backs of the figures, so it must have been very close to being released. The reason for it not seeing the light of day is anyone’s guess, but it probably has something to do with the less than stellar sales of this line.

One Million B.C. (1976-1977): Vehicles

Since this series literally takes place in the year One Million B.C….. there were no vehicles released for the series.

By 1976, Mego toys had become a legitimate heavyweight in the toy industry and could boast the biggest grossing toy sale numbers in the country. They were outselling GI Joe, and had already released big time hits such as Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, and the World’s Greatest Heroes line. Mego felt they could gamble on some different ideas and take a couple of chances. One of those gambles happened to be the One Million B.C. action figure line. By this time period, the prehistoric genre was still very popular, and shows like “Land of the Lost” proved that. The idea was to release an action figure line based on a prehistoric tribe of cave men, along with a few dinosaurs for them to fight. In theory, it sounded like a solid idea and the line did see some limited success, but just not enough to keep it going. One of the biggest complaints from these figures were the fused waist lines not allowing them to twist or bend. This was obviously a problem, especially with the spear throwing action the figures had.

The One Million B.C. toy line featured five basic characters, which all came from the same prehistoric tribe. featured were Trag and Mada, who were the respective paternal and maternal heads of the tribe, along with the hunter Orm, the warrior Grok and the teenage son of Trag and Mada, who is called Zon. Each figure came with a unique throwing action feature that was activated by a lever on the figure’s back. This was used in conjunction with the foam spears that were included with the figures. Also released were three very well done dinosaur figures, that included the Hairy Rhino, Dimetrodon Sailback Dinosaur and the popular Tyrannosaurus Rex. A Tribal lair playset was planned for the series, but was never actually released, despite being featured on the figure card backs and Mego catalogs.

The packaging for the One Million B.C. line of action figures definitely fit the theme of the line with the rocky surface cave man look of it. It was the basic carded Mego figure design with the figure inside of a bubble on the right side of the package and the oversized One Million B.C. logo on the top of the actual card flap. The name of the each character sits directly underneath the logo in large bold letters. Underneath the character’s name were the features of each figure, which were the throwing action motion. The One Million B.C. packaging was actually very eye-catching in an unusual kind of way that grabbed your attention on the store shelves.

Figure Card Back

1977 Mego Catalog